Santa Teresa di Gallura

Heavenly area with emerging granites and jagged coasts

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Santa Teresa di Gallura is located on a promontory with view on the southern coast of Corsica (north) from which it is separated by the Bocche di Bonifacio 11 miles far from Capo Pertusato, on the Archipelago of La Maddalena (north-east) and on the Mar di Sardegna (west). The town is located in a natural small inlet of Porto Longonsardo and its territory is characterized by emerging granites and jagged coasts. This area, already populated by the romans, was also important for the Pisans that used to obtain building stone from the emerging granites. The town as we know it today was rebuilt from the beginning during the domination of the Savoy and has linear streets that cross each other forming a right angle, with a square at the centre where the church of San Vittorio is located. 

On the rocky promontory there is the Longonsardo Tower built in the sixteenth century, during the aragonese age, that overlooks the bay of Porto Longone and offers a view on the white cliffs that surround the corsican city of Bonifacio. On the left, the coast slopes down to the beach of Rena Bianca that ends in proximity of the cliff of Isola Monica, where there are the ruins of an abandoned mine. There is also the archeological site of Lu Brandali, extremely important from a cultural point of view. A visit to Capo Testa is recommended as well: it is a rock connected to the dry land by a stretch of sand, reachable through a panoramic path that runs along the bays of Colba and Santa Reparata.

Santa Teresa di Gallura is a combination of history and natural beauties and offers services that are suitable for any kind of tourist. It was awarded with a "bandiera blu" for the Longonsardo harbour and three beaches: Rena Bianca, Rena di Ponente and the beach of Zia Culumba (Capo Testa, Levante) that obtained the "bandiera blu" award at its first candidacy.

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