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Filitosa, open air neolithic site with megaliths

Open air museum with stones cut and erected 8000 years ago.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.4 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  Filitosa is a megalithic site. The period of occupation spans from the end of the Neolithic era to the Roman times.

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Tips:  The site is located on road D57, in the commune of Sollacaro, north of Propriano.
There are restaurants in the tiny village.
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Points of Interest

1. Indoor museum

This part of the open air museum contains some explanation about the neolithic site of Filitosa. It explains for example how and who discovered the first stones, the long work to reconstitute the site as it probably was 8000 years ago!

2. The biggest megalith

Near the entrance you'll see the biggest megalith, 3m high, 1 m wide, 2000 kg! On the stone, a weapon is cut. There's also a big panel that gives informations about Filitosa.

3. First big group of menhirs

This small place is the greatest monument. The stones were erected the nearest as possible of the place they were found giving a good idea of the way the site looked like 8000 years ago.

4. The menhirs alignment near the olive tree

A little bit remote from the main hill, you will see a beautiful one-thousand-year-old olive tree surrounded by five megaliths in which human faces are cut. These stones where the first to be discovered in 1946, lying face down on the ground.