If you are looking for a perfect place for your beach holidays, Villasimius is the place for you: it is a famous tourist resort in Sardinia, where the clear and intense colors of the sea, the beautiful coves, The hills and dreamlike landscapes create the perfect atmosphere for a fairytale trip! So let’s find out everything you need to know for an ideal stay in Villasimius!
Villasimius: the pearl of the South
As mentioned before, Villasimius is a small Sardinian town about fifty kilometers from the port of Cagliari: the town, which has just over four thousand residents, extends from the Sette Fratelli mountain range to the coast of the Capo Carbonara promontory.
Villasimius is ideal for both solo and family holidays: here are in fact some of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia, all part of the Marine Protected Area of Capo Carbonara, characterized by wide expanses of Posidonia oceanica, a very important aquatic plant for ecosystems
The beautiful beaches of Villasimius
One of the beaches to visit is definitely that of Simius, the fine sand and crystal clear water well served by bars and various services: for nature lovers it is good to know that nearby is also the Notteri pond , where there is the possibility of spotting the pink flamingos that populate it.
Another recommended beach is that of rice, so called because the grains of sand are just similar to the grains of rice, known for the crystal clear waters and shallow waters, perfect therefore for a bath in serenity and safety even for the smaller.
Pet friendly beaches
Finally, if you do not want to give up a holiday with your dog, is perfect the beach of Manunzas, with smooth pebbles and rocks, reserved just for your friends to quattrozampe. In any case in most of the beaches during the summer season is guaranteed the rescue service, to ensure all swimmers a dive in total and absolute safety.
Leisure and sports activities in Villasimius
Among the most beautiful activities to do in Villasimius there is definitely the snorkeling: you will have the opportunity to see the wonderful backdrops with different plant species, as well as octopus, grouper, bream and glimpses. In addition, boat trips are often organized to visit the two islands of Villasimius, namely the island of Serpentera and the island of Cavoli and where nests a rare and protected species, the gabbiano corso.
The latter is also very famous for the procession of boats to the Madonna del Naufrago, which takes place in July: During the event, wreaths of flowers are thrown into the water and speakers are placed underwater while the priest recites the mass in honor of the marine statue depicting the Virgin Protector of sailors.
For history lovers, Villasimius is a real gem: inhabited since ancient times, are definitely to visit the Archaeological Museum, the Parish of San Raffaele Arcangelo and the Old Fortress, ideal to see at sunset for the play of lights that you create.
What to see and do near Villasimius
Villasimius is 45 km from Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia: a city with characteristic alleys, it is perfect for a quiet holiday full of culture and relaxation. Among the most beautiful attractions to visit are the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Elephant Tower and the Tower of San Pancrazio, as well as several subtropical gardens. For a walk one of the most beautiful destinations is the Sella del Diavolo, where there is a path that starts from Calamosca just 10 minutes from Cagliari: it is a promontory where legend has it that there was a battle between Lucifer and a host of angels, led by the Archangel Gabriel.
What to do in Villasimius and surroundings
Among the other activities most loved by tourists visiting Sardinia there are also the horseback riding o in bicycle, the fishing, the surf or for the lovers of the kitchen are organized some short courses to learn to prepare in few hours some of the typical Sardinian recipes. Speaking of cuisine, there are also many companies to visit that often offer tastings of typical products including cheese and wine.
What to eat in Villasimius
One of the strengths of Sardinia, including Villasimius are the recipes: from local honey to amaretti, to pane carasau, the fregola with seafood, the mungetas The Seadas a cake made of cheese filled dough, fried and then topped with honey.
Finding accommodation in Sardinia is quite simple: there are many apartments, B&B, camping or luxury resorts where you can stay according to your needs.
Pack your bags and plan your trip to Villasimius, discovering dreamy landscapes, crystal clear waters and culinary delicacies that will never fail to surprise you!
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