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Quartu S.Elena (CA)

Around Q-Riosity

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What to see and what to do around the Q-Riosity

Suggestive area characterized by a great variety of landscapes and natural paradises, as well as events and strong secular traditions.

Quartu Sant’Elena, located along the southern coast of Sardinia, almost merged with Cagliari, is the third largest Sardinian town in terms of importance and number of inhabitants. Among the natural wonders that characterize it, there is the pond of Molentargius, internationally recognized as one of the most interesting wetlands in Europe and in the world, thanks also to its inhabitants: the pink flamingos, the avocet, the marsh harrier , the swamphen and the black-winged stilt. You will be able to enjoy its wonders on guided or free tours, by bike or on foot, follow itineraries by boat along the canals of the salt pans, spending a captivating experience between history and nature.



The coast of Quartu extends itself for about 26 km and every year is awarded with several blue flags which certify clean sea and an excellent quality of services!
From Q-riosity, with a nice walk, you can reach the urban beach of Poetto, with its typical fine sand and crystalline sea. The Poetto extends from the Margine Rosso, on the coast of Quartu, up to the Sella del Diavolo.
It is appreciated throughout the year, due to its beautiful and well-equipped seafront.
Along the coast, there are true Paradises: Margine Rosso, Capitana, the suggestive pebbles of Mari Pintau, literally “Painted Sea”, due to its characteristic shades of green and blue of its crystalline waters. Proceeding, you can admire the characteristic defensive towers, such as the Tower of Sant’Andrea, the Tower of Foxi, the Tower of Caracangiolas, and the towers of Cala Regina and Is Mortorius.
In the center of Quartu, an obligatory stop must be made at the Basilica of Sant’Elena, in honor of the city’s patron saint. It was founded between the 16th and 17th centuries, unfortunately destroyed by a fire in 1775, enlarged in 1780, and restructured several times over the years.
The characteristic houses in the historic center, the Case Campidanesi, opened on the occasion of the annual “Monumenti Aperti” exhibition, built in sun-dried mud bricks, called ladiri, and frescoed over the years by some wealthy families are to be seen absolutely!
The Q-riosity Boutique Rooms is just one of them!


Quartu’s Poetto

26 km of endless beach with soft, soft sand and a transparent sea where you can dive in and relax, which has won the important Blue Flag award for several consecutive years. One of the largest city beaches in Europe, a favourite destination not only in summer but also throughout the rest of the year, even if only for a pleasant walk or a coffee overlooking the sea in the many kiosks present. The beach stretches from Margine Rosso in the Quartu coastline to the Sella del Diavolo (Devil’s Saddle), one of Cagliari’s symbols, which dominates Marina Piccola and its romantic marina promenade from above.


The entire beach is characterised by crystal-clear sea, sandy seabed and shallow for tens of metres, perfect for children. The beach is equally divided between the 4 km of Quartu and the 4 km of Cagliari, and is divided into ‘stops’, just like the stops that the tram once made (now replaced by the bus). The boundary with the Quartu coastline is ‘La Bussola’.

Services are efficient: from bathing establishments to kiosks with refreshments and entertainment, toilets and showers, and areas reserved for four-legged friends. There are also diving centres, sailing schools, beach tennis and volleyball courts, canoe trips and a beach break for wave surfing and kite surfing. On the modern promenade, one can take long walks, skate or bike rides. It is also perfect for jogging, biking, rollerblading and skateboarding.

There are also plenty of restaurants, pizzerias and fast-food outlets with the ever-popular and delicious ‘del caddozzone’ sandwiches stuffed with frankfurters, onions and sauces, as well as many other tasty combinations. For nightlife lovers, the Poetto teems with open-air movida with live music, dance classes, clubs and discos. And for the little ones, there is also the amusement park called ‘Il Cavalluccio Marino’ (The Seahorse).


Good food is at home in quartu

Among the many gastronomic specialities, you cannot miss the bread in the typical handmade forms of coccoi and modizzosu, and the delicious sweets made with almonds, sugar, eggs and lemon.

Among the most important events not to be missed is the Sciampitta International Folklore Festival in July; the name comes from sa sciampitta, an ancient Sardinian dance. Here, different cultures meet together with folk groups from all over the world. Music, dancing and fun also accompanied by typical local tastings.


September sees the renewal of the celebrations in honour of Quartu’s patron saint, Sant’Elena Imperatrice. For ten days, the city is filled with festivities with religious rites, shows and various events, such as the Sagra dell’Uva (Grape Festival), the Mostra del Dolce (Cake Exhibition) dedicated to Quartu’s bread, and a market exhibition of typical culinary and craft products.

Also not to be missed in December is the Bread Festival, Sa Fest’e su Pani, with tastings, conferences, parades, music and dancing.

Boat trips

Along the enchanting coast of South Sardinia

A journey along the things of South Sardinia, a unique and exciting experience. You can book boat trips departing from Marina di Capitana and explore the most beautiful beaches and bays in the area, from Cala Mosca, Cala Fighera, Marina Piccola, Poetto, Capitana, Cala Regina, Mari Pintau, Geremeas, Torre delle Stelle, Solanas, Capo Boi, Porto Sa Ruxi and Villasimius.

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The boat tours are customised according to the weather conditions and the duration of the outing and according to the preferences of the guests, who can also choose an aperitif, lunch or dinner formula, to live an open-air dream.