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Capo Carbonara

Capo Carbonara (Italy)

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  • Romantic
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Island
  • Viewpoint
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1 hour by car from Cagliari
When to go

From April to October

Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Capo Carbonara

Cathy Trichet Travel writer
45 travel articles

Capo Carbonara is the cape which delineates the eastern and western sides of southern Sardinia. It is located on the territory of Villasimius.

My suggestion:
Admire the sunset on Isola dei Cavoli (“Cabbage Island”), which is located just opposite Capo Carbonara, after enjoying a swim in this wild and magnificent setting.

During my trip to Sardinia, just after the port of Villasimius and after travelling along the Notteri wetland and a small eucalyptus forest, I discovered Capo Carbonara. I turned left and arrived at the beach of Porto Giunco, dominated by the tower of Porto Giunco which stands directly above the sea on a cliff over sixty metres high.

The lighthouse of Capo Carbonara is located at the summit in a military area where access is prohibited, but I was able to admire the panorama of “cabbage island”. The latter also has a lighthouse, which is used for scientific purposes. It can be visited by taking a boat from the port of Villasimius.

I then went down to Cala Su Forru for a walk to the old granite quarry. By following the paths, I was able to admire the many coves and take the opportunity to go swimming in the crystal clear water.

Sunset on Isola dei Cavoli
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