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Situated along Sardinia's south-western coast, in close communication with the area's main seaside resorts, Buggerru finds itself amidst a variety of natural landscapes that have always influenced its life and traditions.
The magnificent panorama from atop the nearby Pranu Sartu plateau is well worth seeing.The town is nestled in between two promontories literally covered with lush vegetation of cistus, Spanish broom and junipers. There are alternating cliffs and beaches with numerous, visible, flourishing calamine and zinc and lead on which the Malfidano Company set eyes at the end of the 1900's, thus giving birth to a mining activity that initially brought the area work, prosperity and notoriety.
These were momentary effects of this difficult situation; the miners worked in difficult conditions, resulting in their unhappiness. A direct consequence of this situation was the well-known strike of September 1904. Repressed by law forces called in by the mining company's management; it caused three deaths and numerous injuries. After closing the mine down, Buggerru tried to encourage economic growth counting on its good geographic position for tourism, however it has started to reap the benefits of its effort only recently.
The town however, is still full of memories of the mine including the closed down, abandoned tunnels that face out over the coast, its sand mixed with zinc and lead dust and a few of Pinuccio Sciola's sculptures in the square close to the harbour that are a reminder of the tragic episodes. It is far too vivid a memory to be simply replaced by the present moment founded solely on tourism and local tradition. This is why those who come to Buggerru in search of sea and sun perceive the feeling of a moment stopped in time. Of historic importance is the Spanish tower on "acqua segreta's" promontory which faces out over Cala Domestica. It is part of the entire south-western watchtower system once used as protection from frequent barbaric invasions. Some of these towers are found in the communities of Carloforte, Calasetta, Portoscuso and Porto Paglia. Not far from the town are Cala Domestica's beach, one of the most beautiful and visited beaches on the island and Portixeddu's beach, famous for its S. Nicolò dunes.
The panorama along the coast between Buggerru and Capo Pecora, an area dominated by Punta Munullois (499 m above sea level), deserves special mentioning. A visit to the hinterlands of Gutturuppala is also a must. Here you can admire its beautiful forests of ilex, oleanders, ferns and rock walls up to 350 m high. Another interesting area for archaeology lovers is in Grugua, close to town, where the remains of a Roman cemetery can be visited.
Among the many religious celebrations are: a celebration in honour of St. John and St. Peter ( June 29th-30th ) including religious rituals and a charming boat procession in the sea, the Madonna delle Grazie festivity (first 10 days of July) in memory of the town's vow against the locust invasion the 25th of March 1735. Gastronomy. The local, traditional dishes are fish and crustacean-based and include a well-known soup, its ingredients always extremely fresh.
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