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Posada, a village suspended between sky and sea
(Posada (NU) - Sardegna)
text by: Francesca Giona, borgo-italia [only desktop] - photo by: Francesca Giona
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Posada, a village suspended between sky and sea
(Posada (NU) - Sardegna)

Our friend Francesca, ever with an eye for the beauties of her country, takes us to know Posada.
We cannot fail to accept her suggestion: “Try to spend a little of your time to go to Posada and visit this fascinating place where you could still see the square tower and the remains of the walls".
Posada, suspended between sky and sea, is one of the nicest village in Italy.
Perched on the top of a calcareous rock covered by euphorbias and mastic trees, Posada is dominated by the ruins of the Castello della Fava.

The village keeps the medieval structure with winding alleys connected by steep steps, arches and small squares.
The gray stone houses have been restored over time.
The castle too was restored: now a wooden staircase leads to the top of the square tower where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the sea, the mouth of the river Posada and the plain with the citron groves.

Towards the inland surrounded by pinewoods there is the lake of Posada, one of the several artificial lakes of the Island.

Of artistic interest the visit to the Castello della Fava, built by the Pisans before 1200, and to the parish church of Sant’Antonio abate, built in 1324 and rebuilt in ‘600.
You will be certainly enthralled by these jewels.

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A bit of history
It is one of the most ancient Sardinian villages.
The finding of a little statue representing Ercole Italico (5th -4th century BC) and other findings testify that the area was inhabited in far-off times.
It was colonized by the Romans.
In the Giudicati period (9th – 15th century) lived the hard position of borderland.
In this period the Castello della Fava (12th century) was built.
From the beginning of 1400 it was dominated by the Aragonese and around 1860 it was redeemed by the House of Savoy and then annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.

And finally a legend:
Francesca tells us a tale which explains the name of the castle.
“Around 1300 a fleet of Saracens landed at Posada; they besieged the area with the aim of conquering it by starvation.
The people were exhausted and unable to fight.
During one of the many meetings of the Judges taking place in one of the towers, someone planned a brilliant solution: they gave a pigeon a handful of broad beans, slightly injured it and made it fly towards the enemy camp.
The pigeon fell on the tents of the Saracens, who, noticing the strange bloat of the bird, eviscerated it and found the broad beans.
They thought that, if the people could so abundantly feed a bird, they had no chance of victory, given also the hard lay of the land.
So the Saracens sailed and at Posada the celebrations went on for days".
From here the name of the castle.

For more info:
wikipedia: Posada

Thanks to our friend Francesca for her beautiful photos and for the permission of publishing.

text by: Francesca Giona, borgo-italia [only desktop]
photo by: Francesca Giona

Sardegna 3 - release date: 2016-08-22