The wild and enchanting side of Sardinia
The province of Medio Campidano embodies a lost, wild, rural charm and a rich archaeological heritage. Perhaps one of the lesser-known areas of Sardinia, it offers visitors experiences far removed from mass tourism and the beaten track.
In the centre of the main town, Sanluri, stands the Castle, one of the region’s best-preserved fortresses. Today it is divided into 4 museums, which house mementos and furniture belonging to Napoleon’s family.
The province is home to the Giara Park, a basaltic plateau that boasts fabulous landscapes and an abundance of native species of flora and fauna. You can admire the Giara horse, the last remaining wild horse breed in Europe, and wander around the temporary ponds known as “pauli”.
Make sure to set aside time to visit the hill of Barumini and the archaeological site of Su Nuraxi, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The complex houses one of the best-preserved examples of a nuraghe megalithic stone tower.