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Capu Rosso

The southwestern end of the Polfe di Porto is marked by a peninsula with a spectacular rock sticking out at the outermost tip. The rock faces the gulf with a vertical cliff with about 300 meters of altitude. On top of the rock a Genoese tower (Tour de Turghiu) overlooks the gulf and the southern parts of the coast.

The panorama of the Capu Rosso itself is breath-taking but it gets even better if you make the effort and do the hike along the mountainous peninsula to the cape. It takes about 2 hours to get there and the view from the tower is absolutely worth the effort. The hike starts at a small parking alongside the dead-end road leading down to Plage d'Arone, just before the road drops into a steep descent.

If you continue on this road you reach a southwest facing bay with a small settlement along a very nice small beach. Very nice swimming down there and some waves during southwest swells. Outside the main tourist season a place of beautiful solitude.

For more impressions check this gallery