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Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to VALLEDORIA San Pietro a Mare Badesi Santa Maria Coghinas

OLIVASTRI MILLENARI DI BALTOLU

OLIVASTRI MILLENARI DI BALTOLU  Apri
Loc. LURAS OLBIA-TEMPIO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
32 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 449 mt. a.s.l.  Area Tempio Pausania, Aggius, Vignola Mare
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Luras ( LURAS in Sardinia, in the Gallura Lu'risi ) , is a town of 2,715 inhabitants in the province of Olbia -Tempio in the historical region of Gallura . It is located 500 meters above sea level , in the area of the Gallura. It is part of the Third Mountain Community Gallura . Is 95 km from Sassari. Despite being located in the heart of the Gallura, Sardinia has preserved Logudorese , once spoken throughout the area , but for some centuries replaced by the Gallura region , language of origin , and akin to southern Corsican dialect of Sartene. The name derives from the Latin Luras lura , meaning or goatskin bag . The name comes from the imagination of the locals who could see rocks present in the particular forms of skins or bags . In the area of Luras old olive trees are present . In particular, at Santu Baltolu of Karana , at the country church dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is situated the oldest of these olive trees, which is the people of Luras confidentially and respectfully called S'Ozzastru . It has a circumference of 12 meters at about m . 1.30 from the ground and 8 meters high . His age , according to some experts, is estimated at between 3,000 and 4,000 years old, thus being the oldest tree in Italy and one of the oldest in Europe. In 1991 , this patriarch of nature , was d a natural monument and ed by ministerial decree for the region of Sardinia, in the list of twenty trees , one for each Italian region .

CIVICO MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO

CIVICO MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO  Apri
Loc. PERFUGAS - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
13 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 64 mt. a.s.l.  Area Santa Maria Coghinas, San Pietro a Mare, Sedini
The museum, which originated from the census and excavation of archaeological sites in the territory of Perfugas, is divided into a section and an archaeological paleobotany. On display are fossils of plants similar to palms, cypresses and poplars, from Anglona petrified forest, which formed between 30 and 15 million years ago as a result of events that led to the silicification of the plants themselves. The Palaeolithic section houses the most ancient materials found so far in Sardinia: the flint tools of archaic Clactonian from Rio Altana and the scrapers and the denticulates from Sa Pedrosa-Pantallinu of evolved Clactonian. The Neolithic is represented by the statue of mother goddess with child, which is the first kourotrophos Western environment (fourth millennium BC). Refer to the Nuraghic pottery, stone tools and bronze artefacts, including a dagger hilt is remarkable gammata intact. Exhibits import of VII-VI sec. BC, testifying to the vitality of some tardonuragici territorial centers, Attic vases and Punic V-IV century. B.C. and other Hellenistic and Roman pottery illustrate the historical age. Among the early medieval materials are included in the fifth century impasto vases, a bronze ring of the sixth century, vague of glass mass and a spearhead of the seventh and eighth centuries. materials are also exposed referring to the centuries IX-XIII. There is a free service of guided tours. The audio-visual room has 85 seats, wall screen, video projector and sound tem. You can perform virtual tours in the region through a multimedia station. The Museum carries out educational activities for school groups, consisting of guided tours, film projections, specific sections on the themes of prehistory. You must book tours of groups of over 10 people. There are no architectural barriers. Address: via Nazario Sauro, 07034 Perfugas; telephone: 079 564241 Body having: City of Perfugas. Management: Sa Rundine s.n.c., via Roma 24, Perfugas Timetable: 9.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00 (from October to May); 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 (June to September); closed on Mondays. Ticket: Euro 3.00 (full price), Euro 2.00 (groups of at least 10 people, seniors over 60, schools), Euro 1.00 (residents, carers). Ticket Exemption: children up to 6 years. e-mail: comunediperfugas@tiscali.it, sarundine@tiscali.it

MTB: VALLEDORIA AGGIUS TERME DI CASTELDORIA

MTB: VALLEDORIA AGGIUS TERME DI CASTELDORIA  Apri
Loc. VALLEDORIA SS, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
1 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 11 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Pietro a Mare, Badesi, Santa Maria Coghinas
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Starting point: Valledoria On Viddalba direction Aggius (very nice), in the direction of the Temple. For 90% of the road is paved, so with the race essentially feasible. The roads are with very little traffic. The town of Aggius worth a visit as well as Temple.

