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28 Outdoors- Other to explore in Sardinia


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.

Arbatax08048 Arbatax NU, Italy

Arbatax is the only hamlet in the municipality of Tortolì , in the province of Nuoro , home to the port. Today, the economy is focused on tourism and industry. Arbatax is home to a factory dedicated to the building of oil platforms, controlled by the Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem.

Cala Domestica
Cala DomesticaCala Domestica, 09010 Buggerru SU, Italy

Cala Domestica is one of the rare sandy bays along the stretch of coast between Buggerru and Masua and for this reason it hosted the boarding point for minerals from the Acquaresi and San Luigi mines until 1940. The mining activity is still testified today by the tunnels and by the warehouses for the mineral, obtained in the premises of a disused seventeenth-century tonnara. In front of the beach, on the limestone peninsula that turns to the south, the view is dominated by the Spanish tower that

Cala Goloritzé
Cala GoloritzéCala Goloritzé, Italy

Cala Goloritzé is a beach located in the municipal area of Baunei in the southern part of the Gulf of Orosei in the province of Nuoro. The beach, one of the most evocative in Sardinia, born from a landslide in 1962, is famous for the 143 meters high pinnacle overlooking the cove, also known to rock climbers for its sport climbing routes; the best known is the Symphony of the Windmills, opened by Manolo and Alessandro Gogna in the late seventies.

CampidanoCampidano, 09025 Sanluri SU, Italy

The Campidano is the largest plains of Sardinia, located in the southwestern portion of the island, approximately between 40 ° and 39 ° of latitude north and 8 ° 30 'and 9 ° of longitude east. From a geological point of view, it is a rift valley composed of a system of extending faults that have caused the sinking of a part of the earth's crust.

Cape Carbonara
Cape CarbonaraCape Carbonara, 09049 Villasimius, South Sardinia, Italy

The Cape Carbonara is a rocky peninsula located in the municipality of Villasimius in the province of South Sardinia south-eastern Sardinia. Six kilometers from the city center and connected to the land by a sandy isthmus, it delimits the Gulf of Cagliari to the east. Its length is approximately 3.5 km and its maximum width is 1.8 km. Sights include the remains of a fortress on the western side, and the beaches Punta Molentis.

Capo Caccia
Capo CacciaCapo Caccia, 07041 Alghero, Province of Sassari, Italy

Capo Caccia is an imposing promontory of limestone located north-western tip of Sardinia, which overlooks the bay of Alghero, and the other limestone cliff cape of Alghero, Punta Giglio, encloses the great gulf of Porto Conte. There is the Capo Caccia weather station and, due to its position, it has a lighthouse, which thanks to its high position, 186 meters above sea level, is one of the most visible at a distance, about 34 miles, in all of Italy and the Mediterranean.

Capo Coda Cavallo
Capo Coda Cavallo08020 Capo Coda Cavallo SS, Italy

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.

Capo Mannu
Capo MannuCapo Mannu, 09070 San Vero Milis, Province of Oristano, Italy

Capo Mannu is a promontory located 22 km from Oristano, in Sardinia, which forms the northern starting point of the Sinis peninsula. On the promontory, there is a signaling lighthouse. The territory of the cape belongs administratively to the municipality of San Vero Milis. It is well known to surfers and windsurfers. The cape is exposed to all winds of the western quadrants, and especially to the mistral. During the storms, it is possible to observe waves of a few meters high.

Capo Spartivento
Capo SpartiventoCapo Spartivento, South Sardinia, Italy

Capo Spartivento is a promontory in south-western Sardinia and constitutes the eastern limit of the Gulf of Teulada and the western limit of the Gulf of Cagliari. It is located about 5 km south-west of Chia in the municipality of Domus de Maria. The promontory is of granite constitution, and its highest point is located at 66 meters above sea level. To the east of the cape, there is the beautiful little beach of portu Simoni Gibudda, known as Cala Cipolla, surrounded by pine and juniper trees.

Capo Testa
Capo Testa07028 Capo Testa SS, Italy

Capo Testa is a small peninsula located in the north of Sardinia, a few kilometers from Santa Teresa di Gallura. It overlooks the Bocche di Bonifacio and is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, along which two beaches extend. The promontory is made up of the typical Gallura granite rocks eroded by the wind and has a perimeter of about ten kilometers. On the promontory of Capo Testa, there is a lighthouse of fundamental importance for navigation in the stretch of sea of ​​the Bocche di

Capriccioli07021 Capriccioli SS, Italy

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

Costa SMERALDA07021 Porto Cervo, Province of Sassari, Italy

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.

Gola di Gorropu
Gola di GorropuS.S. 125 km 183, 08040 Urzulei NU, Italy

The Gorropu gorge is a deep canyon located in Supramonte, in Sardinia, and marks the border between the municipalities of Orgosolo and Urzulei. In the local dialect, Gorropu means ravine or excavated area. The gorge originated thanks to the intense erosive action caused by the waters of the Rio Flumineddu. The Gola di Gorropu, with its over 500 m high and a width ranging from 4 meters in the narrowest points to a few dozen in others, is considered the deepest canyon in Italy and one of the deepe

Golfo di Marinella
Golfo di MarinellaGolfo di Marinella, 07020 Marinella Province of Sassari, Italy

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

Gulf of Orosei
Gulf of OroseiGulf of Orosei, Italy

Gulf of Orosei is a treasure trove for nature lovers: wild, romantic rocky beaches, some of which can only be accessed via idyllic footpaths – perfect for snorkelling, climbing, bathing and admiring. The Gulf of Orosei stretches 30 kilometres along the eastern coast of Sardinia, marked by the foothills of the Supramonte massif.

L'IsuleddaL'Isuledda, Italy

L'Isuledda is an area of ​​about 180,000 m², almost totally surrounded by the sea, joined to the mainland by an isthmus of sandy soil, and is, therefore, a peninsula. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Palau and is located near the towns of Porto Pollo and Barrabisa. L'Isuledda overlooks the protected marine park of the La Maddalena Archipelago, in turn part of the Marine Mammal Sanctuary.

Maddalena archipelago
Maddalena archipelagoMaddalena archipelago, Italy

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.

MontiferruMontiferru, 09078 Scano di Montiferro, Province of Oristano, Italy

The Montiferru is a sub-region of Sardinia West Central, which takes its name from the massive volcanic namesake. The highest elevation is that of Mount Urtigu. The volcanic complex, extinct for more than a million years, was characterized by eruptions whose lava progressed to create new lands both to the east, with the vast Abbasanta plateau , characterized by basaltic soils, and to the west up to the coastal.

Nuraghe Santu Antine
Nuraghe Santu AntineLocalità Mura Era, 07048 Torralba SS, Italy

The Santu Antine nuraghe , also called sa Domo de su re is one of the most majestic nuraghes in the whole of Sardinia and is also one of the most important of those existing. The entire complex represents an important example of megalithic architecture and it is assumed that the original height of the central keep reached a measure between 22 and 24 meters, the highest for that period after the Egyptian pyramids and the keep of the Nuragic palace of Arrubiu which measured between 25 and 30 mete

Parco Naturale Molentargius Saline
Parco Naturale Molentargius SalineVia la Palma, 09126 Cagliari CA, Italy

The Molentargius-Saline regional natural park is a protected natural area of Sardinia established with regional law n. 5 of February 26, 1999. It is one of the most important wetlands in Europe. The Molentargius pond is recognized in the official lists of wetlands to be protected: it is classified as a Site of Community Importance.

Map of Outdoors- Other to explore in Sardinia