Cagliari and its underground tunnels
This is a fascinating tour that will bring you back into the history of the caverns in the undergrounds of Cagliari.
We will explore together the underground tunnels, the stories, mysteries and legends of the most hidden part of Cagliari.
We start with a visit to the Crypt of Santa Restituta, a magnificent example of late-Roman and Byzantine architecture. Today it is considered one of the most important historical sites of the city, because it contains remains and symbols of various civilizations that dominated Cagliari and its surroundings areas.
Another stop includes visiting The Prison of Saint Efisio considered one of the most significant landmarks in the city's cultural and religious tradition. The place is known as the “prison” where Saint Efisio was imprisoned before being executed by the Romans in 303 AD. Thereafter he became the patron of Cagliari.
The Galleria – Rifugio di via Don Bosco– is a long tunnel created at the end of the 18th century as a strategic escape during the Sardinian-Piedmont conflict and later adapted to an anti-aircraft refuge during the Second World War. Even today, as at that time, it is illuminated exclusively by the soft candle light.