AGGIUS AND VALLEY OF THE MOON2018-06-13T16:50:55+00:00

Project Description

AGGIUS AND VALLEY OF THE MOON

Aggius is dominated by an incredibly fascinating landscape of cork-oaks, granite rocks and thick Mediterranean greenery.
Aggius, located in Gallura’s heartland, is a quaint village with fine old houses built of granite stone, among the most outstanding examples of local folk architecture. As one might expect, the village economy is based on granite quarrying and processing; but Aggius also has a thriving tradition of hand-loom carpet making and weaving. Aggius’ choir, which the Italian writer D’Annunzio dubbed Gallura’s cockerel, stands out for its striking sounds on an island of impressive choir singing traditions. In 2005 the village was awarded the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club for its old town, environmental attractions and smoothly-run tourist services.

The Oliva Carta Cannas country life museum. It displays the original objects and tools tracing the history, culture and traditions of Aggius and the whole of Gallura. The village has also another unique museum – on banditry – of which Aggius was the capital of for centuries. It is hosted in the old Pretura (court) building, in the oldest part of the village. As to archaeological sites, the most interesting landmark is the nuraghe Izzana, the largest in Gallura, standing in the middle of the Valle della Luna.
Valle della Luna (moon valley), granite rocks and stones largely scattered on a huge plain dotted with deep green Mediterranean bush.