Vines, olive trees and fruit orchards lend a profusion of green shades and scents to an area steeped in history and tradition. The Parteolla area, which includes the municipalities of Dolianova, Barrali, Donori Serdiana, Soleminis and Settimo San Pietro, is a must-see for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy some good wine served with delicious dairy products and a slice of bread seasoned with the fragrant oil produced in the area.

Dolianova is located about 16 kilometres from Cagliari and is the main centre of the area. From a historical point of view, one should not miss the Giants’ Tomb Su Tiriaxiu, the Nuragic Complex in Sant’uanni, the Nuraghe Sa Dom’e S’Orcu, but also the Nuraghe Bruncu S’Ollasteddu, the megalithic Tomb Sa Creisa Magrada and the Roman Baths of Sa Cora. The town also has several remarkable historical buildings, such as the Cathedral of San Pantaleo and the churches of San Biagio, dating back to the 16th century, and San Michele.

Serdiana and other centres
Moving on to Serdiana, the connection between the history and traditions of the local agricultural world is epitomised by the church of Santa Maria di Sibiola, in Romanesque style, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. One cannot leave the village without visiting the local wine cellars. The same kind of scenery and scents can be found in the town of Donori where the church of Madonna della Difesa is similarly nestled between vineyards and olive trees.