Via San Francesco 3. Opening hours: 10.30 – 13.00 ; 15.00 – 18.00
Calangianus is a small town that has become one of the “100 municipalities of the great little Italy ” (the ranking of the 100 most industrialized areas of Italy) and it is considered the capital of the cork. The manufacturing cork process is activity that has its origin at the begin of the XIX century and it soon became a huge source of sustainable wealth, which employs a large proportion of the local population. The cork has been preserved over the centuries, but at the same time it continues to evolve through new studies and new technologies. In the Cork Museum you can both admire the antique machinery and tools of the trade, but also learn about the extraction and manufacturing processes of this precious material.
Via Monti di Lizu 6: Opening hours: 10.00 – 13.00 ; 15.00 – 18.00
The museum is interesting for its rich collection of antique furniture and objects of daily use and offers a journey through the activities of the domestic economy, food production and the ancient crafts; it also houses the “Permanent Exhibition of Aggius Carpet”, where you can see the demonstration of the ancient art of carpet weaving with wooden frames.
Via Pretura. Opening hours: 10.00 – 13.00 ; 15.00 – 18.00
Aggius and the surrounding area was for three centuries (from 1500 to the mid-1800s) the scene of thefts, ambushes and brutal crimes committed by hordes of smugglers and cattle rustler. All this is well told in the novel written by Enrico Costa, “Il muto di Gallura” (The dumb of Gallura”): it talks about the terrible family feuds in Gallura region. In the Banditry Museum it is possible to know something about this story and you can admire a lot of valuable documents and objects.
Via Nazionale 35. To visit call the phone number 368 3376321
In this interesting museum located in a granite building of the XVIII century it has been carefully reconstructed the typical house of Gallura region, with the exhibition of 5,000 artefacts dating from the end of 1400 to the first half of 1900. The oldest and most prized object of this collection is undoubtedly the hammer of “Femina agabbadora” the oldest tool for euthanasia.