On the trail of ancient civilizations
Here the blue of the sea and the green natural settings create unexpected pathways amongst traces of ancient and great civilisations. An infinity of trails where archaeology and history live together in enchanting and uncontaminated landscapes: domus de janas (ancient tombs carved in the rocks), Nuraghi (Neolithic rock dwellings), Phoenician ruins and Roman villas arise out of the Mediterranean scrub…with crystal blue colours in the background. For those who love archaeology, hiking or mountain biking or for those who merely want to learn more about the Island's origins, the proud and ancient earth mother of the Mediterranean sea, Alghero will amaze you.
From the coast going inland, the Alghero area offers endless journeys and feelings in which the colors of nature meld with the shapes and signs of ancient civilizations.
The charming scenery of the Baia di Porto Conte (Porto Conte Bay), the Portus Nimpharum of the ancient Romans, give unmistakable witness to this.
Among the intense Mediterranean scrub and the ancient stone, we catch glimpses from various types of architecture of fascinating historical fragments of an area that has always been inhabited. On the cliffs of Capo Caccia, the promontory closing the bay off at the west, is found the Grotta Verde in which various artifacts have been uncovered and pre-historical graffiti scratched into the walls give proof to the presence of man from the Neolithic era.In the innermost part of the bay are found the remains of the Nuraghic village Sant'Imbenia and the Villa Romana (Roman Villa) of Porto Conte. An infinity of itineraries in which history and archeology mingle in quaint and uncontaminated scenery.
The Archaeological Park
Currently the Nuraghic Palmavera Village and the Anghelu Ruju Necropolis are open to visitation. Sant'Imbenia and Santu Pedru may be visited upon reservation (groups of at least 4 people).
Information and guided tours
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Tours of Palmavera and Anghelu Ruju
- From April to October: from 09:00 to 19:00
- April and October: from 9.00 to 18.00
- From November to March: from 10:00 to 14:00
- Entrance for only 1 site: € 3.00
- Entrance two sites: € 5.00
- Entrance and guided tour for 1 site: € 5.00
- Entrance and guided tour for 2 sites: € 9.00