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Dark cliffs overlooking the sea, surrounded by water in infinite gradations of blue. Punta delle Colonne is a popular scenic spot to visit, where the dramatic stone columns face off against the sea, the two stacks of trachytic rock standing tall in front of the coastline, like two old soldiers guarding the entrance to the San Pietro canal.
Recently the pillar closest to land was injured by rough sea conditions, suffering some structural damage.
Le Colonne became a Natural Monument in April 1993, and images of The Pillars remain record Continua...
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.
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The Oasis IN LIPU of Carloforte covers an area of 236 hectares in the western part of the island and about 7 km of coastline.
The cliffs overlooking the sea in this area are very high, forming a plateau 130 meters high with deep coves like Cala Vinagra and Cala Fico. This unique and fascinating wild environment is the breeding ground of a very rare species: the Falco della Regina (Queen's Hawk), an extraordinary bird of prey that only reproduces on the sheer cliffs of Mediterranean sea islands.
On this coast every summer, ab Continua...