Parco Nazionale Asinara, Porto Torres

(700+ reviews on the web)
National Park
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.
Create a full Porto Torres itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Porto Torres

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Porto Torres by other users

29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 51 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Province of Sassari BY A USER FROM ITALY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Province of Sassari BY A USER FROM ITALY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Turin & Sardinia BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Province of Sassari BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 55 days in Sardinia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • During a bike ride of Nurra we could admire the spectacular island that, in low season from the best. Already contemplate dalla Torre Falcone (189m high) is something impressive. Nature fortunately intact thanks to the presence (no longer) of the famous supercarecere. With its 51 sq km represents the seventh Italian island and is squeezed between the sea of Corsica to the North and Isola Piana (Stintino, la Pelosa) South. Funny even the white donkeys, now a symbol of the island. Absolutely worth visiting.
    View original
  • A magical place that seems to have stopped in time and well worth a visit ... Nature and white donkeys typical of this area which have the potential to turn free without danger! A fantastic sea, a hospital for the turtles and a history tied to the maximum security prison really interesting to know! Absolutely recommended!
    View original
  • Great Lo Is sleeping in the bed and breakfast that to stay there from morning to afternoon sea beautiful great
    View original