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Santa Teresa di Gallura

A port in northern Sardinia, which bears beautiful «feminine» name is located near strait of Bonifacio, where meet the waters of Mediterranean Sea (on the West) and Tyrrhenian sea (on the East). Intensive sea currents and strong winds make the strait an ideal venue for fantastically beautiful regattas, that’s why every year near the shore of Santa Teresa di Gallura are organized spectacular contests of snow-white beautiful yachts.

The route of regatta itself runs from Italian shores through Sardinia to famous Corsica. The resort would have not appeared, if ambitious duke of Savoy Victor Emmanuel I had not been desired in 1808 to immortalize the name of his beloved spouse Maria-Theresa, naming the resort area after her. Today an unusual statue of saint Theresa, made in futuristic style is regarded as the town’s landmark.

The exact time of first settlement of this place is unknown, but on the territory of modern city first lodgings appeared in 4000 B. C. This dating is attested by excellently preserved nuraghes (metal towers) situated in the resort’s suburbs and giaats’ grave Lu Brandali, so the amateurs of archeology can imagine how this picturesque corner of Sardinia looked alike in pre-Biblical times.

The nature in surroundings of Santa Teresa Gallura is generous to the visitors: here small bays hidden in verdure, splendid Mediterranean fiords, granite pink cliffs of unusual shape and extraordinary pure sea wait on ou. If you stay here just for a few days, you will barely resist temptation to stay here forever in this beautiful place in Sardinia. Mild climate and pretty high cliffs make this region an ideal venue for competitions in sport climbing, which takes place every year.

A «heart» of Santa Teresa di Gallura is city center, where you will see all life. Just here are located lux hotels, stores and restaurants of the resort and their staff will always accept you cordially and in welcoming way. Be sure to walk down to square San Vittorio with a church, which bears the same name, erected in minimalist style of XIX century, yet impresses with its luxuriously decorated and realistic statue of Dormition of Virgin Mary. Square Vittorio Emanuele II is a true oasis with fountains, flowerbeds and benches, affable cafes and elite boutiques lost amongst greens. One of the famous architectural works of Santa Teresa di Gallura is tower Longosardo, built in XVI century by order of King of Spain Philip II. There is a grand view of the sea, channel and Corsica, which neighbors Sardinia.

Basicfacts

Province of: Olbia-Tempio.

Geographic location: north coast of Sardinia, 61 km to Olbia, 31 km to La Maddalena, 53 km to Porto Cervo, 63 km to Porto Rotondo.

Number of inhabitants: 4600 people

Public holidays and popular events

January: underwater carnival on Rena Bianca beach.

April: festival Archeosettimane, from where you can leave to a free voyage to Capo Testa and Lu Brandali.

May 17: touristic festival San-Pascuale.

June: holiday Festa del Volonariato, where street tasting of food and cheerful entertainments are offered.

First week of July: holiday in Porto Pozzo

August 12: day of foundation of the resort.

Mid-October: festivities in honor of patrons of the city st.Isidore and st.Teresa.

Market day: Thursday.

Shopping streets: square del Molo, Nationale street.

Hotels

Colonna Grand Hotel Capo Testa 5*

Resort Valle dell’Erica Thalasso & SPA 5*

La Coluccia 4*

Shardana 4*

Marmorata Village 3*

Beaches

Rena Bianca и Rena Di Ponente

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