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SINDIA

SINDIA  Apri
Loc. SINDIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
44 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Modolo, Scano di Montiferro, Bosa
Sindia is a town in the province of Nuoro , on the border between the regions historical and geographical Marghine , Planargia and Lower Meilogu in western Sardinia. Located at 510 meters above sea level , its territory with an area of 58.30 square kilometers , bordering the territories of Pozzomaggiore (SS) , Suni (OR) , Sagar (OR) , Scano Montiferro (OR) , Macon (NU) and Semestene (SS) , has an area of great natural value due to the presence of thick forests of cork oaks, holm oaks and large areas devoted to pasture. Its history is linked to the construction of the Cistercian abbey of Santa Maria Court , also known as Cabbuabbas . The surrounding area is quite fertile and this has been inhabited since ancient ages , as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds which nuraghis , giants' tombs , dolmens and menhirs . Around the country you can see the fields and pastures divided by the characteristic dry stone walls. In the country runs a network of streets that weave around the Parish Church of SS. Rosario . Were registered in the territory sindiese forty nuraghis , many of which unfortunately in poor condition. Two of them are included in inhabited the country: the dolmen Giambasile and one called Sa Mandra de sa Giua , surrounded by a massive rampart , located on the southern outskirts of the village. There are several archaeological sites in the country , because of this abundance of finds : also , often , these areas of archaeological interest also represent a resource from the point of view of landscape and therefore lend themselves to hiking, biking, contact with nature. Places of worship exist in Sindia are very many compared to the number of inhabitants and all are of particular historical and architectural interest . The most important church for historical, architectural and religious, the Abbey of Santa Maria or the Court of Cabuabbas , built by Gonario II of Lacon , Judge (Re) Torres ( or Logudoro ) , in the twelfth century . Another important church is that of St. Peter ( Santu Pedru ) . Almost coeval Abbey Court , this little gem of architecture, was probably the first parish church of the villa of medieval Sindia which he joined around it ; the church of San Pietro was built by French masters in a reduced size in a single nave ; practically twin of the San Lorenzo Silanus , with whom he shared presumably the workers , the construction techniques and even functions. Other churches that we recommend you visit are the San Demetrio , of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary and St. George .

BORTIGALI

BORTIGALI  Apri
Loc. BORTIGALI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
37 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Silanus, Borore, Dualchi
Borth ( Bortigale in Sardinia ) is an Italian town of 1,405 inhabitants in the province of Nuoro , Sardinia. It is located in the subregion historical Marghine . Set in an amphitheater at the foot of Mount Santu trachitico Father, the beautiful plateau Campeda , Borth is situated at an average altitude of 510 meters. It is located in the vicinity of Highway 13 and this feature is easily accessible from all parts of Sardinia. It is one of the few countries in Sardinia to have a functioning water mill even if not used . Borth is part of the of Municipalities of Marghine and LAG Marghine . The territory of the municipality of Borth occupies an area of about 67 square kilometers and extends from the north of Campeda ( 600/700 meters above sea level ) to the plain south of the Rio Murtazzolu ( 300/400 ) , passing through the peaks of the Marghine ( 1000/1100 ) . The authentic Sardinian village is known throughout the island for the natural wealth of its territory and for the beauty of its landscapes. The historic center is still well preserved, with its ancient churches, historical buildings, stone houses and its cobbled streets that lead to the discovery of the past. A historical particularity concerning the village is that it was the first , in 1943, to transmit radio Sardinia , first by a truck , following a cave. Radio Sardinia was the first free radio in Italy to give news of the surrender of the old town of Borth tedeschi.Il is characterized by narrow streets paved with cobblestones characteristic , and softened by the old rural architecture and ornate doorways and lintels from the Catalan-Aragonese (of which there are over 80 , recently restored by the Pro Loco ) . Of particular interest are the palaces of the bourgeois Corso Vittorio Emanuele, from the early decades of the 900. Borth has a very rich heritage of archaeological monuments and most diversified in the types . The most important monument is certainly impressive dolmen Orolo (reachable on foot or with the Nature Trail , both in the car along the road to Mulargia and following the directions on the way ), located in a panoramic position and the center of an area rich in other interesting emergencies. It consists of a central tower with two floors and a bilobed body added . A recent restoration has brought out the beautiful spiral staircase of 56 steps with which it is an easy climb to the top. Another archaeological complex of considerable importance is Carrarzu Iddia , consisting of a dolmen corridor, a small village , a building tholos and a well. At the center of the village is the parish church of Santa Maria degli Angeli , built in 1548. Presents a single nave divided into five bays by pointed arches , with four chapels on each side. The entire building is made of trachyte , a stone that gives the particular reddish- pink . Inside are preserved four panels of altarpiece of Borth , of particular artistic value. There are also the church of Our Lady of the Rosary dates back to the seventeenth century, that of St. Joseph and St. Anthony, located in a cave, it houses a wooden statue of St. Barnabas in 1200 . Not to be missed is also the seventeenth-century church dedicated to the Holy Cross, characterized by pinkish- red trachyte frames and valued within a beautiful frescoes and wooden statues . It was erected in 1613 and the facade, simple style , has a portal inscribed with the date of its foundation .

BOLOTANA

BOLOTANA  Apri
Loc. BOLOTANA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
29 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Lei, Silanus, Bortigali
The municipality of Bolotana is located in a hilly area that stretches between the mountains of Marghine and the right bank of the river Tirso , with an elevation change that goes from 1200 meters above sea level Punta Palai , at 144 m above sea level . Its territory is rich in archaeological sites and artifacts that testify to the presence of man since prehistoric times. Among the natural beauties you remember in particular the rich flora and fauna of Badde Salighes , planted by Benjamin Piercy . It is located in the geographical area of Marghine and occupies the central western area of Sardinia. It is characterized by a particular variety cilmatica , wildlife , botany and landscape . It is part of the of Municipalities of Marghine GAL and Marghine . The urban landscape is characterized by the presence in its historic heart of an architectural layout of the medieval period , with narrow streets and irregular cut in every sense of the various blocks. The presence of frequent scenes contributes to this intricate and chaotic tangle , a living concept typical of a rural culture and pastoral , with a rationality edificatoria different from the post-industrial rationality . The most famous source of attraction of Bolotana is undoubtedly the beautiful villa Piercy , graceful Art Nouveau building , erected in rural areas of the country in the last decades of the nineteenth century , by engineer Benjamin Piercy , who had been given the project of railways sardines. Around the villa its owner had planted a real garden of lush exotic species, the engineer who brought with him from his travels around the world . The villa in colonial English style , consists of a rectangular body with round towers at the corners and inside was characterized by fixed furniture and finishes. The two-story building , rectangular quatrefoil , plastered stone , only vaguely inspired by a medieval castle with four towers because of the slit windows , surmounted by a domed cover onto which pinnacolini iron . In 2007 they completed the restoration work included in the project to develop on both the forest and the garden is to the architectural heritage of historic value represented by the villa and the contemporary agricultural village . Not to be missed is also the village of Badde Salighes , for its natural beauty and for the valuable role it plays as a witness of the local history of the last 150 years. Punta Palai , the highest peak of the area with its 1,200 meters , offers a spectacular panorama that sovrastra Marghine all the way to the Gulf of Oristano. For lovers of nature shows there is also a waterfall Mularza Noa with his gorge , particularly rich in floral and arboreal level and the banks of the river Tirso , perfect to explore on foot or horseback. The historic center is in itself a major attraction , with its old districts and its narrow streets lined by the craft shops, food shops , bars and restaurants . The churches of San Bachisio , St. Peter, St. Francis, St. John and St. Basil , located within the town , they all go back to the XVI - XVII century architectural elements and preserve their craft .

