IGLESIAS (52 km. - 32 1/2 mi, from Guspini). This is a town of medieval origin with some fine churches, the Cathedral of 1288, the Gothic San Francesco and Santa Maria di Valverde (13° cent.) with a beautiful facade.
We spend the night at Iglesias and set out again, leaving the mining town of Carbonia on our left to reach San Giovanni Suergiu (30 km. - 18 3/4 mi. from Iglesias); here we go on to the nearby Island of Sant'Antioco over a Roman Bridge to arrive at Calasetta, a picturesque little town of Oriental appearance overlooking the sea (20 km. - 12 1/2 mi.); before us is the Island of San Pietro.
One may lunch in one of the rustic restaurants of the district before returning to San Giovanni Suergiu where we take once more to State Highway SS 126. After 2 km. there is a turning leading to Tratalias with the austere Lombard-Pisan church of Santa Maria of 1213. Continuing along SS 126 we go round the southernmost tip of the island with Capes Teulada and Spartivento (the " Windsplitter ") and return towards Cagliari.
Between Giba and Teulada there are a number of nuraghi, while to the right of Pula (71 km. - 44 1/2 mi. from San Giovanni Suergiu) we can see the ruins of the Roman theatre of the ancient city of Nora, first Carthaginian and then Roman. From here, another 29 km. (18 mi.) brings us to CAGLIARI.