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Palau and the surrounding area

Where is Palau located? The town of Palau in Sardinia is located on the north coast of the island. It belongs to the cultural landscape of Gallura with rolling hills and impressive granite rock formations. Palau is located directly on the sea; the port in Palau is the main port of passage to get to the island of La Maddalena. The coast here is rugged and rocky, with individual sandy stretches of beach. The interior offers a hilly landscape with lush Mediterranean maquis (shrub growth around the Mediterranean).

Sightseeing Palau

Those who like to go out in the evening or are looking for a touch of urban life are in good hands in Palau. The main street, which also leads to the harbor, is lined with restaurants, ice cream parlors and shops. In addition to a permanent residence, a day visit is also an option. If you want, you can indulge yourself with wonderful sweets (Le Dolcezze Napoletane, Via Nazionale 48, Palau) or with a stylish hairdresser visit for men (Barbershop Da Antonio). By the way, Italians are really good at styling.

Monte Altura

The Fortezza di Monte Altura fortress of the same name is only a few kilometers away from the city center on Monte Altura. The huge fortress dates from 1889 to 1891 and served to defend the island of La Maddalena and the surrounding areas. The guns could fire as far as Corsica. In addition, from Monte Altura you have a great view of Palau and the entire area. Guided tours are offered in Italian and English - but it is important to note that there is practically nothing going on in Sardinia between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Capo d'Orso

The bear rock at Capo D’Orso right next to Palau is famous. The Cap0 d’Orso is well signposted and easy to find. The rock formation, which is reminiscent of a bear, was mentioned in the writings of the ancient Romans and Greeks - that's how striking it is. Fantastic shapes in the rocks and wonderful beaches can be found in large numbers around Palau anyway. The rock, which is also called the bear rock, was already known to the ancient seafarers and gave the promontory itself its name, as the Greek geographer Claudius Ptolemy reports in the second century AD.

More Attractions

The gigantic grave Li Mizzani is an excavation site near Palau. The Mostra Mercato dell’Artigianato artistico cabaret takes place in Palau from June to September. From May to October the Trenino Verde - a narrow-gauge railway - runs from Palau to Sassari. The area around Punta Don Diego is also extremely popular for hiking.

Beaches Palau

The coast around Palau is rugged and strongly shaped by the granite rock of Gallura. There are also sandy beaches along the wonderfully blue coastline. One of them is right in Palau - La Sciumara is the name of this beach. Other beaches are Sottoportorafeil Beach, Nelson Beach, Porto Rafael Beach, Palau Vecchio Beach and La Galatea Beach such as Baia Saraceno. If that's not enough, you will find enough boats here to take a boat tour along the coast, or to find numerous beaches in a stunningly beautiful marine reserve along the La Maddalena archipelago.

Environment: hiking, biking and excursions

From Palau you can get to the La Maddalena archipelago via the port. During the day, the ships dock here around 80 times in the main season - there is a lot going on on the route or crossing, which only takes around 15 minutes. From the port in Palau you can also rent a boat or hire a small boat for a tour to the La Maddalena archipelago. Crossings to Corsica are also possible from here - but they have to be announced in advance when chartered a boat. The boat tours are extremely popular with groups, such as weddings. Numerous other places can be discovered along the coast such as Santa Teresa Gallura, Porto Cervo or inland also Arzachena.