The Nuragic complex of Alghero
The Romans poetically called it “Porto delle Ninfe” (Port of the Nymphs). In this bay north of Alghero lies an archaeological complex almost four thousand years old - a village shrouded in legend, a precious testimony to the Nuragic civilisation. You can visit the site of Palmavera within the Regional Natural Park of Porto Conte and explore the two towers and 50 limestone and sandstone huts. Originally there are thought to have been over 150. With a little imagination, you can imagine what the village looked like in the 15th-14th centuries BC.
If this plunge into the past leaves you wanting more, we recommend heading on to Sant’Imbenia. Here, you can visit the oldest Phoenician seaport in Sardinia, which played a fundamental role in the island’s trade until the 7th century. The site also contains remains from Roman times, including a villa and baths.