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Oristano In Your Pocket

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ORISTANO
,eleonoragioielli@hotmail.itPIAZZA DUOMO 19/20 - TEL. +39 0783 301453
Sardinian Jewelry,handycraft ...and more!
shopping
Sa Sartiglia, Oristano’s Equestrian Carnival
SaSartiglia 
atOristanoislikeawell-drawnglassof Guinness.Merryfrothonthetophidingseriousredolent depths.OrtomisquoteShakespeare:aworld,aplace,aday,fullofsoundandfuriousmovementsignifying...averygreatdeal.Wronglybutplausiblybilledasacarnival,theSartigliaisheldeachyearonthelastSundaybeforeLentandonShroveTuesday.Twohecticdaysofsuperbhorsemanship-thosefear-lessequestrianacrobats!-,thethunderousrhythmsofgallopinghoovesreinforcedbytherollingofdrumsandblareoftrumpets;theroarsofapplausefromthehundreds,thethousands,oflocalpeopleandvisitorswhohavepouredintotheusuallysleepytowncentreofOristano;butalsothesesamecrowds’suddensilences-reverential,enraptured;theflower-strewn,sandedstreetslinedwithprotectivebalesofhayandstraw:thesumptuousarrayoftraditionalcostumes-red,white,black,goldfiligree,peerlessembroidery,immaculatelystarchedcuffs,ruffsandcollars-whichexemplifyallthevivacioussartorialaplombanyonewhoknowsorknowsaboutSardiniawillbefamiliarwith;andthefaces,figuresanddeport-mentofparticipantsandspectatorsalikearejoystobehold:thisisanislandwhoseinhabitantsarepossessedofararebeauty,poiseandvigour.Butwhatisallthisabout?Whatactuallyhappens?Whyareallthesepeoplehere?Soundslikeaparticularlyjollystreetpartywitheveryoneinfancydressandhorseschargingaround.ManyofSardinia’smanifestationsofChristianityhaveinonewayoranotherdecid-edlypaganorigins.“Intoanalreadymillennialbedrockofreligiosity,Christianity sankitsownrootsandletitstendrilsgrow,absorbingandtransformingbutnever perhapscompletelysupplantingtheGodsofRock,Air,SeedandWater.Churchesandsanctuarieswerebuiltonthesitesofsacredwells;valleysandhillswithBronzeAgenameswererededicatedtoMaria:MaterSardorum;SaintLawrencewasgivencustodyovertheshootingstarsofAugust”.AndsotooOristano’sSartiglia.WhathastheauraofanHispanicmedievaltournament[whosehistoryisbeautifully recountedingreatandintriguingdetailbyRossanaCopezinher 
FolkFestivalsinSardinia 
]beganinallreasonableprobabilityasapre-ChristianRiteofSpring.Itsleadingprotagonist,
SuComponidori 
(theChampion,inSardinian)representsthePrinceofMay,theKingofSpring,apersonifiedauguryofnewgrowth,fertility,asatis- factoryharvest:theSeedGod.Acannydeity,heonlyappearsindisguise,concealedbehindtheimplacablewhitemaskofaneternallydethronedmonarch-theKingof Fools.Amasterofbothambiguityanduniversality,“awoman’smantillacovershishead;aredcameliaispinnedtohisbreast;[hewears]ablacktophat,whiteglovesand[carries]twoswordsandaswordstick.Heisbothmanandwoman,servant andnobleman,citizenandvillager,urchinandheir,ancientandmodern,paganandChristian,seriousandfarcical”.Overthecenturies,
SuComponidori 
hasassumedandabsorbedtheethosof Christendom.IndeedsomescholarsmaintainthatthecelebrationsheembodiesandpresidesoverwerelearntinPalestineandbroughtbacktoEuropeaftertheSecondCrusade(1145-49).OtherhistorianspreferpointingoutthatSardiniaalreadyboasteditsownequestriantraditionsandculture-theTirsoValleyalone(tothenorth-eastofOris-tano)regularlyprovidedathousandcavalryforseveralofthewarsagainsttheSaracen.Bothschoolsofthoughtdon’tnecessarilyhavetobeseenascontradictory.Whatwedoknowisthatthetitle
SuComponidori 
