Oristano // Oristano is a smart city with a stunning baroque cathedral and pleasant streets to wander around. The city is also a great base for visiting the famous Is Arutas beach and the Roman site of Tharros.
Travel essentialsWhy go nowSardinia's fascinating capital is Italy's Capital of Culture for 2015. The city is full of fragments of the past – spanning Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Spanish and Italian eras – overlaid with an indulgent layer of 21st-century dolce vita. And Cagliari's 25 centuries of heritage become more accessible this summer from Britain thanks to new flights.