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Sinis, Cabras en Tharros

Pond of Cabras


From the village of Cabras there is a long scenic route that winds along the southern coast of the pond, which can be reached by bike or on foot.

During the walks you can see several migratory species of birds, from flamingos to herons, from coots to various species of waders.

The pond is also known for local fish species, first of all the mullet "of Pontis" appreciated throughout Sardinia for its meats that, thanks to the particular salinity and water temperature, have an unmistakable and unrepeatable taste; for the same reason its bottarga is found today on the tables of the best restaurants in the world and is called "Oro di Cabras".

In the past, the pond has flooded several times flooding part of the town of Cabras, known as "Veneziedda" (from the Sardinian "Little Venice") for this reason. Today the pond is a naturalistic oasis appreciated for its fauna and an important flywheel for the economy of Cabras and of the whole Sinis peninsula.

Tharros


At the southern end of the Gulf of Oristano, in central-western Sardinia, stands one of the most important and evocative archaeological heritage of the Mediterranean.

The ruins of the ancient city, founded in the eighth century BC and abandoned in XI d.C., arise in the southern offshoot of the Sinis peninsula, in the territory of Cabras. The 'air museum is a natural amphitheater overlooking the sea and bounded by the isthmus of Capo San Marco and the hills of the village of San Giovanni di Sinis and Su Murru Mannu (large snout), on top of which you will find the most ancient, the remains of the nuragic village, abandoned before the advent of the Phoenicians.