SARDINIA AND CORSICA

Sardinia, formerly called Sandaliotis (name of Greek origin, its shape is reminiscent of the footprint), is one of the oldest lands in the western basin and is believed to have been formed by the fusion of fragments of an ancient continent. This spectacular and unparalleled island presents itself with a great variety of shapes. Sardinia is a surprising collection of diversity originating from its complex naturalistic, historical and cultural richness since the earliest times, it was a meeting point for the cultures of the many peoples who landed and colonized the coasts. 

LA MADDALENA ARCHIPELAGO

To the north, between Alghero and Olbia you will find a rich alternation of inlets and beaches and the landscape is predominantly rocky. A fantastic journey along the jagged northern coast of Sardinia, where nature has been shaped admirably by a civilization who has its roots in the cultures of the first Mediterranean peoples.

In the short stretch of sea of ​​the Bocche di Bonifacio that divides Sardinia from Corsica, there are a myriad of islands and islets, which form the archipelago of La Maddalena, considered an authentic masterpiece of nature. They are grouped in Eastern (Santo Stefano, La Maddalena, Caprera, with the islets Monaci, Sperduti di Caprera, Pecora, Porco, Delle Bisce, Church, Della Paura, Cappuccini) and Western (Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli, Santa Maria, with islets Spargiotto, Spargiottello, Barrettini, Barrettinelli, Corcelli, La Presa, Paduleddi). The archipelago is characterized by the various forms of granite, shaped by atmospheric agents with the phenomenon of tafoni, rounded rock boulders that often give rise to fantastic shapes, entirely carved out by a process of crumbling the rock from the inside towards the outside. One of the best known of the tafoni is Capo d'Orso on the Sardinian coast near Palau.

It is the largest by extension, mostly flat. Along the southern coast lies the town of La Maddalena, bordered to the west by the promontory of Punta Tegge and to the east by the wide Cala Camicia and Punta Moneta, about five hundred meters away, to the front, there's the island of Santo Stefano. The natural environment has remained wild and its shores hide small beaches overlooking a fabulous sea. Going back to the north, the coast goes back into the coves of Spalmatore and Porto Massimo; from here the promontory of Marginetto extends with the Punta of the same name which is the northernmost of La Maddalena. The coast then descends to the south-west, forming the deep gulf of Monti di Rena with the Abbatoggia peninsula, here, the granite is minced by the violent west wind, forming large sand dunes. The same phenomenon is repeated a little further south, after Punta Abbatoggia and an islet of the same name, in the area of ​​Spiaggia Bassa or Trinita, where the sandy landscape is even more fascinating, with dunes of white and fine sand. The coast continues with the steep mass of Guardia Majore, wedges a little further in the Cala d'Inferno, jagged and rocky and goes back to the west, then bends decidedly to the south with Punta Testiccioli. The whole area is among the most inaccessible ones, and the granite presents the signs of the attack of the raging sea and struck by the western winds. A good shelter consists of Cala Francese, a little further south, which overlooks a large granite quarry located near famous beaches and some smaller islets such as Lavezzi and Cavallo.

CAPRERA 

 

Although it is inferior in extension to La Maddalena, it has a coastal development of more than 45.5 km, due to the formation of the long and narrow granite promontory that extends to Punta Rossa, home to a base of the Navy since 1887. The extreme southern coast of Caprera is a zone of accentuated weakness and morphological instability; a profound ingression of the sea forms the marvelous Porto Palma. The entire eastern and northern coast of Caprera are impressive granite cliffs almost inaccessible, of great beauty and charm, formed by the steepest slope of the long massif of Monte Teialone.

CAPRERA 

 

Although it is inferior in extension to La Maddalena, it has a coastal development of more than 45.5 km, due to the formation of the long and narrow granite promontory that extends to Punta Rossa, home to a base of the Navy since 1887. The extreme southern coast of Caprera is a zone of accentuated weakness and morphological instability; a profound ingression of the sea forms the marvelous Porto Palma. The entire eastern and northern coast of Caprera are impressive granite cliffs almost inaccessible, of great beauty and charm, formed by the steepest slope of the long massif of Monte Teialone.

CAPRERA 

 

Although it is inferior in extension to La Maddalena, it has a coastal development of more than 45.5 km, due to the formation of the long and narrow granite promontory that extends to Punta Rossa, home to a base of the Navy since 1887. The extreme southern coast of Caprera is a zone of accentuated weakness and morphological instability; a profound ingression of the sea forms the marvelous Porto Palma. The entire eastern and northern coast of Caprera are impressive granite cliffs almost inaccessible, of great beauty and charm, formed by the steepest slope of the long massif of Monte Teialone.

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