SILANUS

SILANUS  Apri
Loc. SILANUS - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
35 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Lei, Bortigali, Bolotana
The town of Silanus is located on a low hill , at an altitude of 432 meters above sea level facing south east , an area of approximately 48.04 square kilometers , which includes the central part of the Marghine . The area where now stands the town has been inhabited since pre - nuragico . The ancient Roman town was built right on the modern town , probably near the lime quarry where, according to tradition , they would have worked even some Christians sentenced to forced labor . At the same site , the Cistercians of Cabuabbas ( Sindia ) built the church of S. Lorenzo (XII century . ) Constituting the church of Grangia ( shown by a few ruins and the gates to the walled ) . In the Middle Judicial country ( Sjlano ) was part of the parish of Marghine , belonging to or held by Torres Logudoro . The country's economy is based on agriculture and on agro-pastoral activities with typical production of carpets, pastries and breads. The land is very fertile , is cultivated with cereals , barley , beans, olives, vines and fruit trees. Of particular prestige in the religious architecture of Silanus we have the Church of San Lorenzo. The company was founded in 1150 as a dependency of the abbey of St. Mary of the Court, is interpreted in connection with the exploitation of the bottom of Mount Arbo . It was built by the Cistercians in accordance with the methods of French education workers , perhaps the same who worked at St. Peter of Sindia . It has a simple facade , adorned with hanging arches , ending with a belfry . Inside it has a nave with an apse , there are remains of frescoes of the fourteenth century , in which, among other images of saints, stands a figure of St. Christopher. Behind the church are some small betili found at the tomb of the giant Sa Pedra Longa , near the Nuraghe Corbos . Church of Mary Magdalene (Sa Maddalena ) The church was built in the sixteenth century Catalan Gothic style , consists of a single nave with three arches and with an apse vault. The arc that defines , rebated, has a capital base and finely crafted . The vault is supported by stone ribs , resting on corbels carved with keystone floors, and still shows the date of construction : 1582. Pediment tympanum is contained between two buttresses shaped , the Renaissance portal is enclosed by two semi- columns Catalan stone with reasons ; above the door is a framed window and on the left side stands the belfry. In the apse , until the '60s towered a beautiful wooden altar in 1600.

NURAGHE MAJORI

NURAGHE MAJORI  Apri
Loc. TEMPIO PAUSANIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
38 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 489 mt. a.s.l.  Area Aggius, Luras, Santa Maria Coghinas
The monument is a Nuraghe of mixed type, that is characterized by the presence of vaulted spaces Tholos and corridors. The tower plant in irregular sub-circular (diameter 20 m 17,70 xm, height max. 5.30 m), includes some rocky outcrops that influence the development area plan. The walls are made of polygonal blocks of granite, large and medium size, just blanks. The entrance, facing east-south-east, is surmounted by a lintel provided with a window exhaust. It leads into a corridor (length 9.20 m, width max. 1.50 m, height max. 4.75 m) that passes longitudinally through the dolmen to result in a large semi-circular courtyard (diameter 9.50 m xm 5) . The roof of the hall is made up of horizontal slabs scale height near the entrance, as it becomes a pointed section in its subsequent development; the floor is paved. At mid-term, in the walls of the corridor open access, non-coaxial, two rooms: the first room on the right has plant ovoid (diameter 4.60 m xm 3.60; residual height 3.80 m) and cover tholos partially collapsed; the second environment, smaller in size and also to plant ovoid (diameter 3.80 m xm 3.75; residual height 3.75 m), shows up on the back wall of a plant cell with entrance architrave and sub-circular. On the southwest side of the courtyard, adjoining the tower, is spared a staircase leading to the upper floor: the current state of the structure does not allow for a thorough reading of the planimetric development of the first floor. However, the remaining walls lead to hypothesize the existence of an original circular room at the second compartment below (diameter 7.60 m) and another room on the opposite side. The dolmen is dated between the end of the Bronze Age and the Late Bronze Age.

OROTELLI

OROTELLI  Apri
Loc. OROTELLI NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
33 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Ottana, Orani, Bolotana
Orotelli is a village about 20 km from Nuoro, in the heart of Barbagia Ollolai , with a population of 2239 inhabitants and placed at 420 m above sea level . Set in an area of granite on the border with plain Ottana , unlike the other towns of the district , has distinguished itself for its agricultural economy . Less important is the traditional pastoralism . In the sixties , with the crisis of cereals , disappeared definitively the farming community . In the field of artisan shoemakers have had many awards, known , in fact, throughout the province for Cambales . The center is located on a plateau characterized by granitic rocks of modest size, to the north of the village. The topography follows a syncline that degrades in northeast-southwest direction towards the Ottana flat . Because of this particular configuration , the village is divided into two parts separated by the syncline : the older one , with the old town which is built around the church dedicated to St. John the Baptist and a new district , called Mussinzua , which began in form from the thirties and still developing . Of particular interest is the parish church of St. John the Baptist, built around 1116, was Episcopalian bishop of temporary Othana ( today Ottana ) between 1116 and 1139 . Located in one of the highest points of the city center and overlooking the whole the valley sloping to the south. The original Romanesque structure with cross plan commissa ( T cross ) originally had a nave, apse , with trachyte beams and wooden roof trusses , while the arms of the transept have coverage with vaulted ceilings , plastered . The facade, always in trachyte in view, it is divided by two horizontal frames in three mirrors. In the lowest opens the portal lintel and bezel . The central mirror is characterized by a central eye and from the second frame decorated with a series of arches which rest on corbels molded . The eaves are also decorated with a series of arches on corbels that continue along the sides of the church and also decorate the apse prospectus . The central apse has a lancet window with Greek cross carved . Over the centuries it has been remodeled several times . Of great interest is the fourteenth-century bell tower , which is decorated with bas-reliefs of figures and mysterious symbols . In the sixties has been d the old seventeenth-century wooden altar and two aisles were added to increase the capacity of the central hall . Outside, on the north side of the church is the portal with round arch , which gave access to the recently restored Benedictine monastery and also delimited the ancient cemetery . Another church stands for interest : the church of San Lussorio a few dozen meters from the parish .

ROCCIA DELL'ELEFANTE

ROCCIA DELL'ELEFANTE  Apri
Loc. SS 134 BIVIO, SEDINI, SASSARI, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
40 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Castelsardo, San Pietro a Mare, Valledoria
The Elephant Rock is a large boulder trachytic and andesitic , with a strong rust-colored , greatly eroded by the elements that have conferred the singular appearance of an elephant sitting . The rock , which has a height of about four meters, is located in the town of Castelsardo Multeddu resort , 4.3 km to the SS 134 connecting said common Sedini . Originally the stone was part of the complex rocky mountain Castellazzu which broke away from rolling downhill. In addition to some important tourist landscape , the Elephant Rock is also of considerable archaeological importance for the two Domus de Janas, dating from the period Prenuraghic that are hosted inside. The Domus de Janas , made in two successive stages , are located on two different levels. The upper one , the first to be excavated , has only three rooms and lacks the covered pavilion which preceded it , probably collapsed along with the prospect of the grave. The walls , flat and straight, have sculptural motifs . The second underground , which opens below, on the contrary, is very well preserved : it is made up of four rooms and was originally preceded by a dromos , which is a short hall , partly covered and open-air in the initial section . It is accessed via a narrow rectangular hatch 0.50 to 0.55 m . Of particular interest is the presence of a bovine proteome , a decorative element common to several Domus de Janas, carved in relief on the wall of a cell . Its unique curvilinear style , which denotes a phase artistic quite evolved , it allows to trace the construction of the tomb in the first half of the third millennium BC This type of protome is stylistically similar to those found in the tomb of the necropolis of greater S'Adde ' and Asile of ( Oxy ) , Tomb V in the necropolis of Montale (Sassari ) , IV and VI in the tombs in the necropolis of Calancoi (Sassari ) the Benefit and in the domus of the Garden Parish of Sennori .

