The history of Santa Teresa di Gallura

Santa Teresa Gallura is a small city located in the North of Sardinia, the most northen city on the mainland. Founded in 1801 by Vittorio Emanuele I,who dedicated it to his beloved wife Maria Teresa, the city replaced Longosardo, enjoying its privileged position: the most advanced point of the mouths of Bonifacio. The town is dominated by the Longosardo Tower, a true symbol, erected at the behest of Philip II of Spain. Around, in all directions, beaches and coves where you can enjoy a changing colors sea. Santa Teresa di Gallura, animated by thousands of tourists every summer who flock to the clubs and live music events, is also very close to the Lu Brandali Nuragic Complex, one of the most important in Northern Sardinia.

Lu Brandali Nuraghic Complex

GPS coordinates
41.2338, 9.17444

This archaeological site, which is among the most popular of this area, brings to light the history of the Nuraghic community that lived here and built the typical dwellings which are now an evidence of ancient history. Besides the huts, here you can also admire the popular funeral monument known as Tombs of the Giants.

The Longonsardo Tower

GPS coordinates
41.2455, 9.19247

Within walking distance from the village you can reach the Longonsardo Tower, a granite construction between the bays of Santa Reparata and Porto Longone. In ancient times it played a fundamental role to protect the area from assaults and for traffic control. It is also known as the Santa Teresa Tower, from the first half of the XIX century when the homonymous town was established.