In the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, is a stunning commune, quite unlike anything you’ve seen. Boasting incredible views from any direction of pure Mediterranean bliss, Villasimius is like paradise on earth. No matter what reason you have to come to this beachy location, you won’t want to leave! Here’s a few places to check out.
Read on to find out about the top 10 things to do in Villasimius, Italy.
1. Discoteca El Peyote
If dancing the night away is your main objective in or near Villasimius, you need to check out Discoteca El Peyote. Caribbean music, stunning lights, and Latin American flavors set the scene for a beautiful night on the town. The restaurant has a bar complete with various types of cocktails and beer, and during events, DJs will spin records (so you’ll find it nearly impossible not to get up and dance!). You may arrive just to try the food at the restaurant, or you may want to socialize and become friends with the locals. Whatever you decide, you’re bound to find something to enjoy.
Discoteca El Peyote
Address: SP 17 Per Villasimius, 09049 Villasimius CA, Italy
2. Sa Tankitta
Rated as some of the best food in Villasimius, Sa Tankitta is Mediterranean cuisine perfection; it’s hard to imagine sitting there, possibly looking out at a beautiful window, and picking just one thing. The best part is that great food isn’t all there is - great service, as well, according to the patrons and customers who leave very high compliments for Sa Tankitta. Ok, so you’re in Italy, is that really going to stop you from trying pasta? I didn’t think so! Seafood and pasta are the restaurant’s favorite staple dishes, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the delicious menu.
Address: Via Umberto I, 240, 09049 Villasimius CA, Italy
3. Torre di Porto Giunco
This is what people in real estate call “an amazing place”. Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or staying half the year, Torre di Porto is like a dream or something in a movie. Here you can see the Tower of Porto Giunco, built in 1578 - now that is historic!
Torre di Porto Giunco
Address: 09049 CA, Villasimius CA, Italy
4. Museo Archeologico di Villasimius
This small but vastly interesting museum is chock full of everything you’d expect: local history, amazing relics, tons of incredibly educational plaques, and much more. Seriously, this is a great opportunity for a day out for anyone; if you’re on a date (that’s a unique idea), with kids (educational and fun), fun alone, and fun with friends. One of the best things about Museo Archeologico is that with the ancient ruins and buildings, you feel it’s nearly interactive. Museums and exhibits and archives hold a lot of intrigue for history lovers, and it’s no exception, but now you can actually be in it, not just looking at something behind a glass wall.
Museo Archeologico di Villasimius
Address: Via A. Frau, 5, 09049 Villasimius CA, Italy
Website: Museo Archeologico di Villasimius
5. La Lanterna
Yes, more seafood. But the great news is that La Lanterna does more than middle of the road seafood - yummy appetizers, chocolate desserts, focaccia, and coffee, not to mention fantastic service! These people take their roles very seriously, and making sure their customers are well taken care of is their priority. According to Google reviews, La Lanterna gets a pretty excellent rating of 4.4 - which says a lot!
La Lanterna Ristorante
Address: Via Roma, 64, 09049 Villasimius CA, Italy
Facebook: La Lanterna Ristorante
6. Porto Giunco
Porto Giunco is not just another epic beach in Italy. It’s stunning from any angle, and for only a few Euros you can ensure parking and be part of the bliss of lounging on the sand, or having fun in the clear water. The weather in Villasimius is close to perfection, and you can see for yourself just from the photos the crystal clear waters are, too!
Address: 09049 Villasimius Province of Cagliari, Italy
Website: Porto Giunco
7. Spiaggia del Giunco o Notteri
Ahh, the sea. It’s such an earthy, fabulous delight that itself costs nothing (ok, parking sometimes) and you can come pretty much anytime here, and there’s nothing not to love. The locals consider this one of the best beaches and places to hike, too, so if you’re great with swimming but after a while want to change it up a little, make sure you take along your hiking essentials! Water? Check. Anti-bug spray? Check. Sandals? Leave ‘em for even more swimming, later.
Spiaggia del Giunco o Notteri
Address: localita Giunco Stagno di Notteri, Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
Website: Spiaggia del Giunco o Notteri
8. Quick trip to Capo Carbonara
Impeccable scenic views, flawless weather, great food, you’d forget there’s more. Capo Carbonara is part of southeastern Sardinia and what better way to have a full experience of this beautiful seaside town, then to take a quick trip to Capo Carbonara! Plan a scuba diving trip, walk the beach, and check out the tower on the top of the mountain! You may be lucky enough to spot a dolphin or two! (There are totally dolphins here!)
Address: Porto Turistico, 09049 Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
Website: Capo Carbonara
9. Festa della Madonna del Naufrago
On the third weekend of July, there is a huge party, celebrating the Madonna and her protection of all seafarers. From the church to the harbor, a representation of the Madonna is carried on a carriage, full of food and fruit, to honor in the festivities and to celebrate good fortune for all who are brave enough to go to sea. There’s singing, dancing, and prayers.
Festa della Madonna del Naufrago
Address: Via Mar Nero, 1 09049 Villasimius, Cagliari
10. Stagno Notteri
Flamingos. Yeah, flamingos. If you are wanting to see cool wildlife that you normally wouldn’t see every day then this is the spot for you. Don’t worry, you’ll get your perfect tan here too. This crazy awesome lagoon is paradise. This beach is probably not as packed as some of the others tend to be - tourists and locals alike coming together to share the ocean. This may be just an excuse for another beach, but a lagoon that fosters flamingos in their sanctuary is pretty cool on its own, too.
Address: 09049 Villasimius, Province of Cagliari, Italy
Website: Stagno Notteri
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