TERME DI CASTELDORIA

TERME DI CASTELDORIA  Apri
Loc. SANTA MARIA COGHINAS - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
36 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 41 mt. a.s.l.  Area Perfugas, Valledoria, Badesi
The lake of Casteldoria (Anglona) is an artificial basin and on its shores it is possible to lie in wait to admire different animals species, mainly the numerous birds that nest there. The lake is fed by the waters of the river Coghinas. On the mouth of the Monte Ruiu's gorge, toward the sea, you could visit the Casteldoria thermal baths, where its springs gush a water reaching even 70░C of temperature, which proprieties were already known by the Romans passing through the Anglona.

PATTADA

PATTADA  Apri
Loc. PATTADA SASSARI, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
10 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Ozieri, Buddus˛, AlÓ dei Sardi
Pattada is a mountain village, (almost 900 m above sea level), the highest in the Province of Sassari. It has a charming historic centre with paved and cobbled little streets which offer fascinating corners. The granite houses are characteristic with architectural elements on view, which often bear old inions and old well-preserved wooden doors and window frames. As well as the stone buildings, there are also a number of little town houses in neoclassical style with elegant facades and precious decorative elements and several particular buildings in Art Nouveau style. At the upper end of the village, there is a pine forest which joins up with the wooded countryside that surrounds it. The origins of the toponym are not clear and are being studied, but several hypotheses suggest that it refers to the position of the village on a panoramic plateau. The territory has been inhabited since the Nuraghic Age. In fact, there are many areas close to the villager, like the Lerno Nuraghe, where remains of this civilisation have come to light. Pattada is situated at the centre of an area rich with nuraghi and the remains of ancient times. It owes its fame to the craft of knife-making, born here thanks to the presence of a rich ferrous mineral seam, which has been exploited since ancient times. There are many craftsmen in the village who work steel and horn to produce the blades and handles. Not far from the village, we find the ruins of the medieval castle of Olocene, where a horde of money dating from the same period was discovered. Pattada's economy is mainly agro-industrial. There are a number of factories which gather and process milk to produce excellent cheese: pecorino sardo, fiore sardo, pecorino romano, peritas, various cream cheeses and fresh or matured ricotta cheese which are exported all over the world. Pattada's other typical food products are: bread, ravioli (of cheese and ricotta), gnocchetti, su succu maduru and su succu minudu, seadas, origliettas, honey, nougat and various sweets like amaretti, tiriccas, pabassinos and biscottos.

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DEL NURAGHE LOELLE

AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DEL NURAGHE LOELLE  Apri
Loc. BUDDUSO - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
27 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 794 mt. a.s.l.  Area AlÓ dei Sardi, Bitti, Onaný
The archaeological site is located in an area of Budduso' granite plateau, in the north-eastern Sardinia. The Loelle dolmen is a complex of mixed type, characterized by the presence of typical elements of the aisle and the Nuraghe Nuraghe Tholos, consisting of a central tower which leans against a three-lobed rampart. Around the building covers a vast settlement of circular huts, while a short distance there are two tombs of giants. There are reports also of the existence of an ancient well in which no trace remains today.

TEMPIO PAUSANIA

TEMPIO PAUSANIA  Apri
Loc. TEMPIO PAUSANIA OT, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
37 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Aggius, Luras, Santa Maria Coghinas
Tempio, located in the heart of the Gallura , at the foot of Mount Limbara , is renowned for the cork and granite . The territory preserves testimonies of nuragica , with the nuraghis Mountains Pinna, Tanca Manna Izzana , Culbinu , Agnu and Majori, with finds of flint and obsidian . Feature of Tempio its buildings are constructed of granite blocks , with marked similarities to the centers of southern Corsica . The town is also famous for its vineyards , producing some outstanding wines for export such as Vermentino and Moscato . The area is known for its spring Rinaggiu , at the foot of Mount Limbara . From these mineral water has excellent curative properties . Tempio is also famous for its hot springs . Very striking is the country church of San Lorenzo , located on the hill , dating back to the eighteenth century. Inside the church is a statue of the saint on the gridiron . The festival is held in his honor on August 10. Both artisanal and industrial interest is the historical museum of Cork , with the exhibition of machinery and tools for working cork . The Museum collects Templense then sacred art objects , including silver, furniture and paintings from the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. Finally, it is open by appointment the Private Bird Collection of General Francis Tonnage .

DUALCHI

DUALCHI  Apri
Loc. DUALCHI NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
41 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Noragugume, Aidomaggiore, Silanus
Dualchi ( Duarche in Sardinia ) is an Italian town of 684 inhabitants in the province of Nuoro in the subregion Marghine . The country is situated 321 meters above sea level in the northern highland of Abbasanta . It is part of Gal Marghine . The territory of Dualchi it still looks pristine and covers an area of 2344 hectares, of which 520 belong to the municipality. The land is rocky but great for the grazing of sheep and cattle , in fact one of the major resources of the place remains herding. The agro pastoral are delimited by the typical dry stone walls that become one with the vegetation that covers them also find various species including: bramble , hawthorn , and other kinds of wild bushes . The typical vegetation of the area is largely made up by: asphodel , oak, rock roses , thistles , splint . The territory of the municipality is rich mastic groves , cork oak , holm oak and downy oak . Dualchi is known as the poets of the country , in fact it was the birthplace of composers versatile Celestinu Caddeo in Bore Poddighe , known throughout the island for their works of great cultural and political . Walking through the narrow streets of the historic center of Dualchi , we find some nice views of the characteristics of stone houses. Walking through the narrow streets of the historic center of Dualchi , we discover the beautiful views of the characteristics of stone houses. You must visit the old mill now used as a museum. In addition, Dualchi can boast the distinction of owning six churches on its territory, all well preserved and used for religious worship , testimony to the strong faith of the community . Among the best known are: the church of the Blessed Virgin Itria , a small church in the hut, with a rectangular plan and gable roof , has a bell tower , flanked on the right side of the facade , probably dating back to 700 and presents a cross anthropomorphic red trachyte , precisely because of its shape was called s'angelu . The church of Saint Anthony , situated in the center of the country, dating back to the sixteenth century. It is surrounded by a square in honor of that saint, and was restored in 1998. Presents the external walls and the internal floor basalt . Finally , the church of Santa Croce , built in 1596 , is home of the fraternity . In discovering the village you can admire the beautiful murals , the old town hall, until you reach the beautiful Funtana Mazzore . These works of art in the open represent scenes of everyday life of the village, festivities and local traditions. You can admire Piazza San Sebastian, San Sebastian street , Via Parini and Piazza Trieste . But its territory is mostly known for the large number of megalithic archaeological sites dating back to prehistoric times . Dualchi has in fact as many as 17 sites between dolmen , dolmens and tombs . Among these are the Nuraghe S'Ulivera and Ono, the Nuraghe Crabas , the archaeological complex of Su Putzu Iu , with grave and source ; the area of Sa Court megalithic wall characterized by a length of about 20 meters , located on the southern outskirts of the village ; Finally , the Dolmen of Sa Fronte'e Uda .

