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Archaeological Museum

In addition to the treasure of our sea there is the treasure of our history.

Sardinia is a beautiful place and for this reason has always been an attractive destination for commercial reasons, exploration trips and for harsh and bloody battles for the dominance of the area.

Not far away from the Hotel I Graniti there is the Archaeological museum where evidence of the Sardinian history can be found. We know that sandy beaches and turquoise sea are more appealing to tourists than museums, however, the archaeological Museum of Villasimius has many interesting stories to tell you about its origins.

There are four halls to visit: Sala del Territorio, Sala del Sanutario di Cuccureddus, Sala del Mare, and the Sala del relitto dell’Isola dei Cavoli In the Sala del Territorio, the ‘territory’s hall’, you will find ruins from the first Neolithic civilisations found near Capo Carbonara and of other civilisations until the Romans. Visitors can find information about the various objects on the panels placed all around the museum that are very useful to understand how the tools were used and other details archaeologists discovered. The Sala del santuario di Cuccureddus, the Cuccureddus Sanctuary Hall, shows the ruins of the archaeological site of Cuccureddus and highlights the area of the Gulf of Carbonara and how it was well known and used for commercial purposes since the Punic age, before the Romans occupied it. In this room daily basis objects such as coins, amphora, various tools and holy images are displayed here.

In the Hall of the Sea, La Sala del Mare, the model of a Carthaginian boat is exposed together with documents of the maritime traffic around the Mediterranean coast and more particularly in the area of Capo Carbonara and underlines the differences between the Roman and the Carthaginian culture.

The room of the relict, La Sala del Relitto, shows the treasure discovered under the sea after the shipwreck of a Spanish vessel during the 15th century in the Cavoli Island.

From the Hotel I Graniti Bed and Breakfast to the Archaeological Museum of Villasimius it only takes four minutes of a lovely walk.

We stayed at I Graniti after looking at trip advisor reviews. We have previously stayed at 4 & 5 star hotels, but the starred hotels at Villasimius received poor reviews, so I took the plunge to go 3 Star with the No.1 reviewed hotel. I am so glad we did. Marco the owner, can be proud of his staff and the hotel he provides. Nothing was too much trouble...
13 August 2017
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