Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in 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 Lago Omodeo & the Interior

Nuraghe di Santa Cristina

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

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 cathedral, itself a reworking of an earlier church damaged by fire in the late…
Top Choice Piazza in Oristano

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 to life on summer evenings when townsfolk congregate and children blast footbal…
Top Choice Castle in Bosa

Castello Malaspina

Commanding huge panoramic views, the hilltop castle was built in 1112 by the Tuscan Malaspina family. Little remains of the original structure except for the skeleton – imposing walls and a series of tough brick tow…
Top Choice Church in Santa Giusta

Basilica di Santa Giusta

This landmark Romanesque church is one of Sardinia's architectural jewels. Dating to the early 12th century, it sports a severe sandstone exterior punctuated by blind arcades and a typically Tuscan portal. Inside, t…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Lago Omodeo & the Interior

Nuraghe Losa

Just off the SS131 a few kilometres north of Paulilatino, the Nuraghe Losa is one of Sardinia's most impressive nuraghi.The site’s centrepiece is a three-sided keep, around which are three circular towers, two joine…
Top Choice Museum in Bosa

Museo Casa Deriu

Housed in an elegant 19th-century townhouse, Bosa's main museum showcases local arts and artisanal crafts. Each of the three floors has a different theme relating to the city and its past: the 1st floor hosts tempor…
Top Choice Museum in Cabras

Museo Civico

Cabras' one site of interest is the Museo Civico, located at the southern end of town. The star attraction here is the so-called Giants of Monte Prama, a series of towering nuraghic figures depicting archers, wrestl…
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…