Comune di Quartucciu

Sa Dom'è S'Orcu, a Giant's tomb

Coat of arms

Location of Quartucciu in Sardinia

Coordinates: 39°15′10″N 9°10′40″E / 39.25278°N 9.17778°E / 39.25278; 9.17778Coordinates: 39°15′10″N 9°10′40″E / 39.25278°N 9.17778°E / 39.25278; 9.17778
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province / Metropolitan city Cagliari (CA)
Frazioni Sant'Isidoro
  Mayor Laura Pulga
  Total 27.9 km2 (10.8 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (31 March 2015)[1]
  Total 13,148
  Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Quartucciai
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09044
Dialing code 070
Patron saint St. George
Saint day 23 April
Website Official website

Quartucciu (Sardinian: Quartu Tucciu) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cagliari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) northeast of Cagliari.


Human presences in the territory of Quartucciu is attested since prehistoric times. Some decades before the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Quartucciu, like the rest of the island, was conquered by the Vandals. In the Middle Ages it belonged to the giudicato of Cagliari, then to Pisa and, soon afterwards, to the Aragonese.

Until 1983, when it separated through a local referendum, Quartucciu was a district of Cagliari. The other three municipalities which separated from Cagliari in this decade were Elmas (1989) and Monserrato (1991).

Main sights

Quartucciu's territory is home to one of the largest Giant's tomb in Sardinia, Sa Dom'è S'Orcu, dating to the 15th-12th century BC. Also present is a Phoenician-Roman necropolis, in the archaeological park of Pill'è Matta, including more than 200 tombs. It was frequented from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD. Other sights include the Nuraghe Arrù (13th-9th century BC) and the church of St. George Martyr; the latter was built by the Aragonese, over a pre-existing Pisan structure, in the 14th century, and houses a 16th-century retablo.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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