They looked at the world around them, the sea, the sky, the earth, and sunk into thought. Then they began to erect mysterious towers, increasingly complex and cyclopean, which mark Sardinia in an original and unmistakable way. Our ancestors were extraordinary architects in prehistoric times, they designed and built thousands and thousands of nuraghi, unique in the world. There are over seven thousand of them unearthed and you can find them everywhere. They are all different but have the same style. They gaze out over cities and towns or the sea, most appear out of nowhere in the countryside, but wherever they are built and whatever their function may have been, chief's residence, fortress, temple, astronomical observatory, there is a special magnetism around them. The places chosen to erect them, from the smallest to veritable palaces, had to be of transcendental significance as well as meeting practical needs. It is no coincidence that the nuraghi are located in the vicinity of other megalithic monuments of earlier times linked to spirituality, such as domus de Janas, menhirs and dolmens. Others dedicated to worship will be built nearby, sacred wells and Giants' tombs. These are special places where you can walk among large stones with a light spirit. It’s natural to feel the thrill of being inside a page of history and ancient civilisation, the original symbol of which is the nuraghe, considered, not surprisingly, the heritage of all.
This is a journey around the island, through some of its majestic Nuragic palaces.