On the Road on the Paradise Coast in Sardinia

Jun 17, 2019 112

BY: Silvia Donati

On one side is Santa Teresa di Gallura, on the other are Castelsardo and Sassari. Between them, the Mediterranean, pine forests, dunes, and beaches. The mistral wind blows constantly, shaping the granite cliffs, shaking the juniper trees, sculpting this stretch of coast in northern Sardinia that have come to be known as Costa Paradiso (Paradise Coast). A heavenly stretch of coast indeed that is ideal to be explored through a trip on the road, where the beaches of Costa Smeralda, Porto Torres or Stintino are never far away.

Starting at Castelsardo, your first stop will be the village of Isola Rossa, founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Neapolitan and Gallura fishermen and farmers. The village takes its name from the amaranth-colored porphyry rocks abundant in the area, which are also found on the small island of the same name bordering the marina to the west. The village’s small population swells to thousands during the summer months. A 16th-century Spanish defense tower near town is a reminder of the former Spaniard domination.

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SOURCE: https://www.italymagazine.com

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