Parco Nazionale Asinara, Porto Torres

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Try to spot the famous white donkeys at Parco Nazionale Asinara, a national park that comprises the island of Asinara and its coastal waters. Often called Devil's Island, this has served as a quarantine area, World War II prison camp, and one of the most important high-security prisons in Italy during the 1970s. Learn more about these periods at the Fornelli visitor center, and see the former prison. You can wander the island's rocky cliffs, wide bays, and beaches. Stroll through the small fishing village of Cala d'Oliva, and stop for lunch. Book your visit here through an agency, because only licensed boats may sail around the coast. Many of these also offer guided tours. Make Parco Nazionale Asinara a centerpiece of your Porto Torres vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Porto Torres itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We had a beautiful day in the company of Mario and his boat booked through Line of the Park Asinara. Unspoilt island where you can swim in bays with crystal clear water and snorkeling. Visit to the prison where you log on for free. A museum has been set up for a few months and are asked to dress appropriately (the guys who were with us have not been able to enter because without t-shirt). We returned late in the afternoon after drawing a cod of about 7 Kg. To do absolutely
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  • August 17, 2017
    L asinara, the jewel of the Mediterranean, interweaving of history and culture, a must for anyone who decides to visit Sardinia
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  • August 17, 2017
    Needless to describe a paradise with a fascinating history that has our country's fate a global icon, a single sentence: Asinara and its prison ... Needless to say more.
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