The Cliffs of Sant’Antioco Island

An exciting tour to discover the fourth largest island in Italian territory, its multitude of beaches and its imposing cliffs! If you want to enjoy the tour with us, take a look at our event calendar or contact us by e-mail or via WhatsApp at +393450699255

You can visit

  • The hamlet of Monteponi, born as a mining village and where are located, in the Bellavista palace (formerly the mine directional palace), the headquarters of the Sulcis-Iglesiente University
  • The village of San Giovanni Mine, known for the Santa Barbara Grotto. The cave is made up of a large 25-meter high saloon, can be visited through an electric train and is rich in remarkable stalactites and stalagmites
  • The art of weaving and spinning the byssus, fiber obtained from the nobilis pinna molluscs present in the sandy lagoons of the island; Such practice is carried out in a few places in the world
  • The Normann village, built for the San Giovanni mine employees and suggestive because it has been virtually abandoned since the 1980s
  • The enchanting abandoned lavender of the Seddas Moddizzis mine and the nearby Asproni village, the housing nucleus of the Seddas Moddizzis mine, named after the founding engineer of the mine
  • The old tuna bar of Porto Paglia, built in 1615 by the Aragonese and where, near, a nuragic site and a large number of military facilities are present, including the battery of Porto Paglia and the nearby forts
  • The nuragic complex of Seruci, among the largest in Sardinia
  • The hamlet of Bacu Abis, located on the oldest mining area of ​​the Sulcis carbon dioxide basin, which we can visit the well access facilities, closed in 1941
  • Cortoghiana, the most populous village in the municipality of Carbonia, inaugurated in 1942 by Benito Mussolini. Cortoghiana noasts a significant rationalist urbanistic organization
  • The remarkable necropolis of Is Loccis – Santus, integrating 13 domus de Janas
  • The multi-tower nuraghe of s’Ega Marteddu, a few meters from the Maladroxia beach, and the sa Cipudditta nuraghe, located on a promontory overlooking the sea
  • The ancient Basilica of Sant’Antioco martyr, of Byzantine and coeval times of the famous Sardinian churches dedicated to San Saturnino (Cagliari) and San Giovanni in Sinis (Cabras municipality)
  • The only catacombs of Sardinia, the earliest testimony of Christianity in Sardinia and made up of several funerary rooms connected to each other
  • The Tophet (open-air Phoenician shrine), Sa Presonedda funerary mausoleum, the Menhir of Su Para ‘e sa Mongia, the Roman bridge, the aqueduct and the Sant’Antioco amphitheater
  • The Canai Tower and the Sabaud fort of Su Pisu at Sant’Antioco
  • The ethnographic museum dedicated to wine; The museum dedicated to the processing of the byssus, the archaeological museum, and the museum of the sea and the masters of ax in Sant’Antioco
  • The semaphore of Capo Sperone, observation station of the marina and rare naval light on the Sardinian coasts, discontinued in 1957
  • The cliff of Portu Sciusciau, characterized by a large natural arch, and the cliff of Is Praneddas, where there is a second natural arch and a natural swimming pool
  • Cala della Signora, where there is a cave, and Cala Tuffi, a wonderful cove ending in a gigantic cave about 15 meters high, from which it is possible to dive
  • Cala Lunga, characterized by a long creek that makes it always sheltered from the sea currents
  • The Nido dei Passeri cliff, twenty meters high that allows to dive from high altitude
  • The beach of Sottotorre, located under an eighteenth-century tower
  • The old anti-aircraft batteries, as well as the trenches of the second world war, at Mangiabarche location
  • In the period between mid-May and mid-June, we can enjoy the collective fishing of bluefin tuna
  • The island’s fauna: pink flamingos, cormorants, seagulls, goblins and other birds

You can taste

  • The local cuisine of the island, with two aptitudes: in the northern part of the island, we can taste the typical dishes of the Ligurian tradition; in the south, strictly Sardinian dishes.
  • The Pilau is a typical dish of Calasetta made with Sardinian fregola, seasoned with lobster and other crustaceans such as scampi and prawns
  • The Carignano wine, of Catalan origin and produced in the vineyards of the Sulcis region



Feb 8, 2023 - Wed
Sant'Antioco, Italia
overcast clouds
9°C overcast clouds
Wind 9 m/s, E
Humidity 59%
Pressure 769.57 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
wed feb 8
scattered clouds
11/5°C 10 m/s, E 52% 770.32 mmHg
thu feb 9
light rain
10/6°C 6 m/s, NNW 50% 771.82 mmHg
fri feb 10
few clouds
10/7°C 5 m/s, N 47% 774.82 mmHg
sat feb 11
sky is clear
12/7°C 6 m/s, NW 59% 776.32 mmHg
sun feb 12
broken clouds
13/8°C 6 m/s, NW 55% 775.57 mmHg

Elevation Profile

The path has a vertical drop of 569 m. 52% of the route is uphill, the remaining 48% downhill.

Gli strapiombi di Sant’Antioco

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