CALA TINNARI

CALA TINNARI  Apri
Loc. TRINITA D'AGULTU E VIGNOLA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
12 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 3 mt. a.s.l.  Area Trinità d'Agultu e Vignola, Costa Paradiso, Badesi
Cala Tinnari is a stunning and unspoilt cove located on the lonely stretch of coast between the village of Costa Paradiso and tip them Canneddi at Isola Rossa. The beach is made up of small pebbles transported from the Riu Pirastru, meets at the end of a walk of about 30 minutes going down the slopes of Mount Tinnari (214 m). Cala Tinnari, immersed in the scents and colors typical of Costa Paradiso is the ideal destination for lovers of tranquility and peace.

AGGIUS

AGGIUS  Apri
Loc. AGGIUS OLBIA-TEMPIO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
22 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Tempio Pausania, Luras, Santa Maria Coghinas
Located 514 meters above sea level , Aggius is a typical of Gallura, nestled in nuraghis , at the foot of the jagged granite ridge called the Mountains of Aggius , which includes Mounts Sotza (m. 789 ) and the Cross ( Mt. 666 ) . The view is certainly one of the most beautiful of Sardinia Aggius is nestled among granitic rocks with bizarre shapes , cork trees and vineyards . It has a wonderful view dominated by the mighty massif Limbara , surrounded by an articulated chain of mountains which makes the landscape distinctive and gives it a unique , always very celebrated. Granite masses and rounded hills are the dominant features of the landscape of this area . In fact, both being part of the tem of rugged ridges of the jagged granite , whether it is present in scattered heaps bizarre shapes in the so-called Valley of the Moon , the granite unmistakably characterizes the landscape of this wonderful Sardinian village . They have become famous over the centuries the twisted shapes of these particular stones , in which man , since ancient times , wanted to recognize faces, shapes , animals and deities , choosing to live next door, first shelters under rocks , then in nuraghis and finally in the pens , pastoral settlements typical of Gallura . Its name may derive from the greek Agios ( sacred / holy ), or from the Latin agnus (lamb) for the ancient presence of folds , or even from A- Jius (without right or law) to indicate a certain independent and rebellious nature of its original inhabitants.

CALA GRANDE - VALLE DELLA LUNA

CALA GRANDE - VALLE DELLA LUNA  Apri
Loc. CALA GRANDE, SANTA TERESA GALLURA, OLBIA-TEMPIO, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
44 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Capo Testa, Santa Teresa Gallura, Terravecchia-portoquadro
Cala Grande and Valley of the Moon is made of huge granite rocks shaped by wind action millennial offering a spectacular back to the various coves surrounded by thick and unspoilt Mediterranean. It was a very popular resort since dagi 70s hippies and nudists. His middle name Moon Valley takes inspiration from the white granite boulders that are illuminated at night in the moonlight. Breathtaking views and great suggestion during the visit of these wonderful places. How to get there Just past the isthmus of Capo Testa, turn left and continue for about a mile. Once in the vicinity of a group of houses continue to the right until you reach a small square from which you can access the trail that snakes for 700 yards in the bushes leads to the valley.

