The lighthouses of Sardinia: a charming 5-place itinerary

lighthouses of Sardinia

Solitary and impressive, the lighthouses are the most fascinating and evocative constructions made by man. Built in inaccessible places, these lonely guards have always exerted a particular attraction on travellers for their integration with the surrounding impervious and extreme landscape. Sardinia, of course, has many lighthouses that rise on some of the most spectacular shores: here are the ones we recommend you to see.

  1. Faro di Isola Bocca. It is well known by the vacationers that choose Sardinia for their vacation, since this lighthouse is located at the entrance of the port of Olbia, one of the most important for the ferries to Sardinia. The faro di Isola Bocca is 24 meters high and welcomes travellers who reach the island since 1887.
  2. Faro di Capo Caccia. Located on the promontory near Alghero, Capo Caccia lighthouse overlooks the famous Neptune cave (which are, therefore, another reason to get here). In the photo you can see the panorama that you can enjoy from this lighthouse.
  3. Faro di Capo Spartivento. Chia, in the province of Sud Sardegna, is one of the most renowned tourist resorts of this part of the Sardinian coast. It is thanks to the beauty of the sea and of the coast. Capo Spartivento lighthouse stands up against the promontory from which it takes its name: in this lighthouse you can also sleep, an idea especially recommended for a romantic holiday.
  4. Faro di Capo Sant’Elia. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in Sardinia. Built in 1850 on the top of the homonymous hill, it is made of a two-story building with a cylindrical tower. The lighthouse is located near Calamosca, one of the Cagliari beaches recommended for children.
  5. Faro di Capo Testa. North Sardinia, on the homonymous promontory near Santa Teresa di Gallura. From 1845, it overlooks dreamy beaches and panoramas.


Image source: Di Gianni Careddu – Opera propria, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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