Oristano is a true open-air gym. With its territory almost sandwiched between silent ponds, soft hills, a large river and the immense sea, this city is a privileged place for practicing sports.
In 2019, the city of Oristano won the title of European City of Sports, a coveted acknowledgment assigned by ACES Europe to cities standing out for projects closely following the ethical principles of sport. And this victory was not only due to the national and international level events that the city organizes, but also for its commitment to sporting programs and policies, aimed at developing initiatives for the promotion of free sporting activity, as an easily accessible to all means of integration.
Oristano is committed to spreading the culture of physical activity at all levels, with the purpose of improving the quality of lifestyle for all citizens, while providing shelter on the move to visitors.
Oristano has always counted of a rather active community of athletes, and over time, many of them stood out, becoming true legends of Italian and worldwide sports.
Lorenzo Patta, class of 2000, Olympic Gold Medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, winner of the 4×100 men’s relay along with Marcell Jacobs, Filippo Tortu, Fausto Desalu, has brought Italian track and field to legendary status, with an historical result.
Stefano Oppo, 1994 class rowing champion, 5 European medals in his wall of trophies (including gold in Poznan 2020), 4 world championships and his first Olympic medal won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: a bronze in the two pair lightweights in men’s rowing.
Alessia Orro, born in 1998, Serie A volleyball player at the 2021 European Championship, winner of the Gold Medal with the Italian women’s national volleyball team and receiver of the best setter award.
The many sporting structures on the territory and its limitless unspoiled nature have built over time the perfect place for all kinds of sports and activities, for guaranteeing to those living here a healthy and dynamic life, and to tourist, an active and fun vacation.