Muravera, the most important urban center in the region of Sarrabus, is mainly known for its citrus fruits production. Its coastal territory extends to the south of the town, which is also famous for its large beaches: the river Flumendosa estuary, San Giovanni beach, Saline beach (saltworks) and Colostrai; not far from these ones, you can also visit the beach of Capoferrato, a promontory of trachyte rocks. Southward you encounter Costa Rei Beach and its tourist villages. Nearby, some interesting archaeological sites are worth a visit: Piscina Rei’s menhirs, Nuraghe Scalas and the megalithic stones in Cuili Piras.
The territory of Muravera is included in the so-called Visit South Sardinia, a Destination Management Organization (DMO).
Visit South Sardinia manages the territory in a synergistic and efficient way, promoting and enhancing the important tourist resources of the destination.
Visit South Sardinia has passed the selection, becoming one of the first 10 tourist destinations in the world to join the promotional and sustainable project; it has been recognized and supported by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
In March 2016, Muravera along with the entire south Sardinia destination have received the 1st price in Bruxelles as the best sustainable destinations around Europe.
Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary means created by the European Community and that Muravera has joined in order to improve its own environmental performances and services. The main aim of EMAS is to contribute to the building of a sustainable economic development, highlighting the role and responsibilities of the companies.
Despite being the territory of Muravera rich in historical and archaeological sites, only a few are accessible through safe beautiful paths. Visiting them allows people to experience hidden and mysterious places which take us backwards with a leap in the past, learning about the stories of a territory that was once peopled in the prehistorical Era known as “Nuragic Civilization”. We can still visit some “domus de janas” (fairies’ houses), many tombs carved in the rock, similar to real houses, built close to menhirs and dolmens, individual or group tombs when inside the necropolis, whose structures changed according to dimensions or complexity.
In the III millennium B.C. Sardinia was influenced by the megalithic trend from north Europe; some of the menhirs are still in pretty good conditions, made out of big limestone rocks and organized in complex modules. Their building had a religious purpose mainly, for the cult of the Sun and they were holy places for the Nuragic tribes, representing either the main male gods or fertility.
Muravera, placed along the street known as Orientale Sarda about 60 km away from the city of Cagliari, is the most important urban center of the region Sarrabus-Gerrei. The hills gently slope down at their feet toward the sea; the town still boast a natural and pretty wild landscape all around with its fascinating woods hosting boars, deers and eagles and where the flora offers the visitors a great variety of colors and scents. It is worth mentioning the forest in “Baccu Arrodas” with its Mediterranean maquis which has been recently equipped with benches and table for people to rest after their long walks and where it is possible to go and visit the homonymous mine where our ancestors use to extract antimony and silver from. The town of Muravera underwent a series of dominations starting from the Middle Ages as witnessed by its country churches and towers. “Torre dei Dieci Cavalli” (the Ten Horses Tower) dates back to the XVI century along with the squared tower near the salty ponds from the XVII century and the towers of Capo Ferrato and Cala Pira, built during the Saracen raids. In the surroundings, the rich remains of ancient human settlements takes us back to 5000 years ago: the megalithic complex in Piscina Rei and the Nuraghe Scalas composed of 43 menhirs (Late Neolithic) are the main witnesses of their own age.