derivesfromtheSpanishcompen-dorwhichsignifiedCaptain-at-Arms,MasteroftheField,whenmanifestationssuchasthepresent-daySartigliawereprincipallycompetitionsofhorsemanshipbetweenmembersofélitecavalryregiments.Butamillenniumlaterwhatdoes
SuComponidori 
actuallygetuptoduringthosetwodazzlinglatemorningsandearlyafternoons?Inasfewwordsasthesecondswhichpassforhimtoachieveit,hecareersatfullgallopalongacitystreetturnedracecourseandtries,withraisedsword-sticktopierceasilverstarhanging-hauntingly,mystically,coyly-betweentwospangled,be-ribbonedposts.Ifhesucceeds,thecrowdsroar.Forbypiercingthestar,natureispropitiated:theearthwillgiveofitsfruits,theharvestisassured.HethenliesfaceuponhisgallopinghorseandtracesinthefizzingairthesignoftheCross.OnlythendoesthefieldopentoasmanyasahundredotherridersledbytheComponidori’ssquireandsquire-aspirant,whohopetorepeatthefeatachievedbytheirChampion.Inaflickerofcheeringminutes-orsoitseems;inrealitytwoorthreehourshavezoomedby-andtheSartigliaproperisoverforanotheryear.Shortlyafterwards( 
postquamcelercenatisunt
)theriders,musiciansandtheaccompanyingprocessionsincos-tumere-formunderthearchwayofSaintSebastianwhence,alongthenowcrowdedviaMazzini(F-6/7/G-7),whatisknownasthe
Pariglia 
isabouttobegin-shirttailsarebeingtuckedin,bitsarebeingchampedat-,andwilllastformostofthealltooshort,happyafternoon.Thisisawondroushelter-skelterdisplayofequestrianacrobaticswhich,quiterightly,nowhas‘global’appeal.Lastyearthere,wemetahoaryAustralianrancher-“cametosussoutthehorses”hedrawled“butdidn’treckonI’dhavetobuy theirf***ingriderstoo:couldn’taffordboth”.Quite.However,toconcludeonalessdizzynote.ThepreparationsfortheGreatDaycanbeginasmanyaseightweeksearlier,dependinguponwhenEasterfalls.BecauseitisatCandlemas,on2February(aratherdimsortofdateperhapsandoftenadamp,lost-feelingsortofday),whentheChurchcelebratesthePurificationoftheVirginMary,andwhenastheresultofdeliberationsthathaveforcenturiesremainedacherishedsecretthenew
SuComponidori 
isselected.Oncechosen,theComponidoriispresentedwiththeGuild’smostsplendidlydecoratedcandlebyitsSeniorMemberwhoinvokestheage-oldblessing“MaySaintJohnHelpandLoveYou!”
SuComponidori 
makeshisconfessionandreceivestheSacrament.Heisthenvestedby 
IsMassaieddas 
(theGuildWomen)ledby 
SaMassaiaManna 
(theGrandMatron)whobytraditionisthewifeoftheGuildPresident.Theculminationofthisvestitionceremonyoccurswhen
SuComponidori 
ishanded
sapippiademaiu 
(theChildofMay).Thisisanexquisitelycomposedbunchofperiwinklesandvioletswrappedinaclothofgreenlinen.TheweeksgobyandSardinia’sshortwinterwillsoonpassuntilonceagainthereisastartobepiercedandaharvesttobewon.
SaSartiglia2013
willtakeplaceon
Sun10
and
Tue12February
.Findoutmoreandbookyourticketsat 
www.sartiglia.info
.P.S.:Whateveranyoneelsetellsyou,andwhetherornotyouhaveaticket,gettoOristanoagoodtwohoursbeforetheappointedtime.
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Oristano isavery enjoyable place to shop,being refreshingly free of anony-mouschainstoresand abundant inlittle independent boutiques.There’snothing too flash around here,but if you’re looking to buy good quality,locally made productsthenthisisthe place to do it.Most of the shopsare locatedright inthe centre so youcaneasily wander from place to place onfoot.Bear inmind that shopsareclosed onSundaysasarule and oftenoperate reducedopening hoursonSaturdays.The majority also close daily for lunch.The exact timing of thiscanvary but most close from 13:00/13:30to 16:30/17:00.
Markets
City Market (Mercato Civico)
F-6, viaMazzini.
