Begin by driving southwest from Cagliari, passing flocks of flamingos and aquatic birds at Molentargius Park. Jutting into the Ionian Sea on the Isthmus of Capo Pula is the sheltered port of Nora, an ancient city that witnessed Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman habitation. Visit its extensive open air museum with Roman roads, amphitheater with 20 terraces, aqueducts, necropolis, etc. – one civilization overlaying the next, beginning in the 8th century BCE. Return to Cagliari for a guided walking tour of its Castello – Old Town – to admire its architecture reminiscent of North Africa, its Duomo and Pisan-built fortifications. Linger with time to soak up its authentic Sardinian ambience.
*NOTE: Lunch is not included