Necropolis and Acropolis

THE IS PIRIXEDDUS NECROPOLIS If the funerary testimonies of the Phoenician Sulky are quite poor due to the overlapping of the modern town, their monumentality and extension during the Punic period reveal very well the prosperity of the settlement since the 6th century BC. In these centuries, the living spaces keep developing behind the coastal [...]

The Savoy Fort

On the hill overlooking the Basilica of Sant 'Antioco, on a nuraghe made with different architectural elements, there is the Savoy Fort "Su Pisu". It was built between 1813 and 1815, based on the design of the Officer Ambrogio Capson, to give shelter to soldiers and people of Sant'Antioco in case of siege by the [...]

The hypogaeum village

The hypogaeum village includes a series of Punic tombs built between the late sixth and the end of the third century B. C. later adapted as houses from the poorer classes of the country; these underground places are known by the name of Is Gruttas, the caves. After the discovery of the remains of Saint [...]

Ethnographic Museum “The wine warehouse”

ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM ‘Su magasinu ‘e su binu’ The wine warehouse The Ethnographic Museum Su magasinu ‘e su binu is housed in a typical warehouse complete with ‘lolla’ -courtyard with porch- of the eighteenth century. Displayed there are the necessary tools for different trades. Deeply interesting are the sections dedicated to viticulture and wine-making, to the [...]


At the northern end of the town of Sant 'Antioco, in a remote position with reference to the Phoenician town, there is the ‘tofet’, a particular type of city sanctuary of Phoenician cultural matrix. The town still preserves the name of ‘Sa guard ‘e is pingiadas’ -the guard of the pots-, popular reminiscence of the [...]