Set among hills and valleys dotted with Nuragic Age remains, Torralba is a town in the Meilogu area of the old spent volcanic Logudoro region and boasts some thousand inhabitants. The first official mention of it was a citation of the villa in 1064-65. Known as Toralba or Turralba (from turris alba), it grew on a plain near a church called Santa Maria, of which nothing remains. Not far from that, in 1615, they built the Gothic-Renaissance church of San Pietro Apostolo, home to a wooden altar with statues of three saints, a baptismal font and a XVIII altar piece graced with paintings from the XVI century. The town’s streets are paved and embellished with stone benches and fountains. The bonfires of Sant’Antonio Abate are lit mid-January while the town’s main festival takes place with a characteristic procession on horseback on the Monday after Pentecost in the XVII century church of the Spirito Santo, three kilometres out of town. If you are there during these festivities you’ll get to taste the special breads (fresa and untinadu) and sweets (mantogadas, casalina and sa gozzula de s’ou). Don’t miss the church of Nostra Signora di Cabbu Abbas out in the countryside. It was constructed in Romanesque-Pisan style of limestone blocks outside and trachyte on the inside.