Santu Lussurgiu is located 500 metres above sea level, protected by lush greenery, and is a village in the Oristano area with an invaluable treasure: water. You can retrace its sources starting from an ancient hamlet not far from the village, Siete Fuentes. Here, in the setting of the forest of San Leonardo, you will find a Romanesque church and, nearby, a stream and a small lake that get their water supply from seven (originally) fountains of healthy low mineral content water, which is where the locality got its name.
Inside the inhabited area, you will find Su Sauccu, where the washhouse was once located. In the nearby countryside, a visit to Sa Preda Lada is a must, where you can refresh yourself with a drink at the fountain. Behind San Leonardo, there is the Silbanis spring, where the water seems to gush out from the holm oaks. Returning to the higher ground, you will come across the fountain of SosCrabalzos and, nearly at the top, there is the spectacular ElighesUttiosos. Torrents, which originate here, often give rise to lakes and waterfalls. The wealth of water has had an impact on history and economy, as is evident in the numerous mills in the Lussurgiu area. The settlements date back to prehistoric times and Domus de Janas and Nuraghi are evidence of this.
Holm oak, oak and chestnut forests surround the stone houses and winding roads of the village, characterized by the authentic life of the hamlet, which you can relive while staying in the Albergo Diffuso. Its amphitheatre structure shelters it from the winds. Every district offers striking views, among which the terrace of Sa Rocca. Artisan crafts are one of the local resources, particularly fabrics, cutlery and equipment for horses, to which a regional trade fair is dedicated at the beginning of June.
SantuLussurgiu is a village of deep-rooted traditions. The Carnival features Sa Carrela‘e nanti, a horse race on a dirt road in the centre of the village. Another unbridled equestrian joust is held August: the Ardia di San Lussorio: the race ends is at the sanctuary of the patron saint, where traditional songs and dances take place. Another heartfelt event takes place at Easter: Sa Chida Santa. The historical memory of the village is preserved in the Museum of Rural Technology, inside an 18th-century manor house, where over two thousand work tools and everyday objects are kept.