PONT'EZZU

PONT'EZZU  Apri
Loc. OZIERI SS, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
42 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Pattada, Ardara, Torralba
The bridge is a remarkable example of monumental architecture, built by the Romans under the Empire. 89 meters long and 4.30 wide, was built on six arches for exceeding the Rio Mannu Ozieri, along the road connecting Olbia to Karalibus-Turrem (Cagliari and Porto Torres) and was used until a few decades ago . With approximately 90 meters in length is one of the largest and best preserved Roman bridges of the island. Has six arches with radii decreasing from the center to the sides. The central arch is flanked by two arches to N and three high E. The last of these, in addition to not having corrispetivo the other end of the bridge, is discordant with the others in size, technique and parameter soffit . The round arches are erected on strong pillars that are upstream and downstream powerful beaks. The space between the pillars is paved. These artifacts, bolts and pavement, indisponsabili were the first to break the fury of the waters, the second because the foundations were not worn. The supporting structures and parameters are made the square work (opus quadratum), using the local limestone trachyte; while the filling inside and shoulders are in a work bag (random length). From the analysis of the building elements is detectable that the central arch with the other two for each side date back to a single tem, while the last SE to another. But for now it is not possible to specify the chronological order of the two construction operations. Used until the fifties, when they were knocked down parts of the shoulders to pass a bulldozer, has undergone continuous renovation works that are now visible in the filming of the gaps made with different techniques. The dating of the bridge, in the absence of investigations finalized, is established for comparison and is attributable to the imperial period. The work carried out in the 60s channeled and cemented the Rio Mannu, changing the natural course of the river that no longer passes under the bridge. In 1987, given the serious state of neglect of the area, the Chamber of Ozieri WWF has proposed a project to the City of rehabilitation and enhancement of the area, also in view of the small wetland area rich in the fauna. The first project, implemented by the Municipality with a yard-work, it was considered by the Regional Environmental Protection to the best project presented during the European Year for the environment and then rewarded with additional funding. In 1992 he resumed work, which run on a new WWF project involved the construction of a green oasis around the Roman bridge, which would reconcile the interests of archaeological and historical interest with naturalistic ones.

VIGNOLA

VIGNOLA  Apri
Loc. VIGNOLA MARE - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
30 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 4 mt. a.s.l.  Area Costa Paradiso, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Capo Testa
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Vignola Mare is a typical and quiet village on the gulf of Vignola on the north coast of Sardinia. The main feature of the gulf is its sandy beach sui to practice many water sports. Vignola Mare is at 16 km from Santa Teresa di Gallura in the north-east, and about 70 km from Olbia with its airport and harbor. The harbor of Porto Torres is located 65 km in the south-west from Vignola Mare.In Vignola Mare are available all basic services like mini market, bar, restaurant, pizzeria, petrol station. All the other services are available in Santa Teresa di Gallura or in Aglientu (10 kilometers).

TERME DI CASTELDORIA

TERME DI CASTELDORIA  Apri
Loc. SANTA MARIA COGHINAS - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
8 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 41 mt. a.s.l.  Area Perfugas, Valledoria, Badesi
The lake of Casteldoria (Anglona) is an artificial basin and on its shores it is possible to lie in wait to admire different animals species, mainly the numerous birds that nest there. The lake is fed by the waters of the river Coghinas. On the mouth of the Monte Ruiu's gorge, toward the sea, you could visit the Casteldoria thermal baths, where its springs gush a water reaching even 70°C of temperature, which proprieties were already known by the Romans passing through the Anglona.

BASILICA DI SAN GAVINO

BASILICA DI SAN GAVINO  Apri
Loc. CHIESA DI SAN GAVINO, VIA SAN GAVINO, PORTO TORRES, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
38 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Sassari, Stintino, Argentiera
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The Basilica of San Gavino in Porto Torres is the oldest and largest Romanesque church in Sardinia. The temple, one of the most important monuments of the island, is an important place of worship linked to the veneration of the relics of the martyrs of Torres . Already cathedral , is currently the main church of Porto Torres and office parrocchiale.La basilica is located between the two courts , called atrium and lobby Comita Metropolis , onto which the two long sides of the building. In the southern side is the main entrance , consisting of a fine twin portal of the fifteenth century in Gothic-Catalan style , the large arch over the portal is supported by columns and presents the extrados frame that rests on two capitals carved with the image of two angels holding a coat of arms each. The church has two apses with opposing apses in fact there is one on both short sides of the basilica. The external face of the factory, limestone , is punctuated by pilasters and hanging arches. The roof slab is piombo.L ' interior is rectangular in plan , divided into three naves by two series of arches governed by twenty-two columns of bare , pink granite and gray marble , and three pairs of pillars cruciform . The capitals are almost all Roman times. The plant with longitudinal development is completed on both sides by an apse minors . The nave , much larger than the lateral ones by a ratio of 3:1, is covered by wooden trusses that bear numerous written in red color dating back to the seventeenth century, while the bays of the side aisles are cross vault . Current studies are carried out by the University of Pisa detect the whole body of the basilica with the latest methods of photogrammetry and laser scanning . The high altar, until the nineteenth century placed in the center of the nave , is now located in the apse located to the south west , while the apse opposite , north-east , is home to a wooden catafalque of the seventeenth century with the polychrome statues of the holy martyrs Gavino , Proto and Gianuario , depicted in lying position . From the aisles accessed all'anticripta and the crypt , which houses art Roman sarcophagi , in which are preserved the faithful venerate the relics of the martyrs as turritani . The anticripta is an environment in classical Renaissance style , characterized by numerous niches within which lie the marble statues of martyrs.

