The Hidden Village
We are in the Supramonte area(see post), in the territory of Oliena. Starting from “Su Gologone“, a dirt road leads us into the beautiful and picturesque Lanaittu valley, where were found the first evidence of human presence in Sardinia. The area is rich in caves like those of “Sa Oche(voice) and Su Bentu(wind)” that perhaps deserve more than the others to be visited, whose name is due to the intense noise produced by the strong airflow created by the movement of the inside water. From there, along a path full of vegetation with olive trees, junipers and maples, we arrive at the nuragic village of “Sa Sedda and Sos Carros“, that consists of several huts grouped around a courtyard. Going forward, after a series of steep switchbacks finally we arrive at the “Mount Tiscali“. It is a limestone cliff, a sinkhole, in which is the village of the same name built in a tectonic collapse(the vault collapsed 35-40,000 years ago), whose evocative remains, dating back to the nuragic era(it’s difficult to attribute a date), are arranged to form two groups of about 70 huts(in total). Some are rectangular and used as warehouses for supplies and shelter for animals, others are circular. The walls are made of a mixture of lime and mud and the upper cover was made of plant material, trunks and branches. The entrance to the village is allowed by paying a ticket which includes the support of a tour guide.
For several reasons such as the fragility of the huts and the difficulty of water supply, and since it was difficult to cultivate the soil of these mountains and to breed animals, it is believed that the village has not been used continuously, and precisely for these reasons the archaeological site of Tiscali is still a mystery.
Not to be missed !!
GPS coordinates Tiscali: 40.2445656, 9.4818361
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