Budoni and surroundings


Budoni is of one the most popular holiday destinations of Sardinia’s north-eastern coast thanks to its beautiful cristal clear seawater, the long sandy beaches and the wild nature as well as the history and the local traditions.

Among the most wonderful beaches of the area is Cala Ottiolu, that is located near the small village of Porto Ottiolu and is the perfect starting point to discover the beauties of the north-eastern part of the Island, such as the popular Tavolara Marine Protected Area. This side of the island gives windsurfers, snorkelers and scuba divers the possibility to explore the area and the wracks that sank offshore.

Budoni is not only a tourist destination for the charming beaches but also for its 22 villages, clear evidence of old settlements of the Nuragic age and the Roman domination, whose history and culture can still be seen in our Island thanks to the the Romanesque churches all around the town. Agrustos, called “Augustus Populus” during the Roman time, is the most popular of these villages. Known in the past as the village of peasants and farmers, it became a well-known holiday destination for its unblemished nature and the wide range of tourist services.


The sea of the coast of Budoni (Sardinia)


Sea and local traditions: a Sardinian village with an ancient past

Budoni is one of the most well-known tourist resorts in Sardinia and the ideal holiday destination for those who would like to explore every day one or more of the beaches that can be found along the 18 km long coastline, where untamed nature, silver sand and crystal-clear water are the perfect backdrop for the local history and traditions. Budoni is appreciated not only for its natural beauties but for its entertainment offers as well: local markets, restaurants by the sea and several summer events with live music during civil and religious village festivals.

9,5km | 12 minutes by car


Panoramic view of Posada


An enchanting small village on top of a hill

The small medieval village Posada is only few minutes away from Budoni and stands atop a limestone hill, dominated by the ruins of the old castle called “castello della Fava”. The name of the town might have its origins from the Catalan language, in which “posada” means “stop”. Thanks to the peculiar position in which the town has being built, half-way from the sea and the hinterland, Posada was considered the perfect place for a short brake during a journey. The village has been listed as one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. Its shape reminds of a stone labyrinth with small, narrow alleys, steep staircases and paved squares, in one of which St Anthony the Abbot Church, the patron saint of the village, can be visited.

15km | 13 minutes by car


Panoramic view of Tavolara Island (Sardinia)


What is said to be the smallest reign of the world

Tavolara is an imposing limestone, granite mountain that raises from the sea. It is mostly made of impassable rocks covered by rosemary, juniper and mastic trees and inhabited by wild goats, birds and small mammals. The history of Tavolara intertwined with that of King Carlo Alberto from Savoy, who, according to legend, reached the island while looking for the golden toothed goat and once there decided to name the only inhabitant of the island king and custodian of Tavolara. The heirs of the “king” are still living there. The island and the marine park that belongs to it have become the ideal destination for diving enthusiasts.

15km | 18 minutes by car (+ 5 minutes by boat from Porto San Paolo)


Nuragic complex of Torpè: nuraghe San Pietro


The ancient nuraghe with an imposing stone structure

The Nuraghe is located on top of a small slope behind the shore of the river Rio Posada. The Nuragic complex belongs to the city of Torpè, it includes the nuraghe and the village and it is one of the most important in Sardinia for its size and history. The construction works started during the II BC and went through three different long stages: the nuraghe is a qaudrilobe and considered to be of the “complex” type. It was first built with huge red trachyte rocks and small schist slabs were added at a later time. Excavations showed that the nuraghe served as a barn and depository during the Roman era.

18km | 17 minutes by car


Panoramic view of Cala Brandinchi


The beach of San Teodoro also named “small Tahiti”

The beautiful beach Cala Brandinchi is located almost in front of the imposing Tavolara island, in one of the most enchanting stretches of coast of the area. This place has been renamed “small Tahiti” for the exotic beaches that have always fascinated and attracted many tourists, thanks to the pleasant expanse of fine white sand and the crystal-clear water whose colour fades between blue and turquoise. The beach is also famous because Giuseppe Garibaldi started his journey to Piombino from this very shore with the aim of freeing Rome.

20km | 23 minutes by car


Aerial view of Capo Coda Cavallo (Sardinia)


One of the symbols of Sardinia and very important for its biodiversity

Capo Coda Cavallo, a small but enchanting strip of granite sand overlooking the marine protected area of Tavolara, extends between crystal-clear and turquoise water, dreamlike coves and wind-polished rocks. This stretch of coast in the north-eastern side of Sardinia has a peculiar morphological conformation and it is particularly appreciated for its white beach that slopes gently by nature lovers, snorkelling and diving enthusiasts that can explore this corner of paradise rich in biodiversity.

25km | 30 minutes by car