Traffic-light station situated in the territory of the Municipality of Arzachena, in an urban context of great interest, in the area of the Costa Smeralda, well-known Sardinian touristic location. The compendium can be re-qualified according to a model of touristic and cultural valorization, mainly tied to sustainable tourism themes, trying to discover the territory and searching for the safeguarding of landscapes, even with the coexistence of public use, intended as public utility.

località Capo Ferro, snc - 07021 Arzachena (SS)


Property types
Other types, Historical building
Land area (m²)
35,662 m²
Total GIA (m²)
Year of construction
First half of the 20th Century
State of maintenance and repair
To be refurbished/valorized
Occupation status
Risk profile

The traffic-light station of Capo Ferro was realized in the first half of the 20th century and finally left in disuse in 2008. The type of property is very similar to that of other traffic-light stations spread along the Sardinian coasts. The first element deducted observing the map conformation is the distribution of spaces, aligned on the side of a long corridor, that unites the entrance zone with the large room that has a semi-circular shape, reachable from the first floor through the stairway positioned on the left side of the corridor. The most characteristic space is the semi-circular one, coronated with ribbed vaults and equipped with numerous openings from which there is a splendid 180° view on the surrounding water. The long antenna that covered the entire building is still presence even if split in a couple of points. The area is subject to a landscape and environment restriction, while the lighthouse, declared of cultural and artistic interest, according to the Legislative Decree n°42/2004, is subject to the dispositions of Part 2 of the same Legislative Decree.

The traffic-light station of Capo Ferro is situated in the territory of the Municipality of Arzachena (13,756 inhabitants), in the Province of Sassari (492,642 inhabitants), in the north-eastern part of the island, zone around which the Costa Smeralda came to be, symbol, for many years, of luxury, mundanity and elite tourism in Sardinia.  The property is situated on the promontory of Capo Ferro, where is emerges alone and dominates that part of the sea that puts together the islands of the archipelago of La Maddalena. At a brief distance there is an allotment that has brought buildings of primary and secondary urbanization. The traffic-light station of Capo Ferro can be reached through a dirt road, that reconnects to the main road. The airport of Olbia-Costa Smeralda is 40 km away. The airport of Olbia-Costa Smeralda (17th Italian airport with 3 million passengers in 2018) and the port of Olbia are both about 40 km away.

Body A - Train traffic lights - Piano terra
287 sq.m.
Body A - Train traffic lights - First floor
212 sq.m.
Body B - Support Building - Basement
20 sq.m.
Body C - Support Building - Basement
13 sq.m.


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