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Arbatax is originally a small fishing village in Sardinia who have moved from the island of Ponza. The meaning of its name comes from the fourteen, it seems to be due to the presence of the Fourteenth Saracen tower sighting present throughout the Sardinian coast. This belief, however, is not supported by the existence of evidence of the Arab presence in that area.Arbatax today no longer has the characteristics of a small fishing village, in fact, following the birth of factories and the division of the neighboring areas, has become a fraction of the coastal town of Tortoli. During the Second World War the port was destroyed by the bombing of 18 aircraft to prevent connection to the mainland. Today the port has regained its importance by becoming a fishing village at the center of Sardinia important link with the ports of Genoa and Civitavecchia. This gave way to raise awareness of the neighboring and Tortoli Ogliastra. The ferry port of Arbatax is located in the west coast of the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea.

Getting to the Port of Arbatax by car:

The Port of Arbatax is located on the west coast of Sardinia. If you are in the South Island, the Port is reached, along the Highway 130 (Iglesias/Villamassargia), take the exit for Cagliari Pirri/Sassari/Oristano/Quartu SE/Villasimius, E25, continue the SS554, take the junction SS125 to Muravera/Arbatax/Siniscola/Olbia, continue SS125var eastern road to Tertenia, follow the signs to Arbatax.

If you are instead in the East Coast Port is situated along the SS131DCN exit for Nuoro / Tortoli 'and follow the signs perMamoiada / Lanusei / Oliena / Orgosolo finally take the state road 389var Buddusò and Correboi / SS389var.

If you are in the North Coast to reach the Port of Arbatax you have to take the SS131 and State Route 389var Buddusò and Correboi / SS389var, you will find the directions for Arbatax.

Address-Port: Torchiani & C.S.A.S - Via Venezia 10 - 08041 Tortolì


The connections are made to Arbatax, only by the shipping companyTirrenia, which guarantees fromCivitavecchiatwo runs a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.Ferries leave from the new terminal of the port of Civitavecchia. All boarding piers with related companies and destinations are shown on large electronic billboards at the entrance in the port structure. The departures, both summer and winter, are set for 18:30 with arrival at 05:00. Boarding passengers starting from 17:30, while those traveling by car or motorbike must present the boarding pier at least two hours before departure. The restarts from Arbatax to Civitavecchia are scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday starting at 24 hours.

Coming from north Italy or arriving by car from continental departures for Arbatax occur from the Port of Genoa. The connections will be made by the Company Genoa Arbatax Tirrenia with a daily run twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, starting at 18:00 arrival 12:30. For racing in September departure is instead at 19:30, arriving at 12:30 always. For the return trip Arbatax Genoa races are scheduled for Tuesdays and Saturdays, departing at 14:00 and arriving at 10:00.