S. MARIA DEL REGNO

S. MARIA DEL REGNO  Apri
Loc. SAINT MARIA OF REGNO, ARDARA SASSARI, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
35 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Torralba, Ozieri, Perfugas
Santa Maria is an imposing Romanesque church of the Kingdom of Sardinia, the small town of Ardara Parish , in the province of Sassari. The monument was palace chapel of the judges of Torres.La church was built in a very dark basalt to the work of craftsmen near Pisa. The facade is divided into five mirrors and presents a projecting coping . At the center is the portal lintel and relieving arch round arch , surmounted by a lancet window . The entire external face of the building is punctuated by pilasters and decorated with hanging arches . On the left side of the building alongside what remains of the bell tower, a square cane , currently docked . The interior, with a rectangular plan , is divided into three naves by two sets of columns supporting arches of carved capitals with floral motifs. The roof of the nave is a wooden trusses , while the aisles , divided into bays , shell have to cruise. The view of the semicircular apse is prevented by the imposing altarpiece Maggiore , the largest XVI century altarpiece in Sardinia , which stands behind the altar. The work, about ten meters high and six wide , consists of thirty- painted tables , separated by carvings of gilded wood. The tables show the different representations of prophets and saints , in addition to the events of Mary's life . At the center of the altarpiece , by a valuable niche , there is the wooden statue of Our Lady of the Kingdom, in which the Madonna, who is holding the baby Jesus , is clothed with royal insignia (crown and scepter ) . The altarpiece is accompanied by an inion on the dais , where he was appointed the author, John Muru, and the year of ution, 1515. From another entry shows the name of the purchaser , Joan Cataholo , canon of St. Peter Sorres in 1489 and dean of the cathedral of Sant 'Antioco Bisarcio in 1503. Inside the church you can admire the series of paintings leaning against the columns, representing the apostles and other saints of the seventeenth century , the altarpiece Minor , a work of the same school of Maggiore altarpiece , a carved wooden pulpit and the epigraph , copy probably thirteenth-century original, to commemorate the consecration of the temple , which took place may 7, 1107 .

COSTA PARADISO

COSTA PARADISO  Apri
Loc. TRINITA' D'AGULTU - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
18 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 25 mt. a.s.l.  Area Trinità d'Agultu e Vignola, Badesi, Vignola Mare
This coast's name comes from the marvellous scenery of this central - northern part of the island. There are 8 kilometres of red rocks shaped by the wind and transformed into interesting sculptures that can be seen from the transparent waters of the Sardinian sea, divided by small bays that are surrounded by the green Mediterranean vegetation that reaches the hinterland. One of the most beautiful beaches on the island is Li Cossi, bordered by rocky walls of yellow-pink granite that overhang and close in around the wide beach of fine, light-coloured sand. Heading south, under the lee of the Tinnari mountain, you'll come across Tinnari beach, formed by a doubled arch and surrounded by big rocks that look like animal sculptures or strange figures that take on a reddish colour, depending on the direction of sun's rays. The sea-water here is a transparent emerald-green colour and allows one to admire the beauty of the seabed; not only a paradise for snorkelling enthusiasts.

BADESI

BADESI  Apri
Loc. BADESI - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
6 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 11 mt. a.s.l.  Area Valledoria, San Pietro a Mare, Trinità d'Agultu e Vignola
A wide white beach stretches for miles , across the mouth of the river Coghinas , one of the most important in Sardinia . The dunes of fine sand , are covered with juniper and horizon you can see in the distance the island dell . Due to its exposure to the mistral wind , this coast is ideal , throughout the year , lovers of surfing to sailing . The coast of Badesi also been d as a Site of Community Interest , for the richness of the flora and fauna of the features , especially the resident and migratory birds that nest among the reeds on the banks of the river Coghinas and fluvial islands . But the rest of the municipality is especially attractive and very varied, with hills covered with dense vegetation and low sandy flat land , where they grow lush vineyards, from which we get the prestigious and award-winning Vermentino di Gallura (DOCG) . In the month of May is held in Badesi pot Magrini surfcasting , race -class fishing from shore. 3-5 June instead place the patronal feast of the Sacred Heart . But the summer is the period in which they held the majority of events , parties and festivals under the only program of Summer Badesana . To note the famous summer carnival Badesi , with a parade of floats , which is held every year on the night of 13 August, and the Wine and Food Festival takes place on August 8 , with a tasting of typical dishes and specialties of Gallura , in an event that attracts year after year an increasing number of tourists.

