If you are planning a trip to Porto Torres, be prepared for a vacation under the banner of relaxation and entertainment on beaches with crystal clear water. Beside diving into marvelous natural scenaries you have the possibility to visit numerous archeological sights in the surrounding. What is to explore and what is to do in Porto Torres and surrounding? Here are the most important sights that shuld be on your list:
Torre aragonese, symbol of the city, is an Aragonian tower built around the 14th century in the Spanish era. You can admire an octagonal construction right outside of the touristic port. Moreover, the city lodges the eldest Romanic basilica of Sardinia, the Basilica di San Gavino, custodian of three local martyr. Worth a visit as well is the church of San Gavino a Mare that has a very suggestive view over the sea. Not far away, set between the rocks of the shore, the most known beach of Porto Torres: the spiaggia di Balai,is situated, a delightful sandy bay from water shimmering from turquoise into emerald in the sequence of the wind. But only 7km from the city you find the spiaggia di Platamona, an 8 km long sand tongue endowed by equipped sections, free areas and also sections accessable for dogs. You cannot miss a bath in crystal clear water of thespiaggia della Pelosa, regarded by many visitors as the most beautiful beach of the island, reachable in only 30min from Porto Torres. According to this, for a day between history and nature, take a ferry from the port to Parco Nazionale dell’Asinara. On the island you can visit the former maximum security prison or make an excursion to discover the unique fauna and flora. Don´t miss a bath in Cala Sabina, Cala dei Detenuti or Ossario beach.