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Italian in Palau

La Gritta

One for special occasions, La Gritta is a memorable place to dine. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace allow you to take in the wondrous coastal scenery, while the superbly presented seafood combines modern techn…
Viewpoint in Palau

Roccia dell’Orso

This weather-beaten granite sculpture sits on a high point 6km east of Palau. The Roccia dell’Orso (Bear Rock) looks considerably less bearlike up close, resembling more – dare we say it? – a dragon. Analogies aside…
Fort in Palau

Fortezza di Monte Altura

Standing sentinel on a rocky crag, this sturdy 19th-century bastion was built to help defend the north coast and Arcipelago di La Maddalena from invasion – something it was never called on to do. A guided 45-minute …
Sardinian in Palau

Del Porticciolo

Locals swear by the authentic antipasti, pasta and fresh fish at this no-frills restaurant just south of the harbour. Stop by for a good-value lunch, or in the evening when chefs fire up the pizza ovens.
Italian in Palau

C'era una Volta

On the road down to the harbour, C'era una Volta makes a convenient spot for a fixed-price lunch: €25 gets you a starter, a main course, wine, water and coffee. Dinner will set you back considerably more, though the…