Cala Fico, San Pietro Island, Sardinia, Italy.

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Cala Fico


On the island's northwest coast, the rocky inlet of Cala Fico is one of the island's hidden beauty spots and, along with Isola del Corno, home to a nesting colony of Eleonora's falcons. The bay, resembling a tiny fjord, is flanked by a wall of chipped and cracked white-grey rock that catches the late afternoon sun and reflects the light onto the seawater, lending it a lovely turquoise colour.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sulcis attractions

1. Capo Sandalo

0.92 MILES

The westernmost point of the island, Capo Sandalo is a superb vantage point, commanding breathtaking views down the cliff-bound coast. From the car park…

2. Museo Civico

4.24 MILES

Uphill from the seafront, this small museum is housed in an 18th-century fort, one of the first masonry buildings to be erected on the island. Of chief…

3. La Punta

4.79 MILES

A quick 5.5km drive north of Carloforte brings you to La Punta, a desolate, windswept point with sea views over to the offshore Isola Piana. In May and…

4. Tophet

13.23 MILES

Dating to the 8th century BC, the tophet was an ancient sanctuary used by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians to cremate and bury their children and still…

5. Museo Archeologico Ferruccio Barreca

13.26 MILES

This great little museum is one of the best in southern Sardinia. It has a fascinating collection of local archaeological finds, as well as models of…

6. Museo Etnografico

13.29 MILES

At this small museum in the historic centre, you can investigate age-old living habits, as illustrated by an assortment of traditional farm tools and…

7. Villaggio Ipogeo

13.3 MILES

Sant'Antioco's Punic necropolis and its cavernous tombs were taken over by islanders in the Middle Ages as a safe haven from marauding Arab raiders. Here…

8. Forte Su Pisu

13.35 MILES

Also known as the Forte Sabaudo, this 19th-century Piedmontese fort marks the highest point in town. Its most famous action took place in 1815 when the…