Tempio Pausania attractions

Archaeological Site in Tempio Pausania

Nuraghe Maiori

Signposted 2km north of Tempio Pausania along the SS133, this nuraghe is more substantial than the many other ruins that dot the surrounding countryside. A trail leads through fragrant herb gardens to the tower, fla…
Spring in Tempio Pausania

Fonti di Rinaggiu

Since Roman days Tempio has been known for its mineral-rich springs, said to have a curative effect on all who drink from them. Locals still come to fill their bottles at the Fonti di Rinaggiu, a pair of springs 1km…
Winery in Tempio Pausania

Cantina Gallura

This cantina 1.5km east of town is the perfect place to stock up on the local DOCG Vermentino di Gallura.
Church in Tempio Pausania

Chiesa del Purgatorio

This modest 17th-century church, presiding over Piazza del Purgatorio, has an intriguing history. The story goes that a member of the noble Misorro family was found guilty of carrying out a massacre on this very spo…
Church in Tempio Pausania

Cattedrale di San Pietro

This granite cathedral is the town’s imposing centrepiece. All that remains of the 15th-century original is the bell tower and main entrance.
Convent in Tempio Pausania

Convento degli Scolopi

Tempio is replete with churches, and an indication of the town’s former importance lies in the presence of the 17th-century Convento degli Scolopi. It’s now a college and not open to the public, but you can wander t…
Church in Tempio Pausania

Oratorio del Rosario

Built in Pisan Romanesque style, this church in the town centre dates to the time of Spanish domination of the island.