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La Maddalena

Composed of about 60 islets of various sizes, the Archipelago of La Maddalena, north-east of Sardinia, off the Emerald coast, is a marvel of the Mediterranean: 180 km of coasts, where sea and land intertwine creating landscapes of priceless beauty. Separated from Corsica by the Bocche di Bonifacio, it is a paradise for those who love the suggestions that only the sea with vivid and intense colors and immaculate nature can create.

Since 1996, the Archipelago is a geo-marine park made up of the entire surrounding marine area, and the galaxy of islands (La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and Razzoli, the largest and the many smaller islets) that administrative level are part of the Municipality of La Maddalena.

This town of 11,000 inhabitants has a fairly recent history: less than 300 years of history that can be admired in the colorful facades of the buildings and in the narrow narrow streets of the center. A bridge connects the largest island of the Archipelago to the island of Caprera, another natural gem famous for the presence of the Garibaldi Compendium, the residence in which the patriot spent the final phase of his life.

The sea, always in different shades, from the most saturated shades of blue to the most crystalline shades, bathes islands with jagged coasts, perfect in their irregularity, granite and rugged territories shaped by the wind, and grains of sand that in Budelli, considered a of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, they turn pink.

Excursions and experiences in the La Maddalena Archipelago

Those arriving in northeastern Sardinia cannot fail to dive into the waters of the Archipelago. Mostly departing from Palau, there are many boat tours that allow you to spend a day in this iconic place in Sardinia; from motorboats, with larger capacity but cheaper, to sailing, charter or vintage sailing ship tours. More intimate and sophisticated solutions, which can also include a tasty typical lunch to be eaten on board. The itineraries, always different, will stop at the most beautiful beaches, and thanks to experienced skippers, it will be fascinating to sail in this sea of beauty.

Discover all the experiences to live in this location