Museums Cagliari Cagliari is a lively cultural centre which proudly keeps its complex and fascinating history’s memory alive!
It is one of the popular tourist attractions in Cagliari. It is located in the district of Castello and contains the following permanent exhibitions: Museo Archeologico Galleria Nazionale Museo d’arte Siamese The Collection of Anatomical Waxes by Clement Susini
<ul><li>The National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari is the largest archaeological museum in Sardinia. It contains objects from excavations carried out throughout Sardinia and dated from the period Prenuragic until the Byzantine era. </li></ul>Museo Archeologico
It is the largest collection of art Siamese in Europe , it is the result of researches made by Stefano Cardu during his stay in 1914 in Siam, now Thailand, and during his travels throughout the Indochinese peninsula, China, Japan and India The collection consists of Siamese paintings depicting episodes from the Ramakien, manuscripts, Buddhist sculptures in bronze, ivory, wood, silver dating from the seventeenth-nineteenth century.
<ul><li>The Museum of wax anatomical is named Clemente Susini . The museum houses are one of the most interesting collection of wax anatomical models in the world. The wax is spread over 23 wooden boards, which are fixed one or more pieces of the collection, protected windows and accompanied by captions. </li></ul>Anatomical Wax Museum
<ul><li>The National Gallery of Cagliari exhibited various collections resulted from private donations and state acquisitions. </li></ul>GALLERIA NAZIONALE
In the halls of the gallery are housed paintings by Sardinian artists from the 16th to the 20th century, paintings of the XV-XVIII from the schools of Genoa, Naples and Rome. There is also a collection of Sardinian and Catalan altarpieces of the '400 and '500. <ul><li>The museum also contains a collection of ethnographic and craftsmanship. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The museum contains a corpus of about 250 works including paintings and sculptures dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the eighties, and another 250 works in the rooms of the collector s as well as artistic production of 900 Sardinian </li></ul>GALLERIA COMUNALE D’ARTE
<ul><li>It contains and preserves precious treasures that have resulted from centuries of sacred history: vestments, chalices, pyx, monstrance, crosses professional), wooden statues and paintings. Particularly significant is the triptych of Pope Clement VII. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Botanical Garden of Cagliari, part of the University of Cagliari, is situated in Via Sant’Ignazio, Today the Garden, which covers an area of 5 hectares, has trees and shrubs typical of ranges of Sardinia and Mediterranean vegetation. </li></ul>Botanical Garden
Today, the cultural heritage is enriched with several exposition areas that host temporary shows and exhibitions throughout the year. The most important are: Castello di San Michele Lazzaretto, Ex Vetreria E xma .
On the hill of San Michele rises one of the most fascinating monument of the town. It dates back the 10 th century A.D. and it had defensive function. Since 2001 has become multi-purpose art center, home to some of the most important artistic events of recent years
It’s in the Sant’Elia quarter. In the XV century it was a hospital facility destined to plague victims . The former hospital has been given back to the city in 2000. The museum hosts temporary exibitions, conferences, shows and artistic and scientific laboratories.
This complex has been for a long period, a company working for wine and spirits. Following the distillery has joined, too, a glass factory. During the 60s the cessation of production activities has led to the progressive deterioration of buildings. The restoration of property, executed with great skill, has returned to a multipurpose community (cultural, recreational and exhibition), as well as an area of parks in the surrounding space.
The EXMA is the old municipal slaughterhouse. It was built in 1846. After years of neglect in 1993 was returned to the city by the will of the City. The EXMA, located in the centre of city, covers an area of nearly 6000 square meters. The three exhibition halls host exhibitions that range from graphic design, photography, popular traditions, the art computer . It also holds a year-round series of small-scale concerts. In summer it also provides an atmospheric venue for open-air jazz and classical concerts
Music and Theatre <ul><li>Uniting unique places with artists of international standing in magical alchemy of sounds and prose, Cagliari is a city that embraces and promotes the arts. </li></ul>
An impressive playbill sees the biggest international musician and the most famous ballet companies come to tread the boards of the Teatro Comunale, which has staged opera at the highest level. Teatro Comunale (The opera house)
<ul><li>The theater has two halls: one with 594 seats in the auditorium steps, 134 in the gallery and 24 in eight lodges side, another, more intimate, 198 posts. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Municipal Auditorium is located in Piazza Dettori , in Marina district.It’s housed in the former church of Santa Teresa. After World War II the church has begun to be used as a concert hall. </li></ul><ul><li>The interior was finally transformed and adapted to function auditorium between 1982 and 1984. </li></ul>Auditorium Comunale
<ul><li>The Civic Theatre of Castle is located in Cagliari. The historic building, recently restored and used again, located in Via Mario de Candia in the district of Castello. </li></ul>Museo civico
<ul><li>On a hot summer's evening, beneath the starry sky, sinuous notes rise from the Roman Amphitheatre, anthralling artists and spectators alike. </li></ul>
Major rock and Jazz concerts by the occasional international act and big Italian bands are often staged at the Fiera Campionaria (fairgrounds in the east of the city).
<ul><li>The picturesque city streets make the perfect backdrop, after all, demonstrations of heartfelt participation become festive occasions for everyone. From the Way of the Cross to Palm Sunday and Holy Week events and ceremonies, we arrive at S’Incontru (the Meeting), an ancient representation of the meeting between the Virgin Mary and Christ </li></ul>
On this day the city dresses up in its most beautiful clothing and prepares to welcome followers, who, in their rich traditional costumes, have come from all over Sardinia to mark the votive promise made to Saint Efisio in the 1650s for having freed Cagliari from the plague epidemic. The festival is dedicated to Efisio, the patron saint of Sardinia.
<ul><li>Our Lady of Bonaria, the highest Patron of Sardinia, is a moving event and one that is like no other on earth. To commemorate the miraculous landing of the statue of Our Lady on the beach at Bonaria, she is accompanied by a procession of boats and the sound of their sirens, from the city’s harbor to Su Siccu beach, located opposite the Basilica named after the Patroness, Our Lady of Bonaria, who dominates and protects the sea. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
Handicraft <ul><li>In the shadow of tall buildings, nestled between the city’s centuries-old houses, you can always find the local craftsmen in their original spot, practicing trades that, with the wisdom that can only be gained through centuries of tradition, skilfully blend fire, water, wind, and earth. </li></ul>
Filigree Ceramics Traditional hand made baskets HANDICRAFT Shauls