Ancient Arabian coins were found here, as well as a box with a manuscript. According to an ancient legend, the Saracen pirates hid treasure here. In reality, throughout the second half of the 19th century, the little island was a treasure in itself, in the sense that it was a crucial place for sailing and a valid shelter for sailors and fishermen when they were surprised by the stormy sea.
It is commonly called the Isolotto d'Ogliastra (Islet of Ogliastra) and is, in reality, a little archipelago with three main large rocks made of pink granite and red porphyry, as well as various other little rocks just above the water, in front of the beach of Lotzorai, the territory to which it belongs. The largest islet stretches for over 10 hectares and is just over one kilometre from the coast. You will be able to visit it by canoe or pedalo when the sea is calm, or by boat, either in a private boat or on a guided tour by boat, leaving from Tortolì - Arbatax or from Santa Maria Navarrese. These are tourist ports from which you can also set off to discover the famous coves of Ogliastra (Cala Biriola, Cala Goloritzè, Cala Mariolu and Cala Sisine).