Punta Nera is just past the curve leading to Girin beach. It’s an ideal beach for families with children, because it can be reached by car, although one must then park on a dirt road at the entrance of the road.
The beach is a wide strip of fine and warm sand. It’s very large and divided into two parts by an artificial stone dam that protects the beach from the mistral winds and waves. Sheltered from the wind, surrounded by private houses gardens and local vegetation, it overlooks the island of Sant'Antioco and its waters aren't immediately deep.
On the beach, a kiosk offers refreshment and shade during the summer season. There is no lifeguard rescue and is also accessible by persons with reduced mobility, thanks to a platform facilitates the walk from the road to the beach.
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Capo Sandalo, situated on the western tip of the island of San Pietro, is an extraordinary cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Here stands the lighthouse of the same name, built in 1864 with blocks of stone carved with a chisel and constructed in a cylindrical tower that supports an optical rotating lens with a focal length of 700 mm.
The lighthouse emits a group of four white flashes every 20 seconds; it has a light range of 34 miles and a geographical range of 24 miles.
Visible from 322 ° to 191 ° and 311 ° to 322 ° to the Continua...
The largest number of tuna fished in a single fishing session (the traditional name is “mattanza”) was 2047. It took place in May 31, 1909, and is still referred to as "du Lallan", the nickname of Angelo Pomata who was the Rais of Isola Piana, who commanded and directed the record breaking Mattanza.
Although it may seem incredible, due to the potential danger, major accidents have never occurred during the numerous mattanze, mainly due to dexterity of the fishermen. The only known accident with fatal consequences occurred in 1914.& Continua...
Driving around the island visitors can see the different aspects of the rocks that arise from a number of various geological events that, during the millenniums, have defined the original profiles of the coast. Therefore, fans of geology will appreciate the features of the rocks and the history of the origin of the island of through this detailed technical report.
The island of San Pietro was formed between 18 and 13 million years ago by intense volcanic activity, both effusive and explosive, whose products can currently be seen on the entire island. Until today many rock types have been recognized as both lavic Continua...