Capo Mannu, 09070 San Vero Milis, Province of Oristano, Italy
About Capo Mannu
Capo Mannu is a promontory located 22 km from Oristano, in Sardinia, which forms the northern starting point of the Sinis peninsula. On the promontory, there is a signaling lighthouse. The territory of the cape belongs administratively to the municipality of San Vero Milis. It is well known to surfers and windsurfers. The cape is exposed to all winds of the western quadrants, and especially to the mistral. During the storms, it is possible to observe waves of a few meters high.
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The Tirso is the most important river in Sardinia in terms of length and width of its catchment area. however it is not clear whether the Tirso springs, which are on the border between the provinces of Sassari and Nuoro, really fall within the territory of Buddusò (SS) or that of Bitti (NU). The Tirso crosses the island from east to west and beyond152 km flows into the Gulf of Oristano.
The Montiferru is a sub-region of Sardinia West Central, which takes its name from the massive volcanic namesake. The highest elevation is that of Mount Urtigu. The volcanic complex, extinct for more than a million years, was characterized by eruptions whose lava progressed to create new lands both to the east, with the vast Abbasanta plateau , characterized by basaltic soils, and to the west up to the coastal.
The Domus de Janas are prehistoric tombs carved into the rock typical of pre-Nuragic Sardinia. They are found both isolated and in large groups also formed by more than 40 tombs. From the recent Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age these structures characterized all areas of the island. More than 2,400 have been discovered, about one for every square kilometer, and it is speculated that many still remain to be found.
Lake Omodeo is a large artificial lake that was built in Sardinia between 1919 and 1924. The lake was built through a dam on the Tirso River in the Santa Chiara d’Ula gorge. A very important lake in Sardinia it was also one of the largest of its kind in Europe for many years. it is an artificial basin where you can enjoy relaxing walks or exploring the waters in a canoe.
The Sinis is a peninsula of the Sardinian west-central located between the Bay of Is Arenas in the north, and the Gulf of Oristano in the south. In the sea to the west of the peninsula is the island of Mal di Ventre and the Scoglio del Catalano. The coast is rocky in the southern part around San Giovanni di Sinis, proceeding northwards it first becomes sandy then, proceeding further north, it is characterized by high cliffs up to Capo Mannu.
The Santu Antine nuraghe , also called sa Domo de su re is one of the most majestic nuraghes in the whole of Sardinia and is also one of the most important of those existing. The entire complex represents an important example of megalithic architecture and it is assumed that the original height of the central keep reached a measure between 22 and 24 meters, the highest for that period after the Egyptian pyramids and the keep of the Nuragic palace of Arrubiu which measured between 25 and 30 mete
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Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.