Aggius

Aggius

Aggius is a typical village of Gallura, immersed in granitic rocks, dry stone walls and nuraghi. The panorama extends from Asinara to the Maddalena archipelago and the Costa Smeralda. On clear days you can admire the breezy Bocche di Bonifacio and the nearby Corsica with the recognizable cliffs of Capo Pertusato, while in winter and spring the high snow-capped peaks are clear.
The origins of Aggius date back to prehistoric times, as evidenced by the traces still present throughout the area surrounding the town. It was then the Spanish presence to influence dialects, traditions, customs and local customs in an extremely marked way, dominion that lasted about 400 years until in 1720 Aggius passed under the dominion of the Savoy.
In the historical center of the town, the predominant element is granite, present in the walls of the buildings and in the external frames. Neighborhoods, streets and squares retain ancient names: the Aldia (watchtower, toll gate), Paràula, Speslunga, Lu Cunventu, Piazza di li Baddhi (Piazza delle danze).
Nature reigns uncontaminated in the village of Aggius. The artificial lake of Santa Degna, obtained with the barrier of the Rio Mannu, is a wild place of enchanting beauty made of impervious paths, cork oaks and granite heights. The latter dominate the Valley of the Moon, or Piana dei Grandi Sassi (Li Parisi), a fascinating place with a profound silence. In the valley it is possible to visit one of the most imposing nuragic structures in the best state of conservation of Sardinia: the Izzana nuraghe.
Do not miss the “Oliva Carta Cannas” Ethnographic Museum (MEOC) and the Museum of Banditism.The first is dedicated to the exhibition of typical objects and furnishings related to the home environment, the world of weaving and everyday life. and findings related to the outlaws prosecuted during the Piedmontese domination for their smuggling activities.

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