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TOUR | DAY 4 From Nebida to the Costa Verde

DUNES AND MINES, THE BEAUTY OF IGLESIENTE

On our fourth day, we are going to discover the Iglesiente region, embraced by spectacular seascapes and numerous traces of the mining past of this zone. We start from Nebida, a small town, positioned high above the level of the sea: from the lookout, you can enjoy a breathtaking view. A few kilometers to the North lies Masua, another antique mining center: as you approach the town, the road skirts an abandoned mining complex, delivering you to a beach which offers an extraordinary view of the rock of Pan di Zucchero (‘sugarloaf’), protruding from the sea up to an incredible 133 meters, higher than any other of its kind in Europe. From the beach of Masua, a drive of 2,5 kilometers carries to the main tourist attraction here, Porto Flavia, an underground complex hewn from the

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Ph. di Alessandro Addis - Spiaggia di Piscinas - Arbus

rock some 50 meters above the level of the sea, which was used to load the zinc and lead extracted from the mines directly unto the ships which would moor beneath it. From Masua, the provincial road s.p. 83 takes you, after a series of tight curves, to Cala Domestica, a marvelous sandy beach wedged in a narrow natural inlet glistening above the rocky seabed. Five kilometers later, we arrive at Buggerru, holiday resort with a small marina. We recommend the fabulous sandy beach of Portixeddu two kilometers to the North. As we pass Capo Pecora, we enter the territory of the Costa Verde, some of Sardinia’s prettiest and most unspoiled shore: famous are the beaches of Scivu, Piscinas, Marina di Arbus and Torre dei Corsari, quite long and adorned with dunes.

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