The surroundings and hinterland of Torre dei Corsari are waiting to be discovered. Unspoiled nature. Charming routes through ancient mining villages, millennia nuraghis ancient, archaeological finds of ancient civilizations. Explore with us the most beautiful areas of the Costa Verde!
In the wild nature
The Mountain Community Monte Linas includes several places of great natural interest. For example, the marine areas with the most important sand dunes of Europe of Piscinas and Scivu where the turtles and migratory birds lay their eggs. Or, the municipal park Perda and Pibera, the cascade of Sa Spendula, the wood of Gentilis and basalt quarry in vertical columns, declared a natural monument by the Region of Sardinia.
The area of the Linas is a mountain range, rich in mineral deposits, characterized by deep channels and engravings. The vegetation includes numerous rare and endemic species and is composed mainly by oaks and cork trees mixed with Mediterranean vegetation, holly and yew. The fauna is various: golden eagle, kestrel, peregrine falcon, buzzard, sparrow hawk and Griffin are the kings of the air.
To observe the Sardinian deer, better an excursion in the volcanic formations of Mount Arcuentu. The area Marceddì, however, is one of the most important wetlands of the island by the number and species of birds housed - Purple Gallinule, Great Crested Grebe, tuffeto, purple heron, mallard, moorhen, coot, cormorant and flamingo.
In the footsteps of history
The inland of the Costa Verde has interesting reminders of its more remote past. Apart from the ruins of several destroyed villages by the Saracen raids, as Bidda Sciatta, Hagia Sophia, Bidda Zei and Bidda Erdi, in S'Angiara location, near the village of Sant'Antonio di Santadi, you can visit the remains of a Roman villa of the second century AD The house is composed of different environments and frigidarium.
Also in the area of the Costa Verde there are some nuraghis and several tombs of the giants brought to light in the early years of the twentieth century. Some names? The Tomb of the Giants Bruncu Espis, the Nuraghe of the Linas, the sacred well and the Roman Baths of Sardis, the Museum Nuragico Villanovaforru, the Temple of Antas and the caves of Mannau Fluminimaggiore. Last but not least, the Palace Nuragica Barumini, the site nuragico largest and most complex of Sardinia - is a national monument and a site of global importance for UNESCO.
Among the secrets of Mines
The Costa Verde is a land of ghost mining towns. The main sites, now disused, are Ingurtosu and Montevecchio.
Ingurtosu untouched nature is united to one of civilization's most interesting mining. Everything is still as it once was: the buildings, factories, wells, tunnels, all abandoned in the sixties after the exhaustion of the lines of lead and zinc.
If Ingurtosu captures all the charm of nature and the silence of Montevecchio is the mine of records: more than one hundred kilometers of galleries, the Pit (350 meters), the largest outdoor laundry, built in 1877.
Montevecchio is like a big museum, above and below ground, just think that enjoys a collection of buildings and machinery that would not shame the old mines of continental Europe. Now you can go into the wells, visit the galleries, climb in the old iron and wood balconies, push yourself the nearby woods. The ideal route to visit these places is the coast road at the height of Funtanazza, divides to continue to the mountains, to Montevecchio.