Oristano

12 km
Oristano (33,000 inhabitants) was the capital of the reign of Arborea until the late 1400 when the Catalan took over the Island of Sardinia. Some of the medieval town is still kept in the historical centr. Its fortified walls were torn down in almost all2w3 , but its old town still several important monuments: the tower of St. Christopher, the cathedral of Santa Maria, the church of St. Francis. There is also the Antiquarian of Arborea, which exhibits finds from the Neolithic to the Roman, mainly the site of Tharros. In Orissa, the cathedral is also more largest of Sardinia, whose original plans of the twelfth century.

 

Santa Giusta

17 km
Just 1 km south of Oristano, the small village hosts a romanic Cathedral,one of the most important romanic buildings of the island, built with materials taken away from the roman town of Tharros. When it was abandoned in the year 1100.

 

ancient ruins in Tharros

Tharros

about 20 km from the hotel
The southern tip of Sinis Peninsula was chosen by Phoenicians, between the eighth and seventh century BC for founding the city of Tharros. The area was already occupied by more ancient settlements of the indigenous interested in commerce with the Mycenaeans. The city was Phoenician, Carthaginian and then, after 238 BC, fell to the Romans in the Byzantine period it became a bishopric. After being destroyed and then reconstructed several times it was finally abandoned in the 10th century A. C. as a result of Arab raids.


From Is Aruttas to S'Archittu, the beaches

Is Aruttas and Funtana Meiga, famous for the tiny "rice grains" of quartz on an emerald sea, well worth a visit. Man it rises to the north, the sand becomes finer, a stage progress can be made to S'Arena Scoada, where white sand, rock and sea offer a spectacular event. Putzu Idu, location more tourist resort, offers no particular emotions, but not far Capo Mannu and are Sa Mesa Longa, a destination for surfers. Continuing north, is the longest beach of Is Arenas, where, at any time of year, you will find an area of freedom and privacy. A few kilometers away is S'Archittu worthy of a visit to admire the work that nature has done in thousands years, creating a natural arch of exceptional size.

 

Ancient tower in Sarchittu

Coastal Towers from Capo Mannu to S'Archittu

The coastal towers, spread everywhere along the coasts of Sardinia, were mainly used as watchtowers to forecast the arrival of the enemies by the sea. Most of these belong to the period of the Spanish rule and are placed on the most beautiful capes and cliffs watching wide open spaces.

 

Nuraghe Losa

30 km
This is one of the most important Sardinian nuragic sites. just before to the Punic period the nuragic era is still full of mystery and unknown secrets . Inside the nuraghe you’ll be able to visit three rooms with seats and a spiral staircase that rises to the plane top, crowned by a terrace.

 

Santa Cristina

25 km
The sacred well of Saint Cristina is one of the most important monuments of sacred architecture of the Nuragic era. You will see the perfection of this well built 1100 years before Christ. Around the well there is a large Nuragic village. The whole site is worth a visit, much better if guided.

 

Fordongianus

34 km
at Fordongianus (30 km from the hotel) you’ll be able to visit the ancient Roman thermal baths and then enjoy some contemporary baths, including sauna, Turkish bath and all beauty treatments The town of Forum Traiani of late republican foundation, was established by Trajan as a market between communities and peoples of the interior Sardinia with the community of the coast.

 

San Salvatore

The village of San Salvatore, on your way to Tharros, is worth a visit for two main reasons. The first is the western movie feeling you will experience once you walk through the narrow roads under the sun of this small and abandoned like village. The second and more important one is the visit of the cave underneath the church. The underground of pagan origin, was, since the dawn of Christianity, celebrating the cult of water. The subterranean complex consists of six compartments carved in stone and, in the apse, there is a holy well and graffiti of different origins: Punic, Arabic, Greek, in addition to Roman paintings.

 

Cabras

If you’ll be around during the first weekend of September you will enjoy the festival of the barefoot runners. The village, all in a sudden, explodes with life to celebrate the ancient inhabitants of Cabras who ran barefoot to save the statue of the saint in the church from the arriving Arabic pirates. The pirates saw all these people running and thought of an arriving army against them, so they left the island. Every year since then hundreds of barefoot men remember the ancient episode running and bringing the saint upon their shoulder for 10 kms on dusty roads. At their arrival barefoot runners are celebrated as heroes in a party where everybody can join in.