S'Archittu is a seaside hamlet part of the town of Cuglieri, in the province of Oristano, bordering the village of Torre del pozzo, which closes with the North Bay of Is Arenas.
The town takes its name from the natural rock (Sardinian s'archittu) 15 meters high overlooking the cove located directly next to the location and can be reached on foot through a dirt path; in the summer months the arc is lighted after sunset, creating a tourist attraction. From this, young and lovers plunge usually dive. In 2001 the rear arc of the rock was the scene of the World Championship of diving from great heights.
Torre del Pozzo (Torre su Puttu in the local language) is a coastal village bordering S'Archittu. Its name derives from the presence of the characteristic watchtower Hispanic, present in various sardinians marine locations and from a natural well dug by erosion, which the locals call the whale. The corridor opened into the rock reaches the open sea and divers can swim.
S'Archittu is located near the archaeological site of Cornus, and in general throughout the surrounding area there were the final events of the rebellion Ampsicora during the Second Punic War. Studies suggest that in the area of the Arch there was the city's port.
S'Archittu has been the location for several films: 2+5 Mission Hydra in 1966 (final scene), Summer night with greek profile, almond-shaped eyes and the smell of basil in 1986 and finally in 2009 To Sofia. In 2011, in a three-day shooting, in the Arc was filmed a segment of the film Davide Manuli's The Legend of Kaspar Houser. In October 2012 have been filmed some scenes for the film by Rocco Papaleo A small southern business with Riccardo Scamarcio.
Other information about the location are published on the following portals:
Via Lungomare 36
09073 S'Archittu (OR)
Sardegna - Italia