San Pietro Island, Sardinia: 5 pictures from a wonderful small paradise
- Published: 4-01-2017
- Category: Places to See
The best reason to visit it is this: we are talking about one of the most beautiful islands of Sardinia. But, so to speak, you want a “taste” that will convince you to include it in the itinerary of your next vacation. Like these five pictures, which will allow you to see some of the most beautiful places of San Pietro Island.
- Le colonne di Carloforte. They are natural volcanic stone pillars that rise from the sea along the southern coast of the island. There are several legends about their origin: the columns would be petrified sailors or terrible monsters that St. Peter, the patron of the island, turned to stone.
- Capo Sandalo. It is the westernmost point of the island. Lovely cliff overlooking the sea dominated by the homonymous lighthouse, this promontory offers breathtaking views. From the top of the promontory, some steep trails and a staircase carved into the rock lead to the sea.
- Cala Fico. One of the most beautiful coves of San Pietro Island. The bay and the pebbles beach are “protected” by two cliffs overlooking the turquoise sea. The lush Mediterranean scrub surrounds the bay.
- Le saline. You will admire a unique landscape. The saltpans are located near the town of Carloforte and are invaluable naturalistic places: several species of birds, especially the spectacular flamingos, nest here.
- Il lungomare di Carloforte. The small town of Carloforte is a melting pot of different cultures: Mediterranean, Sardinia and Liguria. This mixture of different traditions has transformed it into a sort of architectural jewel.
How can you enjoy this enchanting destination, located just off the southwest coast of Sardinia? You just have to know how to get to San Pietro Island.
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