Museums in Cala Gonone and Dorgali

The variety of landscapes of Dorgali and Cala Gonone is reflected by the heterogeneity of the dorgalese artistic and cultural heritage. Emblematic examples are the Archaeological Museum that collects materials from numerous archaeological sites and the Sala Salvatore Fancello, hosting the wonderful works of the dorgalese artist.

We also recommend the Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca, hosting an interesting ethnographic route (with more than 4000 items on display) in a botanical garden. The Centro per l'educazione ambientale ( Environmental Education Center) of Calagonone hosts the Museum of the Monk Seal, which contains a large collection of local Sardinian fauna.

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Dorgali is divided into three rooms arranged in chronological order; for this reason should be viewed in a counterclockwise sequence. In the museum, which contains archaeological finds from various localities in the area, are exposed materials found in the prehistoric village of Serra Orrios: matrices merger steatite, oil lamps, terracotta vases and important silver jewelry, glass paste and bronze belonging Phoenician age, found in the Abisso delle Vergini of the Grotto of Ispinigoli. They are also amphorae, lead anchors, elements of ship plating, lead ingots found along the coast and from Roman ships and a copy of the diploma in bronze of Tunila, a Sardinian mercenary who fought in the Imperial Army.

Visiting hours:
January- February-March-April- May | 9.30 - 13.00 / 15.30 - 18.00
June - July - August | 9.30 - 13.00 / 16.00 - 19.00
fSeptember-October-November- December | 9.30 - 13.00 / 15.30 - 18.00

Ticket: 3,00 euro full | 1,50 reduced

"S'Abba Frisca" Museum

The parco museo S'abba frisca takes its name from namesake source. Located in the countryside of Dorgali, it offers an ethnographic and naturalistic itinerary in an are particularly rich in flora and fauna, where you can visit the traditional environments of the "barbaricina" civilization.

"S.Fancello" Museum

Many call Salvatore Fancello a meteor in the Italian art scene of the '900. The eclecticism and the beauty of his works seem to be inspired by the variety of landscapes of the territory of Dorgali. Born in Dorgali in 1916, he died during the campaign in Albania in 1941 (silver medal in memory for bravery in 1947).
The artist just five years after graduating from the Institute for Industrial Arts of Monza attained remarkable results: VI he won at the Milan Triennale, the Granpremio section of Art Schools, he received the Diploma of Honor at the VII Triennale, created the complex for the lunchroom Milan's Bocconi University,He has successfully tested techniques and materials in the graphic and in the ceramic field. Exposure to Dorgali has its highlight in the roll entitled "Design uninterrupted", which the Fancello gave to the artist and friend Costantino Nivola in his wedding: seven meters of imaginative ink and watercolor.
At the museum there are also numerous ceramics and ink drawings and watercolor.

Visiting hours: July to September 9:30 - 12:30 | 17:00 - 20:00
(In other months you can contact the local Pro-Loco 0784-96243)

Ticket:Free Entry



The C.E.A. Natural History Museum hosts a rich dioramas sequences that reproduce the natural environment of Sardinia: a virtual room to discover the species of flora and fauna that inhabit the Mediterranean Sea. Inside the room you can see a documentary that, with the help of explanatory cards provided by the CEA, will make you recognize all the species.

The Cala Gonone weather, mitigated by the seaproximity, is characterized by mild winters and warm dry summers.

As a result, also because of the shape of the area, it lends itself to various activities related to the sport, the main attraction that captures thousands of tourists each year, followed by crafts and local cuisine.

The characteristic wind of the area is the Mistral, which is manifested by irregular and variable winds gusts, conditioned by the gorges of the mountains in which is channeled and then reflected from the south-east.

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