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Top Choice Beach in Costa Verde

Spiaggia di Piscinas

This magnificent beach is a picture of unspoilt beauty. A broad band of golden sand, it's sandwiched between a windswept sea and a vast expanse of dunes flecked by hardy green macchia. These towering dunes, known as…
Village in Costa Verde

Torre dei Corsari

Marking the northernmost point of the Costa Verde, Torre dei Corsari is the area's main resort. In itself, it's not an especially attractive place, with bland modern buildings and an ugly concrete piazza, but it doe…
Beach in Costa Verde

Spiaggia di Scivu

A 3km lick of fine sand backed by towering dunes and walls of sandstone, Spiaggia Scivu is the most southerly of the Costa Verde's beaches. To get there take the SS126 and head towards Arbus (if heading north) or Fl…
Mine in Costa Verde

Miniera Montevecchio

Surrounded by woods and granite peaks, Montevecchio was once home to a massive mining complex. At its height in 1865, it was Italy's most important zinc and lead mine, employing up to 1100 workers. It remained opera…
Sardinian in Costa Verde

Agriturismo L'Oasi del Cervo

This rural agriturismo is as authentic as it gets. Once you've successfully navigated the 2.5km dirt track (follow the signs off the SP65) and are safely seated at the long wooden table, you're treated to an abundan…
Sardinian in Costa Verde

Agriturismo L'Aquila

An isolated farm in the green hills northwest of Montevecchio, this welcoming place serves bumper meals with cold cuts, ravioli with ricotta, lemon and saffron, and traditional Sardinian desserts. To reach the farm,…
Waterfall in Costa Verde

Cascata Sa Spendula

The wooded countryside around Villacidro, an agricultural town best known for its saffron-based liqueur, harbours a number of striking waterfalls. Chief among these is the Cascata Sa Spendula, where the waters of th…
Museum in Costa Verde

Museo del Coltello Sardo

In Arbus's hilltop centre, just off Piazza Mercato, the Museo del Coltello Sardo is dedicated to the ancient Sardinian art of knife-making. The museum was founded by Paolo Pusceddu, whose s'arburesi (from Arbus) kni…
Sardinian in Costa Verde

Ristorante Sa Lolla

By the side of the main road up to Arbus's hilltop centre, Ristorante Sa Lolla is a simple, unpretentious restaurant good for a filling meal of seasonal country fare or well-cooked seafood. Expect abundant starters,…
Supermarket in Costa Verde

Supermarket

This tiny supermarket is on the central square in Torre dei Corsari.