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La Crucca Roman Castrum Park - Educational farm

Among the many recurring dreams when we were children was probably to be able to go back into the past and experience, perhaps, a day in Roman times inside a Roman fort (castrum).

Questo sogno, almeno in parte, si potrà avverare se verrete in vacanza in Sardegna Country, nel nord ovest dell’isola, vicino a Sassari in Località La Crucca, dove troverete la prima e l’unica ricostruzione esistente in Italia che dà una chiara idea, di come poteva essere un Castrum romano e la vita dei soldati romani che lo abitavano: una interessantissima ricostruzione di una fortezza romana del I e II secolo d.C. di 2000 anni fa.

The Castrum as you will see it is thanks to the Castrum Romano Association, born from a passion for ancient Rome, which works in the field of historical re-enactment and the historical, cultural, recreational and leisure activities that are organised annually in the park, which surrounds the Roman fort of La Crucca.

Centurion Massimiliano Schirru, of the Sardinian unit of Cohors I Nurritanorum



The Roman castrum (plural castra) was the fortification that Roman legionaries built during their campaigns of conquest. Inside it were a whole series of buildings used as soldiers' quarters, the commander's quarters, workshops, stables, storehouses, latrines, etc. It was a self-sufficient military citadel so that soldiers could live in safety during their campaigns of conquest of new territories. After the conquest, the castrum became the centre from where the dissemination of Roman authority and its civilisation, of which we are still a part today, began.

Inside the Roman Castrum you will have an unforgettable experience for all ages, where you can spend a different day in the open air and perhaps meet the legionaries of the Cohors I Nurritanorum, a Sardinian unit made up of Sardinian soldiers, which is also the Sassari historical re-enactment group that animates the Castrum in special circumstances. Inside you will find the buildings with the soldiers' quarters with all the furniture and objects of daily use, the commander's quarters, the armoury, the infirmary, the latrines, the bread oven, the blacksmith's workshop, a diorama room and a ballista (ballista) placed in defence of the Castrum under a tower.

The Roman Castrum surrounded by the green lawn of the park



The castrum is surrounded by a beautiful private park, with a beautiful lawn and many trees, with ponds and springs, equipped with a children's play area, a cafeteria, a barbecue with tables and benches, toilets (also for the disabled) and with a very large parking area also for buses.



A well-kept educational farm with a wide variety of animals coexists in the park: llamas, emus, alpacas, horses, Vietnamese piglets, Tibetan goats, peacocks, turkeys, etc.

Le caprette tibetane della Fattoria didattica del Parco Castrum Romano



The Roman Castrum Park is open daily (except Mondays):

  • April to November, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m;
  • November to March, Saturdays and Sundays only, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by prior arrangement.



The Castrum Romano Park, offers various learning and play activities for primary school and university students (March to November) where they can learn from the legionaries of Cohors I Nurritanorum, how the soldiers' life inside the fort and their combat tactics took place.

For pre-schoolers, on the other hand, there are educational activities only on the farm with: a honey workshop and a visit to the animals in their pens, to learn about their lifestyle and characteristics.

So what an opportunity to embark on an exciting journey back in time into Roman civilisation, seen not only from a military aspect, but also from a civil one!

You will live a unique and unforgettable experience that will give you the opportunity to learn interesting facts about Roman history: what architecture was like, how the land was measured, what people ate, how they played, what customs were... in short, you will return home knowing that you have lived like a real Roman soldier.

Throughout the day, your children will enjoy unique experiences designed especially for them, where they will have the opportunity to learn by playing! Lots of physical activity in the open air where they can try their hand for a few hours, in the role of legionaries and auxiliary soldiers, using military formations such as the tortoise and the shield wall, simulating battles and sieges at the castrum. They will also deepen their knowledge of Roman history through role-playing games and educational workshops.

Birthday parties for all ages, theme parties or events can be celebrated in the Roman Castrum Park.

You are allowed to bring animals and use bicycles within the Park.

Historical reconstruction of a battle between Romans and barbarians



Visit only Castrum + stay inside the Park:

  • Adults, € 8.00;
  • Children aged 3 to 10 years, € 6.00 - free for children under 3 years.

Visit only Educational Farm + stay inside the Park:

  • Adults, € 8.00;
  • Children aged 3 to 10 years, € 6.00 - free for children under 3 years.

Combined Castrum and Educational Farm visit + stay inside the Park:

  • Adults, € 12.00;
  • Children aged 3 to 10 years, € 8.00 - free for children under 3 years.


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