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Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to ARBUS Fluminimaggiore Marina di Gutturu Flumini Buggerru

LAVERIA LAMARMORA

LAVERIA LAMARMORA  Apri
Loc. NEBIDA CARBONIA-IGLESIAS, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
21 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
Altitude: 304 mt. a.s.l.  Area Masua, Buggerru, Fluminimaggiore
  Brochure PDF
The Washery La Marmora is one of the most interesting mining complexes in Sardinia. It is a short distance from the town of Nebida and curious why this building that once housed the sorters intent to the minerals extracted and to wash , appears isolated on the slope of a mountain overlooking the sea. In this landscape of great pathos , the laundry, like a jewel , is nestled in an unspoilt area and is interesting from the point of view of environmental , geological and naturalistic . For these characteristics, the place is half of the visits of scholars and tourists from every corner of the world . The laundry was connected with the underlying ovens lapping clear blue sea. It stands beside the kilns , the stock of minerals and goods, the old wharf for ships - racks . The whole complex fell into disuse in the mid 30s. Its buildings are immersed in a unique geological environment : the landscape is colorful to the alternating colors of the rocks that vary from yellow to dark purple dolomites of the pudding , the white of the limestone islets S'Agusteri , The Dead , Sponge sugar: natural monuments that rise from the sea and contrast with the sky above.

COSTA VERDE

COSTA VERDE  Apri
Loc. MARINA DI ARBUS MEDIO CAMPIDANO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
12 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
Altitude: 19 mt. a.s.l.  Area Fluminimaggiore, Arbus, Buggerru
E Cosi' Chiamata per via della ricchissima Vegetazione di lentischio , ginestra , corbezzolo e ginepro Che scende Dalle montagne Fino al mare fra valli e dune di sabbia . La Costa Verde , o Marina di Arbus , SI estende Sulla costa Sud Occidentale della Sardegna per circa, 47 chilometri , in Un susseguirsi di chilometriche e splendide spiagge , cale rocciose da Interrotte , scure ed imponenti Scogliere Che scendono a picco sul mare e deserti di sabbia intercalati Dalla profumata macchia mediterranea . Tutt'intorno monti ed arbusti modellati Dal Migliore fra Gli scultori : il vento . E non raro infatti Incontrare Ginepri o ALTRI arbusti piegati quasi Fino al Suolo entrare nella sezione Un elegante inchino ad Una natura incontaminata e regale Ancora Che non chiede ALTRO CHE Essere rispettata . L'incanto e la magia di ONU Territorio rimasto quasi incontaminato , tempo sospeso Nel, per ragioni legato al Passato Economico , basato , Fino alla Meta' del Secolo scorso , Sulle Attivita' Minerarie ; importantissimi erano , infatti , i Centri di Ingurtosu , Montevecchio e Buggerru , da cui proveniva circa il Dieci Percento della Produzione Mondiale di piombo e zinco . In Seguito alla chiusura delle Attivita' Produttive ed al conseguente Abbandono del Territorio da altera parte di Attivita' Umane , la natura ha avuto Modo di prendere la SUA rivincita , sviluppandosi in Modo Spettacolare , fino a Nightlife osare Luogo annuncio ONU ecosistema unico . I ruderi dei Villaggi e dei palazzi minerari abbandonati , delle gallerie colomba Ancora riecheggiano i Passi dei minatori Che li' lavorarono , Sono Oggi veri e propri Monumenti di archeologia mineraria , il Che con il Loro fascinoso silenzio SI incastonano nella sezione Un ecosistema Che Offre paesaggi Fra I Piu' affascinanti di Tutto il bacino del Mediterraneo , attribuendogli un'atmosfera unica . Queste Aree Sono diventati Dei Veri e propri Monumenti , facenti Parte del Parco Geominerario Storico Ambientale della Sardegna , ufficialmente Riconosciuto Nel 1997 dall'UNESCO vengono Primo parco all'interno della rete Mondiale dei Geositi / Geoparchi . This also E la patria del cervo sardo Che , insediato qui da SECOLI , E Tornato a regnare su queste montagne DOPO Avere rischiato l' estinzione ; E non raro di Primo Mattino , Durante delle passeggiate Sulla sabbia , Incontrare dei Cervi Che SI spingono Fino al mare . La Costa Verde rappresenta , dunque , ONU patrimonio unico in Tutta la Sardegna , non un Caso E infatti Stata ripetutamente Premiata con le Cinque Vele di Lega Ambiente .

