SiMuC: the Museum System of the Town of Carbonia

Discover the very long history of the region of Sulcis (south-west Sardinia), from its ancient rocks and fossils to its Nuraghic, Phoenician, Punic and Roman history. Travel through time in a wonderful landscape!
A complete chain of cultural heritage, from excavation to exhibition and diffusion
SIMUC: the Museum System of the Town of Carbonia

The Museum System of Carbonia (SiMuC) covers a vast territorial and archaeological area. Its Museums and Parks are the result of a successful experiment: a complete chain of cultural heritage, from excavation to exhibition and diffusion

The SiMuC of Carbonia includes: the Villa Sulcis Archaeological Museum, the Monte Sirai-Nuraghe Sirai Archaeological Park, the Urban Park of Cannas di Sotto and the Museum of Sulcitani Paleontological Environments “E. A. Martel”.

Modern services managed with the Municipal Executive Board, where trained, professional staff (Museum System) will lead you through the landscape of today back into the historic moments of the past.

Educational workshops, exhibitions, conferences (Carbonia Studia [Carbonia goes back to School]), Domeniche al Nuraghe [Sundays at the Nuraghe]Tramonti a Monte Sirai [Sunsets on Monte Sirai] plus many other events.
We look forward to seeing you in Carbonia!

Museums and Archaeological Sites
Archaeology and history in the wonderful landscape of Sulcis

The museum offer begins with the Museum of Sulcitani Paleontological Environments, with its five hundred million-year old fossils and the impressive reconstruction of T-Rex, where the visitor is accompanied through the geological eras, from the creation of the Earth up to the appearance of man; the discovery of the territory continues at the Villa Sulcis Archaeological Museum, the heart of the System, which teaches the story of the archaeological landscape from the pre-historic period to the Roman era. 

A walkway climbing over the streets of Carbonia leads from the Archaeological Museum to the Domus de janas necropolis in the Urban Park of Cannas di Sotto, a stratified strip of the town recently handed back to the citizens and tourists.

The extensive Archaeological Park of Monte Sirai gives a particularly panoramic view over the spectacular landscape of Sulcis and the archipelago. It provides a unique snapshot of the Phoenician and Punic period, with its fortified settlement perched high up, the necropoli, temples and tophet. It includes the extraordinary Nuraghe Sirai, with its Sardinian, Phoenician fortress and the homonymous Nuraghe within. This treasure continues to reveal and astound us with its unique finds, which prove the existence of a new phase in the Nuraghic civilisation and how it originally integrated with the newcomers, the Phoenicians. 

Museo Archeologico Villa Sulcis / foto S. A. Manca

Museo Archeologico Villa Sulcis / foto S. A. Manca  

Museo dei Palæoambienti Sulcitani “E. A. Martel”

Museo dei Palæoambienti Sulcitani “E. A. Martel”  

Parco Urbano di Cannas di Sotto / foto S. A. Manca, su conc. MiBACT

Parco Urbano di Cannas di Sotto / foto S. A. Manca, su conc. MiBACT