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


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


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


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