MASULLAS

MASULLAS  Apri
Loc. MASULLAS ORISTANO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
32 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Collinas, Sardara, Sanluri
Tondeggiandi bucolic scenery and rolling hills provide the perfect back of Sardinia , still little explored , where nature has total freedom of expression. Masullas is located in the typical landscape Marmillan : green, hilly and mostly uneducated . Its territory extends for 18,88 square kilometers , is trapezoid in shape and is bounded on the north by the municipalities of Siris and Pompu , to the east by those of Simala , Gonnoscodina and Gonnostramatza , south and west by Mogo from Uras and Siris . Inside runs the Rio Mannu River torrential going to flow into the artificial lake of Mogo , built during the fascist period to implement the reclamation of Arborea. In the northwestern part of the municipality of Masullas is the obsidian field of Conca Cannas , which some scholars define as the largest and most interesting of all the Monte Arci. Are of significant interest to the rock forms present at Su Columbariu that are characterized by intense tafonatura , present on a vertical wall about 80 meters high . Masullas is located within the Regional Park of Monte Arci an ecotem that is of fundamental importance for the whole area Marmillan . The park - rich concentrate of flora and fauna - has particularly rare and endemic species critical to the survival of local biodiversity , among which are found oaks, cork oaks, juniper , myrtle , African tamarisk and strawberry , with regard to the flora . The fauna is instead characterized by wild boars, frogs Tyrrhenian different kinds of butterflies , ravens , warty geckos and several species of snakes, including rat snake . The park of Monte Arci is a great place for hiking and nature trails for mountain lovers and trekkers , offering extremely suggestive scenes , moments of tasting , as well as the chance to discover more about the local history, thanks to archaeological sites and historical monuments . Once you leave the trails, go into the heart of the ancient village authentic Masullas . The historic center is divided by a series of lanes that connect the four religious buildings with houses built in local sandstone . This small town , in centuries past , it was inhabited by landowners. In fact, much of the territory as it was still used for grain crops . The main local families such as cones , the Diana and Salis boasted of noble origins and today , remains strong especially in their testimony palace called Heirs Nicholas Salis House , at the moment being restored .

CALASETTA

CALASETTA  Apri
Loc. CALASETTA CI, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
45 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
Altitude: 14 mt. a.s.l.  Area Carloforte, Sant'Antioco, Iglesias
Calasetta is the second largest urban center of the island of S. Antioco and for its traditions and retains its unaltered typical of his orgini Tabarkan and Genoa. Life in the center of Calasetta began around 1769, when a group of Tabarkans from the island of Tabarka (an island situated in front of Tunis), but originally Pegli (near Genoa), asked the king Carlo Emanuele of popular the northern coast of the 'island of S. Antioco, just opposite the island of Carloforte. By the House of Savoy, in fact, since the early years of domination on the island had always intended to promote the repopulation of the whole island, including the island of S. Antioco, where the first settlers arrived tabarchini, and then Piedmont finally, Sicily. The town stands on a hill which descends towards the harbor, giving the country shaped like a polygon. The center seen from an idea of extreme severity for the regularity and order of its straight streets intersecting at right angles to form a grid. The origin of the name and the adjective Calasetta calasettano pose interpretative problems. According to Spano, it derives from Calasge'dda, diminutive of Cala. The oldest attestation of 1752, however, suggests the name of Calasei followed in 1754 by Calastra to indicate the coastal area and Cala di Seta to indicate the hinterland. In 1757 Calaseda (Spanish), and finally Calasetta and Cala di Seta alternate in the first written documents about the country. The territory of Calasetta has numerous beaches of breathtaking beauty. The coast of Calasetta is steep and rocky and sandy and low in the west to the north east. The coastline has suffered three major fractures that correspond to three beautiful beaches: Spiaggiagrande or Porto Maggiore, the Salt and Sottotorre. Of unrivaled beauty of a rocky bastion in the west that extends up to 10 m in depth that has contributed to the creation of caves and rocks to great effect. One of the most striking examples of the work of the sea is undoubtedly The nest of sparrows, a couple of rocks emerging from the water so named for the many birds that take refuge. Calasetta is very famous for its distinctive urban tower which appears frequently in the images of the country. Built before the foundation of the town, around 1737, was built by the Savoy in defense of the channel between the island of S. Antioco and San Pietro.

