Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Oristano, Italy.
Situated on the eastern coast of Sardinia, the province of Oristano stretches from the rocky cliffs over looking the Mediterranean Sea inland to the mountains and also to some of the best-preserved areas of wetlands in the whole of Europe. Whether you want to relax in the warm climate, explore mountains and valleys or spend your time searching for unusual plants and animals, Oristano's natural environment can provide them all. The capital of the province, also called Oristano, is home to many interesting historical and cultural attractions, if you prefer to do your walking in churches and museums, rather than along cliffs or up mountains. The region is mainly rural and Oristano is the only town of any note, though there are dozens of traditional Sardinian villages around the province, each with their own charm.
As with many Italian towns and cities, the most important buildings in Oristano are the religious ones, such as the 13th century Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Church of San Francesco, which is home to a rare 15th century wooden sculpture of Christ on the cross. The town itself is well worth spending a few hours exploring on foot, through the narrow medieval streets and into the squares and courtyards, including the Piazza Eleonora, dedicated to one of the past leaders of Oristano and writer of one of the first constitutions in the world.
Within a short drive of Oristano is the town of Cabras, itself home to an interesting local museum, but more famous as the nearest town to an impressive ancient site. The Tharros Archaeological Site is the remains and ruins of an 8th century BC settlement, including a temple, baths, homes and workshops and an unusual tower, which is thought to have been part of a traditional sanctuary. There are other ancient and prehistoric sites in Oristano, such as San Giusta, where you can see the ruins of a Roman village and Fordongianus, also home to some impressive Roman structures, as well as older archaeological finds.
Home to dozens of hiking and biking trails, the Monte Arci Regional Park in the heart of Oristano is where the most beautiful scenery in the region can be enjoyed. If you want to explore the region at a more leisurely pace, there are several equestrian centres that organise day treks into the hills. The huge areas of wetlands that are found in Oristano are also a popular destination for walkers, especially those with an interest in nature and ecology. The Sinis Peninsula and the tiny island of Mal di Ventre are a protected marine area that offers spectacular opportunities for diving.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Oristano? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Oristano and villas in Oristano that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.