Longonsardo Tower: Entrance Ticket - Olbia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    April and October: Daily 10.00am - 1.00pm / 3.00pm - 6.00pm  May: Daily 10.00am - 1.00pm / 3.00pm - 7.00pm  June to September: Daily 10.00am - 1.00pm / 4.00pm - 8.00pm .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Longonsardo Tower, Entrance
  • Return Details :
    Longonsardo Tower

Overview

The Tower of Longonsardo was built between the 1577 and 1599. Made of granite blocks, the tower is 19 metres in diameter and its 11 metres high. There were no stairs in the tower (a rope ladder was used for a long time instead). In the middle of the main area, originally divided into three rooms, stands a big column that supports the vaulted ceiling. Moreover, there is still a basin dug into the rock, next to the south-eastern internal wall, that supplied the garrison with rainwater. In 1802 the captain Magnon took the leadership and solicited the King to create a new town. In fact the 12th August 1808 he founded the little town of Santa Teresa Gallura.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Yoga session
  • Wine tasting

Know More about this tour

The Tower was comprised, presumably, of three rooms with irregular stone paving, covered by a vaulted ceiling supported by a central column; latorre.jpgit is also possible to presume the existence of a wooden mezzanine. The Tower features a cistern (now clearly visible thanks to the restoration works) for the collection of rainwater, supplied by a canal (also visible) carved into the wall. A walkway protected by sidewalls permitted easy access around the top of the surrounding walls.
The central construction was surrounded by a perimeter wall (still visible in some areas) that extended towards the north, turning towards the east to return to the Tower.
Ancient residents of Santa Teresa Gallura recall the existence of a subterranean passage that arrived at the coast, cemented over following the construction of the sewage network.
The Tower, demilitarised like many others in 1867, became a playground for local children who challenged one another to climb down a rope into the cistern or climb up the tower.
The monument, renovated and re-valorised by the Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno e Turismo of Santa Teresa Gallura, now stands as the image of the areas history and culture.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A small amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Panoramic view from the terrace 

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.