GONI AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF PRANU MUTEDDU

GONI AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF PRANU MUTEDDU

Goni is a small town in Sardinia, exactly in the eastern part of the south, composed of 500 inhabitants. It is a small village covered by countryside, oaks, rivers, two mountain slopes, and a site of excavations where there are graptolytes, fossils of the Paleozoic, a place not to be missed for those who want to be in the midst of nature. It is also one of the few villages where the oldest Sardinian traditions are still preserved. For those who want to go to Goni, the best time is in July, because it is held the Heritage Festival of San Giacomo Maggiore, the most important festival in the country. Goni is most famous for two details, namely the archaeological park of Pranu Muteddu and the Italian Stonehenge. Pranu Muteddu is one of the largest archaeological parks in Sardinia (200,000,000 hectares) surrounded by Mediterranean scrub and cork oaks. It is an agglomeration of nuragic complexes, to the south we find the necropolis at domus de Janas di Genna accas, in the middle the tombs of Pranu Metuddu and Nuraxeddu, while to the north there is a set of huts called “su Crancu“. Instead, the Italian Stonehenge is a nickname that is given to the set of Menhir (belonging to the neolitic age are stone megaliths with heights reaching 15-20 meters) found in the park, in total sixty, in pairs of two. In addition to the beauty of nature we can also admire the labor of the civilization of the nuraghi, admiring the tombs located in the park, consisting of 2-3 stone rings formed by internal circular cells, at the centerĀ  the chimney and corridors to slabs that connect the cells. In addition to the park in Goni you can admire a nuraghe, located on the high floor of the country, 8 m high and 10m wide where you can admire the lake Mulargia.