Between Liguria and Sardinia
Despite being in Sardinia, you will feel like you’re in a small Ligurian village. Calasetta, the second largest town on the island of Sant’Antioco, is steeped in tradition. This small town was founded in the 18th century by a few dozen Ligurian fishermen who, after initially going to Tunisia, made their way to Sardinia and settled there.
You can relax in the sun or dive into crystal-clear waters at the beautiful beaches of Calasetta: Sottotorre, La Salina, Spiaggia Grande, Cala Lunga and Cala Tuffi. Emerging from the sea are the two rocky outcrops of the Nido dei Passeri (Sparrow’s Nest), which many birds choose as a perfect nesting place.
In between swims, you can discover the history and cultural tradition of Calasetta at the Torre Sabauda, an 18th-century bulwark built to defend against pirate raids, and at the Domus de Janas of Tupei, testimony to the Nuragic civilisation.