Stagno San Teodoro

San Teodoro

Nestled amid fragrant macchia and wind-eroded granite formations, and backing onto La Cinta beach, this lagoon attracts ramblers and birdwatchers. Keep an eye out for bird life including pink flamingos, herons, cormorants, little egrets and kingfishers.

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