Serdiana

The town of Serdiana lies in the hinterland of Cagliari. It is an area of softly rounded hills, forming a natural amphitheatre round the city and its Gulf. These lands have been cultivated for thousands of years, and since ancient times their olive groves, fields and vineyards have supplied their produce to the city. Dotted through the countryside are many small medieval Romanesque churches: each was the centre around which grew up the local farming communities. This is an area ideally suited for grape-growing: softly undulating, rich in sun and wind, with the sea nearby to mitigate both cold and heat. Here the great varieties of Sardinian wine grapes are grown – many are famous, such as Cannonau, Vermentino, and Carignano. Others are less well known - Monica, Bovale, Nasco, Girò, Nuragus.

Santa Maria di Sibiola

Santa Maria di Sibiola is a small Romanesque church dating back to the early years of the 12th century. It is built in rough-hewn sandstone blocks and has a distinctive structure marked by two unequal naves, set side by side. Its lines are of great simplicity, with an almost square facade, soberly decorated, onto which open two portals topped by small windows, one of which has a single opening and the other with two lights. To the rear its square-cut lines give place to the rounded extensions of the two apses.

Su Stani Saliu

Su Stani Saliu (the salty marsh) is about 4 km from Serdiana. It is a closed body of water, with no inflowing or outflowing water courses, measuring some 225,000 m2. It has an almost triangular shape with a perimeter of about 1,600 m and a maximum depth of some 2 m. In the summer and in dry periods it largely dries up and the dry areas become covered by a crust of salt.

Ethnographic Museum

In the centre of the town of Serdiana, in an old-style Sardinian house with central courtyard, in the ancient “Bia Mesuidda,” visitors will find the Ethnographic and Archaeological Museum, with many interesting exhibits tracing the town’s history.