Costa SMERALDA - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Costa SMERALDA
The Costa Smeralda is a coastal stretch of Gallura in the north-east of Sardinia, which extends for 55 kilometers. The expression indicates the stretch of the coast of Arzachena, in the province of Sassari, which extends from Capo Ferro - located just north of Porto Cervo - to the Gulf of Cugnana, at the beginning of the territory municipal of Olbia, at the beach of Rena Bianca Portisco.
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6.06km from Costa SMERALDA
Capriccioli is a famous seaside resort on the Costa Smeralda, in the municipality of Arzachena, in Sardinia. Its two beaches, divided by a passage of granite rocks, are of fine white sand, easily accessible and served by a large parking lot. During the summer they are the destination of hundreds of vacationers attracted by the beauty of the place which is immersed in Mediterranean scrub and enriched by the view of the islands of Mortorio, Soffi, and Camere, islands included in the Maddalena Arc
13.46km from Costa SMERALDA
The Maddalena Archipelago is located on the north-western coast of Sardinia, off the Costa Smeralda. It consists of 7 major islands (La Maddalena, Caprera, Budelli, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Spargi, Razzoli) and other smaller islands surrounded by the beautiful clear and transparent sea. It is a popular tourist destination especially among boaters. In 2006 it was placed on the tentative list for consideration as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park
14.57km from Costa SMERALDA
The La Maddalena Archipelago National Park is a geomarine park established in 1994. The park covers a land area of 5,100 hectares and a marine surface of 15,046 hectares , on a front of 180 km of coastline, extending from the Strait of Bonifacio and including all the islands belonging to the Archipelago of La Maddalena and also The Park's includes some beautiful beaches.
Golfo di Marinella
15.54km from Costa SMERALDA
Marinella is a gulf located a few kilometers from the tourist village of Porto Rotondo, in the municipal area of Olbia, north-eastern Sardinia, consisting of a long beach of fine sand. It is a bay used for pleasure boating; in the gulf, there are two marinas, Porto Marana, which falls within the municipal area of Golfo Aranci, and Palumbalza. The bay, thanks to its orientation, is sheltered from the mistral, predominant wind in Sardinia, and from the winds of the third and fourth sector of the
Nuraghe La Prisgiona
17.76km from Costa SMERALDA
The nuraghe La Prisgiona is a nuragic archaeological site, located in the Capichera valley in the municipality of Arzachena, in the province of Sassari. The complex consists of a nuraghe and a village of about 90-100 huts, spread over five hectares. Due to its large extension and the number of buildings, the site is considered unique in the Gallura nuragic context. Nearby is also the tomb of the giants of Coddu Vecchiu.
Giants' grave of Coddu Vecchiu
18.06km from Costa SMERALDA
GIANTS’ GRAVES, OR TOMBA DEI giganti, are megalithic gallery graves that were used as public tombs during the Bronze Age. The tombs are made of a central stele, a stone or wooden slab, which has a hole cut into it that functions as the entrance. It was built in local granite between 1800 and 1600 BC and renovated between 1600 and 1300 BC. It has a gallery approximately ten meters tall and four meters wide.
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Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.