ASINARA

ASINARA  Apri
Loc. ASINARA ISLAND - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
45 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Stintino, Castelsardo, Argentiera
Asinara is an Italian island of 52 km2 (20 sq mi) in area. The name is Italian for Donkey-inhabited, but it is thought to derive from from the Latin Sinuaria, and meaning sinus-shaped. The island is virtually uninhabited. The census of population of 2001 lists one man. The island is located off the north-western tip of Sardinia, and is mountainous in geography with steep, rocky coasts. Because fresh water is scarce trees are sparse and low scrub is the predominant vegetation. Part of the national parks tem of Italy, the island was recently converted to a wildlife and marine preserve. It is home to a population of wild Albino Donkeys from which the island takes its name. Asinara is located at the north-western tip of Sardinia. It is a territory of 51.9 km2 (20 sq mi) with a length of 17.4 km (11 mi) and a width which ranges from 290 m (951 ft) at Cala di Sgombro to 6.4 km (4 mi) of the northern part, as well as 110 km (68 mi) of coast length. The highest point, at 408 m, is Punta della Scomunica. The territory is entirely state property.

CASTELSARDO

CASTELSARDO  Apri
Loc. CASTELSARDO - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
9 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 74 mt. a.s.l.  Area Sedini, San Pietro a Mare, Valledoria
Castelsardo is a medieval town located in the North of Sardinia , on the Gulf dell, preserved virtually intact thanks to its unique geographical position, a promontory overlooking the sea , which has preserved from attack and destruction over the centuries . Founded by the Doria family of Genoa under the name of Castelgenovese , was conquered by the Aragonese and renamed Castellaragonese . Today Castelsardo name dates back to the mid-eighteenth century, when it replaced the Spanish. Castelsardo is now a tourist town equipped with a marina and beautiful beaches and coves ideal for pleasant summer holidays . During the year, rituals and traditions , such as the famous Feast of Lunissanti , mark the life of every day , characterized by the industrious work of cestinaie , fishermen and farmers. Castelsardo is part of the territory of Anglona in the province of Sassari, in a very special position overlooking the sea and dominating the landscape of the hinterland, mostly hilly . There are glimpses of great beauty that are characterized by limestone cliffs that form the highlands and plateaus , carved by erosion forming valleys or cliffs . The predominant vegetation is typical of the Mediterranean, which has also developed inland and not just on the coasts, while the forests extend for no more than a few tens of hectares. In many of these slopes waterways , of which the largest is the river Coghinas dig very deep valleys where it is not uncommon for the formation of medium-sized caves . In inland areas meet flocks of sheep or cows to pasture, what characterizes the Sardinian landscape .

IL FIUME COGHINAS

IL FIUME COGHINAS  Apri
Loc. VALLEDORIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
1 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 1 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Pietro a Mare, Badesi, Santa Maria Coghinas
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The Coghinas is the most important river of northern Sardinia , with a length of 116 km is the third largest river island after the Tirso and the Flumendosa , however, resulting amplitude of 2 ° to the reservoir after Tirso and the 2nd after the Flumendosa average flow of water. The term Coghinas Logudorese which means kitchen is derived from the presence of hot springs that the height of Casteldoria , a township near Santa Maria Coghinas flow giving rise to a complex spa known since Roman times . The presence of iodine -bromine waters that gush out at a temperature of 76 ° C has allowed the development of facilities with modern equipment which , together with the beauty and richness of the flora and fauna of the places and in the presence of protected areas , increase the potential development of tourism in the area, located less than 10 miles from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of. hike proposal Daily journey lasting about 6 hours. The starting point is near the hot springs , where you can admire the play of steam hot water causes the surface of the river, and proceeding through the reeds and scrub Meditterranean until arrival at the lagoon a few steps from the sea. A challenging course where the camera is mandatory, you can immortalize Egrets and herons , kingfishers, Falchetti , ducks, seagulls and for those lucky stork 's nest has about one km before the bridge mid-term . Practicable throughout the year.

