Holidays to Sardinia

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  • Alghero
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  • Alghero - Porticciolo camp
  • Mugoni beach and Porto Conte bay
  • Porto Ferro beach
  • Cape Caccia lighthouse
  • Castelsardo
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  • Stintino La Pelosa beach
  • Stintino Le Saline beach
  • Costa Paradiso village
  • Oristano
  • Sinis peninsula
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  • Costa Verde and surrounding
  • Pan Di Zucchero islet
  • Bosa - charming town on west coast
  • Costa del Sud
  • Cagliari old town
  • Cagliari - Poetto beach
  • Villasimius and Capo Carbonara
  • Solanas beach near Villasimius
  • Costa Rei 8 km long beach
  • Cala Gonone hotels
  • Golfo di Orosei - Orosei Gulf
  • Orgosolo Murales
  • Laconi - castle and park of Aymerich
  • Marina di Gairo - colored beaches
  • San Teodoro Costa Smeralda
  • Capo d' Orso Rock of Bear
  • Capo Testa
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    Sardinia is a small but very varied Island; the scenery of its beaches is colorful almost everywhere you go. One of choises to enjoy on beaches and inland places is to create an itinerary for 7 to 14 days staying for 3 or 4 days at a time in Sardinia hotelsSpend some time on the Costa Smeralda, move to Alghero, famous Stintino or explore nuraghe arround Sassari. If you have enough of time then enjoy a visit in the bustling centre of Cagliari.

     

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    Capo d Orso - Sardinia, huge bear shape in granite rock

    The town of Palau was founded in the 18th century. Today's Palau is a charming small tourists port. and Capo d'Orso. Situated on the extreme coast of North Sardinia, Palau offers to its guests, panoramic corners and magic belvedere of natural beauty.

    Capo d Orso - Stoned Bear - SardiniaPalau and Capo d' Orso

    From Palau town you will get an exciting "meeting" with the most famous Sardinian bear, Capo d'Orso a over 300 million years old granite rock.,

    Capo d' Orso - Cape Bear

    Cape Bear owes its name to the huge bear shaped rock overlooks the surrounding landscape from the top of 120 metres high granitic relief. Modeled through the millennia by the erodent action of wind and other atmospheric elements, the rock, dating back to late Paleozoic, has finaly assumed the outline of a bear intent on keeping guard over the strait of sea between the shore of Palau and the Island of La Maddalena.

    Capo d Orso - Sardinia

     

    The rock of Bear from prehistoric times

    The rock has been visited since prehistoric times and was so wel known to the first seafarer who approached Sardinia, that it has been identified as one of the essential points of ancient navigation in the Mediterranean.
    Evidence of its presence can be found in the writings of the first geographers who studied Sardinia. The first graphic illustration of the rock appeared in the book "Itinerary of the Island of Sardinia", who dates the "peculiar resemblance" back to two thousand years ago because Ptolemy refers to this place withthe name Arcti Promomtorium in his geography.

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    In 1993 the region of Sardinia declared the rock of the Bear natural monument for its geological characteristics as well as its representattiveness and specifity. The image of the bear has become Palau's symbol and it appears on the city banner.

    Capo d Orso - Sardinia

     

    Explore surrounding of Capo d Orso

    From the top of hill, at the bears's feet, you can enjoy an amazing and unique view, grasping a wide stretch of the northern coast, the Archipelago of la Maddalena and the mountains of Corsica. Near the rock, in the middle of a big area of lush Mediterranean maquis, there is the big and suggestive fort Capo d'Orso, an impressive granitic military battery from the beginning of the century, which was part of the complex system of fortifications in defense of the military basis of La Maddalena.