Here you can find interesting sights in Porto Conte, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Porto Conte, Italy.Back to the list of cities in Italy
1. Grotta dei Fantasmi
The Ghost Grotto is a submerged marine cave that is located in the karst complex of Punta Giglio, a few kilometers from Alghero. It is very important for its unusual peculiarities in the marine caves, being in fact a submerged cave of the forced conduct type for the erosive characteristics typical of the mountain caves due to the combined action of the dissolution of limestone by both fresh water and from pressure of this.
2. Grotta dei Cervi
The Cervi Grotto is a three-level marine cave that is located in the karst complex of Punta Giglio, a few kilometers north-west of Alghero, very important because it houses a megacero fossil deposit, more precisely megaloceros cazites of the Algarensis type, a species derived from the deer megaloceros giganteus but reduced so much that it is called nano Sardinian deer and now extinct.
3. Grotta di Nereo
Nereo Cave is a huge underwater sea-cave situated on the north-west of Sardinia in the Coral riviera of Alghero, Italy. The name was given by the discovers in honour of the mythological figure Nereus, who is often billed as the Old Man of the Sea, father of the Nereids. The site is under the high limestone cliffs of Capo Caccia, 100 metres north of the famous Neptune's Grotto.
4. Grotta della Madonnina
The Madonnina cave is a submerged cave that is located on the extreme tip of the Cape Caccia promontory, in north-western Sardinia, about 28 km from Alghero. It takes its name from an icon depicting the Madonna and Child placed on a large opening over the cave, which was put by devoted fishermen to ask for protection from the pitfalls of the seas to the Virgin.
5. Punta Giglio
Punta Giglio is a limestone promontory located in north-western Sardinia north of Alghero who, together with Capo Caccia, contains the bay of Porto Conte. It is improperly called "tip", since it actually has the characteristics of "chief" for its height on the sea level. It owes its name to the presence of numerous lily plants.
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