Doria Castle and Castelsardo Walking Tour 4 hrs.

4.5 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $475 Per Person

Doria Castle and Castelsardo Walking Tour 4 hrs.

4.5 Hours
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Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $475 Per Person

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      Doria Castle and Castelsardo Walking Tour 4 hrs.

      Porto Torres, Italy
      From (USD) $475 Per Person
      •  Castle of Castelsardo: You'll explore the castle of 14th century feminist, lawmaker and judge Eleanor of Arborea.
      • Church of Santa Maria: It houses one of the oldest crucifixes in Sardinia, known as the Black Christ because of the color the juniper cross, aged over centuries.
      • Free time: You'll have some free time to explore the woven arts museum, do some shopping, or get lost in Castelsardo's charming streets.
      About This Porto Torres Tour

      The powerful Doria family of Genoa originally built the medieval castle at Castelsardo in the 12th century as a fortress to protect their lands in Sardinia. Holding down the fort in the 14th century was Brancaleone Doria, who married Eleanor of Arborea, Italy's first female lawmaker – and perhaps first feminist.

      It was a political marriage arranged by Eleanor's father, who had raised his daughter in the ways of war. She went to live at Castelsardo with her husband, and soon took up arms against the Crown of Aragon , winning control of most of Sardinia.

      Eleanor must have really loved her castle at Castelsardo, because she used her power and influence to create laws that preserved the property rights of women, the most advanced body of laws in Europe at the time . Eleanor's constitution, the Carta Lugo, remained the law of the land in Sardinia until 1827, cementing her legacy as Sardinia's most renowned heroine – and a woman centuries ahead of her time. 

      Bad-ass lady in history 

      Many Sardinians credit Eleanor with the country's period of independence. Eleanor was able to wrestle most of Aragon's possessions in Sardinia away, eventually gaining control of the entire island. But just five years after Eleanor's death, Aragon won a major battle against Sardinia and took control of the once-independent state. 

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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