Villaggio Ipogeo, Sant'Antioco

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Specialty Museum Museum
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  • These ancient tombs were lived in up to the 1960s by those too poor to own a house. Tours are run from the Ethnographical museum next door. The place is interesting hence the 4/5, but the tours are on...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Competent staff drove us a guided tour of the village underground and Savoy. To see if I know wants to accompany a holiday by the sea with a bit of culture
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  • Very interesting and shows well.
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  • Village consisting of an ancient Phoenician tombs magazines like homes.
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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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  • Historical and archaeological site well preserved interesting guided tour
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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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