Attractions

  • Asinara National Park

    Address:
    Asinara, 07046, 07038 Porto Torres SS, Italy .

    Asinara is the second largest island of Sardinia after Sant'Antioco. It houses a great variety of habitats. The island has an extremely odd historical, environmental, and legal status.

  • La Pelosa

    Address:
    Viale la Pelosa, Stintino, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    La Pelosa di Stintino In the extreme north-western part of Sardinia, in the municipality of Stintino, La Pelosa beach is a marvel of white sand and iridescent sea that takes on all shades of blue.

  • Spiaggia Ezzi Mannu

    Address:
    Spiaggia di Ezzi Mannu, Via Ezzi Mannu, Stintino, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    The beach Ezzi Mannu di Stintino is easily accessible via the SP34 in the direction of Stintino; after about 3 kilometers from the junction to Pozzo San Nicola there are signs for Ezzi Mannu, until the bifurcation of the road in two opposite directions, both directed to a parking fee. It is a beach of light sand mixed with white pebbles, overlooking a beautiful transparent sea and changing shades of blue. Ezzi Mannu is surrounded by evocative dune formations covered with vegetation and in general it is immersed in a naturalistic context with an undoubted wild and solitary charm, but spoiled by the appearance of the wind farm of Fiume Santo. The beach is equipped and offers a large parking lot and a refreshment point.

  • Coscia di Donna

    Address:
    Spiaggia Coscia di Donna, Italy .

    The beach of Coscia di Donna, is located on the west coast of northern Sardinia, in the municipality of Stintino. It is among the few rocky beaches in the area that can also be reached by land. It is a beach with a beach of pebbles and gravel, light in color. The sea is transparent with a color between green and blue. The seabed is rocky and almost immediately deep, so it is particularly suitable for snorkeling and diving activities. The beach of Coscia di Donna is never particularly crowded, not even in the months of greatest tourist influx because of its characteristics of rockiness and also not very easy accessibility; it is therefore particularly suitable for those who love the barren nature and tranquility. It does not offer services, if not parking.

  • Cala Unia

    Address:
    Cala Unia, Stintino, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    Cala Unia Beach is a small cove characterized by a very transparent turquoise sea, immersed in the wildest nature, in one of the most indented and impervious rocky coasts of the island.
    It is accessed by following the directions of the nearby Nuraghe di Unia, one of the northernmost nuraghi in Sardinia, which probably also gave the name to the small cove.
    It is a little frequented beach, because of the access, a little complicated by land, because of the private property that surrounds it, a typical characteristic of the neighboring beaches such as Spiaggia Su Puntellu and Spiaggia Isola dei Porri.

  • Spiaggia Pazzona

    Address:
    Spiaggia Pazzona, Stintino, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    The Spiaggia Pazzona di Stintino can be reached via the SP34 in the direction of Porto Torres; after a few kilometers you must follow the signs on the left for the villages of Pazzona and Punta d'Elici, where you will take a dirt road that in a few kilometers leads to the beach. It is a white beach of quartz fragments and fine gravel that, when it is free from algae, offers a transparent and crystal clear sea with iridescent shades of blue. The coast is wide and long, ideal for pleasant walks, and is framed by sand dunes covered with low vegetation. The beach is not equipped and in general it is little frequented, which gives it a particular solitary charm.

  • Le saline

    Address:
    Spiaggia Le Saline, Italy .

    The beach Le Saline di Stintino is a rather busy place that is located near the structures of ancient salt pans, existing since the thirteenth century, and the abandoned seventeenth-century buildings of the tuna fishery of the salt pans. It is a long stretch of sand and clear pebbles that deserves to be discovered, dominated by one of the oldest Spanish towers on the island. The sea is blue, clear and transparent, with a rather shallow seabed ideal for long swims. On days when it is beaten by the wind, Le Saline is also very popular with surfers and windsurfers. To reach the beach take the SS131 from Sassari in the direction of Porto Torres, where you leave the state road continuing to Stintino. Just before Stintino and the beautiful Spanish tower, near a villa you have to turn right and take a small asphalted road that leads directly to the beach. The latter is well equipped and offers parking, bar, refreshment points and a hotel.

  • Isola dei Porri

    Address:
    Isola dei Porri, Stintino, Italy .

    Cala Isola dei Porri is located about ten kilometers from Stintino, on the characteristic islet of Porri, separated from the coast by a narrow channel. Once the cove, together with the various beaches of the island, was easily accessible by car along narrow dirt paths; today access is not allowed, so it is necessary to either rent a boat, or get there on foot leaving the car after the Village Bagaglino in the direction of Cala Coscia di Donna: the journey is quite long, but rewarded by the beautiful natural environment. Once there, the cove is made of light sand mixed with pebbles, with a sandy shore surrounded by uncontaminated nature and bathed by a deep sea, often agitated by the wind.

