LIVING THE SEA
The old Cagnulari takes us to the province of Sassari, in the north-west of Sardinia. You don’t have to go very far to find enchanting sea, just go towards Stintino, a village started to accommodate the fishermen moved from Asinara when it was turned into a penal colony. Stintino has one of the enchanting coasts in the whole of Sardinia with breathtakingly beautiful beaches.
Let’s mention just a couple of the beaches – Le Saline and La Pelosa. Le Saline is a stretch of soft, white sand, dominated by an old Spanish tower. The transparent, blue sea is a magnet, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to dive into its shallow waters, which give the feeling that you’re swimming in a natural pool. La Pelosa is just as good, seeing that it’s one of the best-known beaches in Italy. The beach is at the foot of Capo Falcone, opposite Piana Island and Asinara; it takes its name from the Pelosa tower, an imposing 17th century construction which dominates the coast and marks the end of the beach to the north. Spending time here is the equivalent to an experience very close to the discovery of heaven on earth.
The panorama from the beach, with fine white sand, is unique, and the chromatic alchemy of the blue and emerald green hues of the sea are enhanced.
Before diving into the enchantment of these waters, why not take a walk on the sea in the metres and metres of shallow water, transparent and clear. If you move from Sassari to nearby Alghero, there are other magnificent beaches, including Le Bombarde and Lazzaretto, marked by ten coves with fine white sand.