AGGIUS AND VALLEY OF THE MOON
Explore Aggius and the Enchanting Valley of the Moon
Nestled in the heart of Gallura, Aggius captivates visitors with its captivating landscape, where cork-oak trees, rugged granite rocks, and lush Mediterranean flora harmoniously coexist. This picturesque village is a testament to local folk architecture, boasting fine old houses constructed from granite stone, making it a remarkable example of traditional Sardinian craftsmanship.
While granite quarrying and processing form a significant part of Aggius’s economy, the village also boasts a thriving tradition of hand-loom carpet making and weaving. Aggius’s choir, affectionately known as Gallura’s “cockerel” by the Italian writer D’Annunzio, is renowned for its resounding and melodious performances, adding to the island’s rich choir singing heritage.
In recognition of its well-preserved old town, natural attractions, and exceptional tourist services, Aggius was honored with the Orange Flag award by the Italian Touring Club in 2005.
Aggius offers a glimpse into its history, culture, and traditions through the Oliva Carta Cannas country life museum, which showcases original objects and tools. Additionally, the village hosts a unique museum dedicated to banditry, a significant part of Aggius’s history for centuries. This museum is housed in the historic Pretura (court) building, located in the oldest section of the village.
For those with an interest in archaeology, the standout landmark is the Nuraghe Izzana, Gallura’s largest nuraghe, situated in the midst of the Valle della Luna (Valley of the Moon). This breathtaking valley features a vast expanse of granite rocks and stones scattered across a lush plain adorned with vibrant Mediterranean vegetation.
Embark on a journey to Aggius and the Valley of the Moon, where you’ll encounter a harmonious blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, creating an unforgettable experience in Sardinia.