CALA VINAGRA

CALA VINAGRA  Apri
Loc. ISOLA DI CALA VINAGRA, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
44 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
Altitude: 1 mt. a.s.l.  Area Calasetta, Iglesias, Masua
The small beach of Cala Vinagra, is located in the north of the island of San Pietro, in the town of Carlisle, and is protected from the small islet of Cala Vinagra. It looks like a small cove sheltered from the cliff, with a mixed fund of gravel, pebbles, rocks and little coarse sand. Very characteristic. The sea has a beautiful crystal clear and turquoise, with a back mainly composed of rocks and sand, which assumes a more wide-turquoise color. In front of the beach in the beautiful island of Cala Vinagra dominates the scene with its colorfulness between white and shades of pink old faded. Absent the seagrass, especially frequented by boats.

COLLINAS

COLLINAS  Apri
Loc. COLLINAS MEDIO CAMPIDANO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
32 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Sardara, Masullas, Sanluri
The original name of the village was Forru until January 24, 1863 , the incumbent mayor John the Baptist Tuveri known jurist , philosopher and parliamentarian , proposed to change the name due to postal problems with the neighboring country , called Villanovaforru . Several proposals were made and eventually chose Collinas because of the hills surrounding the town . There is no certainty the exact origin of the name Forru , probably derived from the Latin word forum (because it denoted his position in a small valley between the hills ), or by terms indicating the ovens used to prepare the crockery or melt metals sign the strong orientation towards craft in the area. The country Collinas , is located in the Middle Campidano , located on the eastern end of the Valley Marmillan . In its territory , are found important archaeological sites ranging from the prehistoric to the Roman period , a sign of historical continuity in the home country . The history of the territory of Collinas has its origins in prehistoric times and nuragica , as evidenced by the presence of numerous findings nuragici , especially in the area of the plateau and Seddon know Caudeba Pranu Mannu. The presence of the remains of a spa instead denote the full activity of the area, during the Roman era , but it was mainly during the Middle Ages , which Collinas began to take on the characteristics of the country, still recognizable today, in its urban structure. The old village was part of the parish of Marmilla first and then of the parish of Montis or Montangia in the United giudicale of Arborea. In 1324 was born the United Catalan - Aragonese of Sardinia and the rents of the estate were granted by King Hugh II of Arborea , William Oulomar . Because of the war between the Kingdom of Sardinia and the Kingdom of Arborea the Oulomar lost control of the feud. Collinas , became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, was administered by the Crown until 1430 , when the whole curatoria Manrique was given to Eleanor for her wedding with Berengar Bertran Carroz and was then annexed to the county of Quirra. In 1511 it passed under William Raymond Collinas Centelles who kept it until 1674 , when it was acquired by Pasquale Francis Borgia . The feud was granted Catala' and in 1798 it was bought by Osorio , who kept it until redemption in 1838. By Royal Decree of 1863 the country changed its name from Forru in Collinas . Today, Collinas belongs to the Diocese of Ales - Terralba .

