22 Oct Palmavera
The nuraghic site Palmavera is located in Alghero, Sardinia, on a promontory of the same name, one and a half kilometers from the sea. This village is one of the most important buildings among the 8000 nuraghi left by the ancient people, consisting of two towers made of blocks of stone arena and limestone and about fifty huts. Surrounding the complex there is a pentagonal shaped boundary wall. The village has had several stages of construction, during the first was built the first tower dating from the fifteenth century BC, almost 8 meters high, with inside a room with tholos cover (dome) and a staircase leading to the upper floor and terrace. During the second phase the second tower was added, with a corridor and a courtyard connected to the first. Following the streets between the huts you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this ancient people who built majestic towers and numerous huts already 3500 years ago. One of the main attractions is certainly the hut of the Meetings, which symbolizes the will of the people to build a field of debate, there’s a round seat belonging to the village chief, a model of nuraghe, which contained some complexes of Sardinia, a copy visible in Palmavera and the original in a museum in Sassari, finally there were found some furniture for the hut. During the third phase it was built the wall with four towers, forming two outer courtyards. Finally the village was destroyed by fire and then was frequented by the Punic and Roman people.