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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
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
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
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
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