©

Oristano trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Oristano

(400+ reviews from top 10 attractions)
Sightseeing Nightlife Museums
Oristano is an Italian city and comune, capital of the Province of Oristano, in the central-western part of the island of Sardinia, Italy. It is located in the northern part of Campidano plain. Oristano was established as the provincial capital on 16 July 1974. As of December 2010, the city had 32,165 inhabitants.The economy of Oristano is mainly based on services, agriculture, tourism and small industries.HistoryOristano was previously known by the Byzantines as Aristanis, and founded close to the Phoenician settlement of Othoca . It acquired importance in 1070, when, reputedly as a result of the frequent Saracen attacks, Archbishop Torcotorio made it the seat of the bishopric, which was previously in the nearby coastal town of Tharros. It also became capital of the giudicato of Arborea. Consequently, fortifications were designed, but the building thereof went on until judge Mariano II rose to power.In medieval times Oristano vied for power over the whole island of Sardinia, and therefore waged wars against the other Sardinian kingdoms. which culminated in the attempt to conquer the whole island during the reign of Mariano IV and that of his daughter Eleanor . The giudicato of Arborea held out to be the last Sardinian kingdom to be conquered by the Catalan troops of the Kingdom of Aragon, in 1478 after the battle of Macomer. Thereafter, Oristano's history was that of the island of Sardinia, characterized by the Aragonese-Spanish and Piedmontese dominations, and then the unification of Italy.
Take a look at our Italy vacation generator to refine the details of your trip to Oristano.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Oristano

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Oristano

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Oristano:
Beaches, museums, scenic drive
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, beaches
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, wildlife areas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, beaches, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, beaches
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Oristano

22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Barumini, Oristano & Alghero BY A USER FROM NORWAY June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM ITALY July, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Oristano BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Bologna, Sardinia & Verona BY A USER FROM ITALY July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans