Aggius, a jewel of granite
In the heart of Gallura lies Aggius: a village with an ancient flavour and a true granite jewel.
Nestled between granite rocks and centuries-old forests of holm oaks, cork oaks and Mediterranean maquis, Aggius perfectly combines nature and culture.
Situated 514 metres above sea level, the typical Gallurese village boasts a breathtaking panorama, stretching from the island of Asinara to the Maddalena archipelago.
On clear days, it is even possible to see Corsica and its Bocche di Bonifacio.
Aggius is beautiful to visit at any time of year and is famous for its characteristic historic centre.
The village is so characteristic that it has been recognised by the Borghi Autentici d'Italia (Authentic Italian Villages) circuit, and has been awarded the Orange Flag of the TCI Touring Club Italiano, precisely because of its authenticity.
Aggius boasts two museums that are two true treasures of the island, for their wealth of history and culture, and a fascinating tradition, that of the typical Aggese carpet.
WHAT TO SEE
- Ethnographic Museum 'Oliva Carta Cannas' MEOC
Itis the largest museum in Sardinia, a wonderful journey to discover the customs and traditions of the past. The 'Oliva Carta Cassas' Ethnographic Museum MEOC encompasses a great anthropological and cultural heritage, within a veritable visual journey: from the reproduction of the Stazzo (the typical Gallurese house of yesteryear), through the costumes, looms and ancient carpets.
- Museum of Banditry
Unique in the whole of Sardinia, the Museum of Banditry deals with the phenomenon that was very common in the Gallura region from the 1700s to the early 1900s.
The figure of the bandit is told through a collection of testimonies and objects from the past, some belonging to the most famous bandits. These include 'The Mute of Gallura', who was born in Aggius.
• Nuraghe Izzana
Il Nuraghe più grande della Gallura è ad Aggius
- The Permanent Exhibition of Aggese Carpet
Hosted by the MEOC, the exhibition is a detailed display on theancient art of Sardinian weaving, of which Aggius is the small 'capital'. One can attend weaving demonstrations and admire these precious artefacts, famous in Italy and abroad.
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