Chiesa di San Francesco
Municipio (Town Hall)
Oristano's Town Hall overlooks the elegant focal square, Piazza Eleonora d'Arborea.
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Lording it over Oristano’s skyline, the Duomo's onion-domed bell tower is one of the few remaining elements of the original 14th-century...
Piazza Eleonora d’Arborea
Oristano’s elegant outdoor salon sits at the southern end of pedestrianised Corso Umberto I. An impressive, rectangular space, it comes...
With its piazza seating and relaxing music, this popular centro storico (historic centre) cafe is a great spot to hang out over a...
Ristorante Craf Da Banana
Housed in a former 17th-century granary, this brick-vaulted restaurant enjoys a good local reputation. Hearty country fare dominates the...
Via Sant'Antonio · interesting places nearby
Chiesa di San Francesco information
The 14th-century Crocifisso di Nicodemo, considered one of Sardinia’s most precious carvings, is the highlight of this 19th-century neoclassical church designed by Cagliari architect Gaetano Cima. Also take a look at the sacristy’s 16th-century altarpiece by Pietro Cavaro.
In an earlier form, the church, which was first mentioned in the 13th century, was an important meeting place and, in 1388, it hosted the signing of a peace treaty between Eleonora of Arborea and the Aragonese King Giovanni I.