Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Isola Caprera

Compendio Garibaldino

Giuseppe Garibaldi, professional revolutionary and all-round Italian hero, bought half of Caprera in 1855 (he got the rest 10 years later). He made it his home and refuge, the place he would return to after yet anot…
Top Choice National Park in Arcipelago di La Maddalena

Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena

Established in 1996, Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago di La Maddalena consists of seven main islands and several smaller granite islets off Sardinia's northeastern coast. Over the centuries the prevailing maestrale (…
Top Choice Island in Porto San Paolo & Isola Tavolara

Isola Tavolara

Rising from the sapphire sea like some kind of giant sea creature, this rocky island is a sight to behold. The main draw is splashing about in the translucent water of the white-sand Spiaggia Spalmatore, and admirin…
Top Choice Museum in Olbia

Museo Archeologico

Architect Vanni Macciocco designed Olbia’s strikingly contemporary museum near the port. The museum spells out local history in artefacts, from Roman amulets and pottery to nuraghic finds. The highlight is the relic…
Top Choice Museum in Aggius

Museo Etnografico ‘Olivia Carta Cannas’

Aggius is famous for its carpets, with a tradition dating back to the 1900s, when 4000 looms were busy in the area. This excellent museum showcases a fine collection of looms and the richly brocaded costumes worn fo…
Nature Reserve in The Interior

Olivastri Millenari di Santo Baltolu

Signposted as 'olivastri millenari', this delightful off-the-beaten-track nature reserve shelters a group of wild olive trees that have been growing for millennia. Scientists from the University of Sassari have calc…
Natural Feature in The Interior

Valle della Luna

A few kilometres northwest of Aggius towards Trinita d’Agultu, you reach the Valle della Luna. It’s a surreal and evocative landscape, where huge granite boulders spill across rolling hills and farmland like giants’…
Island in Arcipelago di La Maddalena

Isola Budelli

This small island near the northwestern corner of the Maddalena archipelago is best known for its Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach), so-called because of the sand’s unique pink tinge. The beach is now protected and access …
Island in Arcipelago di La Maddalena

Isola Santa Maria

The most exciting part of a visit to Isola Santa Maria is the journey across the crystal-clear aquamarine waters that lap its southern shores – known as Porto della Madonna or Porto Madonna, this area is renowned as…
Beach in Santa Teresa di Gallura

Spiaggia Rena Bianca

The 'just like the Caribbean' comments come thick and fast when it comes to this bay – a glorious sweep of pale sand lapped by shallow, crystal-clear aquamarine water. From the eastern tip, a trail threads along the…