BORORE

BORORE  Apri
Loc. BORORE NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
45 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Aidomaggiore, Bortigali, Dualchi
Borore is a village in the province of Nuoro, in the central area of Sardinia , bordering the territories of Macon , Scano Montiferro , Santulussurgiu , Norbury , Aidomaggiore , Dualchi and Birori . Located about 400 meters above sea level on the slopes of the mountains of Marghine , has an area of great environmental interest and natural beauty. The town of Boroughbridge is located at the foot of the mountain and plateau basalt Marghine Abbasanta . It is surrounded by a very fertile territory , the main reason of its ancient occupation by protosarde populations . The numerous archaeological finds which nuraghis graves of giants, Domus de Janas, dolmens and menhirs still bear witness to its origins . Borore is surrounded by fields and pastures, divided by the characteristic dry stone walls. While on the inside, runs a network of streets that weave around the parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin . It is part of the of Municipalities of Marghine GAL and the Foundation of Participation Marghine . Its economy is primarily based on agro-pastoral activities with a strong specialization in the cultivation of olive trees , vegetables , fodder , citrus , vines and fruit trees. As for the sheep , particularly common is the breeding of cattle, sheep and horses . Because of its position the center of gravity , Borore can be a convenient reference point for exploring the central area of Sardinia and part of the coast from Bosa to Oristano. Borore has so much to offer its guests , starting with the cultural heritage present in its center , to the archaeological sites scattered throughout the territory and natural landscapes , rich woods , streams , pastures and dry stone walls. Starting from the center , well worth a visit is the parish church of the Assumption Blessed Virgin , which has a neoclassical facade shapes and is bounded on either side by two towers. Inside, there is a wooden Baroque altar of the eighteenth century and four paintings by Emilio Scherer depicting the four Evangelists. The church of San Lussorio has inside instead , some paintings of considerable interest, depicting traditional costumes , while the church of the Carmelite houses the wooden statues of the Virgin and the Dead Christ. With regard to the archaeological sites of great interest are the graves of giants Imbertighe and Santy Bainzu , the Nuraghe of Porcarzos , Duos Nuraghes , Toscono , Craba and Oschera . Just outside the town of Boroughbridge , between the towns of Su fangarzu and Giunchedu you tova the dolmen burial Imbertighe with the same name similar to that of the tomb of the giants . The entire burial , seeds buried now , had a length of 11.50 m, with the burial chamber of 1 m wide by 9 feet . The monumental stele is 3.61 meters high , in the center of the exedra , composed of three rows of blocks , yet still perfectly in place that make the plan of the burial and the type of construction. Near the church of Santu Bainzu , a Km from the town of Boroughbridge and a few dozen meters from the dolmen Toscono and Porcarzos , lies the burial of Santu Bainzu . Originally the body tombstone was 13.70 m long with a rope exedra of 13.70 , while the burial chamber which is preserved today, is 6.00 m long by 1.10 wide. The large and impressive stelae, struck by lightning and renovated in the '60s, is now almost entirely devoid of the frame which is preserved only in the upper part .

ONANI

ONANI  Apri
Loc. ONANI NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
40 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Bitti, Buddus˛, Galtellý
Onani' is a small village situated in the heart of Sardinia, has retained its deepest roots in ancient customs and usages , which is still present and visible . The area includes a large communal forest , used largely to grazing . There is also the penal colony Mamone counts 2,300 hectares . The economy is based primarily on farming. A country rich in history and traditions , inhabited since ancient times, of which there are precious testimonies thanks to wonderful nuraghis , giants' tombs and Domus de Janas . Located on a hill at an altitude . 500 above sea level, overlooking a characteristic landscape and very impressive chain of mountains extending from the register, and Dorgali Oliena to the mountains of Lula and a pleasant valley of Bittese . Onani' set in a stunning natural scenery very varied , with hills covered in forests of oak and maquis. The town has preserved its traditional structure with houses typical of barbaric , some decorated with murals made special by the painter Diego Asproni . Of particular interest is the church of St. Peter, built in the Romanesque style and dates back to the twelfth century. There are also examples of architecture is nuragica , such as nuragheses and the Domus de Janas , both medieval , like the old country

OLIVASTRI MILLENARI DI BALTOLU

OLIVASTRI MILLENARI DI BALTOLU  Apri
Loc. LURAS OLBIA-TEMPIO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
43 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 449 mt. a.s.l.  Area Tempio Pausania, Aggius, Vignola Mare
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Luras ( LURAS in Sardinia, in the Gallura Lu'risi ) , is a town of 2,715 inhabitants in the province of Olbia -Tempio in the historical region of Gallura . It is located 500 meters above sea level , in the area of the Gallura. It is part of the Third Mountain Community Gallura . Is 95 km from Sassari. Despite being located in the heart of the Gallura, Sardinia has preserved Logudorese , once spoken throughout the area , but for some centuries replaced by the Gallura region , language of origin , and akin to southern Corsican dialect of Sartene. The name derives from the Latin Luras lura , meaning or goatskin bag . The name comes from the imagination of the locals who could see rocks present in the particular forms of skins or bags . In the area of Luras old olive trees are present . In particular, at Santu Baltolu of Karana , at the country church dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is situated the oldest of these olive trees, which is the people of Luras confidentially and respectfully called S'Ozzastru . It has a circumference of 12 meters at about m . 1.30 from the ground and 8 meters high . His age , according to some experts, is estimated at between 3,000 and 4,000 years old, thus being the oldest tree in Italy and one of the oldest in Europe. In 1991 , this patriarch of nature , was d a natural monument and ed by ministerial decree for the region of Sardinia, in the list of twenty trees , one for each Italian region .

S. MARIA DEL REGNO

S. MARIA DEL REGNO  Apri
Loc. SAINT MARIA OF REGNO, ARDARA SASSARI, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
17 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Torralba, Ozieri, Perfugas
Santa Maria is an imposing Romanesque church of the Kingdom of Sardinia, the small town of Ardara Parish , in the province of Sassari. The monument was palace chapel of the judges of Torres.La church was built in a very dark basalt to the work of craftsmen near Pisa. The facade is divided into five mirrors and presents a projecting coping . At the center is the portal lintel and relieving arch round arch , surmounted by a lancet window . The entire external face of the building is punctuated by pilasters and decorated with hanging arches . On the left side of the building alongside what remains of the bell tower, a square cane , currently docked . The interior, with a rectangular plan , is divided into three naves by two sets of columns supporting arches of carved capitals with floral motifs. The roof of the nave is a wooden trusses , while the aisles , divided into bays , shell have to cruise. The view of the semicircular apse is prevented by the imposing altarpiece Maggiore , the largest XVI century altarpiece in Sardinia , which stands behind the altar. The work, about ten meters high and six wide , consists of thirty- painted tables , separated by carvings of gilded wood. The tables show the different representations of prophets and saints , in addition to the events of Mary's life . At the center of the altarpiece , by a valuable niche , there is the wooden statue of Our Lady of the Kingdom, in which the Madonna, who is holding the baby Jesus , is clothed with royal insignia (crown and scepter ) . The altarpiece is accompanied by an inion on the dais , where he was appointed the author, John Muru, and the year of ution, 1515. From another entry shows the name of the purchaser , Joan Cataholo , canon of St. Peter Sorres in 1489 and dean of the cathedral of Sant 'Antioco Bisarcio in 1503. Inside the church you can admire the series of paintings leaning against the columns, representing the apostles and other saints of the seventeenth century , the altarpiece Minor , a work of the same school of Maggiore altarpiece , a carved wooden pulpit and the epigraph , copy probably thirteenth-century original, to commemorate the consecration of the temple , which took place may 7, 1107 .

