Palau, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the north-eastern part of Sardinia, developed in ancient times as a fisherman’s village.

This small town began growing in the nineteenth century when new coastline fortresses were built to replace the older ones dating back to the eighteenth century.

The high demand for labour required to build the fortresses of Monte Altura, Capo d’Orso and Barragge attracted numerous families who decided to settle permanently in the area.

The coastline that extends from the surroundings of Palau is artistically moulded by nature.

In particular, from a panoramic road, visitors can reach the rocky promontory of Capo d’Orso (literally translated as “Cape Bear”), where a rocky formation eroded by the wind looks like a huge bear.

Other spectacular landscapes can be admired along the road leading to Porto Liscia, Porto Pollo, Calla Trana and Punta Sardegna opening towards the south creating the Rada di Mezzoschifo beach.