Sardinia: an emotion to live all year round
Sardinia is not only synonymous with summer vacation. The land of the Nuraghe, rich in environmental treasures and beautiful landscapes along the coast thanks to the thick succession of bays, coves and white beaches dream bordering on a pristine beach, is first and foremost an island. For this reason, the pace of life in Sardinia are different from those of the rest of the continent: a universe in itself, marked by slow flows newspapers linked to the more natural. Times that are well suited to the vacationer who goes there to get the most from a parenthesis often too short and therefore more valuable.
Renting a house, taking advantage of the many offers made available by the local owners who have a long tradition of kindness and hospitality, is really the best way to spend their holidays. Chances proposed even during the so-called low season, as in Sardinia the beach vintage enjoys favorable climatic conditions that allow it to expand even until late October. In this period, when the more substantial tourist flow is gradually waning, book a holiday home for rent in order to enjoy the beauty of the shining sea of emerald transparent, the sky is painted in blue and beautiful semi-deserted beaches rediscovering most authentic dimension, really is the best solution. Both solar and summer affable, Sardinia is the perfect destination for ‘also rent during the months of September and October. When the climate is mild with its fresh air that caresses the skin and the seascape narrows into intimacy with the surrounding Mediterranean, to provide total relaxation, wellness, good food, good wine and culture.
When the intense colors of summer flowers give way to odors undefined unknown herbs and myrtle bluish berries that tourists can only recognize peering carefully and be guided by the senses, primarily by scent on the trail of that sublime fragrance that berries give off just rub its small evergreen leaves. A healthy alternative way to treat yourself to a dip in the past, including ancient sensations that speak of peasant stories and centuries old traditions.
It is no coincidence that Sardinia is now the preferred destination for many tourists: its sea is indeed among the most transparent that you can see the world, and one of the most renowned for the beauty of the beaches and coastline, largely from ‘still wild and pristine look.
The Gulf of Orosei is one of the wildest coasts of Sardinia, with its 40 kilometers of coastline overlooking the sea. You can be reached by long walks among the wind-sculpted rocks, or by sea. The region is bathed in these waters is called Ogliastra, perhaps the part of Sardinia more difficult to achieve because of the rough terrain and poor connections territory. Exceeded the sandy bottoms of Caletta Siniscola and quiet Marina di Orosei, the coast has limestone masses of difficult access from land. The only town is to Cala Gonone, equipped with a small port is always packed.
The whole area and ‘rich in settlements dating back to the Nuraghic civilization and a must is a visit to the Caves of Ispinigoli, in whose entrails is a huge natural column formed by the union of a stalactite with a stalagmite: the height of well 38 meters makes this concretion the highest column of Europe. The cave, which is also called Grotta del Bue Marino because he has always been home to the monk seal, is located two kilometers from the port and has its entrance at sea level. The long tunnel that creeps into the limestone and ‘open, and inside you will find a pond, small beaches and an underground stream.
La spiaggia più celebre dell’intero Golfo di Orosei è Cala Luna, il cui nome deriva dalla sua forma a spicchio di luna, un raro gioiello della natura costituito da una spiaggia, chiusa da uno stagno e da una folta macchia di oleandri, che pur essendo una meta turistica tra le più visitate ha mantenuto intatta la sua bellezza naturale. Si trova a sei chilometri a sud del porto di Cala Gonone, dal quale partono mini-crociere che includono soste e immersioni nei più caratteristici punti del golfo di Orosei.
Going forward we find Cala Sisine, very impressive at sunset, and the subsequent Cala Mariuolu, whose small beaches are formed by smaller and smaller pebbles as we approaches the Smeralda coast shoreline. Legend has it that the name “Mariuolu” was given to this area because of the presence of a very cunning seal that secretly fishermen to Cala Gonone, could devour in seconds the total catch in a day. The Gulf of Orosei is closed by the Capo di Monte Santu, who opened the Gulf of Arbatax.
Passed the archipelago of La Maddalena, you enter the world of the Costa Smeralda, whose sea has really the color of an emerald precious. You immediately notice the different atmosphere that reigns along the 55 kilometers of coast: luxurious boats enter and leave from Porto Cervo, one of the most equipped and modern marinas in the Mediterranean. From the sea you can see the golfers playing on the course of Pevero and you can admire the villas of businessmen, artists and characters of the film or television.
The Costa Smeralda ends with the long, sandy Liscia Ruja, in front of which lies the solitary Mortorio Island and the opening of the bay of Cala di Volpe. Soon after, an other well known resort: Porto Rotondo, with gulfs of Cugnana and Marinella. On entering the Gulf of Olbia, an important seaport for links with the continent, you notice the thinning traffic, a clear sign of removal from the “hot” area of the Sardinian coast. Left the Gulf of Olbia appear Tavolara island and the nearby island of Molara. Along the coast of the province of Nuoro, the sea alternates long and sandy beaches in small coves with flat rocks. Passing in front of San Teodoro and Budoni you can see some species of birds such as the gray heron and the pink flamingo. Continuing south are the beaches of Posada, behind which stands the cliff on top of which is the picturesque medieval village dominated by the ruins of Fava Castle, built around the XII. Posada Beaches, fine sand and clear, are not crowded even in the summer and, windswept, they are ideal for surfers.