An ancient, mysterious, strongly oligarchic civilisation, made up of hunters and warriors, then shepherds and merchants, extremely devoted to the cult of the Mother Goddess.
The Nuragic civilisation is undoubtedly the one that, more than any other, characterises the history and culture of Sardinia, with its symbols and traditions that are still part of the island’s tradition and distinctive features throughout the world.
Developed in the period from 1800 B.C. to the 2nd century B.C.. It spans the Bronze and Iron Ages, before dying out under Roman rule.
A small galaxy of granite islands dotting the turquoise universe in which they are set, jewels of white and pink sand, Mediterranean maquis and rocks shaped by the mistral wind blowing through the Bocche di Bonifacio.
There are about 60 islands that make up the Maddalena Archipelago, a naturalistic treasure protected by the creation, in 1994, of the first National Park in Sardinia. Already inhabited in the Neolithic era, the archipelago was a hermitage of contemplation for monks and hermits, and was first settled by shepherds from nearby Corsica, before becoming inextricably linked to the military history of Sardinia and Italy as a whole.
The history of winemaking in Sardinia has ancient roots. Vines were already being cultivated in Nuragic times, thanks to the extraordinary environmental and climatic conditions of the island, and Sardinian wine began to be exported throughout the Mediterranean basin thanks to the Phoenicians.
Much appreciated at Roman banquets, after a period of abandonment of the countryside following the barbarian invasions, production resumed in the Middle Ages, with regulations codified by the ‘Carte de Logo’ promulgated by Eleonora d’Arborea. An uninterrupted growth during the period of Spanish domination and which, at the end of the 19th century, brought Sardinia to have over eighty thousand hectares of vineyards, now down to 27 thousand.