Sant’Antioco (Sardinia): what to see on the island

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What to see in Sant’Antioco, useful information regarding the island of Sardinia, characterized by wonderful landscapes and surrounded by crystal clear sea.


Tourist information

Sant’Antioco is a town of about twelve thousand inhabitants located on the island of the same name in the province of Iglesias in Sardinia at a distance of about 84 km from Cagliari.

The island of Sant'Antioco is connected to the island to which it belongs by means of an artificial isthmus and its territory is divided between the municipality of Sant'Antioco, which is the most inhabited one, and Calasetta which represents the second inhabited center of relief present on this island.


Around the island are the two small uninhabited islands of Vacca and Toro.

The economy of Sant'Antioco is varied and includes in addition to the activities related to the port those related to the production of salt, shipyards, fishing, textile crafts, sheep breeding, agriculture mainly focused on vineyards and to summer tourism.

You can also still observe the tradition of the ax masters and the construction of craft boats in small family-run companies.


What see

The landscape of the island is of considerable importance and offers numerous inlets on the eastern side with cliffs overlooking the sea from which you can admire breathtaking views.

The local cuisine is mainly based on dishes based on fish, molluscs and crustaceans.

Among the interesting places to see include the Archaeological Museum Ferruccio Barreca, the Savoy fort Forte Su Pisu, the ethnographic museum, the Basilica of Sant'Antioco, the Punic hypogea adapted for housing, the Necropolis, the nuragic settlements and the Tophet.

Calasetta and Sant'Antioco Island a Sardinia like you never imagined it (August 2020)


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