Excursions and attractions in SARDEGNA close to BADESI Valledoria San Pietro a Mare Trinità d'Agultu e Vignola: 'MONTE USSONI E BAIA OSTINA' 'SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA' 'CALA TINNARI' 'SPIAGGIA DI TESTA PONENTE' 'AGGIUS' 'NURAGHE LA PRISGIONA' 'CALA GRANDE - VALLE DELLA LUNA' 'CAPO TESTA' 'MTB: VALLEDORIA AGGIUS TERME DI CASTELDORIA' 'SASSARI' 'SPIAGGIA RENA BIANCA' 'TEMPIO PAUSANIA' 'STRADA DEL VERMENTINO DI GALLURA D.O.C.G.' 'ROCCIA DELL'ELEFANTE' 'OLIVASTRI MILLENARI DI BALTOLU' 'IL FIUME COGHINAS' 'PONT'EZZU' 'TERME DI CASTELDORIA' 'VIGNOLA' 'S. MARIA DEL REGNO' 'CASTELSARDO' 'SPIAGGIA DI SAN PIETRO' 'CIVICO MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO' 'COSTA PARADISO' 'NURAGHE MAJORI' 'BASILICA DI SAN GAVINO'
A journey sailing on an emerald sea among small and big coves with snow-white sand and this is Sardinia, an Island that strikes its visitors with natural contrasts, the lights and colours of a region that guards old traditions, amid wilderness and pure nature. Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is a mainly mountainous region, without high peaks, with a vast and charming, yet bittersweet, natural environment. In fact, the presence of man does not seem to affect this territory; great surfaces still preserve their natural composition, luxuriant woods with even millenary trees, small desert areas and marshes inhabited by deer, wild horses and rapacious birds. The sea reigns over this region with its colours and it creeps into the coves, along the coasts, the beaches and the most popular resorts. An example is the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) with its pearl, Porto Cervo, that combines the history and culture of a region that has old traditions with a joyful and colourful nightlife. Porto Cervo was named after its enchanting cove, which looks like the antlers of a deer; the Old Port is considered the best-equipped tourist port in the Mediterranean Sea. Porto Rotondo is also a famous location; it overlooks the wide Gulf of Cugnana and is full of villas and piazzas embedded in a splendid natural environment. Those who prefer the mountain to the sea can explore the area of Gennargentu, the greatest mountain range in Sardinia, with its peculiar landscape, where Man and Nature joined one another and decided that the latter should have the priority. This region is rich in flora and fauna, with its mouflons, golden eagles, Sardinian deer and several species that are now threatened with extinction. Among its wonders, Sardinia offers the visitor the Nuragic complexes scattered all over the territory. These are unique monuments in the world that testify an ancient culture, that remains partly mysterious, and that went from the fifteenth century to the sixteenth BC. The Nuragic constructions were built using great blocks of stone and develop around a central cone-shaped tower that transmits strength and power. These are archaeological sites where it is possible to grasp the archaic charm of ancient rituals and domestic life. Of these many constructions, the complex of Barumini, in the province of Cagliari, is among the sites in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The provinces of the region are: Cagliari (regional capital), Carbonia-Iglesias, Nuoro, Olbia-Tempio, Oristano, Medio Campidano, Sassari and Ogliastra.