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Quartu Sant Elena

Quartu Sant Elena
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How to Reach

By Air

The closest airport to the city is Cagliari-Elmas airport which is about 16 km from the center.

By Train

Quartu is not crossed by any railroad the nearest railway stations are the Montserrat station from which the railway line to Isili and the station of Cagliari State Railways.

By Trolleybus

The urban and suburban transport in the city are managed by CTM of which the town of Quartu is a shareholder with 7.5% of capital through the lines 40, 41 and 1Q.The MTC also operates intercity transportation centers with some linking the hinterland with Assemini Quartu, Cagliari, Monserrato, Pirri, Quarryville and Selangor through the lines 19, 30 and 31 (these two lines are circular trolleybus), QS, QS / A QS / B, FP and PF.In term time the line is activated high school students that leads to the school complex Pitz e Serra are activated while in the summer two additional lines to the sea: the Yellow Line and Orange Line.

By Ferry

A Quartu is a marina in Marina di Capitana.The port passengers and goods is closer to the city of Cagliari.

By Road

State Road 554 that connects the city to Italia.svg other hinterland of Cagliari and the SS 131 (Cagliari - Porto Torres) State Road 131 Italia.svg Tabliczka E25.svg and SS 130 SS 130 Italia.png (Cagliari - Iglesias ).New SS 554 that now connects the village of Terra at the end of the Via Mala Sardinian Regional autonomy and therefore to the old SS 125 and when completed will connect the new State Road 554 to SS 125 and SS 130.

Key places to visit
Monuments open Event, Feast of St. John the Baptist, Basilica of St. Helena Empress, Church of St. Stephen, Ethnographic Museum


Places to Visit

Monuments open Event

is an event born in Cagliari in 1997 on the initiative of associations and cultural calendar of cultural administration with the aim of making citizens recover their civil traditions let the youth know the past of their city and to strengthen the sense the community.The guides are mostly middle and high school students.The event is often enlivened by folk groups and entertainers. It is marked by a demonstration on the art of safeguarding the city territory.The event is often divided into two parts: the spring that takes place in early May and the summer-autumn which takes place towards the end of September.The monuments that are shown in the edition are especially church industrial architecture and ancient archaeological sites.In the first part of the 2007 have touched the 200,000 spectators (approximately 15,000 spectators more than in 2006 ) with the participation of 130,000 people in Cagliari, 15,000 in St. Helens, 10,000 in Alghero 8,000 coal and Sassari.Others there are a total of 27,000 people in the other centers.

Feast of St. John the Baptist

The Feast of St. John the Baptist is a rural festival which is held annually in the city of St. Helens in the province of Cagliari .The festival is organized by the Committee of St. John (in Sardinian S'Obreria) every year, through an old ritual Sa mesa (the table) make the choice to the entire city De S ' Obrero that the President of the committee that the task of organizing the festival the following year.If the ritual of Sa Mesa is not elected a president (or as we say not S'Obreri goods turnover), is extended to the presidential election on June 24 , when the saint is celebrated. If even in this case he is elected president, also the year following the celebrations of the Holy will be entrusted to the president in office.

Basilica of St. Helena Empress

is the lower church, Main St. Helens dedicated to Empress Helena city's patron saint. It rises on the square of the old town.The church is at the head of Forani of St. Helens.It is the only basilica dedicated to St. Helen.The town's oldest church dedicated to St. Helena mother of Emperor Constantine I was built at the end of the first half of the twelfth century and presented a Romanesque style.The church was made ​​up of three naves the central large compared to the double side linked by a series of round arches made ​​of reused columns and capitals.This church was not large but it was sufficient for the needs of Fourth dominoes one of the countries in the future will form the current city.

Church of St. Stephen

is located in the district on the western outskirts of St. Helens in Pierluigi da Palestrina.The dedication to St. Stephen, first martyr of Christianity based on that of an old rural church that still at the end of the nineteenth century survived in the quarter albeit dilapidated and abandoned for over a century, and today no trace remains except for a simulacrum seventeenth-century wooden saint's preserved in the church of Santa Maria di CEPOL.The parish of Santo Stefano was instead established on 31 October 1967 from the Archbishop of Cagliari Paul Botto to meet the spiritual needs of a neighborhood in rapid population growth that the church as "provisional", first used a rustic adjusted Via Giuseppe Parini and Then in 1969 a special hall in the same street.Only in 1987 was inaugurated although not yet completed the church itself built on the Roman architect Francesco Berarducci.

Ethnographic Museum

The museum "The cycle of life" was opened in 1998 in St. Helens by John Musiu, the same who founded "Sa dom e farra".The museum is housed in an old house Campidanese 1800.After restoring the house was inside a museum which houses about 8000 objects of daily use related to the Sardinian tradition from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.Inside the museum through the various objects is precisely represented the cycle of life a person lived Sardinian between those ages.

Right Time to Visit

January - May
September - December