MONTE USSONI E BAIA OSTINA

MONTE USSONI E BAIA OSTINA  Apri
Loc. MONTE USSONI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
41 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 250 mt. a.s.l.  Area Sedini, San Pietro a Mare, Valledoria
From Monte Ussoni Bay Ostina for an itinerary that offers unique landscapes ranging from the mouth of the river Coghinas and its fertile valley to the pristine coastline between the end of the beaches of San Pietro and La Ciaccia and Baia Ostina Castelsardo. On ss 134 proceeding from Castelsardo to Sedini - Bassenthwaite turn Multedu to the forest site on the left and continue for several kilometers in the dense forest and the vegetation consists of species typical of the mediterraneacon mastic bushes and oak trees and other plants introduced to the work of forestry such as pine and pinod'Aleppo . Arriving at the top of Ussoni Mountains (348 m) there is a spectacular panoramic view of the entire sea and country. On clear days it ranges with the view from the coast of Isola Rossa , in Punta Canneddi and Tinnari (often you can also see the mountains of Corsica ) to Porto Torres , Stintino and the whole island dell . In the South -West 's castle and his cape . Going back you can choose to go and visit the beautiful forest of oaks of the Holy Spirit , which takes its name from the ruins of the church , or go to Bay Ostina.

SASSARI

SASSARI  Apri
Loc. SASSARI, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
41 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Ardara, Sedini, Castelsardo
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Sassari e' uno dei capoluoghi di provincia della regione Sardegna, si trova nella parte nord-ovest dell'isola all'interno del Golfo dell'Asinara. Originariamente Sassari e' stata descritta col nome di Tathari nel XII secolo quando era un piccolo borgo composto da popolazione in fuga a causa dei saraceni e della malaria. Sassari si sviluppa come un importante centro commerciale con frequenti scambi con il porto pisano e genovese. Intorno alla fine del XIII secolo Sassari divenne comune ma successivamente fu sotto il dominio degli Aragonesi e degli Spagnoli. Rimase sotto il dominio spagnolo fino al 1720 quando e successivamente entro a far parte del Regno d'Italia. Da vedere: Fonte Rossello: si tratta di una bellissima fontana ornamentale collegata ad una ricca sorgente d'acqua . E' in stile del tardo Rinascimento, possiede una pianta rettangolare ed e' formata da due strutture sovrapposte a forma di parallelepipedo in marmo verde e bianco. Sopra queste strutture vi sono degli archi incrociati al di sopra dei quali si trova la statua equestre di San Gavino (si tratta di una copia, l'originale e' andata distrutta). Su ogni angolo della struttura si trovano statue che raffigurano le quattro stagioni. Duomo di San Nicola: questa chiesa fu edificata nel XIII secolo ed era in stile romanico. Di questa sua struttura originale rimane solo la parte inferiore del campanile. Nel 1480 fu costruito in stile gotico e di questo periodo rimane tutta la parte interna. Nel XVII secolo fu interamente rifatta la facciata e fu allungato il camanile. Attualmente la facciata si presenta finemente decorata con fregi, arabeschi e medaglioni. Vi sono poi tre nicchie che contengono i tre santi piu venerati a Sassari: San Gavino, San Proto e San Gianuario. Ancora piu in alto si trova invece la statua di San Nicola. Chiesa di San Pietro in Silki: questa chiesa venne edificata nel XIII secolo ma nel corso dei secoli le sue caratteristiche romaniche sono state profondamente modificate: infatti della struttura originaria rimane solo il campanile. All'interno si trovano preziosi dipinti e simulacri tra cui uno della Madonna delle Grazie del XV secolo.

BADESI

BADESI  Apri
Loc. BADESI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
45 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 11 mt. a.s.l.  Area Valledoria, San Pietro a Mare, TrinitÓ d'Agultu e Vignola
A wide white beach stretches for miles , across the mouth of the river Coghinas , one of the most important in Sardinia . The dunes of fine sand , are covered with juniper and horizon you can see in the distance the island dell . Due to its exposure to the mistral wind , this coast is ideal , throughout the year , lovers of surfing to sailing . The coast of Badesi also been d as a Site of Community Interest , for the richness of the flora and fauna of the features , especially the resident and migratory birds that nest among the reeds on the banks of the river Coghinas and fluvial islands . But the rest of the municipality is especially attractive and very varied, with hills covered with dense vegetation and low sandy flat land , where they grow lush vineyards, from which we get the prestigious and award-winning Vermentino di Gallura (DOCG) . In the month of May is held in Badesi pot Magrini surfcasting , race -class fishing from shore. 3-5 June instead place the patronal feast of the Sacred Heart . But the summer is the period in which they held the majority of events , parties and festivals under the only program of Summer Badesana . To note the famous summer carnival Badesi , with a parade of floats , which is held every year on the night of 13 August, and the Wine and Food Festival takes place on August 8 , with a tasting of typical dishes and specialties of Gallura , in an event that attracts year after year an increasing number of tourists.

NURAGHE SANTU ANTINE

NURAGHE SANTU ANTINE  Apri
Loc. NURAGHE SAINT TU ANTINE, LOCALITA' CABO ABBAS, TORRALBA, SASSARI, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
23 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Ardara, Bortigali, Ozieri
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The Nuraghe Santu doors , also called de Sa domo of the King ( in Italian House of the King ) is one of the most impressive Nuraghe in Sardinia and is also one of the most important among those esistenti.L ' entire complex is an important example of architecture from prehistoric Mediterranean and it is assumed that the original height of the central tower reached a size between 22 and 24 meters , the highest for that period after the Egyptian pyramids and the keep the palace of nuragica Arrubiu which measured between 25 and 30 metri.Quello nuraghe Santu doors is a poly-lobed , the oldest part consists of the central tower , and is of a later period the outer wall of the wall trefoil , which arrives at the first level . Access to the building is oriented towards the south , the interior of the first level of the central tower has three niches , but - something rare - are connected with each other by a circular corridor formed in the thickness of the wall. The scale , arranged clockwise , leads to the second level, completing 360 ░ of extension . The scale also reached the third level no longer exists, the residual height of the tower reaches 17.5 meters . The dolmen has two wells, one in the floor of a cell , the other in the yard. One of the galleries inside the palace nuragica Santu Antin. Dolmen is located adjacent to the village , with the classic circular huts of the period nuragico and homes with a rectangular plan of the Roman period that bear witness to the re-use of the structure in periods subsequent to the nuragica .

