First floor, rooms 1-3
The sea was an economic resource, an important route for merchants and travellers of ancient times, facilitating trade and cultural exchange between peoples of different cultures, but at the same time it was a treacherous place full of danger: the sea has always played a leading role in Alghero’s history.
The first section documents the relationship between the territory and the Mediterranean Sea.
From 1700 B.C. to 730 B.C.
Sant’Imbenia Nuragic village | Nuragic civilisation
End of 1st century B.C. / 1st century A.D.
Roman shipwreck of Mariposa | Roman age
12th / 13th century
Medieval shipwreck of Capo Galera | Middle Ages
15th / 16th century
Post medieval shipwreck of Mariposa | Post-Medieval
Let us start the trail from the Nuragic village of Sant’Imbenia. It is the island’s oldest known mooring point, the main trade hub for exchanges between peoples from East and the local community.
You can explore the depths of the sea with roman, medieval and post-medieval shipwrecks, sunk offshore after coastal storms. These were found thanks to naval and underwater archaeological investigations.