In spite of the name, the Sella del Diavolo, or devil's saddle, is a paradise of evocative paths, of white steep cliffs, of landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see over a crystalline-clear blue sea.
This is a place inside the city yet far from everything, where only the sound of the wind breaks the silence. It is a flowery garden even in winter that offers something beautiful every season and every moment of the day, from dawn to sunset.
Mediterranean scrubs and other plants grow between limestone rocks rich in fossils. Phoenician junipers, thyme, lavender and absinthe, like precious essences, fill the air with their scents and decorate this promontory kissed by the sun.
Rare flowers with evocative colours, like Iris planifolia, narcissus and orchids, also find their natural habitat in this relief overlooking the sea.
Numerous archaeological discoveries can testify how, due to its geological conformation, a wealth of small caves and its strategic position, the area has been inhabited since Neolithic times.
It is a place in which space and time appear to be suspended, a natural limestone temple that served as a burial place in prehistoric times, for the cult of the Great Mother Goddess Astarte in the Punic period, and to worship the hermit and martyr Elias later on in the Christian era.
Along plain and easy paths, we will experience rare beauty worth the few hours of walking, pleasantly criss-crossing the promontory on the footsteps of people who left signs and monuments of every kind.
The Sella del Diavolo is the perfect excursion for those who want to discover the real Cagliari and feel like those who have walked these wonderful unforgettable paths since ancient times.
Such a special place can only be enjoyed fully by immersing oneself in its beauty, to contemplate and feel new and unexpected sensations. The Sella del Diavolo offers this and more, and in return only asks to be experienced from beginning to end.
Cun Sardfulness s’atobiaus po andai a scuberri is prendas prus ispantosas de sa Sardigna.
Along the coast, a few kilometers from the city centre, stands a promontory with a peculiar shape, a natural jewel of rare beauty and the guardian of archaeological treasures and legends that have been handed down over centuries.
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