What to do and see around the Hotel La Caletta: Genna Maria nuragic complex
“The Nuragic Complex of Genna Maria “, located about 50 minutes drive from Torre dei Corsari, is inside a wooded park, located on the top of a hill about one km from the village of Villanovaforru.
In an exceptionally dominant position, with a field of vision that allows you to see both the Gulf of Cagliari and that of Oristano, you can easily reach it on foot via dirt paths. The Introductory Unit to the excavations is provided with panels that illustrate the characteristics of the nuragic complex brought to light by the excavations on the top of the hill. The nuragic complex consists of a complex trilobate nuraghe built between the Middle Bronze Age and the Final Bronze Age (XV-XI century BC). An episode of destruction occurred around the 10th century B.C. reduces the three-lobed bastion to the current dimensions that exceed about 7 meters high. In the IX century B.C. the hill is reoccupied by a settlement of huts that are built above the levels of ancient ruins. The excavations of these huts have documented a violent fire and their consequent destruction occurred around the end of the 9th century. a.C .. This event caused the complete burial and sealing of the finds of the material culture of the houses, finds that, thanks to the scientific excavation, have come down to us telling us the history of the daily life of a Nuragic population of the Iron Age.