Sardinia Sights

Monte Sirai

Published 05/03/2016

Fodor's Review

The remains of one of Sardinia's most important Carthaginian military strongholds, strategically positioned atop a plateau that provides views inland and far out to sea, were discovered by chance in 1962. The walls of Mount Sirai were erected around 375 BC, and they continued to function as impregnable fortress barriers until the Roman conquest in 238 BC. The ancient acropolis is spread across more than 400 acres, so bring your walking shoes. You can continue exploring at Carbonia's Museo Archeologico "Villa Sulcis" to view a large collection of artifacts, some of them more than 4,000 years old.

Sight Information

Address:

Off SS126, 1 km (½ mile) north of Carbonia, direction Sant'Antioco, Carbonia, Sardinia, 09013, Italy

Phone:

0781-64040-office; 320-571 8454-site

Sight Details:

  • €6 site; €9 site and museum
  • Apr. and May, Tues.–Sun. 10–6; June–Sept., Tues.–Sun. 10–7; Oct.–Mar., Wed.–Sun. 10–3

Published 05/03/2016

Advertisement

What's Nearby

  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Sardinia

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks