In the evening, the lights of the villas illuminate the cliff like a starry sky and reflect on the calm, clear waters of the sea, with its surf gently breaking on two strips of soft, light sand. The two white expanses separated by the spectacular promontory are Cann’e Sisa and Genn’e Mari, the beaches of Torre delle Stelle, a seaside village reflected in the eastern side of the Golfo degli Angeli and part of the territory of Maracalagonis, centre of the metropolitan city of Cagliari.
Cann’e Sisa is oriented towards the west, i.e. towards the capital and, compared to its ‘twin’ Genn’e Mari, it has more greenery surrounding it, thanks to the pine forest behind the beach. The sand is white, the sea reflects shades of blue and green, the water is shallow and suitable for children, while the crystal clear water is an irresistible attraction for snorkelling enthusiasts. All services are available to bathers, including those linked to accessibility.
Beyond the cliff, proceeding in an easterly direction, lies Genn’e Mari, ‘gateway to the sea’ translated from Campidano dialect: the water is equally shallow, while on the beach, there are a few pebbles peeping out between the grains of sand. This stretch is also equipped for every need and is frequented by kite and wind surfers when it’s windy. Both beaches are a destination for underwater fishing enthusiasts.
In the promontory around the beaches, the residential complex of Torre delle Stelle, the development of which started in the 1960s, comes to life especially in summer, thanks to the beauty of the sea and the events organised in the village. However, the area near the coast deserves to be visited throughout the year, especially by those in search of an oasis of peace and fascinating views of nature; here, myrtle bushes, junipers, olive trees, lentisks and eucalyptus trees form a border along the paths behind the beaches.
Torre delle Stelle is a popular destination and also an excellent starting point for exploring the coast of southern Sardinia, with its renowned resorts and intimate little coves with their wild charm. Nearby, to the west, you will find the beaches of Geremeas: Kal’e Moru and Baccu Mandara, with golden sand and a sea with turquoise reflections. To the east, there is the wide coastline of Solanas, a coastal district of Sinnai, surrounded by Mediterranean scrub and iridescent waters. Moving beyond, from Capo Boi, the splendid coastal stretch of the famous tourist resort of Villasimius begins.