Aggius is a typical village of Gallura, immersed in granite rocks, dry stone walls and nuraghi. The panorama extends from Asinara to the Maddalena archipelago and the Costa Smeralda.
Aggius is a typical village of Gallura, immersed in granite 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 Strait of Bonifacio and nearby Corsica with the recognizable cliffs of Capo Pertusato, while in the winter and spring the high snow-capped peaks stand out clearly.
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 that influenced local dialects, traditions, uses and customs in an extremely marked way, a domain that lasted about 400 years until Aggius in 1720 came under the dominion of the Savoy.
In the historic center of the town, the predominant element is granite, present in the walls of the buildings and in the window frames. Neighborhoods, streets and squares retain ancient names: Aldia (guard post, customs toll booth), 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 by damming the Rio Mannu, is a wild place of enchanting beauty made up of inaccessible paths, cork forests and granite hills. The latter dominate the Valle della Luna, or Piana dei Grandi Sassi (Li Parisi), a fascinating place of profound silence. In the valley it is possible to visit one of the most impressive nuragic structures in the best state of conservation in all of Sardinia: the Izzana nuraghe.
Do not miss the “Oliva Carta Cannas” Ethnographic Museum (MEOC) and the Banditry Museum. The first is dedicated to the exhibition of typical objects and furnishings related to the home, the world of weaving and everyday life. The second collects documents and finds relating to outlaws prosecuted during the Piedmontese domination for their smuggling activities.