The Maddalena Archipelago
is located on the north-western coast of Sardinia
, off the Costa Smeralda. It consists of 7 major islands
, Santo Stefano
, Santa Maria
) and other smaller islands surrounded by the beautiful clear and transparent sea.
Among the bigger islands, Caprera has become popular for hosting Garibaldi
during his exile: nowadays it houses his historic house-museum. The Maddalena Archipelago
has been declared National Park in 1994
and is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Sardinia.
The several beaches and coves of the archipelago are famous for the clearness of its waters and are very appreciated by tourists and foreigners. Cala Corsara
is considered one of the bests: it is located in the isle of Spargi and is characterized by a fine white beach and clear blue sea. The Spiaggia Rosa
(the pink beach), in the isle of Budelli, is the most fascinating: it takes name from the characteristic pink color of the sand, due to breakage of the shells of tiny marine animals.
Boat trips are the best way for discovering the archipelago and appreciating the natural beauties. It is, of course, also a good chance to dip into its beautiful waters.
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