Ancient monumental cemetery of Selargius

Crossing the gate immediately you perceive that is the most ancient part of the cemetery: among elegant cypress trees and cobbled paths the tombs alternate between graceful marble sculptures and bronze statues, the oldest dating back to the mid-19th century.

Recognised as a Monumental Site since 2008, the Selargius cemetery is enclosed within high walls and in its oldest part houses funerary works of considerable artistic value, some signed by the famous italian sculptor Giuseppe Maria Sartorio, attesting the importance of the town and the families that have inhabited it over time.

The history of the cemetery is told well from its large forged-iron gate and the pillars supporting it decorated with Doric-style double pilasters.

In the approximately 10-stage itinerary among grave stones, intriguing symbolism and sculptures, I will introduce you to the trends and fascinating artistic works that have come to Selargius over time to celebrate the loss of its inhabitants from the youngest to those with the most important roles in local society.

The first dedicated and specific art-historical study and publication on the subject dates back to 2021 by art historian Melania Garau. The tour is the result of this recent research and the desire to enhance and make known a place that is still little known from the point of view of cemetery discoveries but very important for the town.

Selargius Monumental Cemetery tours take place daily in accordance with the opening times and functions of the cemetery, upon request or consult the calendar to check the dates already in operation.

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The difficulty of the route is low. However, comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.

Groups are deliberately limited to a maximum of 15 people to ensure the quality of the experience and the safety of all participants.

It is also required for every participant:

  • to wear an FFp2 protective mask and to maintain a minimum safety distance of one metre
  • to carry their own hand sanitiser.

Reservation is required, without which the tour is not guaranteed. To book a tour please indicate your full name, the number of participants and the telephone number of a contact person.
Reservations can be made up to 6 p.m. on the day before the tour.

Maximum punctuality is required in respect of all participants.

If you would like to book for a private group or are interested in a tailor-made experience, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Cancellation terms provide a full refund for any tour if this takes place at least 5 days before the scheduled start or within 24 hours of purchase. If cancellation occurs within 3 days prior to the event you are entitled to a 50% refund, otherwise there is no refund.

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Ancient monumental cemetery of Selargius



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