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The Antiquarium Turritano, built in the early 70 's and opened to the public in 1984, is located in the archaeological area of Turris Libisonis, the Roman city was built on the modern city of Porto Torres. This colony was the only port in the North-West of Sardinia that had established direct relations with the ancient port of Ostia. The colony grew over the Harbour and along the final stretch of the Riu Mannu, where the bridge is preserved, built at the beginning of the 1st century AD, which is an exceptional work of engineering. From the Windows of the upper floor of the Antiquarium, you can
Asinara is an Italian island of 52 km2 (20 sq mi) in area. The name is Italian for "donkey-inhabited", but it is thought to derive from the Latin "sinuaria", and meaning sinus-shaped. The island is virtually uninhabited. The census of population of 2001 lists one man. The island is located off the north-western tip of Sardinia, and is mountainous in geography with steep, rocky coasts. Because fresh water is scarce, trees are sparse and low scrub is the predominant vegetation. Part of the national parks system of Italy, the island was recently converted to a wildlife and marine preserve. It is
Balai è una località del comune di Porto Torres, ai margini del centro e affacciata sul golfo dell'Asinara. Vi sorge l'omonima chiesa di Balai Vicino (nota anche come chiesa di San Gavino a Mare), la chiesetta di Balai Lontano e una serie di piccole spiagge, calette e grotte marine. Il territorio è stato in passato la sede del martirio dei santi e patroni della città Gavino, Proto e Gianuario, nei pressi della chiesetta di Balai Lontano.
The Basilica di San Gavino (Basilica of Saint Gabinus) is a proto-Romanesque church in Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy. A former cathedral, it is now a place for the veneration of local martyrs and a parish church.
Turris Libisonis, now Porto Torres, was founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC in the middle of the Asinara gulf, in a strategic position at the mouth of the Rio Mannu. The only colony of Sardinia province (together with Uselis) where Roman citizens lived, it was called "iulia" since its foundation was attributed to Caesar or Octavian. In the island it was second only to Caralis for population, magnificence and trades.
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L'isola Piana è un'isola situata tra l'Asinara a nord e capo Falcone a sud-ovest, all'estremo nord-occidentale della Sardegna. Amministrativamente fa parte del comune di Porto Torres (SS) ed è disabitata.
Verso sud si affaccia sulla spiaggia de La Pelosa di Stintino, mentre a nord dà sul passaggio dei Fornelli, unico stretto agilmente navigabile fra le due isole.
The necropolis of Su Crucifissu Mannu is an archaeological site located in the municipality of Porto Torres, Sardinia.
The necropolis includes at least twenty-two domus de janas, all made in the period between the Neolithic (IV millennium BC ) and the Copper Age (III millennium BC) and intensely used until the time of Bonnanaro culture (1800–1600 BC).
Some internal chambers are decorated with symbolic elements (stylized bull's horns) and architectural elements (steps, contoured doors, lintels) typical of the period, carved in relief in the rock.
Il cosiddetto Palazzo di Re Barbaro è uno degli edifici più imponenti dell'intero complesso di rovine di Turris Libisonis, antica città romana situata in territorio dell'odierna Porto Torres; ancora oggi rimango in piedi le mura esterne dell'edificio.