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Nuraghe Santa Barbara is a complex nuraghe with a main tower, a secondary tower and a courtyard inbetween. Around the nuraghe the remains of a settlement can be seen. The nuraghe is situated in the valley of the Tirso near Villanova Truschedu..
The archaeological site of Forum Traiani at Fordongianus is situated on the border of the river Tirso. Here a warm water source springs from the volcanic rock and this has been used by the romans to build their baths. Originally the name of the town was Acquae Hypsitanae until under emperor Trajan it was promoted to Forum. ...
The archaeological museum of Cabras is named after Giovanni Marongiu. In the museum are on display the archaeologcal finds of Cuccuru Is Arrius, a prehistorical settlement, of Tharros, the phoenician-punic and roman town, and of the shipwreck found near the island of Mal di Ventre. Recently the museum has become the home of some of the giant statues of Mont'e Prama, with the most recent statues found during the excavations in 2015 on the site..
The Corsa degli Scalzi is an event held on the first Saturday and Sunday of september. The statue of San Salvatore is carried first from Cabras to San Salvatore and the next day back again, accompanied by hundreds of men in white cloths and barefooted. They run all the way carrying the statue and banner exchanging along the road the bearers of the heavy load..
San Salvatore is a small hamlet around a church. Each year around august an event takes place where the statue of the saint is brought from San Salvatore to Cabras, the Corsa degli Scalzi. The small church itself is built on top of a prehistoric underground sanctuary, a hypogeum. ...
Nuraghe Nolza is a complex nuraghe with a main tower and four additional towers, built mainly in schist stone. The nuraghe is situated on the top of a mountain south of Meana Sardo with a splendid view on the surrounding countryside..
Marina di Torre Grande is the lido of Oristano, named after the great Spanish tower that guarded the coast. There is a beach of fine sand and a boulevard with bars and restaurants. Nearby is the marina, the touristic port..
Every year during the carnival week the event of the Sartiglia is organised at Oristano. This traditional event, that according to history had been organised since 1547-48 in this town, is one of the highlights of carnival in Sardinia..
The Antiquarium Arborense is the archaeological and historical museum of Oristano. The museum is housed in the Palazzo Parpaglia in the hart of the town. The collection, obtained in the thirties of the previous century from private collections, contains archaeological finds from Tharros and other sites in the province of Oristano, and paintings from the sixteenth and seventeenth century..
Oristano is the capital of the province of Oristano since 1974. In medieval times it played an important role in the history of the Judicates as the capital of the Judicate of Arborea. It has a picturesque historical center and during Carnival the characteristic event called the Sartiglia takes place in the streets of the town..
San Giovanni di Sinis used to be a fishermens village near the archaeological site of Tharros and the Cape of San Marco. Nowadays it has become a seaside village with bars and restaurants and with a visitors centre of the Area Marina Protetta Penisola del Sinis Isola Mal di Ventre. Of particular interest is the sixth century church built in sandstone and the punic necropolis in the midst of the new houses on the coast. ...
Santa Giusta is a fisherman's village on the shore of the lagoon. In the Bronze Age there was a nuraghe of which the remains have been found under the church of Santa Giusta. In punic-roman times it was an important town called Othoca, testified by important archaeological finds. ...
Tharros is the site of a punic-roman town founded in the eighth century BC by the Phoenicians near a Bronze Age settlement and nuraghe. The remains of the town are situated on a peninsula on the north side of the Bay of Oristano. The remains of the town include foundations of temples, roman baths, a roman Castellum Acquae, a phoenician-punic tophet and a artisan quarter. ...
The regatta of Is Fassois is held with traditional boats made of reed used for centuries in the marshes and lagoons of Santa Giusta. The regatta is held once a year in the summer months.
The Menhir museum at Laconi has a collection of extraordinary menhirs of 2700-2200 BC found in this part of Sardinia. The museum is housed in Palazzo Aymerich, the former residence of an important family of Laconi..
The Obsidian Museum is dedicated entirely to the volcanic glass and the use mankind has made of it for cutting tools, arrowheads and scrapers. The Monte Arci is one of the main sources for obsidian and was widely traded in the western Mediterranean in prehistoric times..
A roman praetorium along the road from Karales to Turris Libisonis near Marrubiu, a rest place for travellers with roman baths that have given the name to the area, Is Bangius, the baths..
Nuraghe Adoni, built at a height of 811 meters above sea level surrounded by woods, is a complex nuraghe with a main tower and four additional towers, around the nuraghe the remains of a village. From this point there is a wide view of the surrounding countryside..
The Monte Arci is an old volcano standing out as a mountain to the east of the Campidano and the Bay of Oristano. The Monte Arci offers many possibilities for hiking, walking and biking.
The village of Arborea was founded as Mussolinia in the twenties of the previous century after the draining of the marshes of the Bay of Oristano. The architecture is typical of this period riminiscent of the school of Amsterdam. After the war the name was changed..
