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VILLASIMIUS AND ITS TERRITORY
- where: in the province of Cagliari, about km. 49 from it
- position: on the eastern side of the Gulf of Cagliari between Capo Boi in the west and Punta Is Molentis in the east.
- coast length: about 35 km
The commune of Villasimius is 59 sqm. It is in the historical region of Sarrabus, about 49 km from Cagliari.
It is surrounded by the mountains and has 35 km of beaches, islands, little bays and rocks.
The area includes the territories of Villasimius and the neighbouring communes and is characterized by the extraordinary synthesis of sea and mountains.
You can grasp the peculiarity of those places along the coastline from Cagliari to Castiadas: the Sette Fratelli mountains northwest and endless blue and emerald setting southeast.
The domus de janas (small funerary caves dating to neolithic age 6000-3500 BC.), the tombs of the Giants and the Nuraghe Cixilianu bear witness to the fact that man has been living there for thousands of years. The many towers and fortifications along the coast have been built by the Spanish between the XVIth and XVIIth centuries and remind us of old battles and dangers, which once came from the sea.
Visit the conical tower of Capo Boi and the Old Fortress (XVIIth century) -5 km from the village - which overlooks the granite headland of Capo Carbonara.
The second Italian Sea Park has been opened in year 2000, after that of Ustica.
It stretches throughout the whole coast-basin of the territory, islands included: it has different areas of control and protection.
Some reserves safeguard the most important depths.
This area of Sardinia is a sort of small and charming peninsula: the undisputed protagonists are the cobalt blue sea and the depths. Lega Ambiente (Environment League) has given the maximum score to the sea of Villasimius.
The fragrances of the Mediterranean plants, the broad creeks, the spotless beaches, the reefs, the underwater environment, the totally uninhabited islands, which are truly virgin and lonely paradises.
The granite rock spikes of the Sarrabus mountains can be observed, far away on the horizon, overlooked by Punta Serpeddì: the latter is particularly interesting for its great variety of flora and fauna. Sardinian deer live here, among luxuriant ilex groves and strangely shaped rocks.