Necropoli Sant'Andrea Priu

Necropoli Sant'Andrea Priu, Bonorva

Necropoli Sant'Andrea Priu
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Interesting but short visit
Aug 2017
We visited the necropole in the end of august 2017 in the late afternoon. We had to wait until 17:15 for the next guided tour and paid 6€ per person. After a short drive down from the reception to the site we entered with the guide. First we could visit two smaller graves, which are interesting but nothing spectacular, on our own and the guide waited in the biggest grave. This one has 18 chambers but we could only visit the three first chambers which have painted walls. She explained everything in an interesting way in italian and also gave me time to translate. Maybe that was due to the fact that we two were alone on this tour and the guide had time for us. The guide gave detailed descriptions and it was really interesting to see the painted chambers that were used by the Ozieri culture, the Romans and the Byzantiners. It was a pity that you cannot visit any of the other chambers or one of the other graves, as there are 15 graves but you can only visit 3. Therefore the tour was quite short but it was still very interesting and nice to visit the site and the guide shared a lot of information with us. The surrounding landscape is also fantastic and really beautiful. I recommend to visit the site as it is historically important and very interesting to see the multiple uses of the graves, but be conscious about the fact that you can only visit a small part of it. All in all the site is well maintained and the guides are informed very well.

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AnPiobaire
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
A unique experience
Jun 2018 • Couples
this is a one of a kind place where some 2500 years of human history are stratified : we had an outstanding lady guide with exquisite competence in history, archaeology, art and ethnography and enjoyed our visit a lot.
if you are a curious sensitive mind you will love this place and the guide.
Written 20 June 2018
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Jasmin H
Rommerskirchen, Germany26 contributions
Interesting but short visit
Aug 2017 • Couples
We visited the necropole in the end of august 2017 in the late afternoon. We had to wait until 17:15 for the next guided tour and paid 6€ per person. After a short drive down from the reception to the site we entered with the guide. First we could visit two smaller graves, which are interesting but nothing spectacular, on our own and the guide waited in the biggest grave. This one has 18 chambers but we could only visit the three first chambers which have painted walls. She explained everything in an interesting way in italian and also gave me time to translate. Maybe that was due to the fact that we two were alone on this tour and the guide had time for us. The guide gave detailed descriptions and it was really interesting to see the painted chambers that were used by the Ozieri culture, the Romans and the Byzantiners. It was a pity that you cannot visit any of the other chambers or one of the other graves, as there are 15 graves but you can only visit 3. Therefore the tour was quite short but it was still very interesting and nice to visit the site and the guide shared a lot of information with us. The surrounding landscape is also fantastic and really beautiful. I recommend to visit the site as it is historically important and very interesting to see the multiple uses of the graves, but be conscious about the fact that you can only visit a small part of it. All in all the site is well maintained and the guides are informed very well.
Written 6 September 2017
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barbara V
Bournemouth, UK39 contributions
A definite site not to miss
Jul 2017 • Couples
After travelling up a track we passed the site to go up to a new very modern visitor centre. It was air conditioned and had a little cafe which was very welcome. Along with a shop and shaded veranda you could sit out on and eat your sandwiches.
The site itself was shown to a guide who could speak a bit of English. She took time to allow you to take photos and was freindly too.
The caves themselves were decorated with frescoes and we're cool.
Well worth visiting
Written 8 July 2017
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SebTravel
La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia13 contributions
The worst guide I have ever seen ...
May 2017 • Friends
We wanted visit the Necropoli. We heard a lot about this site. So, we tried to phone but nobody had answered... so, we decided to go and see directly there for a visit.
It was closed... without any explanation. But we seen a group in the site. We arrived there and the first word of the guide was : "arriverdeci " ! We tried to discuss but without success. We explained that we wanted to visit but nothing to do. We just had to leave immediately the site because we didn't pay tickets. For sure, the office was closed !
After that, we talked with local people and everyone said us that is like that. The guide is not friendly and she doesn't like receive people...
so, there is more others things to do in this region.
Written 14 May 2017
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LindaChamney
Loughborough, UK22 contributions
Worth visiting
Jul 2016 • Couples
Very isolated location but well signposted. The lady at the entrance had some English and explained where to go, and said she would be unlocking the most famous tomb in 5 minutes and to meet her there. There was an Italian couple waiting to be shown too, when we were let in the guide explained at length in Italian about the tomb, but did not acknowledge us at all. A few words of explanation would have been really appreciated considering she could speak English. We were given a basic guidebook on entry but still felt we missed out. Maybe we should improve our Italian but a few words from the guide would have made this 5 stars.
Written 24 July 2016
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mariameloni
Milan, Italy64 contributions
Unique place
Aug 2015
Unique place! you can visit some tombs built according to Nuragic style. The pearl of this archaelogical site is the Boss' tomb. Thanks to great and well prepared guides (they speak English as well) you can understand the different uses of this tomb through the centuries and have the look of the great affrescos inside. Price of the tickets is only 8 euros, guided tour included. Strongly recommended
Written 19 November 2015
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Sebastiana P
4 contributions
Impressive
It was well indicated on the Road. The guide gave a very impressive explanation of the grotta del capo and was willing to explain the Kids everything. Before the guided tour you could visit with a map the other tombs and the sacred Bull. Unfortunately the map was Tot very clear.
Written 21 October 2014
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Richard S
Bosa56 contributions
Remarkable Neolithic Necropoli with good guides
Jul 2012 • Friends
A series of interconnected burial chambers carved out of the rock. The largest chambers, whose entrance is gated and locked dates from 5,000 years ago. There are remains of original decoration, followed by Roman, followed by early Christian, followed by Christian from middle ages. Knowledgeable guides explain the history and functions of the various parts. There is a bar with limited offerings. Also possible to picnic nearby. Well worth a visit if you enjoy prehistoric sites.

The nearby village and santuario of Rebeccu is also worth a visit, has nuragic sacred well, sweet little houses and a good restaurant.
Written 9 September 2012
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