Marine protected areas in Sardinia
The Asinara island is one of the most spectacular islands on the Mediterranean Sea. It has a long history as a penal colony.
Capo Caccia – the area of Punta di Giglio and Capo caccia is an underwater cave paradise. The Grotta di Nettuno are home to caverns rich of stalactites and stalagmites.
Tavolara – Capo Coda Cavallo, the marine area in the northeast of Sardinia has species of rare beauty. Some are Erodium coricum and Asperula deficient and only grows here.
Sinis Peninsula -this marine area comprises the Sinis Peninsula, the Island of Mal di Ventre and the Catalan cliff.
emerald waters and metaphysical landscape. This protected Area near Villasimius and the island of San Pietro it’s an excellent balance between nature and history.
Asinara National Park
Asinara is located in the northwestern part of Sardinia, has an area of about 52 sq km and a length in a straight line of more than 18 km. The width, in the biggest part, is 7 km, and 260 meters in the narrow one. It reaches a maximum height of 408 m in Punta Scomunica.
The Island of Asinara can be reached from Porto Nuovo at Stintino and from Porto Torres, where visitors will find information and ticket booths.
Alghero – An open-air museum
The coastal areas of Sardinia attract the largest flows of summer seaside tourists.
The Cave of Neptune is one of several classic tours
One of the most fascinating natural jewels in the entire Mediterranean basin, the grotto is a veritable geological wonder that attracts over 150,000 visitors per year. It is accessible by the sea which we absolutely recommend but also by car.
Villasimius is the rather Latin sounding name of a charming village located down in the southeast close to the capital Cagliari. The Silmius Hotel has a lovely private beach.
Sardinia is an island we cannot ignore. The hidden bays, the thousand sceneries of splendid cliffs, the agro-pastoral dwellings and amazing seafood leave us with nostalgia.
Sardinia is an island to go and explore by yourself. I’m pretty sure I’ll return.