The village of Buggerru is located on the west coast of Sardinia, in that part of the territory called “Iglesiente“. The country is characterized by buildings that are arranged like a fan, and is located on the sea mouth of an inaccessible valley, the channel Malfidano, which gave its name to the most important mine in the area.
In the early twentieth century, the population of Buggerru was even five times the current one; this is because in those years the town lived the most flourishing period of its mines. At that time the country was called “petite Paris” or “Little Paris”. But over the managers of the mines, there were the miners who lived in inhumane conditions, underpaid and forced to work grueling shifts, often victims of fatal accidents at work. In 1904, following the intensification of the working conditions, the miners refused to work and the French company that owns the mine called the army that opened fire on the workers, killing three and injuring many others. That Sunday, September 4, 1904 will be remembered as the date of the massacre of Buggerru.
Near the village is the wildest coast of the island. High and steep, on the south on the bay of Cala Domestica, one of Sardinia’s most beautiful, well protected at the end of a rocky fjord guarded by a Spanish tower. On the small beach were once boarded the minerals extracted. The coast to Capo Pecora is low and sandy, protected by high dunes.
On the coast of the town of Buggerru there are numerous places to visit, the best known are:
- “Portixeddu Beach” – Riu Mannu (i.e. Big Stream)
- Beach “Is Compingius” or “Is Compinxius” (ie: The Pines)
- Beach “Is Compingieddus” or “Is Compinxeddus” (ie: The Little Pines)
- “San Nicolò Beach” or “San Nicolao Beach”
- Cove Aqueduct
- Punta Eagle’s Nest with high cliffs (up to 36 m.) and Stacks(Faraglioni)
- “Buggerru Beach”
- Coast of Pranu Sartu with high cliffs (up to 122 m.) and Stacks
- Cove of Cala Domestica and Cala Domestica beach
These are just some of the places to visit, if you want a complete list please email us.
I know it is not the first time I say that …. but the place is really beautiful and probably you will not know which way to turn and what to watch!!!
Gps Coordinates of Buggerru Village: 39.399722, 8.40243
Gps Coordinates of “Is Portixeddu”: 39.43559, 8.412952
Gps Coordinates of “Domestica Cove” 39.373402, 8.380015