Arbus is a town in Sardinia.
The town of Arbus is located in the Sardinian southwest coast and it is famous for its uncontaminated coastline, known as Costa Verde (Marina di Arbus). The region of Arbus, the Arburese, is also known for its many archaeological sites, from the Phoenician and Roman ruins to the industrial archaeology of the mines of Montevecchio and Ingurtosu.
It is possible to get a train to S. Gavino from any of the main railway stations of Sardinia (such as Cagliari, Oristano, Sassari, Olbia). Get off at S. Gavino. From S. Gavino, take a bus to Arbus.
From Cagliari, you can take a bus to Arbus. In Cagliari, the bus station is located next to the railway station, in piazza Matteotti (the big square between via Roma and the harbour area). The bus company which gets to Arbus and to the neighbouring cities is called ARST.
- From Olbia, take the SS 131 D.C.N., take the SS 131 (heading towards Cagliari) onto the exit Marrubiu-Terralba, then take the SS 126 onto Arbus.
- From Cagliari, take the way SS 131 (heading toward Sassari) until km 46, then choose the exit Sanluri-Guspini-Arbus. Take the SS 197 (heading towards Guspini). When in Guspini, take the SS 126 to Arbus.
- From Porto Torres-Alghero, take the SS 131 (heading towards Cagliari) and continue onto the exit Marrubiu-Terralba. Then, take the SS 126 onto Arbus.
The town of Arbus presents several attractions such as:
- 2 Chiesa di San Sebastiano (Church of Saint Sebastiano) (via Mentana, 19 - Arbus).
- Chiesa di Sant'Antonio di Santadi (Church of Saint Anthony of Santadi).
- 3 Chiesa della Beata Vergine d'Itria (Church of the Beata Vergine of Itria).
In the nearby, it is possible to visit several archaeological sites. The most famous is the Montevecchio mines, notable example of industrial archaeology.
In the territory of Arbus, it is also located the Monte Arcuentu (785 m, 2575 ft), mountain noticeable for its peculiar natural environment, but also for its relevance in Sardianin history and its place in local folklore and legends.
Climb the nearby mountains:
- 1 Monte Arcuentu (Mount Arcuentu).
- Monte Granatico (Mount Granatico).