Travel and Culture in Sardinia

PORTO TORRES: tourism and culture

Some useful and interesting informations about Porto Torres: history, art, events, nature, gastronomy, italian schools.



Porto Torres is the main port of North-Western Sardinia for passenger traffic coming from Italy and from Europe. The municipal district of Porto Torres includes about 10000 hectares of territory (including Asinara Island and Piana Island) and was founded in 1842.

This town stands on a calcareous promontory in the middle of the Asinara Gulf, opposite the island with the same name, that is one of the most important national parks of Sardinia, from a naturalistic and archaeological point of view.

You can reach Porto Torres by sea leaving from the greatest Italian ports (Genoa, Civitavecchia, La Spezia, Leghorn,…)and making use of several shipping companies, that connect Italy to Sardinia.

The closest airports to Porto Torres are: Alghero-Fertilia and Olbia.

The "Carlo Felice" SS131 Expressway starts also from Porto Torres: this main road crosses the whole Sardinian region from north to south and it is the most important communication route to reach the other places of the island.

Sardinian Railways cover the Alghero-Porto Torres-Palau-Macomer-Nuoro lines.

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