WWF: OASI SCIVU

WWF: OASI SCIVU  Apri
Loc. CAPO PECORA, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
12 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Buggerru, Fluminimaggiore, Masua
  Brochure PDF
The WWF Scivu born from the dream of preserving a wilderness where nature has been satisfied to create a unique and rich biodiversity. The area covers about 600 hectares of Sites of Community Interest Capo Pecora and Rio Scivu - Piscina, in the Municipality of Arbus (Medio Campidano) . environment The Oasis of Scivu covers about 600 ha in the territory of Arbus , Province MedioCampidano . E ' consists of a coastal strip that includes the lower part of the dune tem of Piscinas - sand dunes largely covered with vegetation - and the beach Scivu , consisting of fine sand, often referred to as talking because of the dull noise that can hear people walking over it . The beach is overlooked by a sandy wall which then leaves the place at high rock promoters , beaten by the mistral wind . The complex dune - Scivu Piscinas of which the area is considered the only part of the coastal desert across Europe. In the territory they insist two Sites of Community Importance : that of Capo Pecora and one that goes from Rio to Rio Piscinas Scivu . The latter covers about 100 hectares and borders directly on the beach of Is Arenas. In this area in recent years has been made a Life project which consisted in experimenting with different techniques of reforestation of juniper . The whole area is ricompresa within the park for Geo historic environment of Sardinia. In the waters in front of Capo Pecora is to study a marine protected area .

GALLERIA HENRY

GALLERIA HENRY  Apri
Loc. BUGGERRU CARBONIA-IGLESIAS, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
14 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Arbus, Masua, Fluminimaggiore
The mine Planu Genovese is located in the town of Buggerru (CA ) on the plateau of the same name , in close contact with a tall cliff . The area is distinguished cartographically in the IGM 1:25000 entitled Buggerru Kilometric and has the following coordinates : Lat. 4.36067 million and Long. 1.4773 million . Today we come to the site easily , taking advantage of the new Provincial Road Nebida - Buggerru . The first mining operations dating back to 1865 when the concessions were recognized by the Society Anonyme des Mines de Malfidano and follow those of the neighboring yard Malfidano resulting in the birth of the mining center . Mineralizations , the object of cultivation, were made up of considerable masses of oxidized sulphides interbedded masses Calaminarian and the wall rock , the well-known limestone ceroid minerariamente known as limestone Metal . The cultivation of Planu Sartu were developed mainly by open pit excavations , one of them of impressive size ( 350x100 m ), which today characterize morphologically , in spectacular fashion , the landscape . It was also developed a network of underground work in which, starting from the level of the sea, came to +115 portion of the plan of campaign , and they are: Level 0 , +34 , +55 , +78 and +108 . In addition, several intermediate levels were developed which determined an overall extension of the work for about Km.6.00 . The various levels in the excavation were connected by large inner shaft , located in the first section , just after the entrances and put in communication with the various levels galleries Correggio HENRY ( Q.55 SLM) which, in turn , being equipped with the railway line with steam train fueled by coal from the English Northern Europe and led to Buggerru with the boats adapted to transport the minerals. In this way were connected with the construction of production facilities ore processing sites in Buggerru ( Malfidano laundry , ovens Oxland ) . One of the areas of mining activity that more development and that the technology introduced turned out to be crucial to achieve maximum productivity glories in the fact that the mine was the transportation of crude .

GROTTA DI SU MANNAU

GROTTA DI SU MANNAU  Apri
Loc. FLUMINIMAGGIORE - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
7 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Buggerru, Arbus, Iglesias
The caves of Mannau near Fluminimaggiore and particular to the large cave tem, are among the oldest in the world. Of great archaeological interest and caving, and divided into two branches. The right side, a large karstic Cambrian, is on different levels, some ups and fossils, and other low income. The right branch, the Rapido River, consists of numerous and varied channels and chambers, and among the most spectacular of the cave. The first room has a great historical significance for the links found with the nearby Punic-Roman temple of Antas. The ancient Sardinian populations went to the cave of Mannau to practice water cults, attested by the discovery of fragments of votive oil lamps. The Hall of Sleep, Hanging next to the lake, is adorned with large columns the Ribaldone the room is taller and wider; The White Room is full of aragonite stalagmites and columns; room Virgin is characterized by the white color by the underlying river and large stalactites and aragonite; Bizarre room has coralloid aragonites and cannulas; Finally, the living room is graced by stalagmites of fir trees and the sparkling calcite crystals. The siphon and the ducts are hardly visible because they are often submerged. The left branch, formed by the river Placido, is also characterized by the presence of huge rooms, including the living room and the dining Rodriguez Serra, connected to the branch of the Infinite, and enriched by the beautiful cave pearls and the marvelous crystals in the upper branches.

