Sulcis Iglesiente: the Wild West of Sardinia
Speak of the Wild West in Italy and the Sulcis Iglesiente, in the south-west of Sardinia, is what comes to mind.
Wild because of its pristine natural treasures, far from the crowds of tourists; exploring these offers a unique and memorable experience. In the Sulcis Iglesiente you can find an alternative Sardinia, where the beaches have been left as nature intended and you can smell the Mediterranean scrub. You can walk for hours without meeting a single soul.
This wildness is mostly due to a focus on mining that has meant this area has largely been appreciated for its underground treasures, like coal or silver, rather than its enchanting, natural landscapes.
The south-west of Sardinia is a place for the discerning traveller, for the pioneer, for an élite of connoisseurs, a million miles from classic mass tourism. Here the luxury extras are untouched nature, the chance to explore deserted locations and discover new routes, a passion for forests and rocks and a love for perfect blue seas and skies.
This is why south-western Sardinia is our Far West, where every evening the red light of sunset bathes the rock. In short, the Pedra Rubia.