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Villasimìus is a municipality in the Province of Cagliari located about 35 kilometres east of Cagliari.
It is one of the most famous municipalities of southern Sardinia, since, thanks to its many resorts, brings a consistent flow of tourists during the spring and summer. The Capo Carbonara is famous for being the less rainy of Italy.
Because of its strategic location, the area was inhabited since ancient times, as witnessed by the remains of nuraghi (II millennium BC) from the Phoenician-Punic ruins (VIII century BC – III century BC) and Roman (III century BC – VI century AD) .
In the Judicial, Aragonese and Spanish period the territory was the subject of continuous barbarian invasions, and therefore we went gradually depopulated. They are vestiges of the Spanish period some towers and a coastal fortress (Old Fortress) (sec. XVI – XVII).
The village, which later evolved to its current form, was originally called Carbonara (the name appears in documents as early as the thirteenth century) and was repopulated from the early ‘800. First fraction of Sinnai, common near, was later erected in the City in 1838. On 17 August 1862 the city council chose to change the name in Villasimius (derived from the villa and simius in Latin, country of monkeys or simios young Phoenician god of vegetation and herds). Do not know the reasons for that decision.
Originally economic resources Carbonara-Villasimius were essentially related to agriculture and pastoralism (not fishing, despite the sea), and from 1875 to the 50s even extraction of granite. The Tourism for summer vacation starts from the 50s, but only after the 60’s develops as a main activity, making the site one of the busiest of Sardinia and the Mediterranean.