The Iglesiente attractions

Top Choice Ruins in The Iglesiente

Tempio di Antas

An impressive Roman temple set in bucolic scenery 9km south of Fluminimaggiore, the Tempio di Antas has stood in isolation since the 3rd century AD. Built by the emperor Caracalla, it was constructed over a 6th-cent…
Top Choice Port in The Iglesiente

Porto Flavia

A marvel of early-20th-century engineering, Porto Flavia is a port dug into cliffs 50m above the sea. Consisting of two 600m tunnels and an ingenious mechanical arm, it was used to load zinc and lead ore directly on…
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…
Top Choice Beach in The Iglesiente

Cala Domestica Beach

A sensational sandy beach wedged into a natural inlet between craggy rocks, Cala Domestica is a heavenly spot. Its shallow blue waters are ideal for swimming and surfers can take to the waves that sometimes curl up …
Top Choice Viewpoint in The Iglesiente

Belvedere

This panoramic terrace, accessible by a cliffside path from Nebida's southern entrance, commands fabulous views. Dominating the seascape is the 133m-high Pan di Zucchero, the largest of several faraglioni (sea stack…
Church in Iglesias

Chiesa di San Francesco

From Piazza del Municipio, Via Pullo leads to the dainty rose-red trachyte of the Chiesa di San Francesco. Built over a 200-year period between the 14th and 16th centuries, this small church is a wonderful example o…
Beach in Buggerru & Portixeddu

Spiaggia di Portixeddu

About 2km north of Buggerru, Spiaggia di Portixeddu is one of the best beaches in the area. A gloriously unspoilt strip of sand backed by swathes of rolling olive-green macchia, it extends for 3km up to the Rio Mann…
Cathedral in Iglesias

Cattedrale di Santa Chiara

Dominating the eastern flank of Piazza del Municipio, the Cattedrale di Santa Chiara boasts a lovely Pisan-flavoured facade and a checkerboard stone bell tower. The church was originally built in the late 13th centu…
Old Town in Iglesias

Centro Storico

Piazza Quintino Sella, Iglesias' central square, was laid out in the 19th century in what was at the time a field outside the city walls. Just off the square, a stout tower is all that remains of the Castello Salvat…
Cave in The Iglesiente

Grotta di Su Mannau

A few kilometres south of Fluminimaggiore off the SS126, this is the largest cave system of its sort so far discovered in the Iglesiente. The standard hour-long tour passes through several lake chambers and the Arch…