Medieval village of Tratalias
The Medieval village of Tratalias it originates in the year 1000, when due to continuous Islamic raids, the populations of ancient Sulci withdrew towards the inland areas of the island.
The cathedral of S. Maria di Monserrato was built in 1213. It is one of the most important monuments of medieval religious architecture in Sardinia, in which, for the first time, the more slender sense of proportions and vertical development are linked to the Romanesque structure.
The oldest nucleus of the town of Tratalias has been preserved and recently restored around the cathedral. The restoration of the medieval village allows today to relive the atmosphere of a small Sardinian village, with its customs and traditions, where you can spend a different experience, far from the chaotic frenzy of mass tourism.
The colors of the houses, the wooden inserts and the ancient Sardinian tiles characterize the historic village. The visit to the village is an obligatory stop on the journey in South West Sardinia, an ideal alternative destination to the sea on less hot days or with strong wind.
In the medieval village of Tratalias there is the museum of the territory and different artisan shops. The workshops of the artisans open their doors to tourists and onlookers who wish to know the ancient craft traditions still alive in Sulcis Iglesiente.
During the summer the village comes alive on the occasion of events and festivals.
Inland, in the village of Tratalias
The village is freely open to the public, while the Church, the Territory Museum and the artisan shops are subject to opening hours. More information can be found on the Official Facebook Page Tratalias Turismo