sardinia tourism
Western Sardinia
We're talking about the western coast of Sardinia, crossed by the Tirso river and characterised by a network of pools and lagoons protected by the Ramsar Convention. The territory is plenty of archaeological sites, complex of Nuraghe, evidences of different ages. All the sites are ideal for tourism, being wild and untouched and offering different elements for sports and relax such as trekking by walk and by horse, mountain-bike, windsurf and surf, outdoor activity and excursions. Relating to the diving, Mal di Ventre island represents a real paradise. The island has an extension of 86 hectares of rosemary and other herbal plants and wonderful waters, teeming with fish. The island's name is due to the strong wind which constantly blows: in the Sardinian dialect Maluentu means bad wind. The western coast is a rock-like cliff, the eastern one is instead easier to reach and characterised by numerous and beautiful little bays. Apparently it seems a deserted place but two nuraghe and traces of ancient settlements have been found. |interruzione di pagina In alternative to the sea, there's the volcanic Monte Arci massif, almost 800 m high, ideal for excursions. Characterised by two visible basaltic pylons, the Monte Arci is rich of obsidian, a black strong stone used in the past to make hunting and working tools. This part of Sardinia, unknown to the most, is very rich of tourist attractions. One of them is the ancient village of Tharros. The Sinis peninsula is a WWF oasis and is internationally important as a wet area where numerous protected species can easily nest. The coast offers beautiful white sand beaches such as Porto Sueddas and Is Aruttas. The village of San Giovanni di Sinis shows the palaeochristian church of San Giovanni and the homonymous Tower , built by Filippo II between the 1580 and 1610 as protection from the Saracen pirates. Going towards the south , after passing the weird shaped top of Capo Frasca, you'll find the beautiful reddish sand beach of Torre dei Corsari, characterised by big bune naturally made by the winds which strongly blow in the area. In the gulf you'll also find two natural pools teeming with fish: Marceddž and Cabras. Travelling towards the countryside you'll find Arborea, Mogoro, given to handycrafts, and Sardara, famous spa. Another ancient spa is near the village of Fordongianus, dated back to the Roman age. Another beautiful centre is Laconi, an hill-country village, known destination during both summer and spring.