It means 'painted sea'. The signature on this painting is nature itself, creator of a masterpiece with skilful artistic brushstrokes and a thousand shades of emerald-blue that contrast with the green of the surrounding hills. Its name could not have been more apt. The wonderful beach of Mari Pintau is the pearl of the territory of Quartu Sant'Elena: it is located along the bends of the scenic road that leads to Villasimius, about twenty kilometres from the centre of Cagliari, in the tourist location of Geremeas.