Complesso Nuragico di Genna Maria

Southwestern Sardinia

This nuraghic complex, signposted as the Parco Archeologico, is set on a panoramic wooded hilltop about 1km out of the village on the road to Collinas. One of the most important nuraghi in Sardinia, it consists of a central tower, around which was raised a three-cornered bastion. Much later an encircling wall was built to protect an Iron Age village, of which little has survived.

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