It is located in the gentle hills, about 50 kilometres from Cagliari. Villanovaforru is a small village with just over 600 inhabitants and is an important cultural centre that became prominent in the middle of the twentieth century, following the discovery of the Nuraghe Genna Maria and the opening of the archaeological museum linked to it. The Nuragic complex dominates the territory at the top of a hill. It has a central tower (dating back to the 15th century BC), surrounded by a bastion with four large towers joined by thick walls that enclose a courtyard with a well, partially dug out of the rock. In turn, the quadrilobed defence wall is enclosed by a perimeter wall with six towers in the corners. Inside and outside of it, there is the village, built in several phases.