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During the late 2nd millennium B.C. in the Bronze Age, a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi (for which no parallel exists anywhere else in the world) developed on the island of Sardinia. The complex consists of circular defensive towers in the form of truncated cones built of dressed stone, with corbel-vaulted internal chambers. The complex at Barumini, which was extended and reinforced in the first half of the 1st millennium under Carthaginian pressure, is the finest and most complete example of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture.
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We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in Italy. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Italy.
Italy is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.75 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.
Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.
Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Barumini is 18.
Age of Consent: 14 years.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Italy.
Italy scores a 3/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Driving: Right-hand traffic.
Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F / L
Weather: Currently broken clouds, with a temperature between 15 and 15.6°C (59 and 60°F)
Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 16.75 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Italy.