Get on/out board Leghorn (2 weeks minimum)

2 nights (the first/the last) in Elba (Marciana Marina or closet around) - 2 nights (the first/the last) in Bonifacio or Porto Vecchio in Corse - 8/10 nights in Sardinia (Costa Paradiso, Golfo Asinara, Stintino, Palau, Maddalena, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Costa Smeralda)

Get on/out board Sardinia

weekends and weeks in Sardinia (possible stops and routes: Costa Paradiso, Golfo Asinara, Stintino, Palau, La Maddalena, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Costa Smeralda)

Info on beaches, cultural and naturalistic itineraries of Sardinia (to look at north coast):

Sardinia is the second biggest island of Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily), and third Italian region, but the population is just a little bit more than half of the national average (24.090km² surface, 1.648.248 inhabitants).
Has a relatively solid shape (a rectangular with long sides disposed along the meridian with about 1900 km of coast mostly rocky, now overhanging and irregular, now full of creeks or wide strides) quite far from the peninsula’ s ports (250 miles from Genoa to Porto Torres).
Isolated rocks, shorts tablelands, small hills, Sardinian relief is split in two by Campidani plans, extended from Cagliari and Oristano gulfs; the lower mountain area is between the northern coast and the extreme south- east corner, with Limbara Mountain 1359m, Goceano Chain (Rasu Mountain 1259m), Gennargentu mountain , which has the top altitude of the entire Island, 1834m, Marmora Point. The landscape is rude cause the outcrop rock and the poor vegetation.
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Paradiso Coast, is in Sassari’ s province and includes a wide part of the coast which goes from Cruzitta Point till Tinnari Mountain. The characteristics are roughness of the soil, mostly constituted by red rocky formations eroded by the wind, la thick vegetation, crowed of junipers and tamarisks, ending up with the beautiful water, which with its transparency shows an incomparable beauty.
From the eastern coast street, which climbs along a slope face, it is nice to enjoying the panorama on the open sea.
On the western coast, after a little walk, there is the wonderful Li Cossi beach, set in a stretch of the coast of wild beauty, softened by gold sand and by the intense colour of the sea.
From the ecological point of view the Mediterranean undergrowth overlooks the entire Sardinia’ s coast landscape, which is characterised by olives and carob threes, cisto, lentischio, myrtes, elicristo and euforbia.
Among the more diffuse species on the beaches, the sea lily, unmistakable with its white corolla. From a fauna point of view are diffuse everywhere royal seagull, less frequent the corse seagulls and the sea crow shag. Among the birds of pray the very rare osprey, the peregrine falcon and sometime the astore, rare the queen falcon.
In the lagoons and ponds of the coast there are coots, wild ducks, svassi, terns, heron and garzette, sometime the pink flamingo.
Among Sardinian sea animals has to be done an obligatory pointing for the most extraordinary, the seal monk, which till around 1965 it was relatively numerous and sighted from Asinara and mostly in Orsei Gulf
The precious species are diffuse all along the coast, like: seabasses, occhiate, pagelli e saraghi, often accompanied by big exemplary of dentici and ricciole.
On the high coasts and the cliffs, full of ravines and submarine caves, where morays and groupers have their lodges. Also lobsters live in the northern coast. Great diffusion of tuna fishes.
Asinara Gulf is characteristic for its long stretch of sand, followed by a part of higher coast along Anglona littoral.
Precious fishermen town placed in the extreme edge’s land of north- western Sardinia in front of Asinara Island.
Stintino counts 1114 inhabitants and is in Sassari’ s province. In local dialect “istinthinu” is for alley, alluding to the narrow fiord, today crowed of cruiser boats, which cuts the coast around the fishing boats anchorage bay.
The Island has a total surface of 51,92km², long bastion closing up in the west the gulf’ arch from which it takes the name. It will be transformed in a natural park, but still is occupied by the penitentiary institute.
The coast navigation (the east one is full of beautiful bays and cliffs) is allowed just keeping at least one mile distance.
The location is perfect for the persons fond of sea.
The populated area is laid down on a promontory which made two deep loops, in which have been built two capacious marinas.
Passing over the town there is Pelosa beach, with its soft impalpable sand is probably the more beautiful beach of the Island.
The sea then is of thousands softening between turquoise and del bleu
The frame is spectacular: on the left the high schist and dark coats of Capo Falcone, close the nice Pelosa tower, laid on a rocky spur in the meddle of the sea, ending with the low profile of Piana and the rocky one of Asinara Islands.
Transit point for who departs with the ferries directs towards La Maddalena Archipelago. This lovely little town, typical gallurese aspect, is excellent realized and fitted into the tourist process development.
A big port protection and services to the hundreds of boats ploughing these seas.
Have been built hotels and tourist resorts of remarkable capacity and the maritime connections are sensitively increased.
In a stretch of town’ s coast there is a little way which takes around Orso Rock, placed above a panoramic hill.
In the north there is the tourist Porto Rafael, with its many pretty cottages immerse in the green Mediterranean undergrowth.


La Maddalena Archipelago is made of a group of seven islands and of many other little islands,  is territory administrative.
In the past the Romans used to call those Cunicolarie Islands, the Pisans and the Genoans renamed then, “Carugi” or Alleys Islands.
The fame of this Mediterranean corner of wild beauty is now international, creating an interest even bigger towards these places.
The view of the islands is possible just by the boat.
The good quality of the natural environment characteristic of these places, led in 1994, to the institution of National Park of La Maddalena Archipelago, extended for 4937 hectares.
S. Teresa little town is located on a rocky high coast with two sides: one goes down till Rena Bianca beach, just right in front of Corse; the other goes down towards a very deep fiord, in which is located Longone Port.
Santa Teresa is proud of its clean and well disposed streets, of its squares, on which are faced shops of any kind, of the old tower, bulwark on that promontory overhanging upon the sea, of the beautiful beach just at the end of the village.
Towards north, few kilometres from Santa Teresa, there is Testa Cape peninsula, connected to the Island by a sandy bend forming at its left side Santa Reparata beach. In the right side of the bay there is Tibula beach studded by odorous tamarisks.
A gorgeous panorama on the huge granites walls of Cala Spinosa.
Geographically, Smeralda Coast embraces that stretch of gallurese coast in between Cugnana and Arzachena Gulf.
In a recent past this area was the more isolated and desolated region of Gallura, populated just by few shepherd families sparse in homestead called “stazzi”.
A virgin land, in which a group of economic operators created tourist installations aimed to respect the natural characteristic of this such enchanting landscape.
The coast is very irregular, it is an alternating of creeks and promontories, of little islands parched by saltiness, of pink granites and white beaches with crystalline water.
Porto Cervo is the most important centre, it is equipped with very good port structures for charter boats.