What to see near the port of Golfo Aranci
The territory of Golfo Aranci (Italianization of Golfu de li Ranci, or "Gulf of the Crabs") has been inhabited since ancient times. Proof of this is the presence, near the railway, of a sacred well referable to the Nuragic civilization: the Milis well. Other archaeological evidence also demonstrates the interest that the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans had in the area.
The main place of worship is the church dedicated to the patron saint, San Giuseppe. The town (Municipality since 1979) is home to the prestigious Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute, where scholars from all over the world carry out their activities.
Among the places to visit absolutely during your stay in Golfo Aranci are the promontory of Capo Figari, Cala Moresca, Cala Greca, the beach of Baia Caddinas and the island of Figarolo.
During the nineteenth century, Golfo Aranci began to be inhabited by shepherds from the Gallura hinterland, who extended their pastures in this area.
The strategic position and the shape of the port have always determined the economic fortunes of the Figarese population. The Gulf, in particular, was the subject of a colonization process by Ponza fishermen, attracted by the abundance of fish in that stretch of sea.
The strong link with the largest of the Ponziane is also evident in some folkloristic-religious events, such as the mass and procession aboard the fishing boats during the feast of San Silverio, patron saint of Ponza.