Porto Giunco Tower
Spiaggia di Porto Giunco, 09049 Villasimius SU, Italy
About Porto Giunco Tower
The tower of Porto Giunco is a Spanish watchtower located on the eastern side of the promontory of Capo Carbonara, in the territory of Villasimius. It can be reached on foot from the cove of Porto Giunco following a path that winds through the Mediterranean scrub that covers the promontory, or by car from the Capo Carbonara side. The tower is located at a height of about 50 meters above sea level and from its position it dominates the underlying Porto Giunco beach and the Notteri pond.
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The Cape Carbonara is a rocky peninsula located in the municipality of Villasimius in the province of South Sardinia south-eastern Sardinia. Six kilometers from the city center and connected to the land by a sandy isthmus, it delimits the Gulf of Cagliari to the east. Its length is approximately 3.5 km and its maximum width is 1.8 km. Sights include the remains of a fortress on the western side, and the beaches Punta Molentis.
The Poetto is the main beach of Cagliari that stretches for about twelve kilometers, from Sella del Diavolo to the beginning of the coast of Quartu Sant'Elena which is called the Quartu beach. The beach in its extension, which goes from Marina Piccola to Margine Rosso, extends for about seven and a half kilometers between the territory of Cagliari and Quartu Sant'Elena. Poetto is an important tourist resort and one of the main places of summer nightlife in the city and in the vast area.
The Sella del Diavolo is the promontory that rises in the southern area of Cagliari and separates the Poetto beach from that of Calamosca. There is a naturalistic and archaeological path that runs along the entire promontory, created thanks to the initiative of the environmental non-profit Group of Legal Intervention and Friends of the Earth.
The Molentargius-Saline regional natural park is a protected natural area of Sardinia established with regional law n. 5 of February 26, 1999. It is one of the most important wetlands in Europe. The Molentargius pond is recognized in the official lists of wetlands to be protected: it is classified as a Site of Community Importance.
Monte Urpinu is an urban park of Cagliari, which is located in the homonymous district. For centuries dominated by wild nature, inhabited by animals such as foxes, hence the name Urpinu, which in Sardinian means Volpino, in the nineteenth century the owners, the Sanjust di Teulada, planted numerous Aleppo pines. Today the park extends for 350,000 m² with suggestive views over Cagliari and Campidano, the Molentargius pond, and the Poetto beach. Viale Europa runs along the ridge in all its lengt
The Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria also known as Our Lady of Fair Winds is a Marian title associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary as Star of the Sea and patron of sailboats. In addition, it is first associated with a Roman Catholic shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary located in Cagliari, Sardinia. The Shrine is part of a complex of buildings which include the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria and the monastery which houses the friars of the Order of the Blessed
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Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.