The Tomb of the Giants Aiodda is located near Nurallao. With the construction of the tomb some menhirs of the previous period were reused and are still visible..
Nuraghe Is Paras at Isili is a complex nuraghe built in limestone. The main tower has a chamber 9,9 meters high with a tholos vault, one of the highest chambers known in Sardinia. The nuraghe is situated at the perifery of Isili and easily reachable..
The Giara of Gesturi is a highland plateau. The Giara is a protected natural resource, home to the cavallino of the Giara, the small horses that wander freely about. There is a particular flora due to the ponds in the rainy season. ...
Nuraghe Brunku Madui or Brunku Madagui is an archaic or protonuraghe built as a platform with on top a hut. It is situated on the edge of the Giara of Gesturi. Near the nuraghe are the remains of a settlement..
The site of Santa Vittoria di Serri lies on the edge of one of the highland plateaus, called giara. It is a rich archaeological site with many remains of huts, a sanctuary with a waterwell and a large structure where religious festivities were held. In written sources it is mentioned that the romans surprised the Sards during the festivities and killed many of them burning down their sanctuary. ...
The archaeological site of Su Nuraxi at Barumini is one of the most famous bronze age costructions of Sardinia largely thanks to the work of the archaeologist Lilliu. The nuraghe is on the list of world heritage of the UNESCO as a representative of all the nuraghi of the island. The archaeological site consists of the nuraghe itself, a complex building with a main tower and bastions with four additional towers that enclose a courtyard with a waterwell, and the settlement with simple and complex huts that was inhabited from the bronze age until well into the roman period..
Casa Zapata is a sixteenth century residence of a noble family of Aragonese origin. The house is built on a bronze age complex nuraghe brought to light by excavations inside. It is now a museum where you can see the remains of the nuraghe and a small museum..
This fine geological museum of the area of the Monte Arci is located at Masullas in an ex-monastery of the order of friars capuchins and displays the rich mineral resources of this old volcano.
Nuraghe sa Domu Beccia is a complex nuraghe with a particular architecture. Around a central tower and courtyard six towers with bastions have been built. In the courtyard there is a waterwell and all around the nuraghe there are traces of a settlement and a perimeter wall protected with towers..
Nuraghe Cuccurada is a complex nuraghe near Mogoro overlooking the Campidano. The archaeological site with the nuraghe, remains of a village and a megalithic wall, is since 2013 open for public after years of excavations..
Nuraghe Genna Maria is a fine example of a complex nuraghe built in marlstone. The nuraghe is located on a hilltop near Villanovaforru with a splendid view towards the Bay of Oristano and the mountains of the Iglesiente. Around the nuraghe are the remains of a settlement to be seen. ...
Nuraghe Su Mulinu is a complex nuraghe built around an initial protonuraghe situated in a fertile countryside. Central to the nuraghe is the main ellips shaped chamber with a model nuraghe as altar. Around this protonuraghe the additional structures with courtyard, classic nuraghe towers and bastions have been developed. ...
The archaeological museum of Villanovaforru is housed in a historical building in the center of the town. The collection comprises finds from many archaeological sites of the territory, but mainly from the nuraghe Genna Maria that lies just outside the town on a hilltop..
In the middle of the town of Sardara lies the archaeological site of Sant'Anastasia, named after the small church that is part of the site. There is a Bronze Age water sanctuary, a waterwell with a tholos cupola and staircase. Part of the site are also several huts, one a hut of the assemblies, other huts are present under the modern houses around the site. ...
Torregrande - Oristano (OR)
The beach of Torregrande.
San Giovanni di Sinis - Cabras (OR)
The white beach of San Giovanni di Sinis. Also suitable for windsurfing and kitesurfing. There is a large parkingplace, bars, restaurants and the info center of the Area Marina del Sinis.
is Arenas - Narbolia (OR)
The beach of Is Arenas, a very long beach with woods of pinetrees.
s'Ena Arrubia - Arborea (OR)
The beach of s'Ena Arrubia.
Cirras - Santa Giusta (OR)
The beach of Cirras.
Ventotto - Arborea (OR)
The beach of Ventotto.
Marina d'Arborea - Arborea (OR)
The beach of Marina d'Arborea, Bay of Oristano. A sandy beach with a pineta, ideal for families with small children and for picknick during lunch time. Plenty of shadow. ...
La Diciotto - Arborea (OR)
The beach at la Diciotto.
La Caletta - Arbus (VS)
The beach of La Caletta.
Caletta di Pistis - Arbus (VS)
The beach of Caletta di Pistis.
La Caletta a Capo San Marco - Cabras (OR)
The beach La Caletta a Capo San Marco.
Mare Morto - Cabras (OR)
The beach of Mare Morto.
Capo San Marco - Cabras (OR)
The southern beach of Capo San Marco.
Capo San Marco II - Cabras (OR)
The northern beach of Capo San Marco.
Pistis - Arbus (VS)
The beach of Pistis.
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