Oristano isvery fortunateto have afantasticcity market.It may be relatively small,but it more thanmakesupfor it with the quantity and quality of goodsonoffer.Naturally,the fresh fish,meat and vegetables are all excellent quality and value and are probably the freshest you’llfind inthe area.However,for the visitor to Oristano,the market’smainpoint of interest may wellbe itsin-house
salumeria 
,which sellstraditionalcheeses,cured meats,wines,dried pastaand preserves,along with cakes,bis-cuitsand plenty more.Adefinite must-see for anyone visiting the city.
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Open07:00- 13:00.Closed Sun.
Food & Wine
Cantina Sociale della Vernaccia
viaOristano6/A, Rimedio, tel. (+39)078333383, vinovernaccia@tiscali.it, www.vinovernaccia.com.
Vernac- cia 
isafortified wine (around 16%abv)that the regionof Oristano isfamousfor producing.The CantinaSociale dellaVernaccia,located 4km north of the centreof Oristano,iswhere most of the localproducersbring their grapesto be crushedand istherefore absolutely the best place to buy the stuff.Countlessvarietiesof reds,whitesand roséwinesare available for purchase either by the bottle or by the litre and come at surprisingly lowprices,starting at around €4 abottle.TheactualCantinaisregrettably not served by any publictransport,but takesmereminutesif youhave acar.For those unable to do this,the company hasopenedashopin
viaPalmas (I-9), tel. (+39) 0783021274
.It’snot quite the sameexperience,but the staff are extremely friendly and there isstillawide range of winesavailable for equally competitive prices.There are eventasting sessionsonFriday mornings(contact the Cantinafor details).
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Open08:00- 13:00,16:30-19:00,Sat 09:00- 13:00.Closed Sun.
Dolci Sapori
F-6,viaMazzini13,tel.(+39)3426509658.
Openedin2012,DolciSaporiisfastmakinganameforitselfasoneofthebestspotsinOristanotosource localartisanfoodstuffs.Aswellasselling variouslocalwinesand making excellent fresh pasta,their mainspeciality ismaking traditionalSardiniansweets,cakesand biscuitsthat look amazing and taste evenbetter.The selectiononoffer variesfrom day to day,alwaysagood signoforiginality and freshness,so therewillalwaysbe something newand exciting onoffer.
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Open08:30- 13:00,17:00- 20:00,Sat 08:30- 13:00.Closed Sun.
Pasta Fresca Cuozzo
G-6, viaFigoli 87-89, tel. (+39) 078378292.
Run-ning succefully since 1971 isthislittle delight of ashop,tucked away onasidestreet afewminutesfrom piazzaRoma.It hastwo mainspecialities.Firstly,the fresh pastawith which they produce stunningly intricate shapesand sumptuous filled pastassuch as
ravioli 
and
tortellini 
,and secondly their pastry,with whichthey turnout the most exquisite sweetsand cakestraditionalto the Oristanoregion.Another very popular item istheir savoury tartswith vegetables,meat and cheese,perfect for picnichampers.
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Open08:00- 13:00,16:00- 20:00,Sun08:30- 12:30.
Jewellery 
Eleonora Gioielli
E-8, piazzaDuomo19/20, tel. (+39) 0783301453,eleonoragioielli@hotmail.it,www.eleonoragioielli.net.
Alovelyjeweller’ssitu-atedrightoppositetheCathedralandthechurchofStFrancis,alongthepathoftheSartliglia.Itisfilledwithgorgeoustraditionaljewellery.Authentichandmadepiecesmadefromsilverandgold,suchasSardinianweddingrings,buttonsandbrooches,sparklealongsidebeautifuljewellerymadefromobsidianandcoral.Therearealsomore modern,designer pieces,originalcreationsand animpressive collectionof vintage items.There isadiscount onoffer for those who showacopy of OristanoInYour Pocket at the till.
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Open09:00- 13:00,16.30- 20:00.15 Jun- 30Sep09:00- 13:00,17:30- 20:30,Sat 09:00- 13:00.Closed Mon,Sun.
In the city 
Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Antiquarium Arbo-rense Giuseppe Pau)
F-7,piazzaCorrias,tel.(+39)0783791262,info@antiquariumarborense.it,www.antiquariumarborense.it.
It’swellworthmaking atripto thismuseum the first stoponyour itinerary here inOristano asincludedinyour ticket price youalso get aguided tour of the city.Inside the museum itself there are severalinteresting exhibitions.Itsmainattractionisascale modelof the archaeologicalareaof Tharros,which ishoused onthe first floor.There arealso variousprehistoricfindsfrom Sinispeninsulaand a‘tactile exhibition’which focusesonthe texturesand materialsof the area’srich archaeologicalresources.
