Nuragus territory

4 Jun 2020 | Territory

Nuragus is a small town in Sarcidano, in central-southern Sardinia, 72 kilometers from Cagliari.

The territory preserves many testimonies of the past. In fact, there are domus de janas, menhirs and numerous monuments from the Nuragic age. Among them, the best known are Coni sacred well and Santu Millanu nuraghe.

Coni well temple strikes the visitor for its refined workmanship, despite its small size. Built with basalt ashlars, it has a “classical” architecture: staircase preceded by a short corridor and underground room in which the spring vein emerged. During the excavation, carried out in the early 1900s, was found a small bronze portraying a praying woman with a long skirt and cloak.

Santu Millanu nuraghe, a characterizing presence in the Nuragic countryside, is a quadrilobate made of limestone blocks, whose keep stands out for about six meters. It owes its name to the church, destroyed in the first half of the 1800s, dedicated to St. Gemiliano. Around the nuraghe, traces of a nuragic village are clearly visible with overlapping environments from the Roman age.

In Roman times, as attested by the historian Pliny the Elder and the geographer Ptolemy, stood the center of Valenza, an important military and commercial station on the road between Karalis and Ulbia. In the area of ​​the settlement, some structures, roads and several necropolises are still clearly visible today. The toponym Valenza, which gave the name to our winery, is still present in the Nuraghe countryside. This is demonstrated, for example, by the church dedicated to Santa Maria di Valenza, built in the Middle Ages on the ruins of the Roman city and today unfortunately reduced to a state of ruin.


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