Stampace stretches itself between the pond of Pond of Santa Gilla and the western walls of the Castle. This is the most ancient district of Cagliari, originally hosting the tradesmen and artisans, it was successively swallowed by the village of Sant’Avendrace. Churches and other religious buildings are abundant here just like in all the other districts, for instance the Churches of Santa Restituita, San Michele and the church of the Cappuccini.
But Stampace especially represents the archaeological nucleon of the city. Few finds of the ancient Karales are available in the modern city, since many of the buildings have been covered, but in a street crossing Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the so called Villa di Tigellio is visible (dating back to the 1st-4th century a.c.. Summer opening hours: 9.00 am to 13.00 pm and from 16.00 pm to 20.00 pm. Winter opening hours: from 10.00 am to 13.00 pm. Closed on Monday. Reachable by bus, line 1 and 10 until the bust stop in Corso Vittorio Emanuel).
The villa is part of an ancient residential complex, now surrounded by parking lots and modern buildings. Not far from it lies the Roman Amphitheatre, one of the most important Roman ruins of the island, while the Necropolis of Tuvixeddu is currently still inaccessible.
Going back to more recent times, beside the villas of viale Trento in liberty style, where every Sunday the flee market is held, from the maze of modern buildings the Civil Palace stands out: a beautiful example of Gothic Catalan style, with the addition of liberty elements. This palace is the seat of the municipality. From here, you can continue to walk along the sea promenade and go back towards the more central districts.