The museum is in the centre of Gonnostramatza in the old grain bank building, which has been restored preserving its original features. Its theme is the age of the Turkish and Moorish raids, with descriptions of events, historical figures, legends and battle scenes that shaped a long and bloody period of Sardinia's history. A historical memento of these far off events is a stone tablet, held in the nearby country Church of San Paolo, which signals the destruction by the Saracen raiders of the nearby village of Uras in 1515. This museum is one of a kind. Its fascinating display includes information panels with maps of the Islamic raids, plastic scale models of towers, life-like full-size human models, and collections of Islamic, Spanish and Sardinian weapons covering 11 centuries, from the 8th to the 18th centuries A.D.

The guided tour provides yet more insights into those historical events and into the contacts between two cultures, two worlds and two religions that clashed but at times also found common ground.

Address: Piazza San Michele, 09093 Gonnostramatza. Phone: +39 0783 92015/92198. 347 7145987, 329 3171856 Managing Agency: Municipality of Gonnostramatza