The Museum Biddas

Biddas, the villages abandonment’ s museum of Sardinia won national aword Riccardo Francovich like “best exemple in Italy of presentation and disclousure of archaelogical heritage of Middle age”.

museum is the first museum in Italy dedicated to the theme of depopulation and abandonment of settlements.

Biddas, situated inside the Baronial Palace of Sorso, illustates the Sardinian case with a journey back in time, from our days until the medieval village of Geridu, to which is dedicated an entire room of museum.

Biddas museum is a place where the reality of depopulation is recreated through the interweaving of Sociology, Anthopology and Archeology, in a complex environment that involves the visitor with enveloping suggestion of sounds, reconstructions and contact with authentic materials.

Medieval village of Geridu

Of the village it has been reported from the twelfth century in some written sources of Liguria and Tuscany, until you get to the Aragonese documents drawn up between the mid-fourteenth to mid-seventeenth century.
The village of Geridu administratively placed in Curatoria of Romangia, together with the countries of Sip, Sennori, Gennor, Taniga and Uruspe, began to undergo the phenomenon dell’emigrazioni from the second half of the fourteenth century, and up to its complete extinction in the early decades of the sixteenth century, almost certainly caused by a heavy tax burden on the part of Sassari and the Aragonese, as well as by pestilence and by the guerrillas. To learn more we recommend a visit to the Archaeological Museum “GASanna” of Sassari – Mediaeval – and the Museum Theme “Biddas” at the Baron’s Palace in Sorso.

Roman Villa of Santa Filitica

The ‘beginning of the archaeological investigations dating back to 1980. From 1982 to 1989 have followed short excavations annually. The complex consists of Roman Empire and spa, whose rooms are all richly decorated with polychrome mosaics are exhibited at the Archaeological Exhibition in permanent Baronial Palace of Sip Biddas now a museum. The archaeological area of ​​Santa Filitica after a short period of decay, due to the absence of its inhabitants, was affected by a new settlement formed by dry brick houses, built around the Roman villa, used as a place of burial . The search resumed in 1997 …

Sanctuary nuragico of Serra Niedda

This sanctuary was excavated and studied from 1985 to 1988 by Daniela Ruin. . Currently you can see a large circular building and a holy well with circular chamber, equipped with a descending ramp consists of 11 semicircular steps, made of limestone blocks, except the last three which are carved directly into the rock. In this site were found many artifacts and numerous bronzes, which are now in the Museum of Sanna Sassari, including a model of a dolmen with four towers and a tribal leader carrying a spear with a mouflon ram or on a leash. The site is dated between the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age