ORISTANO (51 km. - 32 mi. from Macomer). It has some fine 16th century housefronts, a medieval Tower, a Cathedral of the high Middle Ages rebuilt in the 18° century.
Spending the night at Oristano we set off south the next morning. We pass the church of Santa Giusta, one of the finest examples of Sardinian Romanesque, on a high knoll.
We are now running through the pleasant plain of Campidano. At a turning 16 km. (10 mi.) from Oristano we leave State Highway 126 on the right and continue along SS 131; after Uras we begin to climb slowly among hills and nuraghi: after 14 km. we arrive at Sardara with the fine little RomanesqueGothic church of San Gregorio.
At Sanluri (10 km. - 6 1/4 mi. from Sardara) we turn right on the State Highway SS 197 which brings us to Guspini (24 km. - 15 mi.) at the foot of Monte Arcuentu. We now take SS 126 and after 4.5 km. (2 3/4 mi.) we are at Arbus; the road now runs along the edge of the plateau with fine views over the sea. We pass Fluminimaggiore and enter on a fine run through rocky gorges and valleys covered with olives, almond-trees and ilexes, to arrive at IGLESIAS.