Why Gallura

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Living in Gallura

Certainly what makes Gallura recognisable to the rest of the world is the name ‘Costa Smeralda’. Over the last 60 years, it has been the main promoter of Sardinia’s image abroad, but Gallura is a more rich land. In addition to its sea and coastline, characterised by inlets, coves and small fjords, it offers a countryside with a remarkable landscape. A mountainous and hilly territory that during the winter period, the one least known to tourists, lights up with colours, with the intense green of its oak, cork and juniper woods, the yellow of the broom that populates the undergrowth and the white of the heather blossoms. This mixture activates the senses of those lucky enough to be able to admire these breathtaking landscapes. This naturally wild land has been home to the people who live here for countless centuries. From time immemorial, people have chosen to live in this part of Sardinia, perhaps because of the conformation of the land, which allows cultivation (its Vermentino wines are famous) and the rearing of livestock.

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Land of ancient culture

Gallura is able to satisfy other needs, not only those senses that satisfy the sights and smells. This land is also rich of ancient culture, in fact there are several archaeological sites emerging, as the Nuraghi, Dolmen, Tombe dei Giganti surrounded by woods and granite rocks. There are ethnographic museums telling the story of the people who have always inhabited this land, which for many was inhospitable, but for the people of Gallura has become a cradle in which to grow and prosper. This can also be seen in the small towns, which in the historic centres still have the typical urban layout of medieval buildings. Narrow alleys between walls of granite blocks that open onto small squares, where its inhabitants lived, where the main activities of the small Sardinian towns of the early 20th century took place. Corners of a civilisation that is now lost and that runs after the frenetic pace of modern society.

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