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Camping Baia Paradiso
Places Them Parisi
07030 Badesi (OT)
Tel. +39 334 3196320
EliCamp s.r.l. unipersonale - Via Roma 84/F - 25049 Iseo (BS)
P. IVA 03958590980 - R. E. A. (BS) 577255
With a capital of € 10,000.v.
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This tourist resort of Gallura, nestled between the historical village of Castelsardo and the maritime center of Red Island, is famous for the beauty of its beaches, among which "Li Junchi" beach, one of the most extensive of Sardinia. It is an 8 km fine sandy beach with crystal, clear waters. Every year, athletes and fans of surfcasting, windsurfing and kitesurfing from all around the world, come to this beach for international contests. A stretch of wild coast home to some of the most beautiful beaches of Northern Sardinia: sand dunes that reach the sea, and on which grow beautiful juniper trees and fragrant essences of the mediterranean vegetation. All rounded by vineyards from which we produce an excellent Vermentino. Badesi is also known for its summer carnival, each August 13th for more than thirty years, that involves thousands of locals and tourists in a big party with floats and masks parades through the streets of the country. In 2017 the famous tourist portal "German Wimdu" has elected Badesi among the top 10 destinations for summer the most hospitable in Italy. To be rewarded, not only his vocation to the reception, but also the beauty and charm of its landscapes: “Badesi is showing itself, with its endless beaches of fine sand and its crystalline sea. See it to believe it!”
COSTA PARADISO AND THE RED COAST
Just 5 km from Badesi we find the spectacular nature of the Red Coast, which includes the famous Costa Paradiso and the village of Isola Rossa. This stretch of coastline is known mainly for its beautiful beaches and coves, characterized by rocks of different shades of pink and red that often, eroded by the wind, take on shapes the most imaginative. Costa Paradiso, in particular, is a succession of inlets, fjords, and natural pools, where sea water has incredible shades of color, between the green emerald and the more intense blue . In a few km you can find beautiful beaches like La Marinedda, Cala rossa, Tinnari, Li Cossi, Cala Sarraina, Cala Faa. A show not to be missed by swimmers, divers and hikers.
There are many summer events that characterize all the centres of northern Sardinia. Badesi, in particular, can boast a very full program. Let's start from the many events dedicated to traditional Sardinian food in Gallura. In July, we find the Festival of Gnocchetti Sardi with wild pork sauce and the Feast of roast pork. In August, the Festival of Zuppa Gallurese, the Feast of beef roast and the Festival of Mazza Frissa, to continue with the “Evening of taste” and “Dancing with taste”. These are dance evenings where you can try typical products. Then again the Feast of Craft Beer, and the evenings dedicated to Sardinian honey. Among other events, the Great Feast in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the end of June, the projections for the open-air cinema and even books presentations, photographic competitions, excursions, surf contest, song festivals, concerts, poetry, games and animations for children. Not to be missed, especially by young people, the BadesiSound at the end of July, the Beach Party in the middle of August and the famous summer Carnival on the 13th of August.
Sardinia is a land rich of feasts and festivals, some with a truly ancient tradition. Often the focus in on religion, however, it can envolve many other themes ranging from folklore to gastronomy, from music to arts and crafts. Spread a little throughout the year, these events attract thousands of visitors and, although they are related to tradition, they present some innovative element, thanks to the collaboration between old and new generations.
In Sardinia every year you can count approximately 1000 celebrations, religious and secular, that still today bear witness to the ancient and varied cultural tradition. Participate in these festivals means immersing yourself in an ancient culture, to discover sounds and harmonies of the unknown, dances with rich traditional costumes, poetry contests out of time, wild horse races, parades of folklore with precious and colourful clothes from old times.
Sardinia is not an exception between the agricultural or agro-pastoral society: daily life was marked by the rhythms of the agricultural year. From these rules related to the land and its productive cycles, are the parties, perceived as a moment of aggregation, as a moment of prayer, with the elaboration of rites for the success of the crops, or to appease epidemics and famines. There is no month of the year without a feast in any village of the island. The vast majority of these, however, are concentrated in the period that goes from April to October.
CRUISES ALONG THE COAST
Starting from the port of Isola Rossa, located about 10 km from the campsite, you can make excursions by boat to discover the most beautiful places of the northern coast of Sardinia. The tours can be half day, in this case, you can visit the splendid stretch of coast between Punta Li Cannedi, Costa Paradiso and the enchanting bay of Tinnari. The day trips allow you to discover the spectacular national Park of La Maddalena Archipelago, or the Archipelago of Corsica, with the characteristic town of Bonifacio. A very interesting alternative is the hike along the coast by sailing boat from Playa Sardinia company. It is a teaching excursion during which you will learn about sail and its features, discovering the wonders of the marine area of the Asinara Gulf.
