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Oristano

Oristano is situated on the west of Sardinia– it offers amazing beaches with snow-white sand and emerald sea, what makes this place worth visiting every year. Fans of relaxing in private surroundings will appreciate Oristano.

In contrast to Cagliari and Porto Cervo there are no noisy parties and vibrant nightlife. But there are authentic local ceramics, charming streets of the old city, neat, colorful low houses and charm of province in abundance.

Oristano’s nature is untouched, there is no much traffic on the roads, the air is purest possible and the city is the safest in the whole Italy. The inhabitants of the city still venerate Eleanor of Arborea, who ruled the city up to the beginning of XV century. She was famous for defending Sardinia’s independence from Aragon. A statue of Eleanor of Arborea was installed on the main city square, which is also named after her. There is an interesting story connected with this monument – it had been stored in a box for a long time, as for the citizens couldn’t find a decent place to install it in. Sardinia’s largest cathedral is also located in Oristano, it is called Duomo di Oristano. The temple was built and decorated in Baroco style and dedicated to San Archelao, saint patron of the city.

Basic facts

Province of: Oristano.

Geographic location: western coast of Sardinia, 95 km from Cagliari, 181 km from Olbia.

Number of inhabitants: 31 000.

Public holidays and popular events

February: the last month of Winter in Oristano means mad horse racing or Sartiglia carnival. This carnival dates back to Middle Ages is still celebrated. Usually more than 100 riders take part in the race.

June: on the holiday of Trinity local people venerate Madonna d’Itria. On this day folk artists on the streets glorify Virgin Mar yand felicitate citizens with the holiday.

September 8 is a day of Madonna del Rimedio.

Hotels

Is Arenas Resort 4*

Mariano IV Palace Hotel 4*

Beaches

Beach of Is Arutas or rice beach, its silica sand glows in the sun and creates a sensation of true grains of rice. The sand from this beach is Sardinia’s national heritage and thus can’t be exported or brought outside its territory.

Beaches Mari Ermi and Punta Maimoni are made of porphyritic granite. Beach of PutzuIdu is designed for families with small children due to its shallow shore and fine show-white sand.

Beach san Giovanni di Sinis is 4 kilometers of white sand and blue sea.

Beach of Mari Emeri is situated not far from that famous one of Is Arutas. Here silica sand and crystal clear turquoise water demonstrate their all beauty.

Beach of Maimoni is made of sand of different tones and crystal clear water. And its water becomes deep gradually, what makes it a perfect place for children’s leisure.

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