>what: a nuraghic complex and hut village.
>place:Nuraghe Arrubiu (or Orrubio)
Red lichens cover the stones of this nuraghe and gives it its characteristic red color. Nuraghe Arrubiu means Red Nuraghe in the local language. This Red Giant is a majestic nuraghe complex, the only example of a pentalobe nuraghe in Sardinia (5 lateral towers).
It consists of a central tower and 5 lateral towers joined to each other by a wall. The outer walls include 7 towers and enclose 3 courtyards. The oldest parts of this nuraghe date from the XIV century BC. During the Roman period this nuraghe was used when 2 wine producing areas were built.
Around the nuraghe there is a hut village.
This site can be reached by coach.
A guide of the site is available.
by Federico Fonnesu