High cliffs of white granite lost in clear lagoons, shimmering and preserved vegetation, Sardinia is a must-see destination in the Mediterranean. From Alghero to Cagliari via the Maddalena Islands, the wild beauty of the island has been preserved. Lovers of beautiful scenery, hiking and diving will not be disappointed by this exceptional environment. Offering a rich culture, refined gastronomy, and surprising natural contrasts, Sardinia is an idyllic holiday destination.
Enjoying a privileged location in the Gulf of Asinara, northwest of the island, the city of Porto Torres is one of the main island ports, since the Roman Empire. Offering both breathtaking landscapes and history-laden tours, the city of Porto Torres, like Sardinia as a whole, is a must-see destination for a dream vacation.
The city of Porto Torres was born in 1842, detaching itself from the municipality of Sassari, which still today totally enclaves it. Built on the remains of Turris Libisonis, the "modern city" is organized around its ancient port, which since the Roman Empire has maintained commercial relations with the rest of the island but also with the cities around the Mediterranean. Former Roman colony, Porto Torres includes many archaeological sites and ancient monuments, surrounded by paradisiacal beaches. Gateway to the island, Porto Torres will allow you to easily reach the Costa Smeralda, jewels of Sardinia, the Catalan city of Alghero, or the ancient capital Cagliari.
Architectural wonder of Pisan style dating from 1030, the Basilica is the largest Romanesque church of Sardinia. In the heart of the city, just 10 minutes walk from the harbor, the colorful marbles and granite columns perfectly preserved of this unique monument are worth a visit.
Located on the island of the same name, at the north-west end of the city of Porto Torres, the nature reserve of Asinara offers a unique site, with its historical monuments located in the heart of a wild nature, and exceptional beaches.
The ideal excursion for a day of change of scenery, discovery and relaxation.
Treat yourself to a real time trip right in the center of Porto Torres. Witness of the great importance of the city - then Turris Libisonis - in Roman times, the archaeological area allows to visit the remains of the baths of the ancient city, the Dome Orfeo, and a large number of mosaics in a exceptional state of conservation.