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SANT'ANTIOCO

Our SMALL town has exceptional naturalistic and landscape qualities. Beaches and landscapes of breathtaking beauty.

Beaches
Portixeddu is the closest beach to the city, surrounded by pale rocks and green of rare Phoenician junipers, centuries-old dwarf palms and Mediterranean essences. It is made of pebbles, like the larger Turri. While Maladroxa is an expanse of gray and thin sand: thermal waters emerge from its seabed, already exploited by the Romans. After passing the Serra de is tres Portus promontory and the pond of Santa Caterina, where the Italian knight and flamingo nest, you will arrive at the wide and winding beach of Coqquaddus. On the cliff of is Praneddas (or ‘Baci’ arch) you will stand on a terrace, 200 meters above the sea.

Sant’Antico, however, is also 5000 years of history.
Inhabited in the pre-Nuragic era as testiminated by the menhirs of sa Mongia and su Para, it had great development in the Nuragic era: even today the nuraghe of Grutti’e Acqua, S’Ega Marteddu and Corongiu Muvronis, all open to visitors, remind us of the great development of that culture on this island. Later it became a Phoenician-Punic colony, it is the most important city in the south of the island together with Karalis. The entire area of ​​present-day Sulcis takes its name from its Phoenician name, Sulky. Tophet and the necropolis (5th-3rd century BC) which occupies the entire hill of the basilica and on which the Roman necropolis and then a cemetery of catacombs, unique in Sardinia, are still standing.
Episcopal seat since 484, it has been called Sant’Antioco since 1089. Here the oldest Sardinian religious festival is renewed 15 days after Easter, which has remained practically unchanged since 1615.

To conclude, Sant’Antioco has so much to offer, we are waiting for you!

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