Known as the least populous municipality of the island and one of the least inhabited in Italy, it preserves unaltered traditions and naturalistic and archaeological beauties.
The appearance is of a medieval village with numerous ancient “courtyard” houses.
probably that its origin dates back to the Roman period, traces of which can be found in various areas. In particular in Cibixia there are the foundations of a large building, divided into 25 rooms, perhaps intended for bathrooms. Some tombs containing amphorae and oil lamps have also been found.
What is certain is that its territory was inhabited since the Bronze Age, as evidenced by other nuraghes: the most important is the single tower Candeu . Near the prehistoric monument there is a fountain (also nuragic), dug into the rock and rebuilt in the following centuries. The water is now used in the parish church of Santa Margherita martire.
In honor of the patron saint of children, two festivals are celebrated a year: sa festa manna ; the main one, at the end of May, and Santa Mragaida agattada (found) or de is cruguxionis (of ravioli) in mid-July, at the turn of two Sundays. The “Raviolo Festival” is linked to the celebration.
Around the town, there are two rural churches, Santa Maria and Santa Restituta, the municipal park, attraction of a peaceful and silent village, and many archaeological sites, of Giara and Monte Arci.