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8 Man-made Structures- Other 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.

Cagliari Cruise Port
Cagliari Cruise PortPorto, Molo Rinascita, 09123 Cagliari CA, Italy

The Port of Cagliari lies on the southern shores of the island of Sardinia, a region in Italy. The capital of Sardinia, it is just over 400 kilometers southwest of Rome. It is the island’s main industrial and commercial center, and the port boasts one of the largest container terminals in the Mediterranean Sea. The port is also an important employer in the area, with more than 3,000 employees who provide services to more than 5,500 ships every year.

Nuraghe Arrubiu
Nuraghe Arrubiulocalità Su Pranu, 09061 Orroli SU, Italy

The Arrubiu nuraghe is a Nuragic complex located in the territory of the municipality of Orroli in the province of Southern Sardinia. It owes its name to the characteristic red color due to the lichens that cover it and is the largest and most complex nuraghe in Sardinia and one of the major proto-historic monuments in all of Western Europe. It is the only premeditated nuraghe present in Sardinia, as well as one of the largest, consisting of a central tower surrounded by five other towers aroun

Nuraghe La Prisgiona
Nuraghe La PrisgionaLocalità Capichera, 1, 07021 Arzachena SS, Italy

The nuraghe La Prisgiona is a nuragic archaeological site, located in the Capichera valley in the municipality of Arzachena, in the province of Sassari. The complex consists of a nuraghe and a village of about 90-100 huts, spread over five hectares. Due to its large extension and the number of buildings, the site is considered unique in the Gallura nuragic context. Nearby is also the tomb of the giants of Coddu Vecchiu.

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.

Temple of Antas
Temple of Antas09010 Fluminimaggiore, South Sardinia, Italy

The Temple of Antas is an ancient Punico-Roman temple in the commune of Fluminimaggiore in southern Sardinia. One of Sardinia's most important monuments dating back the Roman period is located in a lush valley in the Iglesias area, a site that emerged as a Nuragic sanctuary, also used in the Carthaginian and Punic-Hellenistic era.

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 Man-made Structures- Other to explore in Sardinia