Torre del Porticciolo

Northwestern Sardinia

On the coast north of Porto Conte, the Torre del Porticciolo is a tiny natural harbour backed by a small arc of beach and overlooked by a 16th-century watchtower on the northern promontory. High cliffs mount guard on the southern side, and you can explore adjacent coves along narrow walking trails.

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5. Nuraghe di Palmavera

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