S'Archittu

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S'Archittu
Frazione
S'Archittu is located in Italy
S'Archittu
S'Archittu
Location of S'Archittu in Italy
Coordinates: 40°05′21.80″N 08°29′42.60″E / 40.0893889°N 8.4951667°E / 40.0893889; 8.4951667Coordinates: 40°05′21.80″N 08°29′42.60″E / 40.0893889°N 8.4951667°E / 40.0893889; 8.4951667
Country  Italy
Region  Sardinia
Province Oristano (OR)
Comune Cuglieri
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population
 • Total 105
Demonym(s) S'Archittesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09073
Dialing code (+39) 0785

S'Archittu (Translation: "the little arch," in the Sardinian language) is a small coastal tourist resort near Oristano (Sardinia, Italy), part of the municipality of Cuglieri.

Toponym[edit]

The locality takes its name from the rock arch (S'Archittu) which encloses the beach, easily reachable by walk via a footway; during summer nights the arch is illuminated. The top of the arch is used for sea diving and it was the location of one event in the 2001 High Dive World Championship.[1] The arch, about 15 metres high, is a result of marine erosion of an ancient cave formed in the limestone.[2]

Nearby[edit]

Approximately 1 km to the south of S'Archittu is Torre del Pozzo ("The Well's Tower).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://edicola.unionesarda.it/print.aspx?Id=560548&ty=a
  2. ^ http://www.sardegnaambiente.it/j/v/152?s=24955&v=2&c=1557&t=1

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