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Capo Testa, Santa Teresa Gallura

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#1 of 114 in Wildlife in Sardinia
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The protected beaches of Capo Testa are a magnet for swimmers. The rocky, granite peninsula, which is attached to Sardinia's mainland by an isthmus, is only about ten kilometers (6.2 miles) across. The Romans once used the small peninsula to mine the granite for their magnificent cities. The caves where the stone was quarried were last used as a source of building materials in the early 20th century. Pull on a pair of shoes with a strong grip and hike around the eroded rocks to admire the formations smoothed and shaped by the wind. Capo Testa is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Santa Teresa Gallura Edition.
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  • As a result of some geological processes the rocks have formed into really amazing structures. Take a walk and keep being amazed about the combination of strange forms and beautiful colors.  more »
  • We visited Capo Testa on a grey day, enjoying the views and rock formations with not too many people about. The area itself is quite large - it's easy to find your own path and get away from other peo...  more »
  • White rocky outcrops weathered in amazing shapes, green scrubby vegetation, blue-green sea and views of Corsica. There are reasonable paths close to the entry towards the lighthouse which give a good ...  more »
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  • We were here in December 2016. It is a beautiful area which is very suitable if you like climbing/bouldering
  • What an amazing marvel of nature's power and beauty. A must see on any itinerary.
  • A magical spot. Climb through the rocks and take in the ever-changing views.
  • It's impressive! Those rocks looks like bones, very curious. The path is not so difficult but I recommend to use appropriated shoes.
  • Beautiful rocky playground for hippy living, slackline waterlines and parkour!

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