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Open09:00- 20:00,Sat,Sun09:00- 14:00,15:00- 20:00.Admission€5,concessions€2.50including guided tour of Oristano.
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CathedralofStMaryoftheAssumption(CattedralediSantaMariaAssunta)
E-8,piazzaDuomo.
Oristano’sCathedralisbiggerandgranderthanyoumightexpectfromacityitssize,andcreatesquiteanimpressionasyouemergefromthenarrow,windingstreetsintothesun-drenchedpiazzaDuomoandseeitforthefirsttime.Thefirstdocumentedmentionofthechurchwasin1131.Muchofitwasrebuiltduring the14thcentury,thoughtheonlynotableremainingelementsofthisarethetransept chapelsandtheimpressivebelltower.TherestoftheCathedral’soutsidestructureshowsatypically18thcenturyPiedmontesestyle,whichismirroredbytheelegantdecor within.
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Open09:00-19:00.Nov-Mar09:00-18:00.Admissionfree.
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ChurchofOurLadyofMountCarmel(ChiesadiNostraSignoradelCarmine)
F-8,viaCarmine.
ProbablythebestexampleofRococoarchitecturethat Oristanohastooffer,thechurchandmonasteryofNostraSignoradelCarminewasbuilt between1776and1785.ThedesignisattributedtoPiedmontesearchitectGiuseppeVianaandcentresitselfaroundabeautifulquadrangularcloister.In1782itbecameamonasteryfortheCarmelitefriarsandremainedthusuntilitwassuppressedin1866duringtheconfiscationofecclesiasticgoodsandpropertybytheReignofSavoy.Ithassincehadvarioususes,includinghousingthelocal
Carabinieri 
,andnowbelongstotheUniversityofOristano.
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Open09:00-17:00.ClosedSat,Sun.Admissionfree.
CityGallery(PinacotecaComunaleCarloContini)
D-7,viaSant’Antonio9,tel.(+39)0783303159.
Theoldhospitalofthe
 giudicato 
ofArborea( 
Hospi- talisSanctiAntoni 
),originallybuiltin1335,openeditsdoorsinJune2012asthenewvenueofthecityartgallery,hostinganimportantcollectionofRenaissance,ModernandContemporarySardinianpaintings.AmongthemarethepiecesdonatedbythecollectorTitinoDelogu,includingtheworksofGiuseppeBiasi,AntonioBallero,FeliceMelisMarini,MarioDelitalaandPietroAntonioManca,whichareconsideredtobesomeofthebestexamplesofSardinianpaintingfromtheearly1900s.
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Open10:30-13:00,17:00-19:30.ClosedSun.Admissionfree.
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DocumentationCentreoftheSartiglia(CentrodidocumentazionesullaSartiglia)
D-7,viaSant’Antonio9,tel.(+39)0783303159.
IfyouareunabletoattendtheSartigliafestival,youcanstillexperiencealittlebitofitsatmo-spherebyvisitingthedocumentationcentreinsidethe
HospitalisSanctiAntoni 
.Theexhibition,organisedbytheSaSartigliaFoundationincollaborationwiththeHistoricalArchiveoftheOristanoCityCouncil,retellsthestoryoftheSartigliafromthe16thcenturytothepresentday.Highlightsincludesomeoftheoriginalcostumesofthe
Componidori 
andacollectionofswordsandrapiersfromthe19thcentury.Nottobemissed!
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Open10:30-13:00,17:00-19:30.ClosedSun.Admissionfree.
U
PiazzaEleonorad’Arborea
E-7/8.
‘PiazzaEleonora’isthegeographicalandsocialheartofthecity.Atallhoursofthedayitisfilledwithpeoplechattingawayovercoffeeorcocktailsandchildrenplayingboisterousgamesonthestepsoftheneoclassical
ScolopiPalace(PalazzodegliScolopi)
,thathousesthecitycouncil.Atthemiddleof the
piazza 
standsalate19thcenturystatueofthewomanfromwhomthesquaretakesitsname,the
 giudicessa 
(ruler)EleanorofArborea.Eleanor(1340-1404)isconsideredtobetheisland’sheroine,havingledtheminthewaragainsttheAragonesecrowninthe1390s.In1392shealsopromulgatedthe
CartadeLogu 
,alegalcodethatbrought togethercivilandpenallaw,whichthestatuedepictshertobeholding.
