The emotion you feel when you arrive in this amazing corner of Sardinia is indescribable.
The hike starts from the enchanting Lanaittu valley. Towering limestone mountains, cliffs and caves lord it over the narrow valley, scattered with natural and archaeological wonders.
The mysterious nuraghic village of Tiscali is one of Sardinia’s archaeological highlights. The walk to the sinkhole and remains of the village of Tiscali takes a couple of hours, but the environment is quite wild and the route is not marked.
The village consists of the remnants of a number of round dwellings dating from the first millennium B.C.
The site was re-discovered a little over a century ago and was first documented by the Italian historian Ettore Pais in 1910 and then in greater detail by Antonio Taramelli in 1927. There was a short excavation campaign in 2000 by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici per le Provincie di Sassari e Nuoro.
The village is entirely built along the walls of the sinkhole and is not visible until you reach the inside of the cavity through a large opening in the rock wall. The huts are mostly circular but some are rectangular, are divided into two districts. This is situated at the centre of a unique ecosystem.