Villaggio Ipogeo, Sant'Antioco

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  • A location in memory that goes from the village underground, namely the Punic tombs which were inhabited for centuries by extremely poor families, to the Fort of Savoy who was unable to defend the city against incursions of Tunisia, the ethnographic museum strongly desired by the elders to remember old crafts (weaving the fine work on palm leaves , the farrier, repair of crock pots, etc. etc.) a journey through time with the passionate and competent help of Andrea and Emanuele.
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  • These are simple caves used as dwellings by poor people up to 100 years ago. We were shown around by a guide who attempted to describe some features in English but the information available was limite...  more »
  • Those who have enjoyed the Sassi di Matera can not refrain from visiting the village underground San'Antioco. It's extremely touching to think these homes made from graves sottorrenee, where even in recent time vivevaunabuona part of the population under inhuman conditions. Not to be missed.
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  • I was immediately struck by the idea of being able to visit a village underground located on the Western side of the hill topped by the strong sabaudo di Sant'Antioco. The Punic necropolis was dug between the 6th and 3rd century BC by the Carthaginians, dug burial chambers where they buried the members of family groups. During the middle ages the island was attacked by the Arabs repeatedly plundered, thus a part of the inhabitants of Sant'Antioco moved towards more peaceful places like Iglesias, while the shepherds and farmers desecrated the Punic graves that remained hidden to the eyes of the invaders and turned it in their homes. Around the mid-1990s a municipal project allowed the recovery of the ward "caves" and construction of the village underground. You can visit some caves, in my case only 2 and you can see inside fittings type of life back then. I honestly thought that the visit starts going right under existing homes and it lasted a little longer, but the whole thing is finished within half an hour. Overall experience.
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  • Anthropological and historical testimony unique. Very well maintained and detailed guided tours. The guides create an atmosphere that makes you relive the stories they tell. Must see!
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  • The visit takes place only with a guide, even for two people; ours was Immanuel, who explained many things with passion and sympathy. I absolutely recommend a visit to the village, but also to the adjacent Toflet Phoenician cemetery and visit the Cathedral, very old
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  • A jump in the ancient Sulci.
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  • Very impressive. Expert guidance and engaging.
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