CASTELSARDO AND THE REGION OF ANGLONA
Castelsardo is a picturesque village standing in an elevated position on a rocky outcrop in the centre of the Asinara Gulf. The village keeps still today a medieval stronghold structure with its narrow streets and steep stairs that lead to the Castle of the Doria family, that houses the Museum of Mediterranean Plaiting.
Castelsardo is famous for the local handicraft, especially the colorful baskets woven by using various plant fibers, spread throughout the area. Just below the top of the castle and overlooking the sea, stands the Cathedral of Sant'Antonio Abate, dating back to the XIV century, which is remarkable for the peculiar bell tower, covered with colorful majolica tiles. There is a myriad of local craft shops and picturesque restaurants where you can round off the day. On the road that connects Castelsardo to Sedini, a brief stop at elephant Rock is mandatory.
Alghero, capital of the Riviera del Corallo, preserves the traditions and language of Catalonia, from which was dominated for centuries. However, Its history is more ancient, as evidenced by the Nuraghi complexes of Palmavera and Sant'imbenia. Particulary interesting are the Domus de Janas of Santu Pedru and Anghelu Ruju, because of its red rocks, used in ancient times for the rites of blood and regeneration. Doubly attractive is the ethnographic Museum Sella e Mosca, hosted within the homonymous wine estate. Among the most famous wines of this winery is the Anghelu Ruju, an aged Cannonau, and the Vermentino of Sardinia.
The protected marine area of Capo Caccia – Isola Piana holds a spectacular sea cave, Neptune's Cave, which houses numerous stalactites and stalagmites. Do not miss the Museum MareNostrum Aquarium, which houses a rich marine and freshwater fauna, and Coral Museum.
SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA
This small town is located in the north end of Sardinia, on the western border of Gallura. It is situated in the narrow natural inlet of Porto Longonsardo. Its territory is characterized by granite outcrops and a rugged coast. Populated in roman times, the area of Santa Teresa was also important for the Pisans, who got building stones from granite outcrops. Nowadays, the town has been created ex novo from the Savoys. It looks neatly divided by straight streets that cross at right angles in the centre of a small square, where stands the church of San Vittorio.
On the rocky promontory overlooking the sea, stands the Longosardo tower, built in the XVI century, under the Aragonese, from which you can see the bay of Porto Longone and, in the background, the light-coloured cliffs that surround the corsican town of Bonifacio. On the left, the coast descends towards the beach of Rena Bianca, which ends a short distance from the rock of the Isola Monica, on which there remain traces of an abandoned quarry. Also report to the cultural importance of the archaeological complex of Lu Brandali and the tower of Longonsardo. We also recommend a visit to Capo Testa, a rock connected to the mainland by a strip of sand, which you can reach along a very scenic route, open on the bays of Colba and Santa Reparata. Among modern and ancient caves - here the Romans chose the stones for the columns of the Pantheon- and the scent of the scrub you can finally reach the lighthouse of Capo Testa
The promontory of Capo Testa extends 5 km to the west of Santa Teresa di Gallura. You reach it by a narrow, sandy isthmus, made by the beaches of Rena di Ponente and Rena di Levante.
Capo Testa is known for the gigantic granite cliffs, that collapse in one of the most wild and evocative places of the mediterranean: the strait of Bonifacio.
An endless network of trails remembars an old military servitude: the area is dotted with watchtowers and ruins of old military buildings recently restored.
Watching beyond the sea, you can admire the village of Bonifacio, perched on its white cliffs, guarding the legendary strait.
You should visit Capo Testa when the Mistral is blowing and the sea roars under the power of the wind: the nature will offer you a rare and charming sight.
The promontory offers hard and harsh views, but those who prefer the sweetness of a beach can choose from one of the many pearls around there, or the famous Valley of the Moon landscape.
AGGIUS AND VALLE DELLA LUNA
Another Valle della Luna (Valley of the Moon), is located near the village of Aggius, a characteristic village of Gallura, immersed in the greenery and the mountains. The Belvedere on the Valley of the Moon is one of the most visited spots of Sardinia. From here, you can enjoy a wonderful view over the whole valley, named so for its rocks with amazing shapes and a layout that looks like a lunar landscape. Coming from Trinità d'Agultu, you find the Valley on the road to Aggius, about 15 km from the sea. Nearly the lookout point, there is a little bar where you can refresh in the shade of the cork oaks.
