Torre dei Corsari


Torre dei Corsari is located on the south west coast of Sardinia in the region of Sud Sardegna. It is a relatively small town far away from bustling cities like Cagliari. Especially south of the village the Iglesiente mountains are rising (to the mountains of Sardinia. South of Torre dei Corsari the coast becomes relatively wild and steep, with great views overlooking the sea. Torre dei Corsari and the large Pistis beach are in the immediate vicinity of a military training area, so you have to expect some noise around here. The best way to get there is via the capital Cagliari (by ferry or plane) - in about 1.25 hours by car. From Olbia airport you have to expect 2.5 hours driving time and from Alghero it takes 2.75 hours to get to Torre dei Corsari. You will find wonderful beaches in and around Torre dei Corsari. The village consists mainly of holiday homes, being empty off the peak season. For those seeking peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the city it is a perfect place. The name of the town of Torre dei Corsari was created by a tower that was built by the Catalans around 1600 and has been restored. Wild and lonely - this is Torre dei Corsari, which is only busy during the peak season in July, August and September. Nature lovers, outdoor friends and lonely wolves will find it a perfect place.


Torre dei Corsari, Pistis and Surroundings

Torre dei Corsari

The village Torre dei Corsari is surrounded by nature. Outdoor fans are guaranteed to be happy here. A hiking holiday is just as possible here as a beach holiday. There are gentle paths as well as steep climbs in the mountains of the Iglesiente, which are within sight. Around Marceddi there is a nature reserve (Stagno di San Giovanni or Laguna di Marceddi), where a great diversity of species can be found. Here too, you will find pure peace and nature.

If you like to see larger and busy places of interest, you have to make use of a car and go to the places all around Torre dei Corsari. In particular, the city of Oristano with the Sinis peninsula and the ancient city of Tharros is an interesting place to be. (about Oristano). In the south of Torre dei Corsair you will find the impressive beach of Piscinas and former mining villages around Ingurtosu (about Piscinas and Ingurtosu).

Also very near are several other places of interest: Giant tomb (Tomba dei Giganti) in Bruncu Espis, the nuraghi Monte Linas, the roman baths in Sardara, the nuraghi-museum inVillanovaforru, a temple in Antas and the caves of Su mannau in Fluminimaggiore. In the small village of S'Angiara near Sant'Antonio di Santadi there are also remains of a Roman villa from the 2nd century AD. The former Montevecchio mine is also worth a visit.

The mountian Monte Arcuentu - shown in the picture below - is also worth an excursion and you can go hiking there. If you are seeking nature and far away from every day life, you will find it here.

Beach: Pistis

Torre dei Corsari offers a small rocky beach, which is well protected. The large sandy beach of Pistis is next to Torre dei Corsari and it is the better choice for beach fans. There is also a restaurant on the beach of Pistis, where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner right on the beach.

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For your journey

Sardinia is a place for real explorers. Go ahead and try the wonderul wines of Sardinia or gastronomic specialties. The beaches of Sardinia are the most beautiful beaches around Europe. Many places of interest are to be found in Cagliari, but there are many more places of interest in Sardinia.

Places nearby

Santu Lussurgiu is not far from the coastal towns Bosa and Cuglieri. Also Alghero is not too far away and it is one of the most spectacular places to be: Alghero. Another wonderful place is in and around the city of Oristano: Oristano. If you like horses, you may also consider to make an excursion to the Giara di Gesturi and the wild horses of Sardinia.