The province of Oristano, Sardinia, (also known as the Sardegna Region) is a very distinct, very natural region consisting of spectacular coastal scenery, huge saltwater lagoons, ancient historical monuments and some of the most delicious rustic cuisine you can find. The seafood of Oristano is known throughout Europe, and the Phoenecian Ruins of Santa Giusta are some of the most complete in Italy.
Oristano is largely a rural region, blessed with over 100km of rugged, windswept coastline, soaring mountains and stunning lagoons. As a result, the atmosphere and way of life is relaxed and peaceful, the cuisine fresh and hearty and the wildlife varied and rich. There are endless walking and hiking opportunities from self catering Oristano accommodation, and bird lovers will be delighted by the range of species living in abundance in the area including the rose flamingo, peregrine and griffon. However, it is the mountainous region of Montiferru in the North West which really attracts walkers and hikers to self catering holiday rental properties in Oristano.
Throughout the landscape of Oristano Province are remarkable archaeological discoveries, ancient cities and massive medieval structures to investigate. Walking the cobbled streets of the ancient city of Aristanis is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, from walking around the ancient defensive walls to climbing the Tower of St Christopher or exploring the huge ceiling of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. If you would like to know more about the long and turbulent history of Oristano, the Antiquarium Arborense Museum is a magnificent place to start, displaying artefacts from throughout the ages. You can also take tours of the intensely highly skilled Oristano workshops, watching traditional craftsmen using their incredible skill with ceramics and jewellery.
If you can, renting an Oristano villa, apartment or cottage during Carnival. The Carnival is a time of joyous celebration, with the medieval style Sartiglia event delighting visitors and locals with horse racing, medieval feasts and period costumes. Throughout the summer are a host of events celebrating wine, meat, traditional dance and poetry, so there should always be something to entertain you during your stay in Oristano accommodation.
Bosa is a charming terracotta town on the banks of the River Temo in Oristano. The medieval atmosphere, impressive castle and proximity to the sea make holiday rental accommodation in Oristano particularly popular.
Five minutes away is the hill top town of Magomadas, offering extensive views over both land and sea, shade from the smattering of palm trees throughout the village and a chance to indulge in true Sardinian village life, far from the tourist crowds.
Beach lovers visiting Oristano holiday rentals must visit the beach of Putzu Idu. The fine white sands are an absolute treat for beach lovers, and the water is so clear it is hard to tell how high the tide is! Even during the height of the summer, Putzu Idu beach is almost empty.
Average temperatures in Oristano are above 20°C from May until November, easily warm enough for exploration of the beautiful countryside and charming towns and villages of Oristano. During July and August, and Oristano villa with pool is priceless, as temperatures soar to an average of 34°C, with daily peaks routinely hitting 40°C.
Although there is a small airstrip in Oristano, you will need to organise a charter flight to get straight to Oristano. Sardinia’s Cagliari Airport (CAG), receives direct flights fromLondonLuton (LTN), provided by easyJet.