Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, is situated in the heart of the Western Mediterranean (at a distance of just 12 km from Corsica, of 120 km from Tuscany).
1,850 km of coastline, with crystal clear waters, make of Sardinia one of the top-class destinations to spend seaside holidays. Its exclusive resort draw vip people, artists and celebrities from Italy and throughout the world. However Sardinia is not just a seaside destination. This island has also an ancient and rich history: the first sure traces of human presence date back to the Lower Palaeolithic (100,000 BC). The first permanent settlements were founded in the early Neolithic period (6,000 BC), but the first indigenous civilisation developed from the Early Bronze Age (1,500 BC), defined as 'the Nuraghic culture'.
The 'Nuraghi', most typical monument of that age in Sardinia, are impressive tower building, in the shape of a truncated cone, built with rough-hewn boulders. There are about 7.000 well preserved Nuraghi in Sardinia, they represent a sort of icon for this land and occupy a very relevant place among the archeological sites in the Western Mediterranean basin.
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