Island of Sant'Antioco in Sardinia

Island of Sant’Antioco

The Island of Sant’Antioco is located in southwestern Sardinia. You can easily reach it from Cagliari, at about 90 Km distance (1 hour and 15 minutes).
Connected to the motherland by an artificial passage, which is parallel to the ancient Roman bridge, the island has two urban centres: Calasetta, in the north, and Sant’Antioco, in the southeast part of the island, to which is just past the bridge.
At the entrance of Sant’Antioco you will find signs for Calasetta, which is about 8 km from the town (15 minutes).
The island extends 109 square kilometers and is the fourth largest island in Italy per extension after Sicily, Sardinia, and Elba.
The Island of Sant’Antioco, along its extension, especially along the coast, has a varied territorial structure characterized by beaches of fine sand, as well as those with pebbles, cliffs, grottoes, and more.

The island also has very characteristic Sites of Community Interest (SCI), such as the Salt Mine Ponds (in Calasetta, in the vicinity of the beach) and Is Pruinis (in Sant’Antioco), which constitutes a tried and true coastal ecosystem able to attract migratory birds like the heron and the pink flamingo.

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