Discovering thousand-year-old Nuragic culture
The Archaeological Park of Arzachena is some twenty kilometres from Costa Smeralda in the heart of Gallura. An area rich in monuments, including nuragic complexes and necropolises, spread over eight sites dating from the 5th to the 2nd millennium BC. Among green valleys and granite reliefs, the area is a destination for cultural and nature tourism. The history and geomorphology of the area are well illustrated in the Michele Ruzittu Civic Museum.
We recommend you start at the Li Muri Necropolis, with its characteristic circular-shaped tombs, then continue along state road 125 towards Olbia, towards the Nuraghe Albucciu, near a granite massif. Moru Tomb is a little further ahead. Continue with Malchittu’s nuragic complex with its small temple, dated between the 6th and 4th centuries BC.
Continuing from Arzachena on state road 427 to Calangianus, after 3 kilometres take a dirt road and you will come to 'li Lolghi', where a hilltop is dominated by the Giants' Tomb dating back to 1800 BC, so named for the bold size of the granite slabs placed on top of each other. Pertinent to the village of Nuraghe La Prisgiona is the tomb of the Giants of Coddu Vecchju, the largest of its kind, located in the locality of the same name near Arzachena.