Argentiera is a former mining town, its name comes from the Italian argento, that means silver. The mine was exploited since the ancient Romans era. The town declined after World War II, and the mine was closed in 1963.
Today the town is the home of a few small businesses who get most of their income from tourism. It is one of the most important example of industrial archaeology in Sardinia.
It takes around 30-40 minutes dirve by car to get there, along a winding road.
The three beaches around the town are amazing and never full of people.