Is Cheas is located in the northwest end of the Campidano, a geographic area of the island, in San Vero Milis. The town covers 70 square kilometers, and is characterized by scenarios that offer an extraordinary variety of ecosystems between the campaign, the lagoon and the sea with more than 20 kilometers of coast.
Along the provincial road, that leads from the village to the countryside and to the coastal towns, you can admire the many colors that this part of Sardinia offers to its visitors.
The streets, lined with hedges of aromatic herbs typical of the Mediterranean, lean toward sweet and golden campaigns seeded, olive groves and vineyards reminiscent of the agro-pastoral roots of this ancient and legendary territory. Between the field and the sea are the wetlands of great environmental importance, such as the ponds Sale ‘e Porcus (Sardinia’s largest temporary pond), Is Benas, Pauli Crechi and Pauli Murtas. In these protected oasis you can find rare species of migratory birds and you can admire the elegant flamingos. Going down to the sea, there will be much to choose from. The fossil dunes of organic sandstone of Capo Mannu are erected by high cliffs.
It also belongs to San Vero Milis part of the bay of Is Arenas and its long beach of six kilometers famous because originally from the beach stretched inland 700 km of dunes. In fact it is a small desert, whic passed in a process of reforestation that now counts on one of the majors extensions of marine pine of Sardinia.
These places have a very old history, in fact they are testimonies of the cultures from the Neolithic one. In this area you will find many “nuraghi” – ancient constructions of the nuragic time constructed with stones and of round form – including the one of S’Uraki, one of the biggest of the island that is to only 700 meters of Is Cheas.
In the Phoenician and Roman times this area was an important crossroads of cultures and an area of agricultural vocation with a rich territory of productions, first of all the wheat, both to become known as the granary of Carthage and Rome. Since the Middle Ages, under Spanish rule, the exploitation of salinas was intense.
Among the most beautiful and ancient traditions the handmade wicker baskets, very famous in the village, continues to be important.
And once here you can not loos the opportunity to taste the wine Vernaccia DOC wine – denomination controlled origine-from the province of Oristano, the true golden nectar, warm, with a slight taste to bitter almonds.
San Vero Milis and the whole of the Sinis peninsula represent a unique journey to discover a fascinating territory, formed by ancient memories, fascinating legends, breathtaking nature and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world that lead the traveler to discover the authenticity and the simple, but essentials, things of life.