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Sardinian in Arzachena

Jaddhu

Hidden in granite mountains brushed with olive, myrtle and mastic trees, this stazzu (Gallurese stone-built country house) has a delightful garden terrace where you can settle in for a full-blown Sardinian feast, fr…
Archaeological Site in Arzachena

Coddu Ecchju

Taking the Arzachena–Luogosanto road south, you can follow signs to one of the most important tombe dei giganti in Sardinia. The most visible part of it is the oval-shaped central stele (standing stone). Both slabs …
Archaeological Site in Arzachena

Tempio di Malchittu

Accessible via a 2km track from the Nuraghe di Albucciu ticket office, this temple dating back to 1500 BC is one of a few of its kind in Sardinia. Experts can only guess at its original purpose, but it appears it ha…
Archaeological Site in Arzachena

La Prisgiona

Covering an area of several square kilometres, the partially excavated nuraghic ruins of La Prisgiona are among the most extensive in northeastern Sardinia. At the centre of the site are a main keep and two side tow…
Archaeological Site in Arzachena

Li Muri

This necropolis is a curious site made up of four interlocking megalithic burial grounds, possibly dating to 3500 BC. Archaeologists believe that VIPs were buried in the rectangular stone tombs. At the rim of each c…
Sardinian in Arzachena

La Vecchia Costa

An old-time local standby with hit-or-miss service, this big, open-plan restaurant keeps it affordable, with authentic fare such as lorighittas (twisted, ring-shaped pasta) in porcini-lamb sauce and malloreddus (Sar…
Archaeological Site in Arzachena

Nuraghe di Albucciu

This is the nearest nuraghe to town, and certainly the easiest to find, on the main Olbia road, about 3km south of Arzachena. It’s unusual for several reasons, not least for its flat granite roof instead of the usua…
Archaeological Site in Arzachena

Li Lolghi

This tomba di gigante is quite striking. The central east-facing stele, part of which was snapped off and later restored, dominates the surrounding countryside from its hilltop location. To reach it, take the SS427 …
Italian in Arzachena

La Terrazza

Wood-fired pizza and cracking seafood are the hallmarks of this popular eatery. Locals come here to grab a bite to eat and chat with the pizzaiolo (pizza-maker) while out-of-towners sit down to huge helpings of fres…