CAGLIARI, SARDINIA

ITALY

CONFERENCE VENUE – UNIVERSITY OF CAGLIARI, SARDINIA, ITALY

Why Cagliari?

Cagliari is the capital city of Sardinia and you can reach there easily by flight. Cagliari airport is also known as Cagliari Elmas Airport is connected through several airlines from main Italian and European cities such as Rome, Milan, Bergamo, Venice, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. The airport is located close to the city Centre thus making a trip to the city easy. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to get from Cagliari Airport to the city centre. Cagliari has a soul consisting of a millenary history, culture, nature, beach tourism and nightlife, an attractive mix that fascinates the visitor.

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University of Cagliari

Academic excellence

University of Cagliari is one of the largest in the Region of Sardinia. It has about 31,102 enrolled students, over 1,000 teaching staff and more than 1,000 professionals at the technical-administrative staff. The University of Cagliari maintains international policy studies with its numerous agreements with prestigious universities in Europe and around the world. The benefits of studying at the University of Cagliari are its academic excellence, its innovative programs, its exchange opportunities, its facilities (including all levels and types of sporting facilities) and, last but not least, its location on the beautiful Sardinian coast and pretty high quality of living.

Research and Development

Research and scholarship programs are important within the University of Cagliari’s education system. They aim to extend to the knowledge of students and scholars in all scientific fields and to expand the understanding of the world. The University of Cagliari actively welcomes and promotes the deepening of intellectual thought and supports faculties and students in furthering of knowledge and the pursuit of new ideas. The University of Cagliari is committed to sharing the results of its research and development in knowledge and to improving the social, economic, cultural and intellectual life of Cagliari and the region of Sardinia.

High Quality Facilities

University of Cagliari offers free Wi-Fi, has superb audio-visual facilities for high quality presentations and is supported by IT teams with well-equipped lecture theatres. University of Cagliari is committed to delivering exceptional hospitality and service, helping partners on the organisation and to ensure an outstanding event.

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES: VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE

University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

University Hospital of Cagliari (AOU)

AOU is a modern health organization constituted by two structures (San Giovanni di Dio and Duilio Casula hospitals). The goal of the University Hospital of Cagliari is the training of new doctors and nurses, and among the most important missions there is the research of new methods of treatment and the scientific research applied to health.

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EXPLORE SARDINIA – ITALY

Why Sardinia?

Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian) is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and before Cyprus). It is located west of the Italian Peninsula and to the immediate south of the French island of Corsica. Cagliari is the region’s capital and also the most important city in the island. The other main cities are Sassari, Oristano, Nuoro, and Olbia. But also other villages are interesting destinations, such as Sanluri, Iglesias, Bosa, and Alghero. Sardinia has a various ecosystem, which include mountains, plains, woods, lakes, rocky coasts and uncontaminated beaches. Due to this variety the island has been defined metaphorically as a micro-continent. Sardinia is a beautiful destination for tourists: https://www.sardegnaturismo.it/en

Great Accessibility

Sardinia has three international airports located in Alghero, Olbia-Costa Smeralda and Cagliari and is connected with the principal Italian cities and many European destinations. About 40 tourist harbours are located along its coasts.

 

Cuisine of Sardinia

The cuisine of Sardinia is the traditional cuisine of the island of Sardinia, and the expression of its culinary art. It is characterised by its own variety, and by the fact of having been enriched through a number of interactions with the other Mediterranean cultures while retaining its own identity. Sardinia’s food culture is strictly divided into food from the land and food from the sea, reflecting the island’s historical vicissitudes and especially its geographic landscapes, spacing from the coastline to the ragged mountains of the interior. The Sardinian cuisine is considered part of the Mediterranean diet, a nutritional model that was proclaimed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.

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IMPORTANT PLACES TO VISIT

Saint Mary Cathedral

Built in the 13th century in the pisan-romanesque style; then there were several restorations in the gothic, baroque and neo-romanesque style. The interior has a nave and two aisles, with a pulpit (1159–1162) sculpted for the Cathedral of Pisa but later donated to Cagliari.

