The two-bedroom cottage,is located in quiet - yet convenient - spot on La Maddalena island (Villaggio Piras), 5 minutes' walk from the beach.
The outdoor space with the amazing garden and barbecue will make your stay unforgettable.
La Maddalena is the name of the archipelago situated off the north-eastern tip of Sardinia, close to the Costa Smeralda. The whole area of the archipelago is a National Park.
The cluster of rocky islands lies in famously beautiful waters, clear and shimmering with a range of blue and turquoise hues. There are many fine sand beaches and rock cliffs, some of them romantically isolated. The scenery is memorable; a striking land and seascape where granite outcrops enclose patches of turquoise sea "as blue as the mantle of the Madonna". Weathered by wind and sea, the granite has formed itself into bizarre shapes, while currents and geology have formed the islands' famous beaches, each with a different sand texture and colour.
The principal island of the archipelago is La Maddalena itself, which has a substantial main town of the same name, and a choice of restaurants and shops.
La Maddalena is reached by frequent car ferries from the port town of Palau, a journey which takes just twenty minutes. Palau is easily reached by car from Olbia, an hour away, which has an international airport.
The islands are a top vacation destination, and are pretty busy between June and September. The shoulder seasons – April, May, early June and September-early October can instead be very pleasant times for visiting the islands, with fine weather and emptier beaches, while taking advantage of lower prices.
La Maddalena and Caprera are quite large islands with several stunning sandy beaches and, should you prefer, unspoiled granite cliffs. These all lie outside the town, but are easy to reach thanks to a panoramic circular road.
More isolated beaches on the other islands can be reached by boat. Gommoni (rubber dinghies with motors) can be hired along the waterfront in La Maddalena, but the better way to fully enjoy the nature and its hidden jewels is to sail around the islands with a local skipper.
The beaches on the islands typically descend very gradually into clean, transparent water. Since most are unattended, string of coloured buoys prevent boats from landing on the marine reserve's beaches and provide protection to swimmers.
On top of the beaches, another tourist sight in the islands is the Casa Garibaldi on the island of Caprera. This long rocky island is adjacent to La Maddalena, and the two islands are connected by a long causeway and bridge. Giuseppe Garibaldi, the hero of the Risorgimento, was so taken with this unpromising lump of arid rock and scrub that he bought a chunk of the island and built a house there, to which he brought his 40-years-younger last wife, and where he died. His home is open to the public.
Other points of interest are: Museum of the sea and of the sailors’ tradition, Naturalistic Geo-mineralogical museum, The Dolphin Research Center, The Environmental Education Center.
The islands are dotted with old military fortifications and armed with a map and a means of transportation, some of these would make interesting sites to visit. The islands' naval history encompasses a proud defeat of a French assault led by Bonaparte in 1789, a lengthy offshore sojourn by Nelson's fleet, and a US naval base, closed in 2008. Caprera, kept as a nature reserve, is the best destination if you want to explore on foot and visit very interesting historical sites.
For lovers of sport and the outdoors, there is plenty of choice: sailing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, tennis, horse riding are just a few activities you can enjoy in the wonderful scenery of La Maddalena.
Nearest Airport: Olbia at 40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : Olbia at 40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach: Villaggio Piras at 400 Metres (kids playground and showers available)
Nearest Bar Pub Restaurant: Spalmatore at 1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf: Porto Cervo at 15 Kilometres