Roccia dell'Elefante, Castelsardo

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Raising its trunk at the side of Highway 134, you'll find Roccia dell'Elefante, an elephant-shaped rock used in ancient times as a necropolis. Originally part of the Rocky Mount Caseddazzu, the rock broke off centuries ago and rolled downhill before coming to rest at its current location. The inside walls feature carved bovine horns, representing the bull god revered for his strength and associated with death and regeneration. You'll also find furnishings meant to remind the dead of their earthly homes. Put Roccia dell'Elefante on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Castelsardo trip itinerary planner.
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  • Great to go and experience if your in the area, dont plan your day around it though as it will only take 20 mins or so of viewing, worth waiting for a quiet time to take pics as sometimes coach loads ...  more »
  • This actually does look like an elephant, pretty amazing what nature can do. A must see if you are in Castelsardo  more »
  • Excellent rock formation which also has rooms in it, very cool to see! I would recommend to visit it highly  more »
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  • It really is a georgeus elephant, and the surrounding views are really nice :) Nice place to divert your route through and stop for a few minutes.
  • It's ok. But not worth a detour.
  • Cute, pretty and funny. It's curiós site, an ideal for people Who loves geology.
  • It is awesome what the nature can do. Definitely one of the most rare places to visit
  • It is just a rock in the middle of nowwhere but a very nice rock ;)

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