CASTELSARDO

CASTELSARDO  Apri
Loc. CASTELSARDO - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
44 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 74 mt. a.s.l.  Area Sedini, San Pietro a Mare, Valledoria
Castelsardo is a medieval town located in the North of Sardinia , on the Gulf dell, preserved virtually intact thanks to its unique geographical position, a promontory overlooking the sea , which has preserved from attack and destruction over the centuries . Founded by the Doria family of Genoa under the name of Castelgenovese , was conquered by the Aragonese and renamed Castellaragonese . Today Castelsardo name dates back to the mid-eighteenth century, when it replaced the Spanish. Castelsardo is now a tourist town equipped with a marina and beautiful beaches and coves ideal for pleasant summer holidays . During the year, rituals and traditions , such as the famous Feast of Lunissanti , mark the life of every day , characterized by the industrious work of cestinaie , fishermen and farmers. Castelsardo is part of the territory of Anglona in the province of Sassari, in a very special position overlooking the sea and dominating the landscape of the hinterland, mostly hilly . There are glimpses of great beauty that are characterized by limestone cliffs that form the highlands and plateaus , carved by erosion forming valleys or cliffs . The predominant vegetation is typical of the Mediterranean, which has also developed inland and not just on the coasts, while the forests extend for no more than a few tens of hectares. In many of these slopes waterways , of which the largest is the river Coghinas dig very deep valleys where it is not uncommon for the formation of medium-sized caves . In inland areas meet flocks of sheep or cows to pasture, what characterizes the Sardinian landscape .

COMPLESSO DI ROMANZESU

COMPLESSO DI ROMANZESU  Apri
Loc. BITTI NU, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
36 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Onaný, Buddus˛, AlÓ dei Sardi
Romanzesu is one of the most important housing complexes and cultic nuragica of Sardinia, with a hundred huts, five buildings of worship a well temple and four in Megaron - and a large enclosure ceremonial. It is built with local granite. The area has developed around the well temple, built in the rock from whose clefts gushing spring water. It has access ladder and circular chamber (diameter 3.40 m, height 3.60 m) built with regular rows of blocks accurately machined. The floor is paved and a counter-seat runs along the perimeter of the wall. The well were associated three betilini discovered in N and S of the structure. A sort of hall with steps, marked by some menhirs, connects well with a large circular basin terraced steps (14 m diameter), with flagstone floor, perhaps destined to ritual ablutions, where they collected the water flood source. The area of the pit returned materials of the Late Bronze (IX-XIII century BC.). The four temples to megaron and the fence are located in the village, on the gentle slope next to the well. The first megaron (length 12.15 m, width 5.40 m / 6.20; residual height 2.15 m) is about 100 m from the well and aims to E. It had in its first phase, the fourteenth sec. BC, a scheme doubly in antis (long sides long on the front and back) with a vestibule leading into an entrance through splayed in the rectangular room inside (length 5.30 m, width 3.30 m). This was equipped with seats and counters deals, while a central fossa appears to document the presence of an architectural element ritual. In XIII-XI century BC the hall was closed with straight walls and with space for ritual use containers; in X-IX century BC was expanded with the construction of a curved front. Near the temple is a large elliptical enclosure (diameter 18.40 m / 16.70) with entrance to E and an internal structure of concentric walls. These create a circular route, almost labyrinthine, connecting with a central space paved (diameter 4.74 m) at the center of a base built with wedge blocks had to take an element of worship, perhaps the same clay model of nuraghe returned into fragments by excavation. The discovery of a thousand quartz pebbles seems to confirm the ritual function of the environment. The second megaron located upstream of the well. It is rectangular (length m 11,90 / 11,20; width from 6 to 5.50 m) and is built with blocks arranged in irregular rows leveled with wedges. The interior rectangular (length 5.15 m / 4.90, width 1.65 m) retains the cobbled paving and a part of a large counter. Outside, on the right side, rest two bases for deals with remnants of lava lead. The third megaron is located at 100 N but the former. Incorporates some highlights of the rock and has a rectangular shape doubly in antis (length 8.80 m, width 2.30 m). The walls of the interior are made with regular rows of blocks just blanks. The temple was surrounded by a fence flagstone which keeps the base. Among the village huts, circular, some particularly spacious feature-seat benches, niches and internal subdivisions, similar to the huts of the meetings of other villages nuragici island. The ceramics returned from a primitive huts attest plant up area in advanced stages of the Middle Bronze Age (sixteenth century BC.). Other buildings on a rectangular plan, with bottom side apse and counters spiral or circular, were perhaps functional reception of pilgrims.

OTTANA

OTTANA  Apri
Loc. OTTANA, PROVINCE OF NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
40 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 222 mt. a.s.l.  Area Olzai, Orotelli, Noragugume
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Ottana is a town of 2,422 inhabitants in the province of Nuoro. The variant of the Sardinian language is barbaric. At the center of the village stands the beautiful former Romanesque cathedral of St. Nicholas, built between 1140 and 1160 (second phase of construction). Of great interest is the carnival of Ottana, for the characters of Merdules and utioner. These masks are characterized, first, with wooden monstrous forms, usually with long noses, the latter, with masks features veal, wearing fleeces of sheep. The country ''''s economy is based, in addition to'''' traditional activity of ''''livestock, mainly petrochemical industry and the production of synthetic fibers.

CIVICO MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO

CIVICO MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO  Apri
Loc. PERFUGAS SS, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
29 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 64 mt. a.s.l.  Area Santa Maria Coghinas, San Pietro a Mare, Sedini
The museum, which originated from the census and excavation of archaeological sites in the territory of Perfugas, is divided into a section and an archaeological paleobotany. On display are fossils of plants similar to palms, cypresses and poplars, from Anglona petrified forest, which formed between 30 and 15 million years ago as a result of events that led to the silicification of the plants themselves. The Palaeolithic section houses the most ancient materials found so far in Sardinia: the flint tools of archaic Clactonian from Rio Altana and the scrapers and the denticulates from Sa Pedrosa-Pantallinu of evolved Clactonian. The Neolithic is represented by the statue of mother goddess with child, which is the first kourotrophos Western environment (fourth millennium BC). Refer to the Nuraghic pottery, stone tools and bronze artefacts, including a dagger hilt is remarkable gammata intact. Exhibits import of VII-VI sec. BC, testifying to the vitality of some tardonuragici territorial centers, Attic vases and Punic V-IV century. B.C. and other Hellenistic and Roman pottery illustrate the historical age. Among the early medieval materials are included in the fifth century impasto vases, a bronze ring of the sixth century, vague of glass mass and a spearhead of the seventh and eighth centuries. materials are also exposed referring to the centuries IX-XIII. There is a free service of guided tours. The audio-visual room has 85 seats, wall screen, video projector and sound tem. You can perform virtual tours in the region through a multimedia station. The Museum carries out educational activities for school groups, consisting of guided tours, film projections, specific sections on the themes of prehistory. You must book tours of groups of over 10 people. There are no architectural barriers. Address: via Nazario Sauro, 07034 Perfugas; telephone: 079 564241 Body having: City of Perfugas. Management: Sa Rundine s.n.c., via Roma 24, Perfugas Timetable: 9.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00 (from October to May); 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 (June to September); closed on Mondays. Ticket: Euro 3.00 (full price), Euro 2.00 (groups of at least 10 people, seniors over 60, schools), Euro 1.00 (residents, carers). Ticket Exemption: children up to 6 years. e-mail: comunediperfugas@tiscali.it, sarundine@tiscali.it

NURAGHE BODDO

NURAGHE BODDO  Apri
Loc. ALA' DEI SARDI OT, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
31 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 664 mt. a.s.l.  Area Buddus˛, Bitti, Onaný
Of this civilization, which covers a wide space of time between the Middle Bronze Age and the Iron Age (XVI-th century BC.), we know in the territory about 290 or complex of Nuraghe Nuraghe, with a density equal to 5, 12 per sq. km Of these monuments, well camouflaged in the landscape because they were built with local stone, we identify simple constructions, consisting of one tower of a d cone; complex by adding more towers variously articulated; mixed with bellies embedded in the rock, crossed by corridors, which form the basis of high tholos. It is a civilization characterized by the emergence of an elite of builders, architects, large folding this element to all construction requirements, in high, in extension and in the bowels of the earth, inventors and custodians of the laws governing this sacred act. The important closets of bronzes found in the area identify a structured instrument, consisting of saws, axes, picks, wedges, chains, etc.. that could facilitate the extraction of the stone material and the construction of these monuments through the use of wooden scaffolding and of simple machines for lifting and positioning of boulders. The nuraghis you have the edge of the highlands, in the foothills around the plain, along the course of rivers, with particular concentrations on opposite sides, around a mining area. It highlights a strategy of settlement of a complex and stratified society, aimed at control of the means of communication and production areas, with the Nuraghe, residence and seat of power, the village, the town in which you carry out productive activities, and sacred areas and sacred burial-quite distinct.