The village of Aggius, is characterized from the care of the old houses in stone and granite, considered among the most beautiful in the territory. The town's economy is based on extraction and processing of granite, but it's also specialized in production of carpets and in the art of weaving.
You can visit the Ethnographic Museum of the Olive Paper Cannas, that tells the history, the culture, the traditions of Aggius and of whole Gallura. A different museum is dedicated to the Banditry, which Aggius was capital for centuries. It is hosted in the building of the old Court, in the oldest area of the country. In the field of archeology, particulary interesting is the Nuraghe Izzana, the largest of Gallura, located in the centre of Valle della Luna.
We suggest to conclude the trip in one of the fine farms of the area.
THE ISLAND OF ASINARA
Located in the territory of Porto Torres, Asinara is one of the most evocative places of the Mediterranean, because it has kept intact the charm of nature. It was the seat of a penal colony: this has meant that visitors were, numerically limited, thereby preserving the natural environment. From 1997 it became a National Park and a customary goal of small cruises along the coast. The word Asinara could come from the name of the sardinian donkey, that is albino and its eyes are very clear. Another hypothesis is related to the Latin word "sinuaria" that alludes to a coastline shaped by gentle coves. The eastern side of the island is rich in beaches and coves, such as those of pink granite, Cala Mackerel and Sant'Andrea. The western side is characterized by high cliffs that plummet to the sea. Among these, Punta dello Scorno, indicated by a lighthouse.
TERME DI CASTELDORIA
The most beautiful pool you could imagine, hot waters and salt-rich mineral springs, rise from the depths of the underground to mix with those fresh and pure of the river Coghinas. A successful mix, which offers the visitor a scenario that is absolutely attractive and unusual in which you can enter literally and then get out pure, refreshed in body and spirit. A beautyful landscape surrounds the river that divides the municipalities of Santa Maria and Viddalba. The waters have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and decongestant property, stimulation of the immune system and muscle relaxants. You can fight rheumatism and osteoarthritis, psoriasis, and dermatitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, and even intestinal problems and gynecological disorders. Just 10 minutes away from Badesi.
COSTA SMERALDA AND PORTO CERVO
In march 1962 a small group of international financiers, headed by prince Karim Aga Khan, created the Consorzio Costa Smeralda with the aim of developing the tourism in a vast territory of Arzachena, including in the current strip of coastline about 55 km from Liscia Ruja to Liscia di Vacca. On the land were gradually built a series of prestigious structures, that attracted a tourism of elite. Luxury hotels and exclusive villas became the summer destination of high society and of the economic power in the world, attracting the interest of the magazines, which promoted the life of the Coast around the world. from the very beginning, this important project had the intent of preserving the beauties of the territory, respecting certain criteria of construction and architecture in respect to the natural landscape. So was born the style "mediterraneo" that characterized Porto Cervo, the capital of the Costa Smeralda, inspired in great part to the characteristics of Sardinian farms. They can fit discreetly among the rocks and the vegetation of the coast.
ARCIPELAGO DE LA MADDALENA
The Maddalena archipelago, comprising 60 islands and islets scattered in the sea area north-east of Sardinia, is the first National Park of the Island, established in 1996. The islands of the archipelago are made up of granite and shale and have geomarine conditions of great naturalistic value. This is also due to the lack of human activity, which has not compromised the environmental values over the centuries. The park extends over an area of 50 sq km and has a coastline of 180 km . The most important island are: La Maddalena, the only one permanently inhabited since 1770, Caprera, reachable across the bridge of Passo della Moneta, Budelli, Razzoli and Santa Maria and Spargi. With different sizes and ancient geological formation – in the island of Santo Stefano, traces of settlements of the neolithic age (2500-2000 )have been founded– the Islands can be visited thanks to many short cruises, that stay active for most part of the year. However, from the small town of La Maddalena, surrounded by high fortifications, you can admire the entire archipelago. Santo Stefano island has hosted an Italian Navy's military base. Due to that, the population of La Maddalena has lived with the presence of soldiers. The strategic location on the Mediterranean, attracted Napoleon Bonaparte and Admiral Nelson. Also Giuseppe Garibaldi landed in the lands of the archipelago. The "Hero of two worlds", arrived in the island of Caprera, where he remained until his death in 1882.
To fully enjoy the archipelago, you should definitely visite it by boat. You can leave from Palau or Santa Teresa. The clear sea, the colours, the typical perfumes of the mediterranean vegetation, are all elements that will make you live an experience that you will not easily forget.