SANLURI

SANLURI  Apri
Loc. SANLURI VS, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
33 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Sardara, Collinas, Gergei
In a land as authentic Sardinia , wild and inviting at the same time , each country nestled between the characteristic vegetation has its own soul , made of original traditions but also of a common history. Sanluri , Sardinian town of nearly 9000 inhabitants, seems to be a cluster of houses and roads among many, but looking closely you realize its unique taste , the scent of Mediterranean vegetation and has its roots in bygone days. Capital , along with Villacidro , the young province of the Middle Campidano Sanluri if it is in the hinterland of Sardinia, about 135 meters above sea level The numerous artifacts found in the area over the years testify to the presence of men since remote ages , certainly from the period nuragico , and many were the people who sailed these lands , such as the Roman people. Yet the most interesting chapter of local history begins with the Middle Ages , when the village was named capital of the Curatoria Nuraminis despite its small size : it was the strategic location make it a point particularly coveted , and lasted long wars between the Aragonese and Sardis to win it . They were the first under the leadership of Martin the Younger , to win in 1409 , defeating the Sardinians and destroying the village, which was restored along with the castle only after the death of the commander. Just the castle is the most valuable evidence of this rural village , always based on agriculture and pastoralism , whose name probably means ' on de logu of values ' or ' the place of wheat ' . Today , however, taking hold even small-scale industry , trade and services , and tourism is growing little by little due to the presence of some relevant architectures . The Castle Giudicale Villasanta , in fact, is not a simple manor among many, but the only intact medieval manor and living in Sardinia . Located in the heart of the town, the fortress was built between the twelfth and fourteenth century and the Aragonese were confined to enlarge ; Today it is owned by the family Villasanta and consists of two buildings looking quite different , one with large windows and the other with narrow slits , which are used respectively to civil and military use . Today no one lives in the castle , but there has been furnished with the Museum of the Risorgimento ' Duca d'Aosta ' with pieces of furniture , artwork and memorabilia dating back to the nineteenth century and early twentieth century , mainly concerning the theme of war . It was the Duke of Aosta to instruct the general Sardinian Nino Villasanta to find a building suitable for the collection , and judging by the great success we can say that the choice was happy , today there are at least 20 thousand tourists a year who visit the museum.

CALA DOMESTICA

CALA DOMESTICA  Apri
Loc. BUGGERRU - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
18 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
Altitude: 6 mt. a.s.l.  Area Masua, Iglesias, Arbus
Located in the south-western coast, between the white limestone cliffs, the bay of Cala Domestica has a bottom of fine sand mixed with gravel and rocks scattered around. Around the beach there are sand dunes dotted with Mediterranean vegetation. The beach is found in a former mining area: remain visible in the ruins of the buildings of the nearby mines, warehouses and deposits of minerals waiting to be boarded, but also galleries, such as the one that leads to the so-called Cove, a sheltered beach and very intimate, in which lies the mouth of a stream. Opposite, on the limestone peninsula which extends towards the south, you can see the Spanish tower. The resort is particularly popular for those who wish to practice scuba diving.

DUNE DI PISCINAS

DUNE DI PISCINAS  Apri
Loc. ARBUS - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
8 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
Altitude: 9 mt. a.s.l.  Area Marina di Gutturu Flumini, Fluminimaggiore, Buggerru
  Brochure PDF
The coastal dune tem Piscinas is an area of sand dunes that is located in western Sardinia , in the town of Arbus , and covers approximately five square kilometers. The dunes , which extend from the coast to the interior for about three kilometers , reaching a height of about 100 meters and are shaped by winds blowing from the sea. They are among the highest sand dunes in Europe lives . The area of Piscinas degrades slowly by some hills to the coastline , passing by the famous rock formations of sand dunes. The Rio Piscinas is a stream that rises near Montevecchio and flows to the north of the area of Piscinas . It is also fed by the waters coming from some galleries of abandoned mines , giving it a reddish color , which is why the river is sometimes named the Red River . The rio Naracauli is instead a stream that arrives in the mining village of Piscinas from Naracauli . Among the vegetation are found juniper, mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus) , broom, euphorbia . At the Rio Naracauli are tamarisk , reeds and other shrubs of the garrigue. For the fauna is the Sardinian deer (Cervus elaphus corsicanus ) , the Mediterranean tortoise ( Testudo hermanni ) and the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) , which lays its eggs on the beach

