Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Barumini & Nuraghe Su Nuraxi

Nuraghe Su Nuraxi

In the heart of the voluptuous green countryside near Barumini, the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi is Sardinia’s sole World Heritage Site and the island’s most visited nuraghe. The focal point is the 1500 BC tower, which origina…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Supramonte

Tiscali

Hidden in a mountain-top cave deep in the Valle Lanaittu, the mysterious nuraghic village of Tiscali is one of Sardinia’s must-see archaeological highlights. Dating from the 6th century BC and populated until Roman …
Top Choice Beach in Stintino & Isola dell'Asinara

Spiaggia della Pelosa

About 2.5km north of Stintino, the Spiaggia della Pelosa is a dreamy image of beach perfection: a salt-white strip of sand lapped by shallow, turquoise seas and fronted by strange, almost lunar, licks of rocky land.…
Top Choice Beach in Golfo di Orosei

Cala Goloritzè

The last beachette of the gulf, Cala Goloritzè rivals the best. At the southern end, bizarre limestone formations soar away from the cliffside. Among them is jaw-dropping Monte Caroddi or the Aguglia, a 148m-high ne…
Top Choice Canyon in Supramonte

Gola Su Gorropu

Sardinia's most spectacular gorge is flanked by limestone walls towering up to 500m in height. The endemic (and endangered) Aquilegia nuragica plant grows here, and at quieter times it’s possible to spot mouflon and…
Top Choice Museum in Cagliari

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Of the four museums at the Cittadella dei Musei, this is the undoubted star. Sardinia’s premier archaeological museum showcases artefacts spanning thousands of years of history, from the early Neolithic, through the…
Top Choice Church in Cagliari

Santuario & Basilica di Nostra Signora di Bonaria

Crowning the Bonaria hill, around 1km southeast of Via Roma, this religious complex is a hugely popular pilgrimage site. Devotees come from all over the world to visit the 14th-century Gothic church (sanctuary) and …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in San Giovanni di Sinis & Tharros

Area Archeologica di Tharros

The choppy blue waters of the Golfo di Oristano provide a magnificent backdrop to the ruins of ancient Tharros. Founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC, the city thrived as a Carthaginian naval base and was…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Inland Oristano Province

Nuraghe di Santa Cristina

Just off the SS131 north of Oristano, the Nuraghe Santa Cristina is an important nuraghic complex. Its extraordinary Bronze Age tempio a pozzo (well temple) is one of the best preserved in Sardinia. The worship of w…
Top Choice Museum in Sassari

Museo Nazionale Sanna

Sassari's premier museum, housed in a grand Palladian villa, boasts a comprehensive archaeological collection and an ethnographical section dedicated to Sardinian folk art. The highlight is the nuraghic bronzeware, …