Its name apparently comes from a plant, typical in the Campidano area, once used as for medicinal purposes. Marrubiu, a village with almost five thousand inhabitants, is located fifteen kilometres from Oristano in one of the most fertile areas on the Island: it has been a centre of agricultural production for centuries and one of the most spectacular carnival events in Sardinia is celebrated here: Su Marrulleri. The village emerged from the village of Zuradili in the 11th century, the inhabitants of which moved to Marrubiu at the end of the 14th century. Legend has it that they had left behind a little statue of the Virgin Mary in the village. For this reason, still today, a procession of knights and traditional floats travels from the parish church of Vergine di Monserrato, every year at the beginning of May, accompanying the simulacrum into the church of Santa Maria di Zuradili, reconstructed in the first few decades of the 20th century. The little rural church is located on the slopes of the Mount Arci Park, which is partly in the territory of Marrubiu.