Half Day Trip from Cagliari to the Museum Town of San Sperate
Sardinia

Half Day Trip from Cagliari to the Museum Town of San Sperate

4 h
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difficulty Very easy
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Half day tour to visit the murales of San Sperate departing from Cagliari

One of the more unusual day trips from Cagliari, this visit to the Museum Town of San Sperate is a feast for the senses! Its colourful murals are a treat for the eyes while the sound garden is literally music to your ears!

Guided tour to San Sperate from Cagliari highlights: 

  • Enjoy round trip transport from Cagliari to the museum town of San Sperate
  • See the murals started by the artist Pinuccio Sciola
  • Visit the sound garden and hear music made by sounding stones
  • Smell the fragrant orchards which surround the village
  • Discover a village full of working artists

Guided tour to San Sperate from Cagliari

There are few places quite as unique as the museum town of San Sperate, which you’ll discover on your half day trip from Cagliari. As well as stunning murals, you’ll be able to listen to the unusual music of the pietre sonore – the sounding stones!

Enjoy one of the most unusual towns in Sardinia

One of the best parts about this half day trip from Cagliari is the distance. Head north west for about half an hour, and you arrive at the museum town of San Sperate, a town that doubles up as a museum. Yes, that’s right! Eccentric artist Pinuccio Sciola started ‘muralism’ here in 1968 after returning from a trip to Europe. Nowadays, there are over 300 murals in the village which have been completed by local and international artists, some of whom still live here!

Listen to the music of the incredible Sounding Stones

Arguably even more famous than the murals of San Sperate are the pietre sonore, or the sounding stones in English. They’re certainly up there with the highlights of this half day trip from Cagliari! In the Megalithic Garden, the stones play the sounds of the wind and nature, creating a magical once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s sure to live long in the memory!

Get to know a Sardinian village with a twist

Whilst on your half day trip from Cagliari, don’t forget that while San Sperate is an open-air museum, it’s also a town! As well as the murals and stones, make sure to have a stroll around the town and discover the fresh grown produce. Peaches are particularly popular, and a festival has been held for the humble stone-hearted fruit every July since 1960. Tomatoes, honey, bread, and tasty desserts are also signatures of the town. This half day trip from Cagliari is the perfect opportunity to see a unique Sardinian village!

Other tour from Cagliari

If you liked this tour, try also this Full-day Private Excursion by boat of the Gulf of Cagliari, or this Tour of the South-East beaches of Sardinia, departing from Cagliari!

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