Top things to do in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Capo Carbonara

If you embark on just one excursion from Villasimius, make it the 15-minute drive south to Capo Carbonara, a protected marine park. The promontory dips spectacularly into the crystal-clear waters of the Med. Besides…
Top Choice Beach in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Cala Giunco

The pick of Villasimius' spiagge (beaches), Cala Giunco is a vision of beach perfection: a long strip of silky white sand sandwiched between tropical azure waters and a silvery lagoon, the Stagno Notteri, where pink…
Mediterranean in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Ristorante Le Anfore

The chef’s love of fresh local produce shines through in Sardinian dishes such as bottarga di muggine (mullet roe) and fregola con le vongole (couscous-like pasta with clams) at this highly regarded hotel-restaurant…
Religious in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Festa della Madonna del Naufrago

The Festa della Madonna del Naufrago, Villasimius' big annual event, is held towards the end of July. The highlight is a boat procession to a spot off the coast where a statue of the Virgin Mary lies on the seabed. …
Ristorante in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Ristorante La Lanterna

A warm and welcoming restaurant-cum-pizzeria with a sunny outdoor terrace and genuine island food, this is one of the best places in the town centre. The menu covers all bases with a range of classic seafood dishes …
Lake in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Stagno Notteri

This lagoon often hosts flamingos in winter. On its seaward side are several stunning beaches including Cala Giunco and Spiaggia del Simius with its Polynesian blue waters.
Pizza in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara


This classic old-school pizzeria is a good bet for a simple no-frills meal. It's a casual set-up with outdoor seating and unremarkable decor but the wood-fired pizzas hit the spot and the waiters are friendly.
Museum in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Museo Archeologico

Villasimius’ archaeology museum harbours a small but interesting collection of Roman and Phoenician artefacts, as well as various odds and ends recovered from a 15th-century Spanish shipwreck.
Historic Site in Villasimius & Capo Carbonara

Fortezza Vecchia

Perched on cliffs close to Capo Carbonara, this ruined 14th-century fortress dates back to the time the Aragonese controlled the island. The views over the bay to the green, macchia-tufted mountains are more strikin…