Piazza Roma and the Tower of Marianus II (Torre di Mariano II)
E-6,piazzaRoma.
PiazzaRomaisthe largest of the city centre’ssquaresand hasanarty fountainthat providesagood foreground for the square’smainattraction,the sandstone tower of MarianusII,also knownasthe
torredi SanCristoforo 
,due to St Christopher being the patronsaint of travellers.The tower (closed to thepublic)is19m high and one of the fewremaining partsof the city’s13th century walls.It wasbuilt in1290under the
 giudice 
of ArboreaMarianusIIand served asthe northerngate to Oristano,acting asakey point of defence for the city.Thebellthat hangswithinit wasadded inthe 15th century.
PortixeddaTower(TorrediPortixedda)
G-7,viaMazzini.
Oneofthefewremainsoftheoldcitywalls,Portixeddatowerstandsproudlyattheeasternedgeof Oristano’shistoriccentre.It’sdifficulttosaypreciselywhenitwasbuilt,asrecordsarenotclear,butfindingsfromarecentrestorationproject,whichfoundasquaretower withinthecurrentroundone,havecausedexpertstoestimatethattheoriginalwasbuilt inthe13thcenturyanditscylindricalreplacementlaterduringtheSpanishoccupation.
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EntranceonlypossiblethroughthetoursorganisedbytheArchaeologicalMuseum.
St Clare’s Church (Chiesa di Santa Chiara)
F-7, viaSantaChiara.
ThestunninggothicchurchandconventofStClarestandsoutfromtheotherchurchesof Oristano for itsunique architecturalstyle both inside and out.The church wasbuilt in1343under Peter IIIof Arborea,and wasconsecrated in1428.It standsonthe site of what had previously beenachurch dedicated to St Vincent.Theoriginalsquare apse isstillconserved inthe present building,uponwhich youcansee the emblemsof the thenroyalfamily.
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Entrance only possible through thetoursorganised by the ArchaeologicalMuseum.
StFrancis’Church(ChiesadiSanFrancesco)
piazzaDuomo10,tel.(+39)078378275.
StFrancis’churchandconventwasfirstdocumentedin1252,butwasrebuiltinaneo-classicalstylebetween1835and1838andthatisthestructureweseetoday.Fromthe14thuntilthe19thcenturies,itwasaveryimportantmeetingplace forthe
 giudicato 
ofArboreaandsawmanyimportantpoliticalandreligiouseventstakeplacewithinitswalls,includingthesigningofthepeacetreatybetweenEleanor ofArboreaandtheAragoneseKingJohnI.In1875,itceaseditspoliticalfunctionandbecameaFranciscanconvent.Withinthechurch’sbaroqueinteriorlivesthefamouswoodensculptureoftheCrucifixofNicodemus,a14thcenturycarvingconsideredtobeoneofSardinia’smostimportantworks.
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Open10:00-17:00.Admissionfree.
Around Oristano
Archaeological Site of Tharros (Area archeologica di Tharros)
SanGiovanni di Sinis, Cabras, tel. (+39) 0783370019, tharros@penisol-adelsinis.it,www.penisoladelsinis.it.
Nowadaysfunctioningasasortofopen-air museum,the archaeologicalsite of Tharrosisasbeautifulasit isinteresting.Situated right onthe seashore overlooking the gulf of Oristano,it boastssomeexcellent viewsof the surrounding area.Tharroswasfirst mentioned inRomandocuments,butitwasfirstfoundedlongbeforethen.ThePhoeniciansarecreditedwith having built asettlement in8th century BC onthe same site aswhat hadbeenabronze-age nuragicvillage.For the most part however,the remainsthat wesee today were Romanadditionsto the town.Examplesof characteristicRomaninfrastructure,such asadrainage system and anaqueduct stillremain,asdo the foundationsof severaltemplesand remainsof the Romanbaths.The Corinthiancolumnsthathavebecomeintrinsicallyconnectedwithpeople’simageofTharrosstand majestically inalltheir faded glory against the backdropof the clear seabehind.
