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The characteristic panorama is certainly one of the most beautiful in Sardinia: Aggius appears immersed in granite rocks with strange and bizarre shapes, dry stone walls, centuries-old forests of holm oaks, cork oaks, Mediterranean scrub, pastures and vineyards, to which the changing of the seasons gives variegated and pictorial aspects and colors.
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Aggius, historical center  | Tonio Bianco
Aggius, historical center
Tonio Bianco
Aggius  | Massimo Campanari/shutterstock
Aggius
Massimo Campanari/shutterstock
Aggius, easter Friday  | Franco Ruiu
Aggius, easter Friday
Franco Ruiu
Aggius, Frame with textile product, created by Maria Lai  | Massimo Campanari/shutterstock
Aggius, Frame with textile product, created by Maria Lai
Massimo Campanari/shutterstock
Aggius, gallurese soup  | Tonio Bianco
Aggius, gallurese soup
Tonio Bianco
Aggius, easter  | Tonio Bianco
Aggius, easter
Tonio Bianco
Aggius, Fraili mountains  | Maurizio Biso/shutterstock
Aggius, Fraili mountains
Maurizio Biso/shutterstock
Glacier rocks in Aggius - Valle della Luna  | Ilona Koeleman/shutterstock
Glacier rocks in Aggius - Valle della Luna
Ilona Koeleman/shutterstock
Aggius, church of San Pietro di Ruda  | Andrea Altea
Aggius, church of San Pietro di Ruda
Andrea Altea
Aggius, historical center  | Massimo Campanari/shutterstock
Aggius, historical center
Massimo Campanari/shutterstock
Aggius. Nuraghe Izzana  | Massimo Campanari/shutterstock
Aggius. Nuraghe Izzana
Massimo Campanari/shutterstock
Aggius, Panorama from Via Roma  | Silvia Fiorentino - e-borghi Community
Aggius, Panorama from Via Roma
Silvia Fiorentino - e-borghi Community
Aggius, Church of S. Lussorio  | Silvia Fiorentino - e-borghi Community
Aggius, Church of S. Lussorio
Silvia Fiorentino - e-borghi Community
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About the village

Located at 514 meters above the sea level, in the historic region of Gallura, Aggius rises at the foot of the serrated mountain ridge called "Monti di Aggius", which includes different uplands, all comprised between 600 and 800 meters of elevation. The landscape that can be admired from here extends from the Asinara island to the Maddalena archipelago and the Costa Smeralda. On a clear day you can admire the airy Strait of Bonifacio and the nearby Corsica with the recognizable cliffs of Capo Pertusato.

The origins of the village date back to prehistoric times, but it was only the Spanish domination, which took possession of it around the year 200, that influenced dialects, traditions and local customs in a very marked way. This dominion lasted about 400 years, until in 1720 Aggius passed under the dominion of the Savoia family. Aggius in the first half of the XVI century went down as a center of counterfeiters. The 'Mint' would have been found on one of its mountains, and for this reason it was called Fraili (the blacksmith's forge). Only a few people know the curious event that occurred in 1848, when Aggius became a Republic for forty-eight hours, invested by that movement which in Europe took the name of "Springtime of the Peoples".

In the old town centre of the village, the predominant element is the visible granite that can be found in the walls of the buildings and in the flooring of the streets, alleys and squares. The place names have preserved their ancient names: The Aldia (guard post, tollhouse), Paràula, Speslunga, Lu Cunventu and Piazza di li Baddhi (square of the dances). Do not miss the Ethnographical Museum "Oliva Carta Cannas", dedicated to domestic environment and everydaily life, and the Museum of Banditry.

Finally, the gastronomy of Gallura uses local products, fruit of the land and the breeding. The most known and celebrated typical dish of Aggius is the gallurese soup (the suppa cuata), prepared with slices of stale bread, alternated with slices of fresh cheese, grated cheese, mixed with parsley and a pinch of pepper. Other typical dishes are: the gnocchetti (li ciusoni), ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese or other cheese (li bruglioni); the faa oglia, prepared with whole pods of fresh broad beans, salted lard and pork meat. Among the dairy products, instead, you can find the mazzafrissa (cream with semolina). Among the sweets you will find the azzuleddi, braided dough and fritters, Li Frisgioli Longhi.

Village of Aggius
Municipality of Aggius
Province of Sassari 
Region Sardinia

Inhabitants: 1.523
Altitude center: 514 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Borghi Autentici d'Italia
Paesi Bandiera Arancione
Unione Alta Gallura

Acknowledgments
Orange Flag - Italian Touring Club

 Municipality
Via Pasquale Paoli 39 - Tel. +39 0796 21060

ON THE TRAIN

  • Olbia station
  • Ozieri Chilivani station

BY PLANE

  • Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport
  • Alghero airport

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Events

sunday
4
october, 2020

Santa Vittoria

sunday
16
may, 2021

Festival of mezu maggju

wednesday
23
june, 2021

Birth of St. John

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