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ABOUT SARDINIA

Impressions

    The sea is the ruler of the great island, where a proud and indomitable nature covers the expanse between the rocks like a carpet of green and gold, going up to the mountains of the interior, with their snowy peaks.
    The austere Gennargentu rises to dominate the landscape, with its slopes of wild and enveloping vegetation.
    The archaeological remains are evidence of the presence of ancient civilizations that have left indelible traces in solid and enigmatic culture, which naturally translates into literary and poetic inspiration.
    Thus,the sunny plains are marked with ancestral art and mystery by nuragic buildings, inspiring feelings of might and peace in the silence of the long valleys caressed by the wind.
    The waves on the rocks of Gallura, make you feel the presence of powerful and profound water, that with the winds swells of foaming billows, enhancing its overpowering presence and shaping the rocks as the hand of skilled sculptors.
    Reverberating beaches, in their sense of blissful isolation, extend flaps of sand to the seabed, that shines undulated of clear water.
    You can forget the rest of the world, which seems far away while is following the worries of empty days without sun.
    Everything invites to quietly accept the thoughts of every day, and let them leave sediments, with the soothing swish of the surf and the breath of a breeze that carries the voice of distant and enchanting sea creatures.
   


SARDINIA
SARDINIA
TO VISIT

Santu Antine and Nuragical Museum of Torralba

    The archaeological complex of Nuraghe Santu Antine were built during the Bronze Age, probably during the century XVI BC, and is one of the most important testimonies of Nuraghic, both for size and architectural features.
    The building consists of a bastion of approximately triangular shape, with three circular towers at the top, enclosing a large courtyard and an imposing central tower with remaining highness of 17 meters.
    The building is made of local lava basalt, with walls built entirely dry, without using mortar.
    The stones are large megalithic structures in the lower part and smaller and more refined as you go up the top floor of the building.
    The entry doors are overhanged by mighty stone lintels, and the circular rooms are covered by false-domes (Tholos).
    Outside the ramparts, between the centuries XIII and IX BC, a large Nuraghe village was developed, now partly unearthed by archaeological excavations, and it seems to involve a very large area.
    Many relics are displayed in the Museum of the Valley of the Nuraghe in Torralba, which presents an exhibition organized in a careful archaeological-didactic path, enabling visitors to understand the context of territorial and historical issues.
    In particular, the ground floor offers a historical and archaeological description, through a large model of the complex of Nuraghe Santu Antine, accompanied by a large timeline which identifies the stages of cultural development of the island.
    On the first floor you cross the Hall of Land, with an interesting presentation of descriptive material from all the major archaeological monuments in the territory of Torralba, and you go to the Hall of Santu Antine where eight show-cases are devoted to the finds coming from excavations at the Nuraghe.
    Then you pass to the Roman Room, where an interesting series of handworks demonstrates the life in the town even in historic times.
    Finally there is the archaeological garden, with a remarkable collection of milestones found near Torralba, that through inscriptions and dedications permit a significant reconstruction of the Roman road network in Sardinia.
   


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