Santa Margherita di Pula

By admin | May 25, 2017 | Posted in: Uncategorised

Santa Margherita di Pula is an unassuming subdivision of the municipality of Pula in Cagliari, the bustling capital of Sardinia. Located 25 kilometres south-west of Cagliari, Santa Margherita di Pula is the gem, Forte Village Resort is proud to call home. Being in the locale is reminiscent of a dreamy painting, with its picturesque landscapes and stunning beaches.

The famous tourist village of Santa Margherita di Pula has an interesting origin story. Originally, the village bloomed around a church devoted to the Holy Martyr. In the period after the war, its great pine forest was planted, along with massive agricultural projects that form a major part of the exceptional beauty of the area.

On your way to Santa Margherita di Pula from the Cagliari Elmas Airport, you’ll be treated to wonderful views of greenhouses, olive groves, and sparkling emerald waters. After the junction to Pula, you’ll be riding along Highway 195, parallel to much of the coast. Santa Margherita di Pula is packed with the loveliest beaches including Cistos, Cala d’Ostia, Cala Verde, La Pineta, Stella Marina, Perla Marina and Riva dei Pini.

Because of the territory’s topography with its mountains, dense forest, and lush vegetation, Forte Village Resort has been able to create a secluded heaven to ensure ultimate relaxation.

Historical Sites

Guests at Forte Village often like to visit archaeological and historical sites a few kilometres from Santa Margherita di Pula. Some of the favourites are the 12th century church of Sant’ Efisio in Nora built exactly where the saint was martyred, the 16th century Coltellazzo tower, and the Nuraghe of Domu’e S’Orcu near Sarroch. Others are the church of San Giovanni Battista (St. John the Baptist), the Giovanni Patroni Civic Museum, and the Villa Santa Maria.

About 17 minutes and 12.5 kilometres from Forte Village are ruins of the ancient city of Nora, found by chance when part of a funerary tophet was exposed by a violent storm. In time, more discoveries were made including a Roman theatre. The theatre has since been repurposed and used for summer concerts.

From the size of the ruins, the structure is believed to have been an impressive edifice. Within the structure is a forum which was the social and economic centre of the ancient city, and adjacent to that is a single column, indicative of a Roman temple. There is a building that appears to have been a spa complex and a temple that was dedicated to the goddess, Tanit.

For some aquatic delight, you can get up-close with various marine creatures when you visit the Centre for Environmental Education. Located in the Lagoon of Nora, the aquarium captures what species you may encounter if you were to dive into the lagoon itself. You’ll find the beaches of Punta d’ Agumu and Foxi ‘e Sali along the coast road after the lagoon.

Santa Margherita di Pula has an abundance of festivals and entertainment for Forte Village guests to enjoy, including the festival in honour of Sant’ Efisio, nightclubs, discos and gourmet restaurants.

 

A subdivision of the municipality of Pula in Cagliari, Santa Margherita di Pula, is located about 40 kilometres from the Sardinian capital of Cagliari, and only 5 kilometres from Chia. Forte Village Resort is nestled among the lush vegetation and fringed by the lovely white sand beaches of the holiday town. The municipality boasts a selection of the loveliest beaches in all of Sardinia like the Spiaggia Santa Margherita di Pula, Cistos, Cala d’Ostia, Cala Verde, La Pineta, Stella Marina, Perla Marina and Riva dei Pini.

Santa Margherita di Pula– Natural Abundance, Beautiful Buildings

The small town of Santa Margherita di Pula grew around an old church dedicated to the Holy Martyr. After the war, the area’s pine forest was planted, and alongside this great forest, phenomenal agricultural projects were developed which have now formed a key portion of the unique attraction of Santa Margherita.

Santa Margherita di Pula is not only about immaculate beaches and pristine seas, lush greenery and rich forests. The region houses a number of historical and archaeological tourist attractions that Forte Village guests never fail to explore. The 12th century church of Saint Efisio in Nora is one of the favourites. It was built on the exact spot that Saint Efisio, the Patron Saint of Cagliari, was martyred. Other popular attractions include the Nuraghe of Domu’e S’Orcu near Sarroch, the 16th century Coltellazzo tower, the Giovanni Patroni Civic Museum, the church of San Giovanni Battista (St. John the Baptist), and the Villa Santa Maria. Also, the ancient ruins of Nora continue to draw tourists from Forte Village every year. Getting to the ruins from the resort will take under 20 minutes through the SS195.

Festivals and Entertainment Near Forte Village Resort

There’s even more to be enjoyed in Santa Margherita di Pula with its numerous festivals and diverse entertainment opportunities. You wouldn’t want to miss the festival in honour of Sant’ Efisio, celebrated on the 1st of May with a remarkable procession. If you’re a fan of the night scene, you’ll love Santa Margherita’s selection of nightclubs and discos. For the perfect foodie holiday, Santa Margherita will treat all food enthusiasts and adventurous foodies to an interesting array of gourmet restaurants.

For entertainment of a different kind and a bit of learning, we recommend you to check out the Centre for Environmental Education, located in the Lagoon of Nora. You’ll be delighted with the rich marine life you can conveniently observe from the aquarium, immersing you in the life of marine creatures deep in the lagoon. Located along the coast road after the Nora lagoon are the beaches of Punta d’ Agumu and Foxi ‘e Sali.

With the area’s magnificent topography of dense tall forests, rich greenery, and glorious mountains, Forte Village has created a sequestered holiday village designed to give you a slice of paradise.

How to get there

From the Calgliari Elmas Airport, the small town is about 50 kilometres via the highway 195. Lying side by side with the dazzling coast, the road will treat you to exquisite views of olive groves, greenhouses and enchanting emerald waters.

Related Links

Wikipedia – Pula, Sardinia

Wikipedia – Piscinamanna Valley 

Related Links

Wikipedia – Pula, Sardinia

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