|After Capo Teulada, one crosses
the Gulf of Palmas behind which there is the area of Sulcis Iglesiente. The economy of this
area has been based on mining since the Roman Empire. Along the coast there is ample
evidence of this industrial past. Nowadays the mines are almost completely abandoned.
La Vacca, an island so small that it offers little or no shelter, signals that one is approaching
Capo Sperone and the large island of Sant'Antioco which is linked to
Sardinia by a long isthmus.
Island of Sant'Antioco - Calasetta