Siligo

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Population: 968
Altitude: 424 metri s.l.m.
Area: 43.46 Kmq

Town hall: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 32 - Tel. 079.836003 - Fax 079.836389
Postal code: 07040
Web: www.comunesiligo.it/
E-mail: comunesiligo@tiscali.it


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Brief notes on the town:

Siligo rises at the foot of Mount St. Anthony. The indissoluble bond between man and the territory, between the forms of settlement and the natural environment in which it is inserted, find a computed symbiosis in the populated centre and the territorial context of the town of Siligo. The parish Church of S. Vittoria is worth visiting. Excursions are recommended to Mount St. Anthony and Mount Holy, one of the most important examples of volcanism in the entire area. At the foot of Mount Holy is the Church of S. Maria di Bubalis, also known as the Church of Nostra Signora di Mesumundu. The church is one of the oldest examples of the religious architecture dating to the high Middle Ages in the island, and it was built in the area of a pre-existing settlement dating from the Roman period. A short distance away rises the seventeenth century rural church dedicated to S. Vincenzo Ferrer. The museum dedicated to artist and singer Maria Carta should also be visited. For its scenic and easy-to-travel landscape, it is the perfect area for walks and excursions. It offers delightful glimpses that are typical of the area of Logudoro Mejlogu, in particular onto the valleys and volcanic reliefs which characterise it. Localities like Montiju Tundu, Badde Ortolu, Sas Baddes for example, offer stunning views of “terraces” and valleys formed by the erosion of the Rio Ide and Rio Mannu.
The basalt plateaus of Mount Holy and Mount Pelao, the outflows of Mount Sa da Figu, of Mount Ruju and Mount Pescia are evidence of the extraordinary effusive activity that was present here 500/600 thousand years ago.
The volcanic dyke in the locality of Paule - Monte Ruiu – which emerged due to erosion can also be visited. It originated from the cooling of lava that ran along tight fractures of the rocks. It forms an impressive natural barrier of great particularity and uniqueness and, within the regional panorama, it is such to be considered a natural monument. The Astronomical Society of Turritana organises visits to the Planetarium and the Astronomical Observatory (open on the last Friday of each month and there is no entrance charge).

Economic activities:

The product symbol of this interesting centre is the sausage. Skilled artisans work the meat strictly by hand and dress it with spices and wild fennel seeds. The sausage is unique in its kind.

The history:

On Mount S.Anthony as much as on Mount Holy, important archaeological remains are evidence of human presence through the millennia. Some historical and archaeological evidence is also present, such as the Byzantine Church of Mesumundu, the archaeological area of Mount St. Anthony and the numerous nuraghi scattered in the territory.

Traditions and events:

EVENT PLACE DATE
Charity Bingo Urban centre January 6
Carnival Urban centre February
Feast of the Woman Urban centre March
Rites of Holy Week Urban centre April
Feast of Saint Elia Urban centre March 28
Visit to Mount Saint Anthony Mount Saint Anthony May
Visits to archeological zones Archaeological sites n.a.
Competition "Siligo in fiore" Urban centre May
Su fogarone de Santo Juanne Urban centre June
Evening at the theatre Urban centre July
Summer in Siligo Urban centre July-August
Folklore festival Urban centre August
Feast of Saint Vincent Urban centre August 30-31
Day of the elderly Urban centre September
S'infarinonzu de su trigu india Urban centre September
Maria Carta prize Urban centre September
Feast of the Tree Urban centre November
Fair of the sausage Urban centre December
Bicycle cross race Urban centre December
Christmas in Siligo Urban centre December
Christmas competition Urban centre December 23