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4 Iconic Buildings to explore in Sardinia


Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.

Nuraghe Palmavera
Nuraghe PalmaveraSS 127 bis km 45, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy

The Nuragic complex of Palmavera is an archaeological site located in the municipality of Alghero. It is classified as a "complex" nuraghe, ie made up of several towers joined together. The village was probably destroyed by fire at the end of the eighth century BC and was subsequently sporadically frequented in the Punic and Roman times, as evidenced by some ceramics found. The hills surrounding the site were defended by single-tower nuraghi, some of which are still in good condition today.

Porto Giunco ​​Tower
Porto Giunco ​​TowerSpiaggia di Porto Giunco, 09049 Villasimius SU, Italy

The tower of Porto Giunco is a Spanish watchtower located on the eastern side of the promontory of Capo Carbonara, in the territory of Villasimius. It can be reached on foot from the cove of Porto Giunco ​​following a path that winds through the Mediterranean scrub that covers the promontory, or by car from the Capo Carbonara side. The tower is located at a height of about 50 meters above sea level and from its position it dominates the underlying Porto Giunco ​​beach and the Notteri pond.

Torre dell'Elefante
Torre dell'ElefanteVia Santa Croce, 09124 Cagliari CA, Italy

The Elephant Tower is the second highest medieval tower in Cagliari, after the tower of San Pancrazio. The building, one of the most important monuments of the city, is located in the Castello district next to the church of San Giuseppe and can be reached from via Santa Croce, via Università, and the Cammino Nuovo. The visit to the monument allows you to admire vast views of the city and the surrounding area.

Torre della Pelosa
Torre della Pelosa07040 Stintino SS, Italy

The Torre della Pelosa is a tower that is part of the complex of fortified structures which, from the early Middle Ages to the mid-nineteenth century, formed the defensive, sighting and communication system of the Sardinian coast . It is located on an islet between Isola Piana and Capo Falcone right at the entrance to the Asinara strait, a strategic position for controlling the traffic of boats that headed from the "outside sea" to the low and sandy coast of the gulf.

Map of Iconic Buildings to explore in Sardinia