ROCCIA DELL'ELEFANTE

ROCCIA DELL'ELEFANTE  Apri
Loc. SS 134 BIVIO, SEDINI, SASSARI, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
8 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Castelsardo, San Pietro a Mare, Valledoria
The Elephant Rock is a large boulder trachytic and andesitic , with a strong rust-colored , greatly eroded by the elements that have conferred the singular appearance of an elephant sitting . The rock , which has a height of about four meters, is located in the town of Castelsardo Multeddu resort , 4.3 km to the SS 134 connecting said common Sedini . Originally the stone was part of the complex rocky mountain Castellazzu which broke away from rolling downhill. In addition to some important tourist landscape , the Elephant Rock is also of considerable archaeological importance for the two Domus de Janas, dating from the period Prenuraghic that are hosted inside. The Domus de Janas , made in two successive stages , are located on two different levels. The upper one , the first to be excavated , has only three rooms and lacks the covered pavilion which preceded it , probably collapsed along with the prospect of the grave. The walls , flat and straight, have sculptural motifs . The second underground , which opens below, on the contrary, is very well preserved : it is made up of four rooms and was originally preceded by a dromos , which is a short hall , partly covered and open-air in the initial section . It is accessed via a narrow rectangular hatch 0.50 to 0.55 m . Of particular interest is the presence of a bovine proteome , a decorative element common to several Domus de Janas, carved in relief on the wall of a cell . Its unique curvilinear style , which denotes a phase artistic quite evolved , it allows to trace the construction of the tomb in the first half of the third millennium BC This type of protome is stylistically similar to those found in the tomb of the necropolis of greater S'Adde ' and Asile of ( Oxy ) , Tomb V in the necropolis of Montale (Sassari ) , IV and VI in the tombs in the necropolis of Calancoi (Sassari ) the Benefit and in the domus of the Garden Parish of Sennori .

CAPO TESTA

CAPO TESTA  Apri
Loc. CAPO TESTA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
45 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 41 mt. a.s.l.  Area Santa Teresa di Gallura, Santa Teresa Gallura, Terravecchia-portoquadro

Capo Testa, is the most northern point of Sardinia (in fact testa means head). At this windswept point, the wind has modelled the enormous granite rocks over the years so that the visitors' imagination can run riot recognising in each rock an animal, a cathedral dome or a famous person's profile. Nearby the old lighthouse overlooks Cala di Luna (or Valle della Luna as the Hippie-tourists called it) and in the distance one can see the white cliffs that mark the entrance to the port of Bonifacio.

NURAGHE MAJORI

NURAGHE MAJORI  Apri
Loc. TEMPIO PAUSANIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
24 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 489 mt. a.s.l.  Area Aggius, Luras, Santa Maria Coghinas
The monument is a Nuraghe of mixed type, that is characterized by the presence of vaulted spaces Tholos and corridors. The tower plant in irregular sub-circular (diameter 20 m 17,70 xm, height max. 5.30 m), includes some rocky outcrops that influence the development area plan. The walls are made of polygonal blocks of granite, large and medium size, just blanks. The entrance, facing east-south-east, is surmounted by a lintel provided with a window exhaust. It leads into a corridor (length 9.20 m, width max. 1.50 m, height max. 4.75 m) that passes longitudinally through the dolmen to result in a large semi-circular courtyard (diameter 9.50 m xm 5) . The roof of the hall is made up of horizontal slabs scale height near the entrance, as it becomes a pointed section in its subsequent development; the floor is paved. At mid-term, in the walls of the corridor open access, non-coaxial, two rooms: the first room on the right has plant ovoid (diameter 4.60 m xm 3.60; residual height 3.80 m) and cover tholos partially collapsed; the second environment, smaller in size and also to plant ovoid (diameter 3.80 m xm 3.75; residual height 3.75 m), shows up on the back wall of a plant cell with entrance architrave and sub-circular. On the southwest side of the courtyard, adjoining the tower, is spared a staircase leading to the upper floor: the current state of the structure does not allow for a thorough reading of the planimetric development of the first floor. However, the remaining walls lead to hypothesize the existence of an original circular room at the second compartment below (diameter 7.60 m) and another room on the opposite side. The dolmen is dated between the end of the Bronze Age and the Late Bronze Age.

