Gonnostramatza sits in a valley rich in vineyards, olive and almond groves. The village is passed trough by Riu Mannu (river), being carved up into two quarters: "su xiau mannu" (the big quarter) and "su xiadeddu" (the small quarter).

The name of Gonnostramatza means “village of the tamarisk”.

The remains of ancient settlements prove Gonnostramatza nuraghic origins. Among "Bingia e Monti" eneolithic tomb grave goods, there was unearthed a necklace of enormous importance from an archaeological point of view, which is found to be the most ancient gold jewel discovered in Sardinia.

Until the seventeenth century Gonnostramatza was the most important and populous village in Marmilla, but the course of time it suffered many barbarian invasions and influences. Inside the palace of the former Monte Granatico (Bank of Grain), restored and brought back to bygone glories, it is today possible to visit the "Turcus e Moros" museum, where there is a reconstruction of the battles, the fortunes of personages protagonists of the epoch and legends connected to Turkish and Moresque notorious people incursions.

The municipality of Gonnostramatza covers also the territory where in the old days there stood the ”Serzela” village,which has now disappeared, where, in St. Paul’s Church, is an ancient plaque with an inscription in the Sardinian language, tragic evidence of the neighbouring town of Uras destruction at the hands of Turkish and Moors, led by Frederick Redbeard.             

Municipality web site: www.comune.gonnostramatza.or.it


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