Although Caput Liberum, as it was called during the Roman Age, is not by the sea, it is still one of the most popular destinations. In fact, although the town is not right by any beaches, it is surrounded by delightful coves with crystal clear sea and lush greenery. Barabarca and Zuccale, with shingle, and Lido di Capoliveri with its fine sand are just some examples. And we must not forget Innamorata, probably the most appealing of all the island’s beaches due to both its characteristics and its story. However, the town is also the base of one of the two mining centres, with two mines, Ginevro and Calamita, which attract large numbers of visitors and provide reminders of a past time when many locals worked in the industry, a memory still vivid to many residents.