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Marmilla: A Hidden Treasure in the Heart of Sardinia

Marmilla is an authentic hidden treasure in the heart of Sardinia. This fascinating area, located in the central-western part of the island, offers a unique combination of ancient history, traditional culture, and breathtaking landscapes. If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination that allows you to discover authenticity and untouched beauty, then Marmilla is the perfect place for you.

Discovering Ancient History

The Nuragic Civilization

The Marmilla is rich in Nuragic archaeological sites, evidence of one of the oldest civilizations in Sardinia.

  • Su Nuraxi di Barumini is one of the most important nuraghi in the region, with its imposing structure and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
  • The Giara di Gesturi natural park, where the famous wild horses of the Giara still live.

Cultural Treasures and Traditions

The Museum of Obsidian in Pau

The Museum of Obsidian was founded in 2007, following the establishment by the Municipality of Pau of an organization to collect the results of research on the exploitation of obsidian from Monte Arci in the prehistoric and protohistoric periods, conducted in particular in the territory of the Municipality by the University of Cagliari.

Traditional Cuisine

The cuisine of Marmilla is rich in authentic flavors and traditional dishes: Le Lorighittas from Morgongiori, honey, Legumes from Tuili, almonds, and artisanal nougat. The famous bread from Villaurbana, baked in a wood-fired oven with ancient Cappelli flour (grown in Marmilla). Typical almond desserts with a traditional recipe, baked in a wood-fired oven using locally sourced almonds and ancient Cappelli wheat.

Breathtaking Landscape

Giara Plateau

The Giara Plateau is a unique natural area characterized by vast stretches of Mediterranean vegetation and granite rocks. This pristine environment is home to the famous wild horses known as “cavallini della Giara,” a unique attraction for visitors.

Monte Arci Natural Park

Marmilla borders the Monte Arci Natural Park, a spectacular mountain range that provides panoramic hikes and outdoor adventures. Monte Arci is an extinct volcano covered by a dense forest of oak trees and offers captivating hiking trails.

Marmilla is an extraordinary region that deserves to be discovered and appreciated for its history, culture, and spectacular landscapes. Forget the crowded tourist destinations and immerse yourself in an authentic journey into the heart of Sardinia. Explore the Nuragic archaeological sites, admire the cultural treasures, and savor the flavors of traditional cuisine. Walk amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Giara Plateau and Monte Arci. Marmilla awaits you to provide a unique and engaging experience that will stay etched in your memory forever.

Credits: Cover photo by Cristiano Cani on Wikipedia Commons.

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