Cheremule

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Population: 466
Altitude: 540 metri s.l.m
Area: 24.13 Kmq


Town hall: Piazza Parrocchia, 7 - Tel. 079.889010 - Fax 079.889365
Postal code: 07040
E-mail: comune.cheremule@tiscali.it


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Brief notes on the town:

Cheremule is a small centre of Medieval origin situated in the area of Mejlogu. Immersed in luxuriant vegetation, its territory is abounding in archaeological evidence. The town has attracted international scientific attention thanks to the discovery of an ape-man who lived in the area close to 300 thousand years ago. It is situated at the foot of Mount Cuccuruddu (676m), an ancient volcanic cone rich in pumice stone, which is extracted in copious amounts. The historical centre, which has remained almost intact, is grouped around the restored sixteenth century Church of San Gabriele Arcangelo, and includes some buildings that were clearly built in the nineteenth century. The populated centre is surrounded by greenery; particularly important is the wood of Su Tippiri, which extends from the slopes of the town as far as the provincial road for Thiesi. The pine wood of Mount Cuccuruddu is no less beautiful. Of absolute naturalistic importance on Mount Cuccuruddu is the Wood of Su Tippiri, which keeps the features of the Sardinian wood of downy oak and Holm oaks with thick underwood intact. Its intricate tangled mass makes its transit on foot at times precarious. It is a permanent protective haven for fauna, inhabited by foxes, pine martens, weasels, hedgehogs, and birds like the hoopoe, partridge, buzzard and goshawk. A number of small circular shepherd buildings made of dry volcanic stone and a dome roof heighten the interest in this town. The zone is rich in spring waters, which include the well-known Nuraghe fountain.

Economic activities:

The economy is based primarily on sheep farming and local craftwork.

The history:

The town of Cheremule has Medieval origins and belonged to the administrative region of Caputabbas in ancient times.
Its territory is rich in archaeological evidence, which confirms continuous settlements from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages. In addition to the numerous nuraghi that are still visible, the presence of necropolis, dating to the Neo-eneolithic period, formed by large groups of domus de janus, is particularly significant. The most important site is that of Moseddu: resting on a layer of rocky limestone the necropolis is formed by 18 domus de janas some of which are rich in decorative elements, such as lintels and stairs. Of the site it is possible to visit the Branca Tomb. The anteroom at the entrance bears numerous depictions of human figures dancing and other ritual symbols sculpted in bas-relief. The Tomb of the Cava is meaningful for the human figures sculpted in a strange and distorted manner.

Traditions and events:

EVENT PLACE DATE
Feast of Saint Sebastian Historical centre January 20
Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua Multi-functional football pitch June 13
Feast of the Elderly Urban centre August
Feast of Saint Gabriel Urban centre September 29
Feast of Saint Andrew Urban centre November 30