Finds

The beauty of the monuments inherited from the ancient tradition makes the territory of Logudoro Goceano fascinating and charged with significant symbols. The domus de janas, tombs dug into the rock between the IV and III millennium B.C., have wonderful examples such as the necropolis of Sos Furrighesos (Anela), Molìa (Illorai), Puttu Codinu (Villanova Monteleone), the chambers decorated with graffiti of Mosedu in Cheremule, in relief of Enas de Cannuja in Bessude and painted (Mandra Antine of Thiesi) and the monumental and frescoed ones of S. Andrea Priu (Bonorva) with the Tomb of the Leader (18 internal chambers) reused up to the XII century as a Byzantine church. In an erratic boulder in Florinas the tradition of the chamber dug into the rock continues, during the Nuragic age, in the unique funeral monument of Campu Lontanu.
Signs of the passage of Phoenician and Punic colonies are found in the remains of the fortress of San Simeone, in Bonorva. The artificial lake of the High Temo river covers the Punic centre of Sa Tanca ‘e Sa Mura, in Monteleone Rocca Doria. The Roman style is more visible, with the bridges of Padria and Illorai (Pont’ezzu), with the subsequent Medieval period, and in the thermal baths of San Saturnino, between Benetutti and Bultei. And the sacred, mysterious and strongly symbolic atmospheres in the domus of S. Andria Priu a Bonorva and the Quarry in Cheremule. If the passage from the Roman style to the High Medieval Age resulted in the great formal and chromatic charm in S. Maria di Bubalis (Mesu Mundu) in Siligo, the conquest and evangelisation of Sardinia and of those Sardinians who adored stone and wooden idols return the rare fortified Byzantine settlement of Aneletto in Anela.