Sardinia is an island with ancient traditions, located in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to historical sites and cozy cities, there are elite hotels, magnificent beaches with clean water and stunning Mediterranean nature. The island is good everywhere, but the sights of Sardinia deserve special attention, which help to touch the ancient history and unforgettable natural beauties of this wonderful place.
Su Nuraxi di Barumini
The type of defensive structure known as nuragus developed in Sardinia back in the Bronze Age. It is located in Medio Campidano province in the south-central part of the island. The complex consists of round stone defensive towers with vaulted inner chambers. This is the most vivid example of this form of prehistoric architecture. In 1997, Su Nuraxi di Barumini was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In southern Sardinia, in the province of Cagliari, there is an ancient city that existed before the arrival of the Romans. It used to be an important commercial port with two protected harbors. In the excavated and preserved buildings, you can see several different styles of construction. Since the southern part of Sardinia was absorbed by the sea, a large part of the city is underwater. Nora’s ruins are an open-air museum, and the remnants of the theater are sometimes used for concerts.
The Moon Valley is located on the peninsula-mouse of Capo Testa, in the very north of Sardinia. This unique place is formed by seven valleys separated from each other by large granite rocks, the highest of which is nicknamed “Skull” and reaches a height of 128 meters above sea level. Inside the valleys, there are several caves; which were formed by erosion. Here is a source of freshwater, so you can live in the caves in complete peace.
The Neptune Grotto is a stalactite cave near the town of Alghero. It was discovered by local fishermen in the XVIII century, and has since become a popular attraction in Sardinia. The Roman sea god Neptune gave his name to the cave. To get into the grotto before it was possible only by boat from the port of Alghero, but nowadays there is another possibility: in 1954 in the rock was carved 654-step staircase Cabirol, which leads from the parking lot on the top of the cliff down to the entrance.
Orgozolo village is located near the capital of Nuoro province. In the late ’60s in the village began painting houses. These frescoes have extremely rich content, displaying pictures of rural life and world history. Nowadays, the painting of the village is beginning to be recognized as a cultural heritage.
Gorropou gorge is one of the deepest in Europe. It stretches for 1.5 km. The height of the walls in some places reaches 500 meters, and the minimum width; 4-5 meters. These characteristics of size and shape make Gorropou a masterpiece of nature and a treasure trove of biodiversity. Here you can see a large number of nuraga, which means that in ancient times, the canyon had a strategic and defensive function. There are many legends and stories associated with this place. One of the legends says that inside the canyon there lives a formidable creature; the mother of Gorropou.