  • Balai

    Address:
    Balai, Porto Torres, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    Balai beach takes its name from the characteristic church overlooking the sea known as San Gavino a mare (or Balai nearby). It is a small cove bordered by a series of rocky inlets.

    The fine sand, crystal clear and shallow water are qualities that make Balai beach the most popular in the area of Porto Torres.

  • Maria Pia Alghero

    Address:
    Spiaggia Maria Pia, Maria Pia, Alghero, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    The Maria Pia Beach in Alghero is about 1 km from the town center and can be reached by continuing along the road from Fertilia. The beach is a long stretch of fine, soft white sand of about 2 kilometers, hidden by a high dune covered with trees. Behind it there is a beautiful pinewood to cross if you want to reach the beach and in which there is also a Natural Route. The sea has extraordinarily crystalline colors and its waters slope gently from the shore to the sea. The two small establishments on the beach can be avoided if you choose to stay in the wide spaces of free beach. There are numerous bars and restaurants on the beach.

  • Grotta di Nettuno

    Address:
    Grotta di Nettuno, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    In the heart of the promontory of Capo Caccia there are the fairytale scenarios of the underground world of the Cave of Neptune.   

    One of the most fascinating natural jewels of the entire Mediterranean basin, the cave is a true geological wonder that attracts more than 150 thousand visitors every year.

    It is accessible by sea with the service of the Caves Line departing from the marina or by land along the "Escala del Cabirol" (roe deer ladder), a flight of steps of about 660 steps "dug" on the ridge of the promontory.

    The tourist itinerary begins in the large hall that houses the transparent waters of Lake Lamarmora, one of the largest salt lakes in Europe.

    It is here that stands the Acquasantiera, a monumental stalagmite about two meters high, which houses on its top some basins where little rainwater is collected offering a precious source of watering for birds nesting in the Cape area.

    After a short descent you reach the Hall of Ruins and after this the majestic Palace that houses the most impressive scenery of the entire cave. Evocative and imposing colonnades rise in this room almost to support the ceiling.

    Among large castings and calcitic festoons stands out the characteristic stalagmite formation called Christmas Tree. The lake ends with a sandy beach called Spiaggia dei Ciottolini (Pebble Beach) because it was once entirely formed of pebbles.

    After the Palace there is the Smith Hall where the Great Organ, the largest column of the entire Cave, stands. This room owes its name to the English captain who was one of the first explorers of the Cave in the early 1800s.

    After admiring the small columns that adorn the Sala delle Trine e dei Merletti, the tour ends with a visit to the Tribuna della Musica, a charming balcony from which you can enjoy the view from above of the area of the Reggia and Lake Lamarmora.

  • Alghero

    Address:
    Alghero, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    Quinta città sarda per abitanti (44 mila), Alghero è porta dell’Isola, grazie all’aeroporto di Fertilia, nonché uno dei suoi luoghi più amati, grazie a emozionanti passeggiate lungo i bastioni del porto, i tetti rossi che toccano il cielo e la splendida insenatura naturale affacciata sul mare smeraldo. Il suo litorale è lungo circa 90 chilometri, detto Riviera del Corallo: qui vive la maggiore colonia di corallo della qualità più pregiata. La spiaggia più nota è Le Bombarde: acque trasparenti, fondale sabbioso e limpido, meta di famiglie con bambini, giovani e appassionati di surf. Ad appena un chilometro di distanza, c’è il Lazzaretto, dieci calette con sabbia chiara e sottile. Un po’ più distante, all’interno della baia di Porto Conte, la rilassante spiaggia di Mugoni, sabbia dorata che si immerge in acque placide di un mare sempre calmo e cristallino, un’oasi totalmente riparata. In piena città, invece, c’è lo splendido Lido di San Giovanni, mentre, poco fuori dal centro abitato, le dune di sabbia coperte di ginepri secolari di Maria Pia. Gran parte della costa è protetta dall’area marina di Capo Caccia - Isola Piana, dove sono custoditi centinaia di tesori, tra cui la grotta di Nettuno, raggiungibile via terra, tramite l’Escala del Cabirol, e via mare, con imbarcazioni che partono dal porto turistico.

