Sailing southward we reach the beautiful and long beach of Posada. On the top of the hill which rises from the beach the village has been built. It has an ancient Medieval quarter and the Castello della Fava where Eleonora d'Arborea lived.
The sea bed is sandy because of the beaches and continues to be so as far as La Caletta di Siniscola and the Marina di Orosei, beyond which the coast rises suddenly in calcareous cliffs that are not easy to reach by land.
  Cala Gonone
ImageCala Gonone
Cala Gonone (the only inhabited part of this coast) which is part of the "comune of Dorgali" has a small harbour which is always crowded in the summer and is linked by a tunnel that goes through Mount Bardia to Dorgali.
Dorgali - Grotta del Bue Marino
ImageDorgali - Grotta del Bue Marino
  This is a big village that rises on the slopes of the mountain. This area is full of ancient Nuragic settlements and a visit to the Grotte di Ispingoli is worthwhile. Inside this cave there is an enormous column, 38 metres high, formed by a stalactite and stalagmite. It is the highest column in Europe.
The most famous marine places near Cala Gonone are the Grotta del Bue Marino and Cala Luna the destination of the first part of this our "navigation" along the coast of Sardinia.
The Cave is called "Del Bue Marino" because it has always been inhabited by monk seals. It is 2 kms. from the port of Cala Gonone.
It is possible to visit the cave through the long tunnel cut out of the calcareous rock which leads to a small lake with small beaches and an underground stream among a large variety of concretions of incredible shapes.
Going southwards, not far from the caves, the rock opens to give space to Cala Luna: a rare natural jewel formed by very beautiful beach bordered by a pond and oleander bushes that make a scenery envied by the whole world.
  Cala Luna
ImageCala Luna

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