TEMPIO PAUSANIA

TEMPIO PAUSANIA  Apri
Loc. TEMPIO PAUSANIA OT, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
25 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Aggius, Luras, Santa Maria Coghinas
Tempio, located in the heart of the Gallura , at the foot of Mount Limbara , is renowned for the cork and granite . The territory preserves testimonies of nuragica , with the nuraghis Mountains Pinna, Tanca Manna Izzana , Culbinu , Agnu and Majori, with finds of flint and obsidian . Feature of Tempio its buildings are constructed of granite blocks , with marked similarities to the centers of southern Corsica . The town is also famous for its vineyards , producing some outstanding wines for export such as Vermentino and Moscato . The area is known for its spring Rinaggiu , at the foot of Mount Limbara . From these mineral water has excellent curative properties . Tempio is also famous for its hot springs . Very striking is the country church of San Lorenzo , located on the hill , dating back to the eighteenth century. Inside the church is a statue of the saint on the gridiron . The festival is held in his honor on August 10. Both artisanal and industrial interest is the historical museum of Cork , with the exhibition of machinery and tools for working cork . The Museum collects Templense then sacred art objects , including silver, furniture and paintings from the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. Finally, it is open by appointment the Private Bird Collection of General Francis Tonnage .

SASSARI

SASSARI  Apri
Loc. SASSARI, ITALY - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
33 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Ardara, Sedini, Castelsardo
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Sassari e' uno dei capoluoghi di provincia della regione Sardegna, si trova nella parte nord-ovest dell'isola all'interno del Golfo dell'Asinara. Originariamente Sassari e' stata descritta col nome di Tathari nel XII secolo quando era un piccolo borgo composto da popolazione in fuga a causa dei saraceni e della malaria. Sassari si sviluppa come un importante centro commerciale con frequenti scambi con il porto pisano e genovese. Intorno alla fine del XIII secolo Sassari divenne comune ma successivamente fu sotto il dominio degli Aragonesi e degli Spagnoli. Rimase sotto il dominio spagnolo fino al 1720 quando e successivamente entro a far parte del Regno d'Italia. Da vedere: Fonte Rossello: si tratta di una bellissima fontana ornamentale collegata ad una ricca sorgente d'acqua . E' in stile del tardo Rinascimento, possiede una pianta rettangolare ed e' formata da due strutture sovrapposte a forma di parallelepipedo in marmo verde e bianco. Sopra queste strutture vi sono degli archi incrociati al di sopra dei quali si trova la statua equestre di San Gavino (si tratta di una copia, l'originale e' andata distrutta). Su ogni angolo della struttura si trovano statue che raffigurano le quattro stagioni. Duomo di San Nicola: questa chiesa fu edificata nel XIII secolo ed era in stile romanico. Di questa sua struttura originale rimane solo la parte inferiore del campanile. Nel 1480 fu costruito in stile gotico e di questo periodo rimane tutta la parte interna. Nel XVII secolo fu interamente rifatta la facciata e fu allungato il camanile. Attualmente la facciata si presenta finemente decorata con fregi, arabeschi e medaglioni. Vi sono poi tre nicchie che contengono i tre santi piu venerati a Sassari: San Gavino, San Proto e San Gianuario. Ancora piu in alto si trova invece la statua di San Nicola. Chiesa di San Pietro in Silki: questa chiesa venne edificata nel XIII secolo ma nel corso dei secoli le sue caratteristiche romaniche sono state profondamente modificate: infatti della struttura originaria rimane solo il campanile. All'interno si trovano preziosi dipinti e simulacri tra cui uno della Madonna delle Grazie del XV secolo.

