TOURING THE CAMPIDANO
Touring the Campidano the visitor can discover
various interesting places to be reached taking
detours from the main highway of the island,
n.131, the so called 'Carlo Felice'.
In San Sperate, for example, it is possible to see
unusual murales (wall paintings) and the works of
the famous Sardinian sculptor Pinuccio Sciola.
Reaching Nuraminis one can visit the
Proto-Nuraghic hut of Sa Korona.
In Sanluri the visitor must stop to see the castle
of Eleonora D'Arborea and the nearby Risorgimental
Sardara offers the church of St. Gregorio and the
Nuraghic well-temple of St. Anastasia, while in
Samassi and Serramanna respectively, one can visit
the churches of St. Gemiliano and St. Leonardo.
Besides the church of St. Pietro Villamar offers
an important painting, representing the Madonna
d'Itria, to be seen in the parish church.
Going through St. Gavino and continuing this
journey around the Campidano, one reaches
Gonnosfanadiga and Monte Linas, with the beautiful
waterfalls of Muru Mannu.
In the nearby Villacidro, one can visit Sa
Spendula, a beautiful waterfall, written about by
the Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, the forest
of Montimannu, and the old town centre, the same
one that the Sardinian writer Giuseppe Dessì talks
about in his book 'Paese d'Ombre'.
Finally, travelling further north on the highway,
one reaches Villanovaforru, where it is possible
to visit its fine archaeological museum and the
important Nuraghe and the village of Genna Maria.