Sagama is a little village in the Planargia region, located about 55 kilometers north from Oristano. The village, inhabited by less than 200 persons, is immersed in the picturesque vineyards and forests. However, the small town is also an important historical place, inhabited in the past by the ancient Nuragic civilization, which lived in Sardinia in the Bronze Age. Scientists believe that the Nuragic were an endemic Sardinian civilization, which did not inhabit any other part of the world. The beginning of their presence is registered at around 1800 BCE, whereas the end corresponds to the arrival of the Romans in 238 BCE. While visiting Sagama and surroundings, you will learn more about the millennial history of the island, its fascinating culture and traditions.
Sagama, the center of a nuraghe crown
Sagama is located on a hill in the valley called Badd’e Sagama, in the middle of an ancient nuraghe crown. Originally, the crown was composed of nine nuraghe, megalithic constructions erected in the Bronze Age. Nowadays, we can still admire the remains of six of them, called Funtanedda, Nuratolu, Molineddu, Muristene, Mura de Ganes and Pascialzos. Other important constructions of the nuragic times in the area are funeral monuments, like the Giants’ Tombs in Triganino, Sa Costa-Triganinu, Terra d’Onore or Fakkiganu. The territory registers also traces of the Roman era, among which burials, coins or roof tiles, and a menhir Sa Pedra Marmurada in Mura Pianu. While visiting Sagama, do not miss the churches of Santa Croce and of Virgine del Carmelo, as well as the parish church of San Gabriele Arcangelo from the 17th century.