Holidays in Sardinia Island (S.Antioco)
Holidays in Sulcis district, which covers the south-west region of Sardinia, gets its name from the ancient town of Sulci on the island of S.Antioco.
The Sulcis district was the first of the lands which look out onto the Mediterranean to emerge from the sea and is, therefore, a rich mining territory.
It is also one of the areas in Sardinia with the richest archaeological and cultural patrimony.
The region has been inhabited since the
VI millennium B.C., when man lived in primitive cave dwellings.
From the II millennium B.C. the Nuragic civilisation began to develop. Testimony to this era can be seen in the many Nuraghi, massive, megalithic, stone structures, which are scattered all over the island.
These monuments are built entirely from stone blocks
and are unique to Sardinia.
Since ancient times the inhabitants of the Sulcis district have always been linked to the exploitation of the numerous mineral deposits in the area. The Nuragic communities exploited ore deposits for the production of bronze instruments and various weapons, while the Phoenician-Punic colonies took advantage of the area's natural resources and traded with the extracted minerals.
The settlements of Sulci (S.Antioco)
and Monte Sirai (Carbonia), sprang up in this period around the ore deposits, which then later passed under Roman dominion.
Today visitors can still see great testimony to this latter period, such as aqueducts, amphitheatres and temples.