Discovering ancient and little-known traditions
The province of Oristano, although not very extensive, is rich in places to visit. Already the capital has much to offer, with its beautiful cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and local delicacies. But it is by moving just a few kilometres away from the centre that one comes across striking places.
Like the small town of Cabras, with its Mari Ermi, Is Arutas and Maimoni beaches, rich in quartzite grains. Dive in search of the underwater medicinal spring at Funtana Meiga. Plenty of culture, instead, in the varied archaeological heritage of the Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu, also known as the Museum of the Giants of Mont'e Prama.
The Sinis Peninsula is home to the ghost town of San Salvatore, the set of numerous “spaghetti westerns”, and San Giovanni, where the second oldest early Christian church in Sardinia lies. At Tharros, however, the ruins of the ancient Phoenician city can be admired.
The Guilcer area includes villages such as Ghilarza, where Antonio Gramsci's house-museum stands, Abbasanta, the archaeological site of the Nuraghe Losa, and Paulilatino, where you can visit the mysterious well of Santa Cristina. Finally, stop at Fordongianus, inland, with its ancient Roman baths and Aragonese House.