Holiday on the north coast of Sardinia: how to get to the island of Caprera
- Published: 15-02-2018
- Category: News & Info
It’s one of the many naturalistic beauties that Sardinia can offer to all its visitors. And an unmissable tip for those looking for possible excursions departing from Golfo Aranci. Did you choose this location as a destination for your holiday and would you like to see the small island just offshore? Then it will be useful to know how to get to Caprera.
From Olbia, Golfo Aranci and Santa Teresa di Gallura
The main towns closest to the island of Caprera are Golfo Aranci, Olbia and Santa Teresa di Gallura. So, you have to take one of the many ferries to Sardinia that will take you to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Olbia or Golfo Aranci. We advise you to board a car on the ferry (you will see soon why).
From Palau to Maddalena
From Olbia, Golfo Aranci and Santa Teresa di Gallura you will then have to reach the inhabited center of Palau, which is located exactly in front of the La Maddalena archipelago. From Olbia and Golfo Aranci it takes about forty minutes, taking the highway 125. From Santa Teresa di Gallura it takes about half an hour, driving along the highway 133.
In Palau you will have to take another ferry that will take you to the island of La Maddalena (while you are there, you could also take advantage of it and follow this itinerary with what to see in La Maddalena). There are two companies that offer this service and the ferries from Palau to Caprera leave at a distance of about 15 minutes from each other.
From Maddalena to Caprera
Last part of the journey. La Maddalena, in fact, is connected to Caprera by a bridge-dam, built in 1958 and called Passo della Moneta. After the six hundred meters of the bridge, you will reach your destination.
What to see in Caprera
Once you arrive, so that your visit can really begin, you need to know that:
- The things to see in Caprera are many, for example we can mention the house of Garibaldi and the Museum of the sea and seafaring traditions;
- In Caprera is located Cala Coticcio, one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia, and also the other beaches of the island will leave you speechless.
Here’s how to get to Caprera. As already said, it would be good to board a car on the ferry: without, you could move with some difficulty.
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