Many of the legends about Sardinia’s splendour come from here, from the enchanting northwestern side of the island. Explore it with us.
The northwest coast of Sardinia has its own scent, that of the sea combined with the rocks, of clumps of myrtle shaken by the wind, rock rose and strawberry tree, that you find in the area’s exquisite honey.
On this coast the sea is king, with its colours it licks the white beaches and offers up its prized fish to embellish the tables.
The journey starts from Castelsardo, an ancient medieval fortress, featuring Doria castle, which overlooks the sea and has a deep-rooted history as a defensive fortress. Savour the delicious Castellana lobster and immerse yourself in the beautiful Punta la Capra, which plays on sea and rocks to create a true open-air swimming pool.
The beaches in this area are among the most famous on the island with their characteristic white sand, such as the marvellous La Pelosa beach, which will enchant you with its crystal clear water. Visit Stintino, situated on the last limb of Sardinia, which stretches out towards the island of Asinara as to touch it, showing itself to the world as a masterpiece of rare beauty. Savour real seafood here and visit Capo Falcone, a promontory with wild charm in whose clefts the peregrine falcon gives life to her little ones.
Sassari, in the hinterland, historic urban centre of Capo di Sopra and ancient royal city rich in art and nature, is the most important reference point of northern Sardinia. Visit the Sanna Museum, rich in historical artefacts, and take a look at the Fontana di Rosello, together with the splendid Piazza d’Italia, symbol of the city.
Highlights include the natural lake of Baratz, the beaches of Porto Palmas and Porto Ferro, with their dazzling colours.
If you love the story of the nuraghe, visit the Monte d’Accoddi complex.
Alghero and the Coral Coast are the pearls of this side of Sardinia. Immerse yourself in the pure blue of the Bombarde beach.
Near the town the promontory of Capo Caccia emerges where the famous Grotta di Nettuno lies. Here the water’s reflections create a play of light on the walls, where nature has embroidered real salt with stalactites and stalagmites. The underground salt lake is the stuff of fairy tales.
If you’re looking for a moment of romance, walk along the scenic road that connects Alghero to Bosa, an ancient village that lies on the banks of the river Temo. Enjoy a glass of Malvasia as you watch the sun set over the Ponte Vecchio and impress on your memory photos of a unique landscape.
Famous for its sparkling life between sea and elegant squares, northeast Sardinia welcomes you with a smile to its small, dream coves. Leap into the life of the Costa Smeralda, where you will find that the dream is a reality and it’s called Sardinia.
Gallura and the northeast coast of Sardinia, famous for its sparkling life between sea and elegant squares, are the jewels in the crown in terms of quality of tourism. The jagged coastline opens onto the turquoise sea of the Costa Smeralda and onto small creeks that hide hot stretches of weightless sand.
Let yourself be taken over by the mornings rocked by waves, by the afternoons immersed in relaxing walks among elegant boutiques and the nightlife lit by the starry sky in the square of Porto Cervo.
The Costa Smeralda and the surrounding area are this: a unique paradise that takes on the austere form of the tower Longosardo, overlooking the marina of Santa Teresa Gallura, and looks over to the Archipelago de La Maddalena, priceless natural treasure with con Spargi, Cala Corsara, and Budelli with its pink beach. But the northeast paradise does not end here, you are drawn seductively to Capo Testa, to the beach of Santa Reparata and the bay of La Colba, and invites you to follow the line of the horizon, focusing your gaze on the sky and dipping your hand in the sand of the Rena Bianca and Rena Majore beach. Closing your eyes and breathing in the fresh and pungent smell of the pine forest, you can say you had a bath in the very essence of relaxation.
At Palau, in front of the Archipelago de La Maddalena you’ll notice an imposing custodian, the bear-shaped rock that has dominated the bay for centuries and that with the Roccia della Tartaruga, situated in Cala Ghjlgolu, shares the record of starring in all visitors’ selfies. From the rock custodians to the Hero of two worlds: by leaping to the island of Caprera you do not just take a wonderful boat trip over a clear seabed, but also visit the home of Giuseppe Garibaldi, whose last residence will thrill you no end.
On the other hand, on the island of Tavolara, you will discover the thrill of making a journey within a journey, between legends, history and a sky that seems to disappear into the blue water. The San Teodoro area, part of the Tavolara Marine Park – Capo Coda Cavallo, draws you into its embrace showing its most beautiful pearls like Cala d’Ambra, La Cinta and Isuledda, nestling between the basin and the sea.