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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 Museum in Cabras

Museo Civico

Cabras' cultural highlight is the Museo Civico, and the real superstars here are the so-called Giants of Monte Prama, a series of towering nuraghic figures depicting archers, wrestlers and boxers. Also of interest a…
Top Choice Beach in Sinis Peninsula

Is Aruttas

One of the peninsula's most famous beaches, Is Aruttas is a pristine arc of white sand fronted by translucent aquamarine waters. For years its quartz sand was carted off to be used in aquariums and on beaches on the…
Top Choice Sardinian in San Salvatore

Agriturismo Sinis

Just north of San Salvatore, this working farm has a superb restaurant. The menu varies daily, but the vegetables and fruit are always home-grown and the meat is cooked to perfection on a big outdoor grill. When the…
Seafood in Cabras

Il Caminetto

Hidden away in the historic centre, this is one of the best-known seafood restaurants in the area. Sit down to island classics such as muggine affumicato (smoked mullet) followed by spaghetti alle arselle or alla bo…
Religious in Cabras

Festa di San Salvatore

To mark the Festa di San Salvatore on the first weekend in September, hundreds of young men participate in the Corsa degli Scalzi, a traditional barefoot dash between Cabras and San Salvatore. The run, which is spre…
Island in Sinis Peninsula

Isola di Mal di Ventre

This bare, rocky island 10km off the coast owes its strange name (Stomach-ache Island) to the seasickness that sailors often suffered while navigating its windy waters. Now uninhabited, it was home to a primitive nu…
Church in San Giovanni di Sinis & Tharros

Chiesa di San Giovanni di Sinis

Near the southern tip of the Sinis Peninsula, just beyond the car park at the foot of the Tharros access road, you’ll see the sandstone Chiesa di San Giovanni di Sinis, one of the two oldest churches in Sardinia (Ca…
Beach in Sinis Peninsula

Putzu Idu

Backed by a motley set of holiday homes and beach bars, Putzu Idu's beach sits near the north of the peninsula. It's a picturesque strip of sand that's something of a water-sports hot spot with excellent surfing, wi…
Church in San Salvatore

Chiesa di San Salvatore

In the centre of the village, the 17th-century Chiesa di San Salvatore stands over a stone ipogeo (underground vault) dating to the nuraghic period. This originally housed a pagan sanctuary linked to the cult of wat…