Sant’Antioco preserves important evidence of the Nuragic civilization that developed here from the Middle Bronze Age. On the island you will find 40 nuraghi, 14 villages, 9 tombs of the giants and a well temple. An immense archaeological heritage that will introduce you to the history of our ancestors.
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One of the most important and best preserved nuraghe on the island is definitely that of S’Ega de Marteddu. It consists of a donjon and a bastion probably with three towers. The main tower, almost completely intact, is covered by topsoil and Mediterranean vegetation.
From this nuraghe you can enjoy a spectacular view on the bay of Maladroxia. Its strategic position allowed it to control one of the best landing points in the Gulf of Palmas, a point of access to the sea also of the island’s main river: the Rio Triga.
But it doesn’t end there. In fact, it is presumed that this nuraghe was part of a system to control the mouth of the Rio Triga, along with other nuraghe located east of the Canai plain, such as the nuraghe de is Orrù, the nuraghe Feminedda and the nuraghe S’Uttu de Su Para.