The picturesque village of Castelsardo is situated on the north coast of Sardinia in the Gulf of Asinara. The town is dominated by the medieval castle which dates from the 12th century and offers fantastic views over the Gulf. There is a wide variety of shops bars and restaurants. The area is famous for basket weaving a craft which is still evident today as you wander through the narrow streets of the old town. A visit to the old town, the castle and the cathedral are a must. Further afield, there is the famous elephants rock and the area is richly covered with nuraghe. Boat trips to the Asinara Island also make a great day out. The rocky coastline is dotted with fine beaches including Lu Bagnu and the beaches of Badesi and Isola Rossa.
A small sandy beach in the resort of Lu Bagnu, accessible through a flight of stairs. It has been awarded with 'Blue Flag' since 2011.
On the outskirts of the resort, the beach has beautiful white sands and turquoise waters with plenty of sunloungers and parasols for hire.
Enjoy stunning views of the straits of Bonifacio over the transparent turquoise sea as you head to the dramatic headland of Capo Testa to the west of Santa Teresa. The nearby bay of Santa Reparata has some delightful stretches of beach.
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Maddalena Island – May/June
Baltic Cup - Porto Cervo - June
Sailing show organised by the Yachting Club of Costa Smeralda.
Fish Festival - Santa Teresa Gallura - July
A festival inviting visitors to sample fried fish and delightful Vermentino wine.
Smeralda 888 European Cup - Porto Cervo - August
Prime sailing exhibition.
International Folklore Festival - Tempio Pausania - August
Held during Tempio’s summer carnival and featuring various ethnic groups from all over the world.
Time in Jazz – Berchidda - August
International Jazz Festival – one of the most important in Sardinia.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Discover the exquisite coastline from the sea and enjoy the excellent conditions of the north east coast for wind-surfing, sailing, diving, snorkelling, etc.
Sample traditional Sardinian cuisine in a farm restaurant.
Piana and Asinara
In the summer months, regular boat trips depart from Stintino to the islands of Piana and Asinara where you can take in various features of the coastline.
Explore by car or on foot the dramatic mountains of the interior, the rugged countryside and the small character towns and villages. Alternatively, leave your car in Palau and take the stream train to Tempio Pausania, a spectacular journey across the Galluran countryside.