OLBIA & SURROUNDINGS
It is also called the “little sister” of
but, from thegeographical point of view, it does not belong to CostaSmeralda. However, the style and architecture is very similar.Porto Rotondo was built by the noble brothers Delle Rose fromVenice. Some topographical names and architectural featuresrefer to Venici, for example the name
Piazzetta San Marco
,and some small canals with wooden bridges are likeminiatures of those present in Venice. Porto Rotondo has anice and modern yacht harbour with 630 mooring places,which represents a good alternative when, during summer, theharbour in Porto Cervo is too busy. The place has a lot tooffer, with several boutiques and shops, bars and restaurants.
North Sardinia – Gallura
belongs to the municipality of Ar
, itis part of the region of
(which is the name of the North-Eastern region of Sardinia) and of the district of Olbia-Tempio.Besides the fantastic beaches and the sea that gleams in allshades of blue and green, the typical landscape of the Gallura ischaracterised above all by granite, cork and vineyards.80 percent of Italian cork comes from Sardinia, especially from theregion of Gallura because it has the biggest extension of cork oakforests. At
there is the only specialised school for cork manufacturing and cultivation in Italy. Many souvenirs, likepostcards or bottles of the typical “Mirto” liquor are produced fromit. Cork is also an isolating material for walls and pavements. Onlyhigh quality cork is used to make corks to close wine bottles.
Granite is the typical stone of the
. The erosive action of the wind, rain and sea water have shaped the rocks, creating very peculiar rocks. Some examples are the natural sculpturesin
(bear-shaped rock) and the rock garden of
Santa Teresa di Gallura
. Natural caaves were used by the shepherds as a shelter. The strongmistral wind that blows from France continues to create new shapes.During a trip through the countryside many vineyards can be noticed. This is where the deliciouswhite Vermentino vine is cultivated. In the Gallura there are several famous vineyards. Some of them are:
Cantina del Vermentino
Monti, Cantina Gallura
Tempio Pausania, Tenute di Capichera
Sant’Antonio di Gallura, Cantina Sociale – Berchidda.
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