Beaches, history and culture: Monumenti aperti 2017 in Quartu Sant’Elena
- Published: 2-05-2017
- Category: Events
When talking about the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, this place is always mentioned. But Quartu Sant’Elena is much more: it’s history, art, and culture. And the opportunity to discover all of this is the 2017 edition of Monumenti aperti (“Open Monuments”), on May 27th and 28th.
It is one of the most important cultural events in Sardinia. During the days of the event, guided tours and excursions will allow you to discover the monuments and the territory of Quartu Sant’Elena. In addition to this, several info points, where you will have all the information you may need, will be set up in strategic points of the town.
What Quartu Sant’Elena will offer you:
- The municipality of Quartu Sant’Elena is dotted with several nuraghi, built to protect the coast.
- Then, there are several other archaeological treasures, dating back to the Phoenician, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. While the structure of the historic centre is clearly medieval.
- The coast of Quartu Sant’Elena is about 26 kilometres long. Twenty-six kilometers where there are enchanting beaches, such as Poetto, Mari Pintau and Kala ‘e Moru.
- The town is in a system of parks that makes the area an ideal destination for hikers: above all, we must mention stagno di Molentargius (a large pond where flamingos nest) and the Parco dei Sette Fratelli (with forests, springs, waterfalls, cliffs).
How to get there
From Cagliari (one of the main ports where the ferries to Sardinia dock), just take Via Guglielmo Marconi and follow the road signs to Quartu Sant’Elena.
- The journey by car takes about 15 minutes.
- The journey by bus takes less than thirty minutes.
For further information about the 2017 edition of Monumenti aperti in Quartu Sant’Elena (list of monuments, where the info points will set up, any changes), you can visit the official website of the event, Monumentiaperti.com.
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