The region of Planargia, located on the east-north of Sardinia, hides numerous little villages of particular beauty and fascinating history. One of them is Tresnuraghes, a village inhabited by about 1,200 people, located ten kilometers south from Bosa. This centuries-old town will help you to discover many interesting facts about Sardinian history and culture.
Tresnuraghes, the village of three nuraghes
The name of the village comes from its vicinity to three nuraghes, ancient constructions built by the Nuragic civilization which inhabited Sardinia until the second century BC. From the three original constructions, only the remains of one of them survived until our times. In the surroundings of the village there are also other important buildings from the nuragic era, like the nuraghes Tepporo, Martine and Nani, as well as an ancient grave called the tomb of giants.
While walking around the village take your time to visit the parochial church of Saint George Martyr (chiesa di San Giorgio Martire) and other temples in the area. Do not miss also the museum called Casa Deriu, where you will discover more about life of the bourgeois Sardinian families, see authentic furniture of the previous inhabitants of the building as well as a collection of roughly 1000 volumes published between the 17th and the 20th century. In the surroundings of Tresnuraghes, around five kilometers from the village, you will find the Torre Foghe, a watchtower built on the mount Riu Mannu during the Spanish domination. In the past, the watchtower Torre Foghe, together with the watchtowers of Ischia Ruja and Columbargia made up the coastal warning system of the area.