Inside Sardinia: Valle della Luna

Valle della Luna –  a mecca in the 60’s and known all over Sardinia as a hippie hangout, is one of the most surreal and controversial places I have ever seen. A vast valley in the north of Sardinia made up of colossal granite formations and where seven different valleys carry you to the sea or deep into the crevasses of Sardinia’s interior.

It’s surreal in the sense of being on a film set, it doesn’t feel real. The massive formations of granite take on shapes and faces, bringing alive the valley and its ghosts. Surreal because you are instantly transported to another absurd, panoramic view that leaves one in awe, in awe of earth and life.


Controversial because of the people who live deep within Valle della Luna’s grottos and mountainous terrains, people who live freely, people who still adopt the same principles and lifestyles of those famous hippies of the 60’s. Controversial because some people want to stop that lifestyle.

Valle della Luna, one of the most spectacular places I have ever seen and I’m eager to discover her seven hidden valleys.

Nuraghe Izzana

Nuraghe Izzana located in Aggius, near the stunning Valle della Luna. Izzana is probably the largest nuraghe in Sardinia.

Nuraghe Izzana situato a Aggius, vicino allo splendido Valle della Luna. Izzana è probabilmente il più grande nuraghe in Sardegna.

The Nuraghic Society consisted of builders, shepherds, farmers, and fishermen. The use of nuraghe remains a mystery, but some believe these beehive structures were once used as religious temples, rulers’ residences, military strongholds, town meeting halls and housing for shepherds and their families.

La società nuragica era costituito da costruttori, pastori, agricoltori e pescatori. L’uso di nuraghe rimane un mistero, ma alcuni credono queste strutture alveare una volta erano utilizzati come templi religiosi, residenze governanti, fortezze militari, sale meeting città e gli alloggi per i pastori e le loro famiglie.

Nuraghe are typically located in a panoramic area and most are found in the northwest and south-central part of Sardinia. There are two types of nuraghe: tholos (domed shaped tomb or building) & corridor nuraghe. Most Nuraghe were built entirely of basalt, with no foundations to support these masterpieces but the weight of their stone.

Nuraghe si trovano di solito in una zona panoramica e la maggior parte si trovano nella parte nord-ovest e centro-meridionale della Sardegna. Ci sono due tipi di nuraghe: a tholos (cupola a forma di tomba o un edificio) e nuraghe corridoio. La maggior parte sono stati Nuraghe costruito interamente in basalto, senza fondamenta per sostenere questi capolavori, ma il peso della loro pietra.

Questo articolo e per un amico a Sassari. Hai visto? Ho scritto in italiano.

Have you seen a Nuraghe? Where? Hai visto un nuraghe? Dove?