 

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The Sanctuary of the Basilica of Bonaria

The antique statue of the Virgin of Bonaria in 1908 became the patron saint of the island and is still today a symbol of good omen for sailors.

 

 

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The National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaelogical Museum which collects the most important examples of nuragic age as the “bronzetti” and Giants of Monte Prama.

 

 

St. Pancras Tower

If you like historical towers and viewpoint, the St. Pancras is the best place to visit. This tower one of the best examples of medieval military architecture developed in Italy; it was built by the Pisans in the 14th century

 

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Su Nuraxi/On Nuraxi

Su Nuraxi, the best preserved of the thirty nuragic sites, is the only archaeological site in Sardinia declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1997). It is located in central-southern Sardinia. The majestic site came to light thanks to the excavations conducted in the mid-20th century by Giovanni Lilliu.

 

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Nuraghe Santu Antine

It is located in the territory of Torralba in Logudoro (the northwestern part of Sardinia), in the Valley of the Nuraghi, one of the areas with the greatest concentration of prehistoric buildings. Santu Antine was built between 16th century and 9th century BC. It is very large and is made of huge, perfectly shaped basalt blocks which gradually get smaller from the base towards the top of the building. Its masonry is entirely of dry stone. Its central tower is 17 metres high and has a diameter of 15 metres.

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Natural sites Gesturi

Giara is a plateau 600 metres high, once an impressive volcano and now an unparalleled oasis in the Mediterranean. It is located in Alta Marmilla, in the central-southern part of Sardinia. In this site vegetation and animals live in symbiosis: a ‘natural museum’ with a dense blanket of botanical species, rare flowers and plants that adapt to the climate and the territory; live there Giara little horses, a protected species.

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Magic places

The well temples at Santa Vittoria at Serri, of Sant’Anastasia at Sardara and Santa Cristina at Paulilatino are the best preserved and most extraordinary architectural remains of their kind on Sardinia where, during the second half of the II century BC Nuragic people engaged in religious rites that remain a mystery.

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Nora  – Archaeology sites

It is one of the most important archaeological sites, a prosperous cities, Phoenician first, Carthaginian later, and finally a crucial Roman centre, a precious place we have inherited after three thousand years.

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Tharros – Archaeology sites

The ruins of the ancient city, founded in the 8th century BC and abandoned in the 11th century AD, are located on the southern extremity of the Sinis peninsula, in the territory of Cabras (in central-western Sardinia).

It is a natural amphitheatre overlooking the sea which contains two thousand years of history (Nuragic, Phoenician,  Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine).

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Santissima Trinità of Saccargia- Suggestive sites

It is the most famous and majestic medieval church on the Island: it was finished in 1116 over the ruins of a pre-existing monastery. The construction is entirely in local stone (black basalt and white limestone), with a typical appearance of Tuscan Romanesque style. Its tall dark bell tower stands high above the countryside. It is located in the northwestern part of Sardinia.

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Grazia Deledda Museum  – Suggestive sites

A sardinian novelist Grazia Deledda, Nobel laureate for Literature in 1926, lived in Nuoro until her wedding in 1900 (then she moved to Rome). Her residence became a museum rich of photographs, documents and personal belongings.

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Orgosolo – Art and Towns  

Murals of Orgosolo (in Barbagia, central Sardinia) are paintings that characterize the façades of the houses; the images are evocative and communicate the stories of sardinian people.  In the second half of the twentieth century this artworks represented protest and rebellion against the society.

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San Sperate – Art and Towns

San Sperate is a town/museum located twenty kilometres from Cagliari (in southern Sardinia), it is famous for its hundreds of colourful murals, ‘sounding stones’ created by Pinuccio Sciola, cultural vivacity and freshly-grown produce, in particular peaches.

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