Eventsback

Cagliari, the life you want

07 December 2015, 10:22
Defensive structure designed by the local architect Giovanni Capula and built by the Pisans in 1307.
Cagliari, the life you want
At the beginning of the fourteenth century, Pisa, in response to the threatening Aragon rise in the Mediterranean Sea, erected impressive towers in order to reinforce its stronghold in the south of Sardinia. Designed by the Sardinian architect Giovanni Capula, the Elephant Tower and the St. Pancras Tower were praised for their uniqueness, and, in 1535, Charles V, the powerful sovereign of the Holy Roman Empire, included them among the best military works of the entire Europe.Completed in 1307, with its walls of thick limestone blocks, its narrow loopholes and its heavy gates, the Elephant Tower protected the south-western side of Castello; developed on four levels with a total height of more than thirty metres, it was also an excellent lookout station against any possible attack from the sea.Even today it is one of the most striking accesses to Castello, while in the past it was also used as a powder magazine, armoury and prison.In comparison to the St. Pancras Tower, the Elephant Tower is more well-refined and it is also decorated by the marble statue of an elephant, exposed on the facade, perhaps a symbol of the Pisan maritime power.Restored to its original appearance, nowadays the Elephant Tower is open to visitors, by the entrance at the right side of the church of St. Joseph.

Book online

Ospiti camera #2
Ospiti camera #3
Ospiti camera #4
Protected by Verisgn Informazioni protette con certificato SSL 128 bit

Location

Cagliari Boutique Rooms is located with Palazzo Nurchi, a Liberty and Art-Deco buiding completed in 1933. The building overlooks the city centre, and one can enjoy a view of the entire city. The luxurious and comfortable Bed and Breakfast has been furnished with the best materials for the wellbeing of its guests, following the directions of designer Maria Sias.
Cagliari Boutique Rooms and Suites Via Garibaldi 105,
09125 Cagliari (CA)
Find out where we are located