The northwest coast of Sardinia has its own scent, that of the sea combined with the rocks, of clumps of myrtle shaken by the wind, rock rose and strawberry tree, that you find in the area’s exquisite honey.
On this coast the sea is king, with its colours it licks the white beaches and offers up its prized fish to embellish the tables.
The journey starts from Castelsardo, an ancient medieval fortress, featuring Doria castle, which overlooks the sea and has a deep-rooted history as a defensive fortress. Savour the delicious Castellana lobster and immerse yourself in the beautiful Punta la Capra, which plays on sea and rocks to create a true open-air swimming pool.
The beaches in this area are among the most famous on the island with their characteristic white sand, such as the marvellous La Pelosa beach, which will enchant you with its crystal clear water. Visit Stintino, situated on the last limb of Sardinia, which stretches out towards the island of Asinara as to touch it, showing itself to the world as a masterpiece of rare beauty. Savour real seafood here and visit Capo Falcone, a promontory with wild charm in whose clefts the peregrine falcon gives life to her little ones.
Sassari, in the hinterland, historic urban centre of Capo di Sopra and ancient royal city rich in art and nature, is the most important reference point of northern Sardinia. Visit the Sanna Museum, rich in historical artefacts, and take a look at the Fontana di Rosello, together with the splendid Piazza d’Italia, symbol of the city.
Highlights include the natural lake of Baratz, the beaches of Porto Palmas and Porto Ferro, with their dazzling colours.
If you love the story of the nuraghe, visit the Monte d’Accoddi complex.
Alghero and the Coral Coast are the pearls of this side of Sardinia. Immerse yourself in the pure blue of the Bombarde beach.
Near the town the promontory of Capo Caccia emerges where the famous Grotta di Nettuno lies. Here the water’s reflections create a play of light on the walls, where nature has embroidered real salt with stalactites and stalagmites. The underground salt lake is the stuff of fairy tales.
If you're looking for a moment of romance, walk along the scenic road that connects Alghero to Bosa, an ancient village that lies on the banks of the river Temo. Enjoy a glass of Malvasia as you watch the sun set over the Ponte Vecchio and impress on your memory photos of a unique landscape.