Isili’s region is characterized by gentles slopes, which are mostly corn-growing areas, formerly densely populated.
Environmental peculiarities are widespread; flora and fauna intersect in the artificial lake Is Barroccus.
Human presence traces are countless and date back to time immemorial, as attested by several menhirs, some megalithic tombs, the “Domus de Janas” and 48 nuraghes, among those which stand out for their accessibility are: Is Paras, Asusa, Atzinnara, Chistingionis, Nuraxi Longu
Furthermore there are several traces of Roman Punic settlements, spread around as defenders of the valleys, which are joint by a road, that still shows a two arcades bridges of II – III a.D. on the River Brabaciera.
In addition to the historical centre, which still proves marks from 1500-1800 period, the Museum of Copper and Textile Arts is noteworthy, unique in Sardinia for what concerns copper, which brings memories of a mysterious art. Some Churches which are held in high esteem for their artistic and historical value.
In the territory there are several natural paths, which can be visited by walking, by horse riding or by cycling. Some sites are equipped for sport tourism such as climbing.
Institutional website of the Municipality: http://www.comune.isili.ca.it/
Municipality: Piazza San Giuseppe, 6 - 0782-804463 - 0782-804469
Carabinieri: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 155, 08033 Isili - 0782 821100
Isili is a destination for cultural tourism thanks to its numerous archaeological sites and to its cultural events such as “Bistiris e Prendas” a parade attended by more than 400 costumes coming from the entire island.
Thanks to its extraordinary cliffs, Isili is also a popular destination for groups of Free Climbers coming from the all corners of the globe.
The Patronal Festival San Giuseppe Calasanzio has a notable charm, with 3 days of solemn religious ceremonies and the procession through the streets of the town.
We recommend the Museum of Copper and Textile Arts, located inside the Scolopi Fathers friary. The museum is made up of two sections: one illustrates the traditional copper working and its typical stallholders markets; the other one describes the textile art and the tapestry manufacturing, which represent the synthesis between innovation and tradition. The Ethnographic part of the Museum, called Maratè has been recently inaugurated.
Museum of Copper and Textile Arts
Piazza San Giuseppe, 6
The only Sardinian Museum about the copper