After the Pisan conquest, in the 13th century, Stampace was a village mainly lived by artisans, wrapped inside its no-longer existing walls, of which the only remnant is the Buttress Gate (Porta dello Sperone), at the top of via Azuni. Although Stampace suffered badly during the WWII bombings and has now become largely multi-ethnic, it still preserves its traditional character. A street festival called Cuccurus Cottus (the old nickname for the inhabitants of Stampace, which in Sardinian means ‘hot heads’) is held every August, when the quarter is brought back to life by the thousands of people that gather.
Nightlife in Stampace is definitely Cagliari's liveliest, with its dozens of bars and restaurants, both north and south of the main street, corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Don't miss it!
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Citadel of Museums (Cittadella dei Musei)
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This archaeological site was named after the famous poet and bard, Tigellius, a contemporary of emperor Augustus, well known for his wealthy and extravagant …
Probably the most important building of the Roman period still visible in Sardinia. It's almost entirely carved in the sloping rock, using the natural valley …
The foundation stone of the parish church of St Anne, based on architect Giuseppe Viana's initial project, was laid in 1785, but the building wasn't …
The church was consecrated in 1738, although it's construction had begun much earlier, and had been possible thanks to a large donation by politician and …
This hypogeal space was believed to have been the site of Saint Restituta's martyrdom. The crypt was long forgotten and, during the 17th century excavations, …