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ArzachenaItaly

This peaceful Sardinian town features ancient tombs and burial sites as well as pristine beaches and exclusive resorts of Costa Smeralda.

Arzachena is a quaint market town offering visitors experiences of the true Sardinian way of life. Wander down narrow streets to discover ancient churches and local markets, visit centuries-old tombs and relax on Costa Smeralda’s glorious beaches. Arzachena sits in the northeastern corner of Sardinia, a short drive from the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

At the heart of Arzachena is Piazza Risorgimento, a pretty cobblestone square with several boutiques and cafés. Visit the 18th-century Church of Santa Maria della Neve or sit on a bench and watch as locals meet to chat over coffee. Stroll along Corso Garibaldi to find bars, restaurants and shops. Along the town center’s narrow streets, admire colorful houses and spot neighbors conversing between their balconies. Learn about Arzachena’s bread-making culture at the Museo del Pane (Bread Museum).

Discover curious natural attractions and ancient historical sites on the outskirts of Arzachena. Walk to Roccia del Fungo (Mushroom Rock), a strange, mushroom-shaped rock offering great views across the town. Catch a public bus to Nuraghe Albucciu, an archaeological site that preserves the remains of a millennia-old Nuragic village. Buses also run to Li Muri Necropolis, a set of Neolithic graves dating back to about 3000 B.C., and the impressive Li Lolghi Giant’s Tomb.

A vacation in Arzachena isn’t complete without exploring breathtaking Costa Smeralda. Rent a car or scooter and drive past vineyards and olive groves to a coastline of pristine beaches. Capriccioli Beach, Romazzino Beach and Principe Beach are all perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Take a boat trip to the secluded Isola di Mortorio and check out the exclusive resorts of Porto Cervo.

Reach Arzachena by flying to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport and travel to your final destination via public bus or rented car. Stay at independent guesthouses in the town center or one of the many beachfront hotels and resorts. Arzachena’s history, scenic countryside and idyllic beaches make it a popular year-round destination for couples, honeymooners and families.

Top hotels in Arzachena

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Sopravento
Hotel Sopravento
2 out of 5
Porto Cervo, loc. Golfo Pevero, Arzachena, OT
The price is £58 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Piccolo Pevero Beach and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Liscia Ruja Beach. Spiaggia del Grande Pevero and Poltu ...

3.7/5Good! (48 reviews)

"The location is close to lovely beaches such as Piccolo Pevero, Porto Sole, Spiaggia della Cala Li Mucchi Bianchi. The hotel is surrounded by good restaurants, night clubs and suprmarkets. Our room was big and nicely decorated with balcony and mountain view. Outside the room, apart from the reception ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2019

Hotel Sopravento
Hotel Pulicinu
Hotel Pulicinu
4 out of 5
Loc Pulicinu, Baja Sardinia, Arzachena, OT
The price is £172 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Aquadream, Spiaggia Precedence A Mucchi Bianchi and Cala Ginepro. Cala Battistoni and Cala Tremonti ...

4.2/5Very Good! (207 reviews)
Very good

"Hotel very friendly staff. Two receptionist went out of there way to help us. Pool area beautiful. Rooms not so good need up dating. Floor in bedroom didn’t look like it hadn’t been cleaned sometimes. Garden area beautifully kept, wine waiter missed use out three times. The guys who served us meals ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019

Hotel Pulicinu
Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach
Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach
4 out of 5
Via Tre Monti, Baia Sardinia, Arzachena, OT
The price is £182 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Arzachena hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cala Battistoni, Spiaggia Precedence A Mucchi Bianchi and Cala Tremonti. Aquadream is 0.9 ...

4/5Very Good! (134 reviews)

"Paid additional fee to get a beach-front room -- which was well worth it. Lovely beach, and some of the best snorkeling I did during 3 weeks on the island! Lots of fish. - I agree with other reviewer comments that the hotel feels dated. Stains on the carpets, bit of a stale smell. The sitting areas ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019

Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach

Popular places to visit in Arzachena

Capriccioli Beach
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Capriccioli Beach

4.5/5(23 reviews)

One of Sardinia’s many glorious beaches is a great place to enjoy snorkeling, safe swimming in clear water and spectacular views of nearby islands.

Romazzino Beach
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Romazzino Beach

Enjoy safe swimming, snorkeling, island trips and fascinating views at this stunning beach on the northeastern coast of Sardinia.

Principe Beach
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Principe Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Principe Beach during your travels in Porto Cervo? Wander the marina in this relaxing area.

Top things to do in Arzachena

Tour Costa Smeralda in Tuk Tuk
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Tour Costa Smeralda in Tuk Tuk

£91
Per adult
Tour di Olbia in Tuk Tuk (Complete)
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Tour di Olbia in Tuk Tuk (Complete)

£27
Per adult
Tour Archeologico in Tuk Tuk
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Tour Archeologico in Tuk Tuk

£63
Per adult

Reviews of Arzachena

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

loved the nuraghe archaeological parks.

4/5 - Good

SJK

16 Aug 2019

You need a car to explore the area

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

18 Jul 2019

Nothing special

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Jul 2019

TOO PRICY FOR WHAT IT HAS TO OFFER. The minimum tax fare everywhere is around 50 Euros

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Jun 2019

Need transport we rented a scooter it was perfect we visited about 8 beaches had lunch and dinner in places we would never have seen otherwise Porto Cervo main square very very expensive

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