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OpenApr,May,Oct 09:00- 18:30,Sat,Sun09:00- 19:00.Jun- Ago09:00- 20:00.Sep09:00- 19:30.Nov - Mar 09:00- 17:00.Admission€7,U18 €4.Including entry to CabrasCivicMuseum.U6 free.
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CabrasMuseum(MuseoCivicodiCabrasGiovanniMarongiu)
viaThar-ros121,Cabras,tel.(+39)0783290636,museocivico@penisoladelsinis.it,www.penisoladelsinis.it.
Don’tbescaredoffbythismuseum’soddlySoviet-looking exterior.Thecontentsinsideareinterestingandwell-presented,offeringagoodgeneralpictureofthearchaeologicalrichesoftheSinispeninsula.Thereisausefulintroduc-tionvideo,availableforviewingalsoinEnglish,whichgivesanoverviewofthesightsofthearea,sothisisaveryusefulplacetostartifyou’replanningonexploringthepeninsulafurther.
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Open09:00-13:00,16:00-20:00.Nov-Mar09:00-13:00,15:00-19:00Admission€4,U18€3.€7/€4includingentrytotheArchaeologicalSiteofTharros.U6free.
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Church of St John in Sinis (Chiesa di San Giovanni di Sinis)
SanGiovanni di Sinis, Cabras.
SanGiovannidiSinisisatiny fishing village right inthesouthoftheSinisPeninsula,19kmfromOristano.Itsmainsightisitshomonymouschurch,whichwasoriginallybuiltinthe6thcenturyusingblocksofsandstonefromTharros.Inthe 11th century,it wastransformed from acruciform into amoreconventionallongitudinallayout and variousextensionswere added and it isthis form that hasremained to the present day.The church iswonderfully understatedand unpretentiousboth outside and in,but stillmanagesto be afascinating placeto look round.
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Open09:00- 17:00.Admissionfree.
Church of the Holy Saviour (Chiesa di San Salvatore)
SanSalvatore,Cabras,tel.(+39)3478184069.
Mostfamousinternationallyforhavingbeing usedasthesetofseveral‘spaghettiwesterns’duringthe1960s,thetinyvillageofSanSalvatore(18kmwestofOristano)isfreeofoccupantssaveforthefirst weekendinSeptemberwhenthe
CorsadegliScalzi 
seesitteamingwithpeople.Localyoungmenrunbarefoot(ouch!)alongthestonypathsbetweenCabrasandTharroscarryingthestatueoftheHolySaviour.Apartfromitsfascinatinglittleempty houses(knownlocallyas
cumbessias 
)themainattractioninSanSalvatoreisits17thcenturychurchwithitsundergroundhypogeum.Thiswasoriginallyanuragicpaganchapel,nowthoughttobelinkedtothecultofwater.IntheRomaneraitwasconvertedintoachurch,andyoucanstillseesomeevidenceofthisnowintheformofsomeremaining,albeitfaded,frescoesonthewalls.
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Open09:30-13:00,15:30-18:00,Sun09:30-13:00.Nov-Mar09:30-13:00.Admissionfree.
Is Arutas Beach (Spiaggia di Is Arutas)
IsArutas,Cabras.
Althoughvery popular with tourists,it isslightly lessmanicinitsatmosphere thanthemore urbanbeachesand isavery pleasant place to spend the day.Itsmainattractionisofcourseitsquartzsand,whichresembleslittlegrainsofriceandsparklesinthe sunlight,changing colour over the course of the day.Thisisatrulyuniqueandspecialexperience.Awordofwarningthough,don’ttrytotakeany of thissand with you,asit isnowprotected for the sake of conservationand taking it away fromthe beach carriesa€100fine.Savour it whilst you’rethere,thenleave it for othersto enjoy.
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Open24/7.Admissionfree.
Santa Giusta Cathedral (Cattedrale di Santa Giusta)
SantaGiusta, tel. (+39) 0783359205.
Situated 3.5km south of Oristano,theCathedralisone of the region’smost prized sightsand isconsidered one othe best examplesof Romanesque architecture inallof Sardinia.It certainly looksvery impressive,standing proudly at the entrance to the village andmagnificent against its humble backdrop. The Cathedral was built in the12th century and has largely been conserved in its original form. Inside,the mainfocus is onthe crypt, which houses the relics of Saints Giusta,Justinaand Enedina.
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Open09:00- 13:00,14:00- 1800.Closed Sat,Sun.Admissionfree.
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