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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 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 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 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 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 Seafood in Bosa

Essenza del Gusto

For some of Bosa's best seafood – and a Mediterranean view to boot – make a beeline for this high-end local favourite in Bosa Marina. Fresh fish is exquisitely presented in dishes that range from a jazzed-up frittur…
Top Choice Agriturismo in Montiferru

Agriturismo Montiferru

For an authentic taste of rural Montiferru life, head for this wonderful agriturismo way out in the hills. It opens only once a week, for lunch – but what a lunch it is! The feasting lasts for hours as you move from…
Top Choice Trattoria in Oristano

Trattoria Gino

For excellent food and a bustling, authentic vibe, head to this old-school trattoria. Since the 1930s, locals and visitors alike have been squeezing into Gino's simple dining room to feast on tasty seafood and class…
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 Bosa

Locanda di Corte

Wriggle through Bosa's backstreets to discover this sweet local trattoria on a secluded cobblestoned square. Owners Angelo and Angela work the small collection of tables adorned with red-and-white-checked cloths, wh…