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Welcome in Serri  

Serri is a town with a predominantly agricultural and pastoral economy, where tradition exists side by side with modern biological and zoological research for the cultivation of crops and the raising of animals.

It is here that the Market-Fair is held during the feast-day dedicated to Santa Lucia.

The origin of Serri is traditionally attributed to a flight from the plague by the inhabitants of the nearby Roman city of Biora, whose ruins at the bottom of the valley are still visible.

The Roman-Pisan style Church of San Basilio Magno (Saint Basil the Great), inside of which are conserved three Baroque wooden altars, is an important architectonic example. Near the town, at the Church of San Sebastian, remains of a small Roman inhabited area have been found.

From a panoramic path in Serri it is possible to admire the valley below. A rest area is located in the vicinity of Mount Crabili. The principal attraction of Serri is the site of Santa Vittoria which extends over an area of four hectares and represents one of the most important archaeological zones of Sardinia. This archaeological area was identified in 1907 and highlighted in the initial excavation campaign two years later under the direction of the archaeologist Taramelli. A defensive surrounding wall and numerous constructions were soon identified, including one called the Casa del Capo, or 'House of the Chief'.

The area can be considered as being divided into two sectors: one sacred and the other civil. The first area was developed around a sacred well, an admirable architectonic example of the era. In the second it is possible to distinguish an extensive enclosure, a space possibly utilised for festivals or for animal markets. The sacred well, circular with an inner diameter of approximately two metres and a height of three metres, is accessible by means of 13 steps preceded by a rectangular entryway with small banked channels for the flow of water.

Santa Lucia

The building was erected in the early nineteen hundreds in typically rustic style with white washed walls and a pitched terracotta tiled roof the frames a facade containing a portal and a hexagonal rose window thet lights the single nave interior, of no particular artistic interest. The festival in honour of the Saint is hail twice a year, on the third sunday of may and september.


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