The archaeological site of south-western Sardinia
This is the south-western part of the island of Sardinia, surrounded by greenery and mountains. And it is in this setting that we find the archaeological site of Monte Sirai, a plateau from which you can enjoy a wonderful panorama, stretching from the coast to Cixerri valley and home to at least 40 sites of historical and archaeological interest, ranging from the Neolithic to the end of the Punic age.
The settlement is made up of three main sectors: the town, the necropolis and the tophet. Located inside the former, and closed on the northern side by fortifications, is a small square dominated by the temple of Astarte, which formed the heart of the centre and the community. Meanwhile, the necropolis and tophet respectively house family tombs carved into the tuffaceous rock and a cemetery shrine, still the subject of lively debate, probably dedicated to stillborn or dead children.
Lastly, if you are in the vicinity of the site, make a stop at the Nuraghe Sirai, a perfect example of the cultural and social fusion between the Nuragic and Phoenician people.