Asinara island

A fully protected area

Bording time at 8.45. Departure from Stintino in the Marina di Stintino tourist pier. The route begins along the only concrete road of the island, where we will cross the paths in the south-west and south-east part of the island, the Water Path and the Granite Path.

We will visit the former maximum security prison of Fornelli, an impressive structure and an important part of the island history. Continuing to the north, along the eastern part, we will get to the old prison of Tumbarino that currently houses the Wildlife Observatory; on the western slopes overlooking the sea we will continue towards a large flat expanse preceded by a small relief in which an ossuary keep the bones of prisoners of war.
First stop in Campu Perdu, an ancient prison which today houses an equestrian center. Second stop Cala Reale and the buildings of the former Maritime Quarantine Health Station, some of which are now recovered from the Asinara National Park with a new purpose.
Refreshment point and free visit to the Farmasinara laboratory.

Continuing to north-east we will arrive to the suggestive uninhabited village of Cala d ‘Oliva where you can visit a prison called Central Branch, today used for environmental education activities. Finally we will walk the path to the beaches of Cala Sabina and Cala Giordano where you can relax and swim in this paradise corner.
After the stop, back to the port for boarding at around 4.30 pm.


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  • Destination

  • Departure

  • Included

    Certified multilingual guide
    Guided tour
    Round trip transportation
  • Not Included

    Lunch on board
Asinara is an island of the Mediterranean Sea, located between the Sardinian Sea in the west, the Corsica Sea in the north and the homonymous gulf in the east; it is separated to the south from the small Isola Piana by a narrow navigable canal, the so-called Passage of the Fornelli. It is part of the municipality of Porto Torres, in the province of Sassari. It has an area of 50.9 kmĀ² and is currently inhabited by a few people who have accommodation for work in the island. The last civilian residents who left the island in 1885 before the institution of the penal colony, moved to the area of Stintino, built by themselves, located on Capo Falcone promontory. Source Wikipedia