Archaeology

Difficulty: Medium Length: 15,9 km Duration: Two days

Ancient history in the monuments and ruins found throughout the territory, a past that embodies the roots of the present reality...


Nuraghi are constructions of the prehistoric or protohistoric period built in a truncated cone shape using the dry technique with large stones stacked one above the other. Other nuraghi in the area include L’Eni, lo Spighia and Franzesu. The most ancient form of nuragic construction is the single tower.
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The domus de janas of Scala Coperta is a prehistoric hypogeum dug into trachytic rock, divided into four rooms arranged in the shape of a cross, with a central area as the access point. Inside you can see signs of later restructuring, which in part adapted the original spaces for functions of var...

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Elephant Rock (Roccia dell'Elefante) is a large mass of trachyte stone standing beside State Road 134, just outside Castelsardo. The origin of this rock is quite unique: part of the rocky complex of Monte Casteddazzu, it broke off and rolled down the valley along the road. Following a process of...

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The Nuragic civilisation indelibly characterised the Sardinian landscape with its particular construction forms. There are many nuraghi in the territory of Castelsardo and in general throughout Anglona. One of the most important is the Paddagiu nuraghe , sometimes also incorrectly called Su Teso...

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The Li Colti nuraghe represents the most important defensive edifice of the valley of Monte Ossoni, together with the Paddaggiu nuraghe, and has the same structure. This zone, too, conserves traces of activity of the Roman era.

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Domus de Janas Sa Rocca is located in the town of Sedini . It is a series of tombs dug inside an enormous limestone mass, a multi-level necropolis composed of a number of cells. It may have been used as a prison in the Middle Ages, and later as a dwelling. Today it has a small ethnographic museum t...