The Palmavera Nuraghe

The nuragic site at Palmavera, one of the biggest in Sardinia, is situated along the road from Alghero to Porto Conte. The site consists of a nuraghe with a main tower, called donjon and a secondary tower, both attached to a surrounding elliptic-shaped rampart, a reunion hut, a pentagonal-shaped defence wall having four small towers and finally of a village with huts around the nuraghe. The nuragic site at Palmavera

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Nettuno Caves

In the heart of the promontory of Capo Caccia there is Nettuno Cave, the most famous cave in Sardinia, that is visited by 150.000 people each year. The cave can be reaches by walking the “escala del Cabirol” (The Roe Staircase), a staircase composed of 660 rungs, dug on the promontory, or via sea with Linea Grotte service, departing from the touristic port. The cave offers 1km of spectacular landscapes

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The Anghelu Ruju Necropolis

In a place called Li Piani, close to the Filibertu river, you will find the Anghelu Ruju Necropolis which, with its 38 tombs, is the biggest in Sardinia. The necropolis was discovered by chance during digging works in the Sella & Mosca vineyards. The entrances to the hypogea, which are also called “Domus de janas” i.e. the fairies’ caves, are of two types. The oldest is the pit entrance, the

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The Necropolis at Santu Pedru

In the Nurra area along the road to Uri you will find the Santu Pedru Necropolis (3500 – 1800 B.C.), a prenuragic archaeological site, situated on the slope of the hill made of trachyte called Santu Pedru in a position overlooking the whole valley below. The archaeological finds date back to a period running from the Neolithic Age (Ozieri culture) to the Bronze Age (Bonnannaro culture). The necropolis is composed

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Porto Conte Park

Porto Conte Regional Park is a protected natural area characterised by the presence of many animal species as well as endemic plants. The park is in Alghero territory and is 5.000  hectares  big.  On  the  inside  there  is  a  state  forest  called  “Le  Prigionette”,  part  of   the Parco Geominerario della Sardegna, Capo Caccia site, Punta Giglio and the specially protected area of Capo Caccia. Nearby Alghero, in the North, there

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Teatro Civico

In the namesake square, known as Plaça del Bisbe for the presence of the episcopal office of the Bishop of Alghero-Bosa dioceses, there is the Teatro Civico, built in 1800 over the Mercato delle Granaglie. Its main peculiarity is the wooden structure, a rare case in Sardinia. Its neo-classic facade has 6 pilasters and ionic capitals, while on the inside there are 260 seats parted into parterre, three lines of

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The Roman Villa at Sant’Imbenia

You will find the remains of the Roman Villa at Sant’Imbenia in the western part of the Porto Conte bay, named Portus Nympaeus (the Nymph bay) by the Romans. It is a typical roman villa used as a big and sumptuous holiday country-house and as a retirement resort for a rich person of those times. The villa was certainly run by an estate manager who had many people in his

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The nuragic village at Sant’Imbenia

In the splendid surroundings of the Porto Conte bay you can find the nuragic village of Sant’Imbenia dating back to the beginning of the Bronze Age (1500 – 1300 B.C.). It is made up of one central nuragic tower and two secondary ones of which today only the foundations remain and of a village with huts, lanes and open spaces partly excavated after it was discovered during digging works in

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