Sulcis attractions

Top Choice Museum in Sant'Antioco

Museo Archeologico

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 nuraghic houses and Sant'Antioco as it would have looked in the 4…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Isola di San Pietro

Capo Sandalo

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 near the lighthouse, a marked trail (the Sentiero Rosso) heads…
Archaeological Site in Pula & Around

Nora

About 4km from Pula, Nora's ruins are all that remain of what was once one of Sardinia's most powerful cities. Founded by Phoenicians in the 8th century BC, it later became an important Punic centre, and in the 3rd …
Archaeological Site in Sulcis

Necropoli di Montessu

One of Sardinia's most important archaeological sites, this ancient necropolis occupies a natural rocky amphitheatre in the verdant countryside near Villaperuccio. It dates to the Ozieri period (approximately 3000 B…
Beach in Isola di San Pietro

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 fj…
Catacomb in Sant'Antioco

Basilica di Sant’Antioco Martire Catacombs

According to legend, St Antiochus was condemned to work in the island's lead mines by the Romans after he refused to recant his faith. But he escaped, hidden in a tar barrel, and was taken in by an underground Chris…
Mine in Sulcis

Villaggio Minerario Rosas

In the country near Narcao, the Villaggio Minerario Rosas is a fascinating museum complex housed in what was once an important lead, copper and zinc mine. The site's rusty minehead and heavy timber structures set th…
Archaeological Site in Carbonia

Monte Sirai

Monte Sirai, 4km northwest of Carbonia, is crowned by the remnants of a 7th-century-BC fort. Built by the Phoenicians of Sulci (modern-day Sant'Antioco) in 650 BC, it was taken over a century later by the Carthagini…
Lagoon in Pula & Around

Laguna di Nora

On the western side of the Nora promontory, you can often spy pink flamingos stalking around the Laguna di Nora. To learn more about the lagoon and its aquatic fauna, pop into the visitor centre, which has a small a…
Village in Costa del Sud

Chia

More a collection of hotels, holiday homes and campgrounds than a traditional village, Chia is surrounded by rusty-red hills tufted with tough macchia. Its beaches are hugely popular, drawing an annual influx of sun…