Calasetta Travel Guide

  • Spiaggia Sottotorre
    Spiaggia Sottotorre
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  • Calasetta's main square
    Calasetta's main square
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  • Cala Cipolla
    Cala Cipolla
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Calasetta Things to Do

  • Streets of Calasetta

    I definitely suggest taking a stroll in Calasetta. Beside the city main square, a lot of nice streets will make the perfect scenery for a relaxing walk back home after a day spent sunbathing.Remember to climb up to the tower (visible from everywhere!) to enjoy a panorama on this small city sourrounded by a wonderful sea :-)

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  • Day trip to Chia

    Chia is 1 hour by car from Calasetta and Sant'Antioco on the way to Cagliari, but if you love nice beaches and sea, that's the place for you. Chia beach is a huge bay and can thus be very windy. If it is too much windy, you can move to the close Cala Cipolla (Onion Bay :-)), a smaller bay reachable by foot, as we did!We enjoyed spending the whole...

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  • Pink flamingoes watching

    I definitely suggest stopping on the bridge connecting the San Teodoro island to Sardinia mainland at sunset. Besides the stunning colours of the sky reflecting into the sea, you'll have the chance to see a large number of pink flamingoes resting in the calm water of this area.Remember to bring a pair of binoculars, flamingoes are quite far from...

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  • Le Saline beach

    Le Saline is one of Calasetta beaches which absolutely deserves a visit.Being a bay, water is very calm and the atmosphere is relaxed. Remember to bring some food if you intend to spend the whole day there because the city is quite far and there is no bar or stall selling food and drinks.I loved this beach because I felt very close to nature:...

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  • Calasetta beach

    Calasetta beach can quickly be reached on foot from Calasetta downtown.Our impression on this beach is definitely positive. Since there are a lot of beaches on San Teodoro island, none of them is too much crowded, including Calasetta beach.Water is very clean, above all on the right-hand side, and, being a bay, very calm.A nice bar/restaurant on...

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  • Cliff Climbing

    The North Western Shores of the Island of Sant'Antioco on which Calasetta is situated is characterised by steep and high cliffs overlooking the ocean. It's a great spot from which to stare out at the wine dark sea. At some spots intrepid travelers can find cracks in the face through which they can climb down to the rocks. BE CAREFUL!

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Calasetta Hotels

Calasetta Restaurants

  • Great local food

    We arrived to Agriturismo Agrifoglio because it was suggested by a friend of us living in the area, and I must admit that we had a great dinner.Being a real agritourism, you cannot book your table for a specific time, you have to be there by the time you are told when you book or you'll be refused!We were served a large selection of delicious...

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  • My best meal in Sardegna

    I did not ask to see a menu and was treaded like a guest in a loving family home. I ate an antipasto of shellfish, small fish cakes, baby octopus, local tuna and anchovies. I was then served cous cous with wild boar and then a hand made pasta with potato and pesto. Just when I could not eat any more then the owners of this fine restaurant sat with...

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  • Sea Food and Agriculture. The World's...

    The freshest seafood fished straight from the surrounding waters. Calasetta has an outstanding tradition as a world class producer of food.The fish caught off it's shores...the high grade tuna, and highly prized mediterranean fish is matched by the world's finest tomatoes, high quality grapes used in such famous wines as Terre Brune, and the...

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Calasetta Transportation

  • You are Lost!

    If you find yourself here. You are about 5000 miles off course. This Sardinia is in South Carolina and the picture makes a great postcard that I sent to my friends in Sardinia (italy). Sardinian roads are not as wide and spacious as the roads in America, but a major rehab of the Carlo Felice from Cagliari to Sassari had made crossing the island a...

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  • Cagliari Airport

    Getting to Calasetta is relatively easy with the (being enhanced) Cagliari (soon to be) International Airport. It's a small and relatively efficient little airport. Flights generally connect through Milano, Rome, Naples, Genova, Verona and a few others. In the summer increased service is from the rest of continental Europe. It's approximately 1...

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  • Get a car. Forget the Trains and Buses

    Get a moped. All you need to do really is to get from the beach to home and from one dinner to the next. Of course you'll want a car to cruise around to other areas, but really you could get by with a swank little vespa.

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Calasetta Tourist Traps

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    Lovely Ocean. Lovely Town

    by giampiero6 Updated Jul 6, 2003

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    Calasetta is not the Costa Smeralda or the jet set hot spots. It's stil possible to get a relatively untouristy experience. Most tourists come from Italy and some from northern europe and scandinavia. I've met only a handful of americans since I was a child. It's still a bit of a novelty for people to see an american here.Most people who come here come year after year and rent houses or have some familial ties.

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Calasetta Off The Beaten Path

  • Castello di Siliqua.

    Castello di Siliqua. This ruined castle lies a top a hill and offers a beautiful panorama of the Sulcis region! The view is great and for fans of Dante...it is the setting for Count Ugolino's cannibalism of his son. Climb up it, but try not to go in the summer...tooo hot!

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  • A little extra off the beaten path

    There are some parts on the Island here, that are less exlpored and magical. It's hard to get there and pretty rocky, but if you get a mountain bike, you can head out the a pine forest that lines the cliffs of the far end of the island. From here you can descend into the fragrant forest and reach the cliffs. Work your way down and take a little dip...

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