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Discovering Sardinia
Tuesday, July 19TH, 2011 by Anonymous
Sardinia is one of the most popular  touristic destinations in Italy. Best known for the its sea and  its strong and thriving nature, the region has long been synonymous with luxury tourism and exclusive locations. But the truth is that Sardinia has many wonderful spots accessible to everyone. Let's go discover them. In the 1960s the Indian Prince Aga Khan, conquered by the beauty of the Gallura coast, then empty, purchased it with the intent to build a refuge for elite tourism. The result is the Costa Smeralda, famous for its beautiful beaches, clear blue sea, and lush islands. The builders...
Lake Coghinas
Monday, January 25TH, 2010 by ancos
Lake Coghinas - PanoramaLake Coghinas is part of the Sassari Province in the Monte Acuto territory. The lake dates back to the year 1927 when it was artificially created through a dam on a river in Limbara. The river itself starts at Punta Palai and flows to the Asinara Gulf. It runs parallel to the Marghine Goceano Mountains in their final stretch and is known as Rio Mannu di Ozieri. The lake is 185 meters in length and is 58 meters wide and is especially important since it supplies water and also because it serves as an important hydro electric power plant. Lake Coghinas is also an...
Lake Omodeo
Monday, January 25TH, 2010 by ancos
Lake Omodeo - Panorama - Photo courtesy of Cristianocani/flickr Lake Omodeo is a large artificial lake that was built in Sardinia between 1919 and 1924. The lake was built through a dam on the Tirso River in the Santa Chiara d'Ula gorge. A very important lake in Sardinia it was also one of the largest of its kind in Europe for many years. Many parts of the area were affected when the lake was built, such as the village of Zuri, which was demolished and rebuilt upriver. The old Saint Peter Church was also dismantled and then rebuilt, in exactly the same way, except for a new location. The...
Asinara National Park
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
  Asinara - The Island - Photo courtesy of Markus Braun/Wikimedia   In Sardinia is an island that has a decidedly Blue Lagoon-esque vibe with stretches of untouched beaches and crystal clear water. Asinara is the second largest island in Sardinia and used to be known as "Devil's Island," because the picturesque island was used as a place for quarantine, a camp during World War One, and as a high security prison in the 1970s and 1980s. Today the island and its diverse flora and fauna are part of the Asinara National Park, founded in 1997 to protect the natural habitats, endangered species ...
Arcipelago di La Maddalena
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
  Arcipelago di La Maddalena - Photo courtesy of Stahlkocher/Wikimedia   Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park is a geo marine park that covers both land and sea. The park covers over 12,000 hectares and 180 km of coasts, including all the islets and islands within the Municipality of La Maddalena, Italy. This national park is an essential part of the Sardinian region and not to be missed by visitors in the area.    The Location The Arcipelago of La Maddalena is widely considered to be a true piece of natural art. The major islands of the area include La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo...
Shopping in Sardinia
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
  Sardinia - Coastal View   While on vacation some travellers research the best museums, others the most dazzling beaches, and others still choose their vacation spots based on their shopping options. If you are a shopper--especially one who also favors sun dappled islands--then Sardinia is the perfect place for you! One of the most dazzling areas in Italy, Sardinia offers both natural beauty and many options for visitors who are looking to spend some time in the shops. A large island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Sardinia is close to Corsica, Tunisia, and the Balearic Islands of Spain....
Gavoi
Wednesday, December 09TH, 2009 by ancos
Gavoi Gavoi is a town and commune located in central Sardinia in Italy in the commune of Nuoro. The town is located close to the lake of Gusana and is located in the Barbagia natural region. Gavoi is spread over an area of 38 sq km and has a population of close to 3000. The town has had an interesting history, it is believed to have been inhabited by Hebrews in the 4th century AD and it was only in the 17th century that the Tuscan carbon makers had made Gavoi their home. The traditions and culture of Gavoi are particularly interesting. For decades the town has been making a traditional drum...
Aggius
Wednesday, December 09TH, 2009 by ancos
Aggius Aggius is a town and a commune located in Sardinia, Italy in the province of Olbia-Tempio. The town is located close to Cagliari and Olbia. Aggius is quite a small town with an area of 83 sq km and population of close to 1600. Aggius is a hill town, located at an altitude of 514 meters above sea level. According to scholars, Aggius had been inhabited since before Roman times and over the centuries it has been passed on from many hands. The economy of Aggius is based mainly on agriculture and live stock breeding. Dairy and agricultural products are the main productions in Aggius  ...
La Maddalena
Monday, November 30TH, 2009 by admin
La Maddalena Harbour, Sardinia La Maddalena is an island located in northern part of Sardinia in Italy. The island is not very heavily populated and is a part of the province of Olbia-Tempio. It is a commune and the largest city on the island is the La Maddalena town. The island is quite famous for its beautiful beaches and has a rocky terrain. There are several ancient ruins and some fortifications that are still left on the island. The island of La Maddalena is connected to the nearby island of Caprera by a narrow causeway. In fact, La Maddalena is known as an archipelago since it is a...
Tavolara
Tuesday, November 24TH, 2009 by ancos
Tavolara beach If you are planning for a trip to Italy, then you can consider spending some time in Tavolara Island, which lies along the northeast coast of Sardinia. This island is situated in the geographical region of Gallura in the town of Olbia across the Olbia-Tempio province. You can find one of the most amazing landscapes on Tavolara overlooking the sea, as there are restrictions on construction activities in this region. From a distance, the island seems as if a massive limestone is springing out of the sea. This rectangular structure is around 6 kms in length and 1 km in width....

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