MACOMER, where we can spend the night. Half a day might be given up to exploring the hinterland of Macomer; take State Highway 129 to Silanus (10 km. 6 1/4 mi.) famous for its prehistoric architecture (nuraghi) and its medieval buildings such as the pre-Romanesque church of Santa Sarbana and the Romanesque church of San Lorenzo, the two elements blending perfectly: in the far distance, the massif of Monte Gennargentu.
Going back to Macomer, we turn south, to reach Abbasanta after 16 km. (10 mi.), near which stands, just outside the town, the Losa Nuraghe, one of the most important on the island.
From Abbasanta, a short trip of 5 km. (3 mi.) east through Ghilarza and Zuri with the two churches of San Palmerio and San Pietro brings use to the shores of Lake Omodeo, formed after 1923 by the building of the great dam across the River Tirso.
Now returning to the State Highway, we reach Tramatza after a further 21 km. (13 mi.). From here, a detour to the right of 6 km. (3 3/4 mi.) brings us to Mills where stands the little church of San Paolo in the midst of orange groves.
Returning to the State Highway we now rapidly reach ORISTANO.