Costa Smeralda photoAround Costa Smeralda: from Capo Testa to Cala Luna.

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.

Capo Testa
ImageCapo Testa
Capo Testa - Cala dei Corsari
ImageCapo Testa - Cala dei Corsari

Going eastward, towards our final destination, one passes Cala dei Corsari where the water is so extraordinarily transparent that ancient granite columns made in Roman times, can be seen on the sea bed. Soon after we come to the fishing village of Santa Teresa di Gallura, clearly distinguished by its imposing Aragonese tower, which is nowadays a pleasant tourist centre and in the summer its natural harbour (cut out of a long fjord) is so full of pleasure boats that they almost hide the fishing boats.
The natural harbour of Santa Teresa is also home to the ferry-boat that links Sardinia to Corsica. Santa Teresa offers visitors excellent accommodation and leisure facilities. People in search of quieter, more relaxing attractions can find long sleepy beaches such as Rena Bianca and the long beach of Marmorata with its deep crystal clear water which is directly after Santa Teresa. Then one passes Capo Falcone and begins to head southward.

S. Teresa di gallura - Il porto
ImageS. Teresa di gallura - Il porto

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