SARDARA

SARDARA  Apri
Loc. SARDARA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
29 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Collinas, Sanluri, Masullas
The town of Sardara is perched on a spur at the center of the fertile plain of Campidano . Located in Lower Marmilla is one of the twenty most important countries of the new province of the Middle Campidano . Its location, on the edge of the border of the province of Cagliari with the province of Oristano, has always had a strategic importance that has favored the development . Historically belonged to curatoria Bonorzuli and is characterized by the presence of the castle of Monreale, on the hill of the same name , for the establishment of thermal waters on the ancient Roman thermae and the complex nuragico - Phoenician- Punic of St. Anastasia in the center of town. Sardara has always been rural and agricultural country for its beautiful countryside, the plain which opens from Sanluri to Uras , creeping up to Pabillonis and San Gavino and its hilly tem , in addition to Monreale , spread to the ends of Mogo , Collinas and Villanova . The town , at the foot of the hill on Sibizziri , in the oldest part , offers a panorama from the hill in front of really pleasant . In the old town you find some of the typical architecture of the Campidano better preserved and enhanced ever. The court houses are proudly displayed with their portals employers , edited and embellished with pride by the owners. Many still retain the symbol engraved on the lintel of corporate membership as blacksmiths, saddlers and winemakers . The streets , neat and tidy, or cobbled streets, give us back the atmosphere of the times. Interesting from a geological point of view the landfills of two mines located in an area not far from the town who have a number of lines of barite and fluorite collected in schists of Paleozoic origin . Sardara is also famous for its presence on its territory of the Baths of St. Mary Waters , surrounded by a forest of eucalyptus which is just two kilometers from the town, which use since ancient times some mineralcarbonato - alkaline springs that flow at temperatures close to 60-70 degrees Celsius.

PORTO FLAVIA

PORTO FLAVIA  Apri
Loc. MASUA CARBONIA-IGLESIAS, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
20 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Iglesias, Buggerru, Fluminimaggiore
Porto Flavia is situated along the south-west coast of Sardinia, between the coast and the rock of Sugarloaf Mountain , which lies a few hundred meters away in the mining town of Planusartu (fraction of Iglesias) . The plant was designed in 1925 by engineer Cesare Vecelli ( who gave him the name of his eldest daughter ) to reduce the high costs of transportation of the ore extracted from the mines in the area. Until its entry into operation, the centers of mining the ore was transported by oxcarts to the warehouses placed in close proximity to the beach Planusartu. There had been built a pier for docking of small sailing vessels Latin America ( the racks of Carlisle ) of 10-13 tons, which were loaded with baskets carried on the shoulders by many workers, galanze' carlofortini . From here the boats were heading to the island of Carloforte, distant 10 miles, with a safe haven, and there unloaded the ore . Subsequently it was again loaded onto ships that carried him to the European foundries . Porto Flavia is a wonderful example of how to Sardinia, to keep costs competitive extraction , they had to face and solve ingenious manner in a range of technical and managerial problems that the environment and the nature of the deposits frequently imposed . In the steep cliff of Schina ' and Monte Nai , 9 large silos were dug with a cross section of 4 mx 8 m and a height of 20 m, connected with 2 superimposed galleries , both affacciantisi sea.

SPIAGGIA DI CALA VINAGRA

SPIAGGIA DI CALA VINAGRA  Apri
Loc. CARLOFORTE CARBONIA-IGLESIAS, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
44 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Calasetta, Iglesias, Masua
Cala Vinagra is a beautiful cove located on San Pietro Island in the town of Carlisle and is famous for the confidentiality that gives to its visitors. This cove is composed of a cliff overlooking the sea and surrounded by the turquoise waters of the sea. Nearby Amenities: -None

