THE REGION OF GALLURA
The area of Gallura is a typical example of a
region within a region. With its language, its
cultural traditions and the particular character
of its inhabitants, it becomes a homogeneous
entity, very well distinguishable from the rest of
the 'continent' Sardinia.
This area is also the region of the Costa Smeralda
and of some of the most famous tourist spots in
the whole Mediterranean Sea.
With its two distinct "capitals", representing two
very different realities, the region of Gallura
can be visited following two itineraries: one
taking the tourist to the interior, and the other
plounging him/her into the spectacular beauties of
The interior part of Gallura includes the towns of
Tempio Pausania, Aggius, Calangianus, Berchidda,
Monti, Luras. The natural beauty of the landscapes
in the interior of this region has no comparison
and the country with its typical houses, "stazzi",
is characterised by varied and intense colours.
The valley of Aggius, know also as "the valley of
the moon", is a beautiful one.
This part of the region can be seen in a day.
The most famous part of Gallura, that of the
beautiful coasts, includes the towns of Olbia,
Golfo Aranci, Loiri-Porto San Paolo, Arzachena,
Palau, La Maddalena, Santa Teresa di Gallura,
Porto Cervo, and Porto Rotondo.
The exceptional beauty of the coasts, the beaches,
and the vegetation with its magnificent colours
have all contributed to transform this area in one
of the most visited summer-holidays resorts. The
opportunities offered are innumerous; the region
offers everything a tourist can wish to make
his/her stay an unforgettable one.
A tour of the "golden" Gallura requires at least