Welcome to Tratalias
Now a sleepy backwater, Tratalias was once the religious capital of the entire Sulcis area. When Sant'Antioco was abandoned in the 13th century, the Sulcis archdiocese was transferred to the village and the impressive Chiesa di Santa Maria was built. The church today presides over Tratalias' lovingly renovated borgo antico, the medieval part of town, which was abandoned in the 1950s after water from the nearby Lago di Monte Pranu started seeping into the subsoil. The borgo is east of the modern town, off the SS195.