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The Nuragic village of Tiscali: the edge of the doline seen from the path
Photo by Corrado Conca
The narrow cleft through which you reach the village of Tiscali
Photo by Corrado Conca

The Nuragic village of Tiscali in Sardinia

04.06.2014 by Corrado Conca

Discover the Nuragic village of Tiscali in the Supramonte di Oliena, one of the most popular walks in Sardinia, Italy. By Corrado Conca.

The walk to the doline and remains of the villages of Tiscali only takes a couple of hours, but the environment is quite wild and as of today the route is not marked. This means that it is not an easy walk for those not used to walking in the Supramonte.

Tiscali is one of the most popular destinations for walkers in Sardinia but this walk is perhaps the one for which – maybe because people often don’t have a good description of the route – the Mountain Rescue most often has to look for people who have got lost.

The village of Tiscali was probably constructed during the late Nuragic period and consists of two different groups of dwellings: one of circular huts and the other of huts with four corners. The presence of the second set of dwellings indicates that the village was also used in a later period, probably until the Late Medieval period. Its location inside the doline and the system for gathering water dripping from stalactites lead one to think that the inhabitants could remain inside for long periods to ward off would-be attackers and that the site could have represented a defence against invaders in Roman times.

TOPO: The Nuragic village of Tiscali, Supramonte, Sardinia

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Ediz. italian, english
by Corrado Conca

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