TEMPIO DI ANTAS

TEMPIO DI ANTAS  Apri
Loc. FLUMINIMAGGIORE - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
6 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
Altitude: 305 mt. a.s.l.  Area Arbus, Buggerru, Masua
The temple of Antas is a Punic-Roman temple dedicated to the worship of the eponymous god of the Sardinians Sardus Pater Babai ( Sid Addir for the Carthaginians ) . It is located about ten miles south of the village of Fluminimaggiore , in an area in which the Carthaginians and Romans settled here , attracted by the abundant deposits of lead and iron in the area. Under the steps of the Roman temple are the remains of the previous Carthaginian temple dedicated to the god Sid Addir , continuation of the previous cult nuragico bestowed the god of water and vegetation. The first chapel was built in 500 BC on an outcrop of limestone held sacred and in 300 BC the temple was renovated . Around the altar were found many artifacts punici.Il Roman temple was built at the behest of Emperor Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) and restored during Caracalla ( 213-217 AD) the area of the Punic temple . The temple was discovered in 1836 by General Alberto La Marmora and took its present shape after reconstruction in 1967 . The front of the temple is composed of six columns, four on the front and two on each side, about eight feet high and having Ionic capitals . Originally, it was also a triangular pediment. The central cell was accessible through two lateral openings . In the floor of the cell is visible a part of a mosaic . Finally, the sacred part of the temple is equipped with two receptacles square , about a meter deep , which contained the water used in the rites of purification. It was probably a statue of Sardus Pater Babai that , judging by the size of a finger was found on the spot, could have a height of about 3 meters. In the temple were repertati especially votive offerings such as statues and coins.

CARLOFORTE

CARLOFORTE  Apri
Loc. CARLOFORTE CARBONIA-IGLESIAS, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
43 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Calasetta, Iglesias, Sant'Antioco
The island of San Pietro by extension, 51 square kilometers , the second largest island of the archipelago sulcitano . Its shores are high and rocky beaches lapped by clear blue sea , while the interior is covered by a thick Mediterranean , the Aleppo pine , rosemary, saw palmetto . In the gull nesting cliffs and Eleonora's falcon . The island is of volcanic origin, is known from the geological point of view because the rocks known as commenditi named after a particular area of the island where they were studied and classified for the first time . Carloforte is the only town on the island . It was founded during the reign of Carlo Emanuele III , by a colony of Ligurian fishermen from Tabarka , an island off the coast of Tunisia. The Ligurian origin of its inhabitants can be found in the dialect, traditions , customs , urbanism of the country, as can be seen by visiting its historic center . The island of Saint Peter can be reached by ferry, about 30-40 minute crossing from Calasetta or Portsmouth .

CASTELLO DI ACQUAFREDDA

CASTELLO DI ACQUAFREDDA  Apri
Loc. SILIQUA CAGLIARI, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
33 Km from ROCCE BIANCHE
  Area Sestu, Cagliari, Sanluri
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Acquafredda Castle dating from the thirteenth century, is situated near the town of Siliqua, in the province of Cagliari, and dominates the whole valley of Cixerri.E' fairly widespread opinion that the castle was built at the behest of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, which actually became the owner of the fort in 1257. The castle dates back to a time instead oldest being already mentioned in a papal bull of 1215. After the death of Count Ugolino, the castle passed to Pisa and then in 1324 following the end of the Pisan domination in Sardinia to the Aragonese likely to be abandoned since 1410. It later passed to various feudal lords Sardinian until he was ransomed by the King of Sardinia Victor Amadeus III of Savoy in 1785. Recently, the excavations at the site of the castle returned the remains, buried in bare earth, three males between the ages of 35 and 45 years.

Excursions and attractions in SARDEGNA close to ARBUS Fluminimaggiore Marina di Gutturu Flumini Buggerru: 'LAVERIA LAMARMORA'   'COSTA VERDE'   'MASULLAS'   'CALASETTA'   'CALA VINAGRA'   'COLLINAS'   'WWF: OASI SCIVU'   'GALLERIA HENRY'   'GROTTA DI SU MANNAU'   'SANLURI'   'CALA DOMESTICA'   'DUNE DI PISCINAS'   'SARDARA'   'PORTO FLAVIA'   'SPIAGGIA DI CALA VINAGRA'   'TEMPIO DI ANTAS'   'CARLOFORTE'   'CASTELLO DI ACQUAFREDDA'  

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.