Muravera is part of the province of South Sardinia and is located in the east, in the sub-region of Sarrabus. It offers beaches with crystal clear sea and fine sand, surrounded by lagoons characterized by the presence of very special inhabitants: flamingos. The famous Costa Rei, a very charming and Caribbean seaside resort, is one of its hamlets, also known for being ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Near Muravera it is possible to spend one’s days under the banner of shallow waters, white sand, clear and calm sea. Among the beaches not to be missed are Colostrai, San Giovanni and Feraxi. The municipality is located a short distance from other very picturesque towns in the south of the island, such as Villasimius, but also from corners full of charm, such as the so-called Scoglio di Peppino, located in Costa Rei almost on the border with Castiadas. It is a block of granite about 30 meters long with a fish-like shape stranded on the beach, attracting many tourists every year. It is one of the most photographed and magical spots in all of Sardinia.
Most of the beaches in this area are not too crowded even during high season, thanks to the length and width of the shoreline, features that allow a good distribution of bathers throughout the area.
The pink flamingo is a resident of Muravera for all intents and purposes, although its migration begins in late March. It is at this time of year that it, like many other birds, moves from the Sahara Desert to seek accommodation more in line with its purpose. In Muravera, pink flamingos find their ideal habitat in the lagoons, favorite places for breeding. It is possible to participate in real birdwatching excursions, especially in the spring, with the aim of admiring this multitude of birds intent on burrowing in the territory’s largest ponds. Photos taken by professionals go into real photographic exhibitions on the life of this bird in the southeastern region of Sardinia.
Muravera is a picturesque town, best known for the production of citrus fruits with a unique and aromatic flavor. In fact, it is referred to as “the city of lemons” precisely because of this interesting characteristic. Sardinian culture, traditions and customs are celebrated with processions and festivals, and are an element of pride for the inhabitants. The atmosphere is engaging, falling in love with nature, monuments and typical customs is assured. Local crafts are another element that is easy to get in touch with, especially sewing.
The historical component is surprising: the territory in which Muravera is included has been inhabited for millennia, beginning in 5000 B.C., initially by the Phoenicians and Punics, and only later by the Romans. After the fall of the empire it became part of the curadoria of Sarrabus. Its development is due to agriculture, pastoralism and the export of typical products. The name “Muravera,” composed of “mura,” a Sardinian term used in the past to indicate fruit trees, and “vera,” an adjective to indicate cultivated land or edible fruit, shows how, from the beginning, there has been a deep connection with the land and its fruits, still very important and able to distinguish it today. Subject to attack by pirates for several centuries, it is rich in towers built for the purpose of protecting the Sardinian coast. Among the most famous are the Torre delle Saline, the Torre dei Dieci Cavalli and the Torre di Capo Ferrato.
Muravera offers the opportunity to visit various archaeological finds from different eras, such as nuraghi, the former town hall and as many as three megalithic complexes. Among the museums, the Museum of Female Entrepreneurship, dedicated to Donna Francesca Sanna Sulis, stands out.
There is no shortage of religious architecture: the Church of St. Nicholas of Bari is one of the most fascinating in the area, built in the 16th century and featuring late-Gothic decorations. It consists of a single nave with four side chapels, three transverse ogival arches on which the Gothic-style double-pitched roof frame. The structure has some elements, especially in the presbyteral area, that refer to a construction phase dating back to the Aragonese period.
Spending your vacations in Muravera immersed in luxury is possible and is an added value for all lovers of this type of tourism. The area is full of villas of all kinds, many of them with swimming pool, proposed by Sardinia Chic for those who wish to stay in total comfort.