SPIAGGIA DI SAN PIETRO

SPIAGGIA DI SAN PIETRO  Apri
Loc. VALLEDORIA SS, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
1 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 10 mt. a.s.l.  Area Valledoria, Badesi, Sedini
St. Peter's beach is one of the town beaches of Valledoria that are located along the northern coast of Sardinia, overlooking the Asinara Gulf, in the province of Sassari. E 'characterized by a soft and light-colored sandy expanse, although not a candidate. There are Posidonia beached in small amounts: the classic marine balls. And 'it bordered by the estuary of the river Coghinas on the right of the beach. The sea has a medium-shallow water with a color scheme comprising various shades of blue and emerald green. Averagely busy in the summer months. Behind the beach there are small dunes and Mediterranean scrub. Getting there: from Valledoria, proceed on Provincial Road 90. At the roundabout, turn right and continue straight up to the rest area. Services: present eateries on the beach, possibility to rent equipment, deck chairs, parasols. Several hotel facilities and restaurants available in the area. Dominated by the country church of San Pietro Celestino placed on a small promontory, San Pietro a mare is the beach par excellence of Valledoria. Dunes of white and very wide sandy beach which is reflected for about a kilometer of the turquoise sea. Continuing west, the golden sand becomes closer to Maragnani extinct near the first houses of the Ciaccia, which gives way to a new scenic beauty, the cliff, which will accompany us until Castelsardo.

SPIAGGIA DI TESTA PONENTE

SPIAGGIA DI TESTA PONENTE  Apri
Loc. RENA DI PONENTE, SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA OT, ITALIA - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
45 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
  Area Capo Testa, Santa Teresa Gallura, Terravecchia-portoquadro
The beach Rena di Ponente is a long stretch of white sand surrounded by rocky coves and by Mediterranean greenery that fills the air with the scent of juniper and mastic. The intense blue of its sea and the clarity of its waters make it a unique and enchanting. The beach Rena Levante is located, together with the opposite Rena di Levante, the isthmus that connects the peninsula of Capo Testa, Sardinia. Their privileged location allows you to enjoy the calm sea in any wind condition.

MONTE USSONI E BAIA OSTINA

MONTE USSONI E BAIA OSTINA  Apri
Loc. CASTELSARDO - SARDEGNA  Navigatore
6 Km from NEW KAYAK SARDINIA
Altitude: 250 mt. a.s.l.  Area Sedini, San Pietro a Mare, Valledoria
From Monte Ussoni Bay Ostina for an itinerary that offers unique landscapes ranging from the mouth of the river Coghinas and its fertile valley to the pristine coastline between the end of the beaches of San Pietro and La Ciaccia and Baia Ostina Castelsardo. On ss 134 proceeding from Castelsardo to Sedini - Bassenthwaite turn Multedu to the forest site on the left and continue for several kilometers in the dense forest and the vegetation consists of species typical of the mediterraneacon mastic bushes and oak trees and other plants introduced to the work of forestry such as pine and pinod'Aleppo . Arriving at the top of Ussoni Mountains (348 m) there is a spectacular panoramic view of the entire sea and country. On clear days it ranges with the view from the coast of Isola Rossa , in Punta Canneddi and Tinnari (often you can also see the mountains of Corsica ) to Porto Torres , Stintino and the whole island dell . In the South -West 's castle and his cape . Going back you can choose to go and visit the beautiful forest of oaks of the Holy Spirit , which takes its name from the ruins of the church , or go to Bay Ostina.

Excursions and attractions in SARDEGNA close to VALLEDORIA San Pietro a Mare Badesi Santa Maria Coghinas: 'OLIVASTRI MILLENARI DI BALTOLU'   'CIVICO MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO'   'MTB: VALLEDORIA AGGIUS TERME DI CASTELDORIA'   'CALA TINNARI'   'AGGIUS'   'CALA GRANDE - VALLE DELLA LUNA'   'PONT'EZZU'   'VIGNOLA'   'TERME DI CASTELDORIA'   'BASILICA DI SAN GAVINO'   'S. MARIA DEL REGNO'   'COSTA PARADISO'   'BADESI'   'ASINARA'   'CASTELSARDO'   'IL FIUME COGHINAS'   'ROCCIA DELL'ELEFANTE'   'CAPO TESTA'   'NURAGHE MAJORI'   'TEMPIO PAUSANIA'   'SASSARI'   'SPIAGGIA DI SAN PIETRO'   'SPIAGGIA DI TESTA PONENTE'   'MONTE USSONI E BAIA OSTINA'  

SARDEGNA


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.