Oristano, an unknown corner in Sardinia

It is one of the least known cities on the island, but it is not for this reason that it is not recommended. Quite the contrary. In addition to its unbeatable location, just 5 kilometers from the coast, it has an archaeological museum worth visiting.

Due to its architectural charm, its archaeological and cultural wealth , and because it is relatively safe from mass tourism, Oristano can become the perfect alternative if you want to travel to the island in summer, when it is most crowded with visitors. We tell you some things that may interest you.

Art and culture

Losing a few days in Sardinia is a luxury, also in the height of summer. However, it is necessary to reflect to choose the right place , since during the high season many tourists visit the island. Choosing one place or another can be the key to the success of our vacations.

Oristano is located in the center of the island, at the height of the Sinis peninsula . It is at the northern end of the Campidano plain, surrounded by lagoons and close to the sea, so you can go to the beach, which is a point in its favor since the beaches and coves of Sardinia are really worth it. It is a fairly large city, which holds the title of City of Ceramics , as this craft is very typical there.

In the heart of the city is Piazza Roma , where the medieval Torre di Mariano II stands , one of the remnants of the city walls, destroyed at the end of the 19th century. A visit to the Antiquarium Arborense archaeological museum, which houses real prehistoric treasures, is worth a visit. You should also not miss the Duomo , the largest cathedral in Sardinia, founded in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 18th (hence its Baroque style). Its dome defines the profile of Oristano.