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 is the Calich lagoon, a naturalistic resource where a lot of animal species can find food and protection.
The park’s territory was already inhabited during the Neolithic age, and hosts Nuragic buildings, such as Palmavera and Sant’Imbenia, the ruins of the Roman villa Sant’Imbenia and coast towers of the 1500. There is also evidence of the penitentiary, consisting of the village of Tramariglio.