The etymology of the name Arbus is uncertain. Amongst the hypotheses: albus, white like the vegetation-free rock that emerges on the mountain peaks; arburis, for the abundance of trees that characterised its territory in the past; or arabus, due to the Barbarians that once invaded its coasts. What is certain and well-known is the skill of its craft-folk when it comes to working curved-blade knives, the is arresojas. The boundaries of its endless territory are also not in doubt, rendering it one of the largest in Italy, second only to Sassari in Sardinia. Arbus occupies a vast portion of the central-southwest area of the island and has a long (47 kilometres) and beautiful coastline, alternating with ‘deserts’ of golden sand and cliffs overlooking the sea. Such is the Costa Verde, a succession of immense beaches with its sand dunes being amongst the highest in Europe, immersing into waters of shades of blue and emerald green. In the background is a landscape of vegetation shaped by the force of the winds that twists the centuries-old junipers down to the ground. The charm of the sites merges with the hospitality. Those who visit Arbus do not come here by chance. These visitors are not fans of structured entertainment, fully-equipped resorts and coastlines but instead seek something simple and comfortable, with original features of the Sardinian lifestyle.