The first modern residential area of ​​Arzachena was formed around the country church of Santa Maria della Neve, dated 1776.

Il patrimonio culturale ed archeologico di Arzachena risale però all’;Nuragic and pre-Nuragic era. The territory is in fact rich in archaeological sites, segno che la zona era intensamente abitata fin dall’;antiquity and its culture had reached a high level of development.

Il Arzachena Archaeological Park It is made up of eight archaeological sites, per un periodo che va dal neolitico medio fino all’;final Bronze Age for a journey into Nuragic history, surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, from the Gallura stazzi and the stones that tell the story of Sardinia.

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Il La Prisgiona Nuragic Complex, it is a complex tholos nuraghe, composed of a central tower and two other lateral towers protected by a wall.

Il nuraghe ha all’;inside a well over 7 meters deep. All’;inside the nuragic complex there is the meeting hut.

The complex includes over 90 huts not yet excavated and some buildings used as artisan workshops which help us understand the degree of evolution of this village.

The complexity of the archaeological site, the finds found (including a vase of particular shape), the beauty of the place in which it is located (Capichera) make this attraction not to be missed.

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The Giants' Tomb of Li Lolghi is one of the most evocative archaeological places and sites in Gallura. The monument consists of a gallery tomb, a ceremonial area, a burial corridor, a two-story area.

L’;ancient dolmen is of the cist type: rectangular and made with stone slabs driven into the ground with a knife and covered with one or more slabs arranged horizontally.

Approximately 27 m long, like most of the tombs in Gallura, the monument is built of granite and is oriented N/NW-S/SE, with entrance to the S/SE.

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The Tomb of the Giants Old Elbow it is a funerary monument intended for collective burials, typical of the Nuragic period.

The monument is well preserved and has the shape of a sort of half moon made up of many blocks of ever-increasing size up to the center where the largest stone is placed (a stele 4 high,40 meters) which has a small opening that leads to the corridor burials.

The giants' tombs were placed at particular points that some consider "energetic" and their visit to them is considered regenerative.

Coddu Vecchio or in Galluraese Old Coddu is inserted in a particularly suggestive context: behind the tomb you can glimpse the splendid vineyards of the Capichera region, from which one of the most famous and renowned Vermentini in Sardinia takes its name.

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