Stintino, Sardinia, Italy
Stintino is a small town on the north-west coast of the Island of Sardinia. Though it is not a big city, every summer dozens of thousands of tourists from all over the world come to visit this place. The main attraction of Stintino is its coast which consists of rocks and beaches with fine white […]
Stintino is a small town on the north-west coast of the Island of Sardinia. Though it is not a big city, every summer dozens of thousands of tourists from all over the world come to visit this place. The main attraction of Stintino is its coast which consists of rocks and beaches with fine white sand. The most famous beach of Stintino is named La Pelosa. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy and is considered by many as the enchanting beach with water unlike anywhere else in Italy. The turquoise color and transparency of the waters and the fine white sand of the searchvela beach make it look like a tropical beach rather than Mediterranean. Only the lack of tropical fish and the typical Sardinian vegetation on the beach of La Pelosa are to remind us that we are in Sardinia. This unique beach is located in the Gulf of Asinara, east of Cape Falcone. It is protected from the open sea by a natural barrier formed by the cliffs of Cape Falcone, a little island called Isola Piana and the Island of Asinara. This is why the water of La Pelosa is always calm even when the dominant northwestern wind (Mistral) blows. But it is not only the beaches that Stintino has to offer to a tourist. The town of Stintino is located in front of the Island of Asinara, a former penal colony and now a natural reserve. Stintino was founded in 1885 by farmers of Sardinia and Genoese fishermen who were evicted from the Island of Asinara when it was converted into a penal colony. The town is built around two bays which are home to two marinas for fishing boats and pleasure craft. The old port called "Minori" (small) was joined by the new port called "Mannu" (major). The economy revolves around the two marinas and of course tourism. From the port Mannu you can go on an excursion to the National Park of Asinara. The route takes about 30 minutes. The tour is conducted for groups of twenty people and lasts all day.
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