Perfugas (SS), in the region Anglona in North Sardinia, is located not very far from the sea in an area rich in archaeological evidence attesting the continuity of presence from the Lower Paleolithic to the Middle Ages, as well as numerous churches of artistic and historical interest related to multiple folk traditions.
MAP (Museum of Archaeology and Paleobotany)
The MAP collects archaeological and palaeobotanical remains of the region Anglona.
The museum is divided into 5 sections:
PALEOBOTANY: shows a collection of fossil plants from the Petrified Forest dating at about from 30 to 15 million years ago.
PALEOLITHIC: exposition of stone artifacts (flint), the oldest so far discovered in Sardinia, dating back to the Paleolithic (500,000- 120,000 years ago).
NEOLITHIC AND ENEOLITHIC: materials made of decorated ceramic and stone, among which a masterpiece is the statue of the Goddess Mother with child that can be attributed to the Middle Neolithic.
NURAGIC: this section certifies the material culture of this period with pottery and bronzes from nuraghi, sacred wells and giants tombs in the area.
CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL: this part includes artifacts that testify the commercial relations of the late nuragici centers with Phoenician-Punic and Roman populations. The Middle Ages is documented with majolica from the churches of Chiaramonti, Martis and Perfugas.
Sacred Well Predio Canopoli
The nuragic temple, located in the historic center near the parish church, was discovered in 1924.
The well was built with finely carved limestone blocks and has the following structure:
- Rectangular vestibule with paved floor
- Ladder with 8 steps
- Cone-shaped chamber of the well.
Among the materials found are significant two bronzes depicting a bull and a cow.
Retablo of San Giorgio
The retablo of San Giorgio (8.40 m high. - 6.60 m wide) is placed in the museum chapel of the parish church. Dated to the sixteenth century, the altarpiece consists of 54 wooden panels where the principal mysteries of Jesus' life are painted; it can be considered an explanation of faith, a veritable catechism iconography.
October-May: 9.00-13.00 / 15.00-19.00
June-September: 9.00-13.00 / 16.00-20.00
Closed on Monday
SERVICES: they are entrusted to the company “Sa Rundine” that in addition to guided tours offers a series of educational workshops for children and schools: Paleolithic art, chipping and ignition of the fire, manipulating clay and simulated excavation.
Via N. Sauro
07034 Perfugas (SS)
Tel/fax +39 079/564241