The fascinating unspoilt small island of Caprera falls within the National Park of the Maddalena Archipelago.
The strictest protection level applies to the sea around Punta Rossa, the southernmost tip of the island.
About 500 m to the west of Punta Rossa lies the small Isolotto del Porco, a granite islet, and some 200 m to the east the Isola della Pecora, a rock consisting mainly of gneiss and mica-slate, some of the most ancient rocks on earth. Within this paradise, lush vegetation fringes the beach of Punta Rossa - Cala Andreani, a crescent of gleaming large-grain white sand bordered by pink granite rocks, and the Spiaggia del Relitto, a lovely cove with white sand and azure sea.
In addition to its amazing nature and vistas, Caprera is also a historic site, where Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi spent the last 25 years of his life. The 'Compendio Garibaldino', close to the Punta Rossa - Cala Andreani beach, comprises his home, the 'Casa Bianca', and his tomb. It was declared a national monument in 1907, and is today one of the best-loved historical museums in Italy.
Caprera is linked to La Maddalena by a road bridge.