    Il parco di Porto Conte ti conquisterà con le sue distese di macchia mediterranea, le ricche zone boscose e la laguna del Calich. Le domus de Janas di santu Perdu, la necropoli di Anghelu Ruju e i complessi di Palmavera e sant’Imbenia, sono le testimonianze delle radici preistoriche di Alghero, a partire dal Neolitico. Il centro storico è la parte più affascinante della città. Un labirinto di vicoli che sbucano in piazze piene di vita. Le mura gialle e le case antiche rievocano le origini catalane del paese. Così come gli edifici religiosi: la cattedrale di Santa Maria (XVI secolo), le chiese del Carmelo (seconda metà del XVII), con il suo grande retablo dorato, di san Michele, con la caratteristica cupola in maiolica colorata, e di Sant’Anna (1735), in stile tardo-rinascimentale. A proposito di cultura, visita la Casa Manno, centro di ricerca con un ricco patrimonio di quadri, arredi, libri e manoscritti. Alghero è famosa per il corallo, che nell’arte manifatturiera locale viene unito all’oro in un felice connubio artistico. Imperdibile è il museo del Corallo, che ne svela storia e forme. Tra gli eventi, suggestivo è il Cap d’Any de l’Alguer, il capodanno, con spettacoli che animano il centro. Il momento più appassionato dell’anno è la Settimana Santa, con i riti religiosi della tradizione spagnola.

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    Fifth Sardinian city for inhabitants (44 thousand), Alghero is the gateway to the island, thanks to Fertilia airport, as well as one of its most popular places, thanks to exciting walks along the ramparts of the port, the red roofs that touch the sky and the beautiful natural bay overlooking the emerald sea. Its coastline is about 90 kilometers long, called the Coral Riviera: here lives the largest colony of coral of the highest quality. The most famous beach is Le Bombarde: transparent waters, sandy and clear seabed, destination for families with children, young people and surfers. Just one kilometer away, there is the Lazzaretto, ten coves with light and fine sand. A little further away, inside the bay of Porto Conte, the relaxing beach of Mugoni, golden sand that plunges into the calm waters of an always calm and crystal clear sea, a totally sheltered oasis. In the middle of the town, instead, there is the beautiful Lido di San Giovanni, while, just outside the town, the sand dunes covered with centuries-old junipers of Maria Pia. Much of the coast is protected by the marine area of Capo Caccia - Isola Piana, where hundreds of treasures are kept, including the cave of Neptune, which can be reached by land, via the Escala del Cabirol, and by sea, with boats leaving from the marina.

    The park of Porto Conte will win you over with its expanses of Mediterranean maquis, rich wooded areas and the Calich lagoon. The domus de Janas of santu Perdu, the necropolis of Anghelu Ruju and the complexes of Palmavera and sant'Imbenia, are the testimonies of the prehistoric roots of Alghero, starting from Neolithic times. The historic center is the most fascinating part of the city. A labyrinth of alleys that emerge in squares full of life. The yellow walls and ancient houses evoke the Catalan origins of the town. As well as the religious buildings: the cathedral of Santa Maria (16th century), the churches of Carmel (second half of the 17th century), with its large golden retable, of St. Michael, with its characteristic dome in colored majolica, and St. Anna (1735), in late Renaissance style. Speaking of culture, visit the Casa Manno, a research center with a rich heritage of paintings, furniture, books and manuscripts. Alghero is famous for its coral, which in local manufacturing art is combined with gold in a happy artistic marriage. Not to be missed is the Coral Museum, which reveals its history and forms. Among the events, suggestive is the Cap d'Any de l'Alguer, the New Year's Eve, with shows that animate the center. The most passionate moment of the year is Holy Week, with the religious rites of the Spanish tradition.

  • Castelsardo

    Address:
    Castelsardo, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    Perhaps in Roman times was the mythical Tibula, in the Middle Ages was certainly for centuries impregnable fortress, protected by mighty walls and 17 towers, until the advent of modern weapons. The original nucleus of Castelsardo was built around the castle of the Doria family, dating back, according to tradition, to 1102, but more likely at the end of the thirteenth century, the current site of the charming museum of Mediterranean Interweave, one of the most visited in Sardinia. At the beginning of the 16th century it was renamed Castillo Aragonés and became bishopric until the construction of the cathedral of St. Antonio Abate (1586), which will amaze you with the bell tower overlooking the sea closed by a majolica dome and the crypts below, which house the museum 'Master of Castelsardo'. Under the Savoy dynasty, the village took its present name. Today it is part of the exclusive Club of the most beautiful villages in Italy and keeps intact the noble pose of fortified lordship, thanks to the ramparts and steep stairs. In the tour of religious and historical buildings you can't miss the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the monastery of the Benedictines, the episcope (seat of the bishop), the palace La Loggia, seat of the municipality since 1111, and the palace Eleonora d'Arborea.

