Cagliari 2017

Gallery of Colle San Michele

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The underground building, better known as the underground barracks, has  military origin and presumably was never used. It was built between the late 1940s and early 1950s. It is completely excavated in the rock and covered with reinforced concrete 371 meters long, has a development of 560 and a difference in height [...]

Park of Villa Devoto

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The villa, built between 1915 and 1919 by businessmen Gerolamo and Oddone Devoto, became the property of the Region of Sardinia in 1955 and currently houses the offices of the Presidency, and the Sala Giunta recently named after Emilio Lussu. The Parco dell'Autonomia, which covers about 17,000 square meters, has some very [...]

National Picture Gallery

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The National Picture Gallery is located inside the ancient Arsenal, in the current Citadel of Museums. The building, designed by Veronese architects Cecchini and Gazzola in the Sixties, is on three levels, incorporating and adapting to pre-existing emergencies, consisting of the Spanish and Savoy Age fortifications.  The oldest pictorial nucleus of the [...]

Well of Saint Pancras

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As evidenced by an inscription now lost, the well of Saint Pancras was built in 1235, in the center of today's Piazza Indipendenza, in the district of Castello, to ensure the water supply of the stronghold.  Nowadays the well is no longer visible to passers-by because in the first half of the [...]

Underground Salesian Institute

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The basement is located in the inner courtyard of the Institute. It is covered with cement only in the first section, at a lower level it is excavated in the bare rock. The tunnel has a uniform section (280 cm wide by 230 cm high) and a rudimentary electrical system with bakelite [...]

Church of Santa Rosalia

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The church of Santa Rosalia was founded in the fifteenth century as a small oratory, vowed to Santa Rosalia by the city authorities for one of the recurring plagues.  In 1695 the building was entrusted to the Congregation of Sicilians. The Congregation was responsible of the enlargement and the improvement of the [...]

Church and Crypt of the Holy Sepulchre

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The church and the crypt of the Holy Sepulchre are in the upper part of the Marina district, close to the steps of St. Anthony. Its history is closely linked to that of the Confraternity of Prayer and Death (or of the Holy Sepulchre), which took care of the burial of the [...]

Church and Crypt of Sant’Efisio

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The church of Sant'Efisio stands on a cave, which sinks for nine meters into the limestone rock. This cave is  traditionally considered the prison where Efisio was imprisoned before being beheaded on the beach of Nora in 303 AD. In 1726, on a project by the Piedmontese architect Antonio Felice De Vincenti, [...]

Church of Santa Maria del Monte

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The small church of Santa Maria del Monte di Pietà was the seat of the Confraternity of the same name established by Papal Bull in 1530 and confirmed in 1551. The Confraternity was composed of noble people whose main task was to offer assistance and give burial to those condemned to death. [...]

Museum of Siamese Art

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The history of the Museum begins on 22 July 1914 when, with a letter to Mayor Ottone Bacaredda, the Cagliari collector Stefano Cardu offered to the city a part of his collection of oriental art objects and weapons, collected during his long stay in Siam. In 1918 the hall of the new [...]

Galleria Rifugio

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Percorso arancione Il rifugio si sviluppa per circa 180 metri, lungo un asse parallelo ed equidistante dal viale Merello e dal viale Sant’Ignazio. L’ingresso principale era su via Don Bosco, in una parete di roccia di fronte alla quale, dall’altro lato della strada, attualmente sorge la ex clinica oculistica Maria Ausiliatrice. Alcuni [...]

Area archeologica di Sant’Eulalia

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Percorso blu Nel 1990, durante lavori di adattamento della sagrestia della Chiesa di Sant’Eulalia, il ritrovamento dell’imboccatura di un pozzo colmo di detriti, sotto il pavimento demolito perché deteriorato dall’umidità, è stato l’inizio di una ricerca. Nata come una breve esplorazione speleo archeologica, ha fornito elementi di così grande interesse da estendersi [...]

Basilica di Santa Croce

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Percorso verde Sicuramente, come luogo di culto ebraico, gia esisteva quando Cagliari, conquistata dai Catalano Aragonesi, divenne nel 1326 la capitale del Regno di Sardegna ed ospitò una fiorente comunità semita. Nel 1492 gli Ebrei furono espulsi da tutti gli Stati della Corona di Spagna, compreso il Regno di Sardegna, e [...]

Casa Massonica

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Percorso verde L’edificio nella sua conformazione attuale, era stato costruito dalla famiglia Sanjust di Teulada, e venne acquistato nell’anno 1990 per conto del Grande Oriente d’Italia (G.O.I.) come sede idonea ad ospitare le Logge Massoniche cittadine. Oggi restituito al suo antico splendore, dopo un lungo e accurato intervento di restauro, si erge [...]

Castello di San Michele

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Percorso arancione Il Castello di San Michele è situato sull’omonimo colle, oggi circondato da una notevole quantità di costruzioni, ma un tempo isolato nel territorio nordoccidentale esterno a Cagliari. I recenti scavi hanno riportato alla luce i resti di una chiesa alto-medioevale, sulla quale sorse il castello, munito di torri e fossato, [...]

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