The town of Palau, stands on a gentle slope that juts out into the sea, between the promontory of Punta Sardegna Capo d’Orso to the west and to the east.
It ‘s the point of connection with the island of La Maddalena. In the eighteenth century. the coastline assumed an important role in key defensive Palau, like La Maddalena and Caprera, became one of many “guards” deployed for the protection of the Strait of Bonifacio. Numerous fortifications were erected at strategic points, among which are particularly beautiful and impressive to Altura and Capo d’Orso.
The Port and ‘consists of a quay facing north where ferries dock. The Marina and ‘enclosed south quay by a tooth from the base of the pier shopping. The moorings are on both sides of floating docks and have water and electricity. In the Dock you can ‘re-fueling and a crane of 20 t. It also has mooring, telephone, bathroom, parking. In the immediate vicinity there are services and supplies of any kind. Near the town center are sights particularly suitable for an overview of a wide coastal strip.
Da Capo d’Orso dominates the eastern side that embraces Santo Stefano, Caprera, Capo Ferro, Baia Sardinia, the Gulf of Saline and the Gulf of Arzachena. From Barrage you can ‘see the whole territory of Palau, both towards the sea as well as inland. From Monte Altura it ranges over the Archipelago and on the west to Punta Falcone, near Santa Teresa Gallura.