TRAVELLING AROUND THE PENINSULA OF SINIS
The main route runs for about 45 km and goes along
easy and comfortable roads. Visiting this region
is worth while both for the beautiful views and
landscapes typical of this area, and also for two
very important artistic and archaeological
monuments: the ruins of the old city of Tharros
and the religious village of St.Salvatore with its
underground sepulchre of prehistoric and
pre-Christian origin, a pagan sanctuary of
Nuraghic origins, centred on the cult of the
waters and rebuilt in its actual design during the
Constantine reign (4th century).
In the fishermen's village of St.Giovanni of Sinis
it is possible to visit the small church of
St.Giovanni and the old huts made of marsh plants.
The beach of Is Arutas and the island of Mal di
Ventre standing in front of it complete the visit
to the Sinis peninsula.
During the same itinerary, the visitor will be
able to see the largest of the Sardinian lagoons,
that of Cabras, spreading for about 200 hectares.
Here it is possible to admire a great number of
different birds, some belonging to rare species.
The marsh abound in fish, which the local
fishermen catch thanks to ancient systems of
fishing, travelling through the waters on the
typical "fassonis", small boats made of reeds with
a long, pointed prow, capable of carrying only one