It suddenly appears along the road that connects Buddusò, the centre of Monte Acuto, on the border of Gallura, to Bitti, a town in northern Barbagia. The Nuraghe Loelle, hidden among cork oaks and holm oaks, gradually shows its fascinating and mysterious features, perched on a granite outcrop, the main local rock, as it dominates the plateau and the houses of Buddusò.
Its structure is formed by a central tower that leans against a trefoil bastion and it is considered to be of the ‘mixed’ type, as it has characteristics of both ‘corridor’ and tholos nuraghi. In fact, it is assumed to be a protonuraghe converted in subsequent phases to respond to renewed architectural and cultural needs. You will notice the traces of the village of huts, with a circular layout, all around. As you enter, you will be surprised to see that the entrance does not open onto a courtyard or a corridor leading to a central room, as was customary in these Bronze Age buildings. In the Loelle, on the other hand, a flight of steps takes you in a clockwise direction around the tower, leading directly to the second level. Another corridor starts here and, if followed entirely, descends to the ‘ground floor’, while about halfway along it, another ramp climbs to the third level, where the last and main room opens up. Before entering the room, you will notice an apse-shaped niche on the right.