MTB: VALLEDORIA AGGIUS TERME DI CASTELDORIA

MTB: VALLEDORIA AGGIUS TERME DI CASTELDORIA  Apri
Loc. VALLEDORIA SS, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
41 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 11 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Pietro a Mare, Badesi, Santa Maria Coghinas
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Starting point: Valledoria On Viddalba direction Aggius (very nice), in the direction of the Temple. For 90% of the road is paved, so with the race essentially feasible. The roads are with very little traffic. The town of Aggius worth a visit as well as Temple.

POZZO SACRO DI SANTA CRISTINA

POZZO SACRO DI SANTA CRISTINA  Apri
Loc. SANTUARIO CAMPESTRE DI SANTA CRISTINA, STRADA STATALE CARLO FELICE, ORISTANO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
39 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Orotelli, Gavoi, Olzai
  Brochure PDF
The sacred well is a Templar hypogeic addressed during the Bronze Age to the worship of water in Sardinia. There are numerous on the island and along with the tombs of the giants and the Megaron temples testify to the deeply religious people of sardines during the nuragica Civilization . These singular monuments (among the most elaborate of the island ) are a clear example of the architectural mastery of nuragici and confirm the great importance given to water sources. In the world there are other examples of sacred wells , for example, in Bulgaria ( Sacred Well of garlo ) . The older temples were built in the manner of dolmen and stone blocks are not perfectly square . Over time were then built with more refined technique and with greater accuracy in machining up to great perfection and precision , so that in years past were thought to be built between the eighth and sixth centuries BC The most recent findings , however, have led archaeologists estimate that the temples of the holy water reassembled at a time when there was a close relationship between the Mycenaean kingdoms of ancient Greece and Crete and the populations in Sardinia. These new estimations are of two millennia earlier than those made during the first findings . A dating almost certain comes from recent excavations in the sacred well of Funtana Coberta , near Ballasalla , where they are completely absent from the Iron Age pottery nuragiche . While there are artifacts from the Aegean . The shaft of Ballasalla , according to pottery nuragiche , was then built in the late Bronze to be abandoned in the bronze final . At this date are also dating from the bronze fragments found in the well in question.

LEI

LEI  Apri
Loc. LEI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
32 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Silanus, Bolotana, Bortigali
She is an Italian municipality of 581 inhabitants spread over a number of hills on about 500 m above sea level . Uncertain is the origin of the country , however, appear to be very remote. In the area there is , in fact, the presence of numerous testimonies of the pre- nuragica nuragica , Punic, Roman and medieval times. The name, however, appears for the first time , with the spelling Lee, Condaghe of Santa Maria of Bonarcado , one of the sources of greatest importance for the reconstruction of Sardinian history of the Middle Ages . Today, the area is characterized by an economy based on agriculture with the production of wheat , barley , legumes, flax, hemp, fruit, wine , olive oil, with excellent pastures and livestock , cattle and sheep and cow's milk cheese of high quality . In addition , the City is renowned for the processing of wool and carpets. For a few years , thanks to the rugged beauty of the landscapes and the mystery of the archaeological sites , which attract many visitors , is emerging more and more tourism. In the territory of the village, to visit the Nuraghe are first and foremost , the two Domus de Janas and the three graves of giants. The Nuraghe - if they are six - are large stone monuments , evidence of a thousand year old civilization of which we know very little, only that a people of shepherds and farmers divided into small communities , who lived in Sardinia for eight centuries , and built these extraordinary structures, the use of which is still uncertain. The most likely hypothesis is that they had a civil function ; we lived and kept watch on the surrounding area : defensive forts , holding or maybe even temples. The Domus de Janas , literally fairy houses are prehistoric burial structures carved into the rock , built by the people of the Neolithic. The tombs of the giants are funerary monuments consist of collective tombs belonging to the age nuragica . During the Medieval period , however, the church in honor of St. Michael the Archangel of the thirteenth century, a time device and now incorporated by the recent housing boom . The building of modest size, is formed from a single nave. To see, finally, the country church of San Marco.

AGGIUS

AGGIUS  Apri
Loc. AGGIUS OLBIA-TEMPIO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
39 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Tempio Pausania, Luras, Santa Maria Coghinas
Located 514 meters above sea level , Aggius is a typical of Gallura, nestled in nuraghis , at the foot of the jagged granite ridge called the Mountains of Aggius , which includes Mounts Sotza (m. 789 ) and the Cross ( Mt. 666 ) . The view is certainly one of the most beautiful of Sardinia Aggius is nestled among granitic rocks with bizarre shapes , cork trees and vineyards . It has a wonderful view dominated by the mighty massif Limbara , surrounded by an articulated chain of mountains which makes the landscape distinctive and gives it a unique , always very celebrated. Granite masses and rounded hills are the dominant features of the landscape of this area . In fact, both being part of the tem of rugged ridges of the jagged granite , whether it is present in scattered heaps bizarre shapes in the so-called Valley of the Moon , the granite unmistakably characterizes the landscape of this wonderful Sardinian village . They have become famous over the centuries the twisted shapes of these particular stones , in which man , since ancient times , wanted to recognize faces, shapes , animals and deities , choosing to live next door, first shelters under rocks , then in nuraghis and finally in the pens , pastoral settlements typical of Gallura . Its name may derive from the greek Agios ( sacred / holy ), or from the Latin agnus (lamb) for the ancient presence of folds , or even from A- Jius (without right or law) to indicate a certain independent and rebellious nature of its original inhabitants.

SPIAGGIA DI SAN PIETRO

SPIAGGIA DI SAN PIETRO  Apri
Loc. VALLEDORIA SS, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
42 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 10 mt. a.s.l.  Area Valledoria, Badesi, Sedini
St. Peter's beach is one of the town beaches of Valledoria that are located along the northern coast of Sardinia, overlooking the Asinara Gulf, in the province of Sassari. E 'characterized by a soft and light-colored sandy expanse, although not a candidate. There are Posidonia beached in small amounts: the classic marine balls. And 'it bordered by the estuary of the river Coghinas on the right of the beach. The sea has a medium-shallow water with a color scheme comprising various shades of blue and emerald green. Averagely busy in the summer months. Behind the beach there are small dunes and Mediterranean scrub. Getting there: from Valledoria, proceed on Provincial Road 90. At the roundabout, turn right and continue straight up to the rest area. Services: present eateries on the beach, possibility to rent equipment, deck chairs, parasols. Several hotel facilities and restaurants available in the area. Dominated by the country church of San Pietro Celestino placed on a small promontory, San Pietro a mare is the beach par excellence of Valledoria. Dunes of white and very wide sandy beach which is reflected for about a kilometer of the turquoise sea. Continuing west, the golden sand becomes closer to Maragnani extinct near the first houses of the Ciaccia, which gives way to a new scenic beauty, the cliff, which will accompany us until Castelsardo.

