Archaeological Site Of Montessu Guided Visit From Chia

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am
  • Departure Details :
    Your Chia area hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

The Montessu necropolis, located in a natural trachyte amphitheatre, is the most imposing and extensive necropolis of domus de janas (rock-hewn chamber tombs) in southern Sardinia. Discover this site with a guide.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup/drop-off (only for Chia and Domus de Maria area, the service out side of Domus de Maria will have an extra cost, depending on where you are staying). 
You will go through the wonderful panoramic Chia-Teulada road, already travelled by the ancient Romans and Carthaginian population, passing through little towns like Teulada, Santadi e Villaperuccio. The transfer to the archaeological site takes around 80 minutes.
You will visit this prehistorical ancient necropolis of about 2 km of extension. The site is made up of two areas: the first one includes the ancient graves called "Domus de Janas" (fairies houses), while the second one is called "Su Congianu".
 
There are more than 40 tombs, of various shapes and sizes. Two of the domus are especially important as they contain Neolithic religious symbols. One has a bull symbol sculpted on the entrance wall, as well as other symbols including the eyes and breasts of the Goddess Mother and a false door representing the passage to the other world. The other tomb has horns of various shapes, referring to the cult of the bull-god, sculpted into the ceiling and on the step leading to the entrance of the domus. The pottery found during excavations bears witness to the long use of the necropolis, in the Final Neolithic and the Recent Aeneolithic up to the Early Bronze Age.
Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before driving you back to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Hotel drop-off (only for Chia and Domus de Maria area)
  • Hotel pickup (only for Chia and Domus de Maria area)
  • Skip the line
  • Private tour (optional)
  • Insurance
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with wifi , due to availability, please be aware that vehicles used in the excursions may be different from description and vary at the management's discretion., ,

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (out side Domus de Maria and Chia area)
  • Private tour (optional)
  • Tips (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Due to availability, please be aware that for groups of more than 8 participants vehicles used in the excursions may be different from description and vary at the management's discretion.