The final part of the old railway follows the coastline for a few metres, offering a view of the open sea, and then the tracks, now travelled along by the stretch of the Trenino Verde tourist train, carry on alongside the pine forest, a short distance from the beach. A few steps lower down, there is a ‘carpet’ of golden sand, framed by a magnificent promenade and washed by crystal clear waters. Palau Vecchio is unforgettable, with its picture postcard landscape, enchanting and a little old-fashioned. The inhabitants of Palau are most fond of this stretch of coast and it has received the Blue Flag award from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) several times.