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Tavolara Island

Tavolara Island, 07026 Olbia, Province of Sassari, Italy


About Tavolara Island

Tavolara is an island of 5.9 km² in north-eastern Sardinia, part of the municipality of Olbia in the subregion of Gallura.  Rich in history and ancient and modern legends, this island with a very singular conformation is proposed on the scene of classical mythology to represent the ship of the Phaeacians petrified by Poseidon, with its rudder facing the open sea, guilty of having brought Ulysses back to his homeland.  Since 1991 it hosts the film festival "Una Notte in Italia".

Attractions near Tavolara Island

Isola Molara4.44km from Tavolara Island

Molara is an island in north-eastern Sardinia and constitutes, together with the island of Tavolara, Molarotto, the peninsula of Punta Coda Cavallo, and other minor rocks, a protected marine park. Granite in nature, it has an area of ​​3.411 km² and reaches, with Punta la Guardia, 158 m asl. The toponym, of medieval attestation, is probably due to the rounded and uniform shape of the island, similar to a millstone.

Capo Coda Cavallo7.36km from Tavolara Island

Capo Coda Cavallo is a granite promontory located in northern Sardinia, in the historical region of Gallura. It extends over the Tyrrhenian Sea south of the Gulf of Olbia, in the municipality of San Teodoro, in the province of Sassari.  The entire peninsula is enclosed in the natural marine protected area Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo and is characterized by a succession of inlets with sandy beaches and cliffs covered by a luxuriant Mediterranean scrub.

Spiaggia Pittulongu12.72km from Tavolara Island

Pittulongu is a small seaside town in the province of Olbia-Tempio in the northeast part of Sardinia. The largest beach is around 800 meters long, and all four beaches feature tantalizing views of Isola Tavolara located 12 kilometers off the coast. From the beach, ferryboats can also be seen entering towards the harbor of Olbia all throughout the day, and the area is also particularly ideal for both surfing and snorkeling.

Golfo di Marinella16.14km from Tavolara Island

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

Basilica di San Simplicio18.32km from Tavolara Island

The basilica of San Simplicio, in Olbia, is the most important and ancient religious monument in northeastern Sardinia and a testimony to the spread of Christianity on the island. Cathedral until 1839, parish church since 1955, it was awarded the title of minor basilica in 1993 by Pope John Paul II . It is dedicated to Saint Simplicio, proto-bishop of the city and martyr under the emperor Diocletian, today patron saint of the diocese of Tempio-Ampurias and Olbia.

Capriccioli24.21km from Tavolara Island

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

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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.