Posada

In a sheltered position on the slopes of a hill of limestone rock and built on the ruins of the Punic town called Feronia, Posada looks over a fertile plain at the foot of the Rio Posada.
Posada is a village with a rich history and culture and was already inhabited in nuraghic times as we can see from the “Monte Idda” and “Pizzinnu” nuraghi. During the Giudical period, it became the administrative centre of the surrounding district within the Giudicato of Gallura.
It was during this period that the 12th century Castello della Fava (Bean Castle) was built; the square mediaeval tower which is 21 metres high still remains. According to a legend, during a Saracen siege a homing pigeon was given the last available ration – a bean - but on its journey it fell into enemy hands and the false message that it was carrying convinced the Moors to abandon the siege. Posada was saved and the castle was given the name “della Fava” (of the bean) in honour of the event. Posada (pop. 2.394) still retains all the charm of a small tourist village with a rich history and unspoilt beauty.
You can see the fine little church of Sant’Antonio, which was first built in 14th century and then rebuilt in the 1600s.
Over the years Posada has seen a significant development in tourism because of the countless natural resources within the surrounding area. The long beach at Posada and the Orvile and San Giovanni beaches have brilliant white sand and clear waters.

 

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