Porto Torres is not only the main port of north-western Sardinia, but it is above all a beautiful town overlooking the sea, right in front of the Asinara Island that is part of its municipality. It houses extraordinary scenic beauties, such as the beach of Balai, and important historical and archaeological evidence such as the beautiful Aragonese Tower present at the port or the Necropolis of Su Crocifissu Mannu.
For several years, Porto Torres has decided to return to the center of the maps of tourism, leveraging not only on its treasures, but also on its precious location: very close to places of extraordinary interest in northern Sardinia such as the already mentioned Asinara that is in front, while to the west there are Stintino and Alghero, and to the east Castelsardo.
Between scenic and historical beauties, the experiences to be lived in the territory of Porto Torres are really many and for all tastes. For those who love the sea, there is plenty of choice with snorkeling, SUP and kayaking excursions that depart from the city beach of Balai (a true natural jewel) and continue along the coast. From the pier of Porto Torres, then, you can take part in several boat tours that mainly go to the discovery of the Gulf of Asinara: tours by sailboat, wooden boat, dinghy and fascinating fishing tours aboard real fishing!
The Asinara can be easily reached by ferry, then take part in bike tours (renting the bikes and inventing the itinerary or accompanied by a guide) or even, from May to October, going aboard 4x4 off-road vehicle to make a complete visit to the island.
For the archaeological part, there are some walking tours that will take you back in time: like the guided visit to the site of Su Crocifissu Mannu and Monte d'Accoddi, considered the Sardinian Zigurat!
Finally, to satisfy even the palate, there are food and wine experiences that will make you know the secrets of the traditional cuisine of the island. For example, in a well-kept facility on the outskirts of the village, you can take part in workshops of fresh pasta and desserts!