    The rites of Holy Week are the most characteristic event: the popular faith goes on stage in Spanish celebrations. The Lunissanti, Monday after Palm Sunday, is suggestive and picturesque, especially at dawn with the long pilgrimage to the basilica of Our Lady of Tergu. At night, the center is lit by torches and resounds with sacred choirs. Don't miss the Prucissioni on Holy Thursday and Lu Lcravamentu on Friday. On January 17th, the patron saint Saint Anthony is celebrated with bonfires. From traditions to archaeological evidence and natural monuments: nuraghe Paddaju, megalithic prenuragic walls of Mount Ossoni and, four kilometers from the village, domus de Janas, reliefs 'a protome taurina' and the rock of the Elephant.

    The Castellanese coast is made of high cliffs of red trachyte. Few sandy stretches, including the Marina di Castelsardo, at the entrance of the village and the beach of Lu Bagnu, a hamlet two and a half kilometers away, protected by rocks edged with green: cream-colored sandy shore with crystal clear sea bed dotted with flat rocks. For fans of windsurfing and sailing, you can't miss the Punta La Capra, whose game between sea and rocks creates a natural swimming pool. The sea is also on the tables of the castle restaurants: lobster, lobster, spider crabs, sea urchins and seafood.

  • Vigneti Sella & Mosca

    Address:
    Vigneti Sella & Mosca, Località I Piani, Alghero, Province of Sassari, Italy .

    VISITS ARE POSSIBLE ALL YEAR ROUND, FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY, IN THE MORNING AT 10:30 AND 11:30 AND IN THE AFTERNOON AT 15:30 AND 16:30.
    EACH VISIT IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

    WE WILL ACCOMPANY YOU TO DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE WINERY AND THE PLACES WHERE OUR WINES ARE BORN.

    THE VISIT GOES THROUGH THE HISTORICAL CELLARS OF 1903 AND 1923, THE TRADITIONAL AGEING CELLAR WITH THE ANCIENT OAK BARRELS, THE CELLAR FOR BOTTLE AGEING OF THE MARQUIS OF VILLAMARINA, THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY SELLA & MOSCA WHICH INCLUDES THE ILLUSTRATION OF THE FINDS FOUND IN THE NECROPOLIS OF ANGHELU RUJU. THE VISIT OF THE VINEYARDS IS ON REQUEST.

  • Bosa

    Address:
    Bosa, Province of Oristano, Italy .

    A charming village where tradition and modernity blend and infuse curiosity and charm. Your first indelible image of Bosa will be the historic district of sa Costa, made of colorful houses that climb the slopes of Serravalle hill, dominated by the castle of the Malaspina family, dating back to the 12th century. You will reach it on foot: from above, you will admire the panorama of the whole town. The poetic Lungotemo with the Ponte Vecchio that rides the Temo, the only navigable river in Sardinia, will accompany your walks to discover the ancient tanneries, which recall the roots of a very famous center in Italy from mid 1800 to early 1900 for the production of high quality leather. The museum of the Conce also bears witness to this.

    Inside the village you can admire the church of the Immaculate Conception, city cathedral, and its beautiful frescoes. Inside the walls of the castle there is the church of Nostra Signora de sos Regnos Altos, embellished with a cycle of paintings from 1370: here the most suggestive celebrations of the Bosan year take place at the end of September. Near the inhabited center, in the rural area of Calmedia, stands the Romanesque church of St. Peter extra muros, originally the center of Bosa vetus before the population transmigrated in the neighborhood of sa Costa (Bosa nova), where you will admire sa funtana manna, 19th century monument in red trachyte.

    Bosa is the main center of the historic region of Planargia, a place of traditional craftsmanship and food and wine, which welcomes you with a glass of fine malvasia, one of the most popular sweet Sardinian wines, and shows you its excellence: coral jewelry, baskets of asphodel, fabrics, including filet, born from the ancient female knowledge and, last but not least, the catch. Another tradition distinguishes the village: the Karrasegare osincu. The Carnival of Bosa is one of the most characteristic and populated of Sardinia, combining the charm of traditional masks with the allegory of modern carnivals.

    In the mouth of the Temo river there is the river marina and next to it Bosa Marina, a very appreciated and awarded every year by the Blue Guide of Legambiente. The beaches of s'Abba Druche, Portu Managu, Turas and Compoltitu complete the scenery of coastal beauty, where you can dive and relax. While if you are passionate about trekking and birdwatching, here is the biomarine park of Capo Marrargiu and the nature reserve of Badde Aggiosu and Monte Mannu.