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It's another of southern Sardinia's pretty, tourist destinations situated only 8 m above sea level, its closest beaches being only a few km. from the urban centre. The first is the beach of foce del Flumendosa; its seabed is limpid and transparent but often deep even close to the shore. The tower of Porto Corallo dominates from behind. It was built in the seventeenth-Century to protect this landing place and where coral fishing was practised. Minerals originating in the Sarrabus mines were also embarked here. It is cylinder-shaped, has a base diameter of approximately 10 m and stands 11 m high. It's quite different from its original shape due to lengthy restoration. As a matter of fact, the high openings were converted into windows. However, the external stairway that surrounds it dates back to the seventeenth-Century. On the left, the first big beach closes off into small reefs and coves that continue along for a stretch up until the next beach of Porto Corallo. The later is frequented for its deep seabed, is good for children and has more facilities. It's good for water activities and beach volley and there is also a co-op that manages rescue activities. Close by are a few cafés where fast meals can be eaten. During the evenings, they liven up the atmosphere by offering live music, dancing and other types of entertainment. Over the last few years, its has also been possible to take part in "Cinema under the stars", in fact there is an area close to the beach that is equipped for this. The cove to the left, which seems to close in the long beach of Porto Corallo, the scenery once isolated and wild, has been replaced by the construction of a vast resort village, nestled on the mountain that overlooks the sea. A modern harbour has been built between the two beaches and has room for 430 boats of all kinds including pleasure and fishing boats. The military base is situated in the territory of Salto di Quirra which is also part of the Villaputzu municipality. Nearby, it's possible to see the homonymous, rocky beach where, in the winter months, military exercises take place. Nearby atop the high, steep hill are the ruins of Quirra Castle, Lord Berengario Carroz's glorious fortress from the XIV Century, later contended for by Eleonora of Arborea. The solitary Murtas reef and its stony beach and rocky seabeds teaming with fish are also to be mentioned and are not far from the military base. Flourishing activities in Villaputzu not only include agriculture but also craftsmanship. Each year in fact, it is home to the Sarrabese Handicrafts Fair, enriched with traditional antiques like wooden furniture, wicker baskets, fabric, carpets and tablecloths made with antique Sardinian looms.
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