Field Trip

The field trip will take place on Friday, 6th May.

As in the past editions, it will give participants the opportunity to combine a technical trip with a tourist itinerary and discover amazing natural sceneries and important archaeological sites.

Departure is planned at 9.00 a.m. from Hotel Carlos V

The first stop is at “LE PRIGIONETTE” STATE FOREST which extends for 12 km inside the Natural Regional Park of Porto Conte. Here you are sure to enjoy getting up close and personal with species at risk of extinction such as the griffon vulture, the peregrine falcon and the shearwater, and further inland, where the thick pine forest alternates with Mediterranean maquis, you will come across the Sardinian partridge, the imperial falcon, the white donkey, hares, wolves, wild boar and deer.

The tour will continue towards “CAPO CACCIA” PROMONTORY.

This breathtaking promontory is situated on the southern point of a huge limestone triangle that wedges out into the sea.  There are characteristic, impressive cliffs (nearly 300 m high) on its west side.

Lunch is planned at around 1.00 p.m. near a beach in the surroundings of Alghero.

The afternoon will be dedicated to the visit of some archeological sites in the area of Porto Torres.

The temple of MONTE D’ACCODDI (from the archaic kodi, ‘stone’), dating back five thousand years, is a ziqqurat that is unique in Europe due to its singularity of architectural types. Although there is no direct relationship, it is identical to the contemporary Mesopotamian temples and embodies the ‘oriental’ creed of the union between heaven and earth – the sacred areas on top of reliefs were considered the meeting point between man and divinity. It was discovered in the mid-20th century, digging into a small hill that appeared to be ‘artificial’, rising up in the middle of a plain.

The necropolis of SU CRUCIFISSU MANNU includes at least twenty-two domus de janas, all made in the period between the Neolithic (IV millennium BC ) and the Copper Age (III millennium BC) and intensely used until the time of Bonnanaro culture (1800–1600 BC). Some internal chambers are decorated with symbolic elements (stylized bull’s horns) and architectural elements (steps, contoured doors, lintels) typical of the period, carved in relief in the rock.

Return to Hotel Carlos V is planned at around 6 p.m.