The province of Medio Campidano (Italian: provincia del Medio Campidano; Sardinian: provìntzia de su Campidanu de Mesu) was a province in the autonomous region of Sardinia, Italy. As of 2015, the province had a population of 100,141 inhabitants over an area of 1,517.34 square kilometres (585.85 sq mi), giving it a population density of 66 inhabitants per square kilometre. It had two chief towns, Villacidro and Sanluri, with 14,245 and 8,543 inhabitants, respectively. It was established in 2005 from a section of the province of Cagliari. It contained 28 comuni (singular: comune) and the president of the province was Fulvio Tocco.
Restaurants in Province of Medio Campidano
5 based on 134 reviews
We really enjoyed our visit at the mine because Tore one of the best tour guides we ever had gave us an excellent and practical insight into the way the mine affected the whole region around Fluminimaggiore and beyond. The Su Zurfuru Mine was one...MoreVi ringraziamo per la visita e la recensione. Speriamo di riavervi presto a Su Zurfuru. Saluti.
5 based on 204 reviews
Guided tours in the Park of Giara, reign of the last wild horses in Europe. Our tours are a leisurely walk on the flat adaptable to different needs, from families with children to the lovers of trekking. Departure every day of booking.Visite guidate nel Parco della Giara, regno degli ultimi cavalli selvaggi d'Europa. Le nostre escursioni sono delle piacevoli passeggiate in piano adattabili alle diverse esigenza, dalle famiglie con bambini agli amanti del trekking. Partenza tutti i giorni su prenotazione.
The family we stayed with arranged for us to meet our guide Roberto at the main road in Tuili. From there he led us by car up the Giara.
Once up there he took us on a wonderful, light, hour and a half walk to a lake and back. At the lake we saw plenty of the famous horses from quiet close. On our walk we did see many other things, both natural and cultural, and Roberto explained a lot about it all - in English(!).
Afterwards we had some local wine, cheese and meat at the guide's office in the village.
5 based on 230 reviews
Lovely lovely beach - Fantastic rugged coastline and crystal clear waters! Thanks to the low season, we almost had the entire beach to ourselves!
5 based on 145 reviews
We visited the altoplano in April. We chose the access from Tuili, just turn right somewhere in the village and you will hit the small road leading up the mountain. At the end there is a parking space and a ranger station where you can look at some maps as there is apparently no signage in the park.
When you enter the park, you can walk alongside the outer rim and you will pass some attractions such as the botanical garden and a nuraghe. After about 30 min walking you will hit a stonewall pen that was/is used to round up the horses in spring. Here you take a right turn and the trail will take you directly to Pauli Majori, the lake in the middle of the altoplano. This is where you can mostly see the wild horses (we also saw some). It was quite muddy however in April as it is actually bogland, so we could not get to the lake.
It is a very nice walk all in all and you have very high chances of seeing some of the last wild horses! We combined it with visiting the nearby Su Naraxi and it makes a great day.
4.5 based on 805 reviews
This historic town is well-known for the "Nuraghe Su Nuraxi," a megalithic complex built by the Nuragic people 3,500 years ago, which served as a fortified dwelling against invaders.
We were on a cruise in the Western Mediterranean and one of the stops was Sardinia. I knew nothing about Sardinia but picked out one of the few short excursions I thought we would like without spending several hundred dollars per person. Barumini is an ancient structure that was uncovered years ago. It's quite impressive as to how they were able to build domed structures with no mortar. Each rock fits together with little to no gaps. It is not for people who cannot climb up and down narrow, steep stairs and over rocky ground. But, we found it a lot more interesting than we expected and would recommend it.
4.5 based on 872 reviews
You will be very surprised to know that the largest desert in Europe is in Sardinia as well as the highest sand dunes. Fantastic place! I do not particularly suggest it for swimming as the currents can be tricky but those dunes... whoa!!! And don't miss the old industrila plant of Ingortusu and Monte Vecchio!
4.5 based on 302 reviews
Essential part of Parco Geominerario Storico e Ambientale della Sardegna (Historical and Environmental Geo-mining Park of Sardinia)and of "European Geoparks", Montevecchio was honored as Destination of Excellence by the European Commission in 2011. You'll have the chance to admire the places where started the XIX century's Industrial revolution in Sardinia. From the humble dwellings of the workers to the luxurious palace of the direction, you'll enjoy an exciting tour among the old mine's remains and the nature with his typical inhabitants: the majestic Sardinian deer.
Well-prepared guides will take you on one of the four available tours (details and schedule available here: http://www.minieramontevecchio.it/english/index.html), each tour requiring around 45 minutes. At the top of its production, this complex gave work to 3700 people. Its history, the way of life of the...MoreThe guides and all staff thank you for the visit and for taking the time to leave your review. See you soon!
4.5 based on 122 reviews
The Castle of Sanluri is the only castle of the medioeval age that remains. Inside you could visit the War museum, dedicated to the first world war and to the Risorgimento period, a collection of waxworks (XVI - XIX sec.), and forniture of different centuries starting from XVII to XIX sec.
We found the place on our return trip to fly out from Cagliari. The welcome was warm and the tour guide spoke good English. She explained the detail behind the castle (really a medieval fortified house) it's early beginnings and the ownership of a senior officer in the Italian Army in the early 20th century. The military history of the owner played well into a marvelous collection of military items in a separate room.
It was affordable (2.50 for kids, 5 for adults).
Overall we are super glad we stopped.
4.5 based on 86 reviews
For those coming from the Italian Mainland, Sardinia seems a bit mysterious in its landscape, because the unusual geology of the island. The Castle of Acquafredda is no exception. It stands on a hill of volcanic origin, but whose lava has poured in very ancient times (over 25 million years ago). The scientific name for this troubling shape is "andesite dome".
The castle that stands on the top (and which is reached by a easy hiking path) contributes to the charm. It was founded by the city of Pisa, which in the Middle Ages owned Sardinia. More precisely, it belonged to the family Gherardesca, that of Count Ugolino, made famous by Dante in the Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto XXXIII.
A note unpleasant: a huge building at the base of the cliff with the function - I guess - of visitor's center, seems over-sized with respect to tourist needs; and in any case when we visited the site it was completely closed and unused.
5 based on 266 reviews
A breathtaking view over the Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero and the deep blue Sardinian sea. A great place for shooting wonderful photographs.
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