The Lu Brandali nuragic complex dates back to a period between the 14th and 10th centuries BC. Like many Nuragic sites, it represents the historical heritage of Sardinia. The history of these places is still partly unexplored and studies are still going on. Lu brandali was discovered only 60 years ago and inside it you can see, in the rocky part, a nuraghe with two towers, still under study.
In the site we find also the Tomba dei Giganti. Located in the south-east of the village, includes the skeletons of about 50 men and women, found during the excavations.
Built in 1590 by the will of the King of Spain Philip II and recently renovated, the Tower of Longosardo, which for its section is one of the largest built by the Spaniards, stands on the part of the rock that bounds the city. Its strategic position served the Aragonese to control a very important stretch of sea in front of the Bocche di Bonifacio.
Located in a beautiful environment on the island of Caprera, the Giuseppe Garibaldi house museum includes all the buildings, the dependencies and the findings that once belonged to the patriot. The visit to the complex begins from the stall where are tools and items that testify the passion of Garibaldi for this land, continues through the rooms where you can find documents, books and objects belonged to him. Outside the house is Garibaldi’s grave with a simple stone sarcophagus. In fact he lived in Caprera the last years of his life.
The town of Palau houses the Ethnographic Museum. Formed by two rooms, the museum preserve evidence of the typical Sardinian life: in the first room are exposed the objects used in domestic life. In the second room are objects related to breeding and transport.
Particularly striking is the coast on which stands the Military Fortress that the past centuries has protected the island from enemy invasions. Built at the end of the 19th century, it could control the entire stretch of sea between the Maddalena Archipelago and Corsica. The fortress is very extensive and its position still provides a wonderful view of the sea.
Arzachena hosts one of the most important museums of the island, the Mineralogical and Paleontological Ethnographic Museum, built with the aim of becoming the reference point for the lovers of minerals, earth sciences and palaeontology. In it are kept several fossils and minerals from different areas of Sulcis-Iglesiente, from Cagliari and the middle-Campidano.
Built in a rock inlet similar to a small fjord and surrounded by white limestone walls, Bonifacio is a town in the further south of Corsica. The vibrant part is certainly the district surrounding the marina, but Bonifacio stands out for its ancient buildings that made it a fortress town. Among the points of interest you can find the Staircase of the King of Aragon with 189 steps carved into the rock.
Small Sardinian town overlooking the Mimosa’s Bay, Castelsardo is appreciated not only for its breathtaking views, but also for its historic center with its narrow alleys that lead to the Castle built by the Doria in the 12th century, to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie hosting the oldest Christ in Sardinia, the Black Christ, then to the Cathedral of Saint Anthony the Abbot, an example of Gothic-Catalan building.
A few kilometers from Tempio you can visit the Nuraghe Majori. Built from the 2nd millennium BC, its structure includes a single granite tower. This massive structure is irregular and the ceiling of the ground floor is still preserved. From the findings we know that the Nuraghe was used until the Middle Ages, probably as a house.