NORAGUGUME

NORAGUGUME  Apri
Loc. NORAGUGUME NUORO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
41 Km from PONT'EZZU
  Area Dualchi, Aidomaggiore, Silanus
Noragugume is located in a hilly area of alluvial type , between the lake and the mountain range Omodeo Marghine , dominated by the most massive Gennargentu and is part of the of the City of Marghine . The of Municipalities of Marghine insists on a territory that includes the historical region of Marghine which is located in the western part of the province of Nuoro, in a portion of the territory between the province of Sassari in the north and to the south the province of Oristano The region takes its name from the chain, is located in the central - western part of the island, in a central position and strategic communications for the entire territory of Sardinia . Since prehistoric times , in fact, the Marghine and in particular the seat of Macon , was the obligatory point of passage between the Cape and the Cape of Sotto Sopra , a function that still holds today. The current village of Noragugume dates from the fifteenth century , as evidenced by the small church of Santa Croce. There are several nuraghis in the area, among the most famous in Tolinu that still has a bastion and a well-preserved tower , the tower Irididdo with central and two lateral , the Nuraghe Muresune and Litzera . The name of the country, according to a hypothesis stems from a dolmen -shaped pot which is located just outside the town . One of the characteristic elements of the culture of an area is definitely the language. As in the rest of Sardinia, also in Marghine has maintained the use of the Sardinian language . The Sardinian is spoken Logudorese , with influences barbarian and campidanesi . According to Wagner, the Sardinian Marghine is the same that is spoken Meilogu and Goceano , albeit with some phonetic variants . The Sardinian Marghine is commendable in its most stately thanks to Canto a Tenore and poets who compose their poems at the table or extemporaneously (during special poetry competitions organized on the occasion of the celebrations for the patron saint festivals festivals are topics of general .) in the town center there are the churches of the Holy Cross, the Blessed Virgin Itria and St. James , the patron saint of the country. The center is very neat and small. Of great historical importance the Church of the Blessed Virgin of Gothic- Catalan. The church of St. Itria , at the center of the village of Noragugume in Piazza IV Novembre, dates back to 1620 and has been in recent times (1985 ) the subject of general restructuring and consolidation of some of its static structural parts. During this procedure, were found numerous human remains and clothing and objects also of particular interest, is testimony to the custom of burying the dead in churches but also the craftsmanship of the artisans of the time in working iron, wood and terracotta . The Nuraghe of Tolinu , located in the homonymous village , is located along the southern border with Sedilo , about 1.8 Km from the city center to the south- east . It ' a dolmen complex , dating from the Middle Bronze Age , with nearby civilian settlement . The type of construction is carried out in several stages, with reuse of the structure to the historical era .

IL FIUME COGHINAS

IL FIUME COGHINAS  Apri
Loc. VALLEDORIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
43 Km from PONT'EZZU
Altitude: 1 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Pietro a Mare, Badesi, Santa Maria Coghinas
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The Coghinas is the most important river of northern Sardinia , with a length of 116 km is the third largest river island after the Tirso and the Flumendosa , however, resulting amplitude of 2 ░ to the reservoir after Tirso and the 2nd after the Flumendosa average flow of water. The term Coghinas Logudorese which means kitchen is derived from the presence of hot springs that the height of Casteldoria , a township near Santa Maria Coghinas flow giving rise to a complex spa known since Roman times . The presence of iodine -bromine waters that gush out at a temperature of 76 ░ C has allowed the development of facilities with modern equipment which , together with the beauty and richness of the flora and fauna of the places and in the presence of protected areas , increase the potential development of tourism in the area, located less than 10 miles from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of. hike proposal Daily journey lasting about 6 hours. The starting point is near the hot springs , where you can admire the play of steam hot water causes the surface of the river, and proceeding through the reeds and scrub Meditterranean until arrival at the lagoon a few steps from the sea. A challenging course where the camera is mandatory, you can immortalize Egrets and herons , kingfishers, Falchetti , ducks, seagulls and for those lucky stork 's nest has about one km before the bridge mid-term . Practicable throughout the year.

Excursions and attractions in SARDEGNA close to OZIERI SS, ITALIA Pattada Ardara Torralba: 'SINDIA'   'BORTIGALI'   'BOLOTANA'   'SILANUS'   'NURAGHE MAJORI'   'OROTELLI'   'ROCCIA DELL'ELEFANTE'   'TERME DI CASTELDORIA'   'PATTADA'   'AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DEL NURAGHE LOELLE'   'TEMPIO PAUSANIA'   'DUALCHI'   'BORORE'   'ONANI'   'OLIVASTRI MILLENARI DI BALTOLU'   'S. MARIA DEL REGNO'   'MONTE USSONI E BAIA OSTINA'   'SASSARI'   'BADESI'   'NURAGHE SANTU ANTINE'   'CASTELSARDO'   'COMPLESSO DI ROMANZESU'   'OTTANA'   'CIVICO MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO'   'NURAGHE BODDO'   'MTB: VALLEDORIA AGGIUS TERME DI CASTELDORIA'   'POZZO SACRO DI SANTA CRISTINA'   'LEI'   'AGGIUS'   'SPIAGGIA DI SAN PIETRO'   'NORAGUGUME'   'IL FIUME COGHINAS'  

SARDEGNA


A journey sailing on an emerald sea among small and big coves with snow-white sand and this is Sardinia, an Island that strikes its visitors with natural contrasts, the lights and colours of a region that guards old traditions, amid wilderness and pure nature. Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is a mainly mountainous region, without high peaks, with a vast and charming, yet bittersweet, natural environment. In fact, the presence of man does not seem to affect this territory; great surfaces still preserve their natural composition, luxuriant woods with even millenary trees, small desert areas and marshes inhabited by deer, wild horses and rapacious birds. The sea reigns over this region with its colours and it creeps into the coves, along the coasts, the beaches and the most popular resorts. An example is the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) with its pearl, Porto Cervo, that combines the history and culture of a region that has old traditions with a joyful and colourful nightlife. Porto Cervo was named after its enchanting cove, which looks like the antlers of a deer; the Old Port is considered the best-equipped tourist port in the Mediterranean Sea. Porto Rotondo is also a famous location; it overlooks the wide Gulf of Cugnana and is full of villas and piazzas embedded in a splendid natural environment. Those who prefer the mountain to the sea can explore the area of Gennargentu, the greatest mountain range in Sardinia, with its peculiar landscape, where Man and Nature joined one another and decided that the latter should have the priority. This region is rich in flora and fauna, with its mouflons, golden eagles, Sardinian deer and several species that are now threatened with extinction. Among its wonders, Sardinia offers the visitor the Nuragic complexes scattered all over the territory. These are unique monuments in the world that testify an ancient culture, that remains partly mysterious, and that went from the fifteenth century to the sixteenth BC. The Nuragic constructions were built using great blocks of stone and develop around a central cone-shaped tower that transmits strength and power. These are archaeological sites where it is possible to grasp the archaic charm of ancient rituals and domestic life. Of these many constructions, the complex of Barumini, in the province of Cagliari, is among the sites in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The provinces of the region are: Cagliari (regional capital), Carbonia-Iglesias, Nuoro, Olbia-Tempio, Oristano, Medio Campidano, Sassari and Ogliastra.