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A must-see during your holiday in Sardinia? Definitely Castelsardo: a charming village perched on top of an imposing cliff facing the entire Gulf of Asinara. Founded by the Doria family in 1102, Castelsardo is a medieval center located in a perfect strategic position between Stintino and Santa Teresa di Gallura, and for this reason it always had an important role in the history of the island's dominations. Today it boasts, with its only 5,000 inhabitants, a place in the ranking of “Borghi Più Belli d’Italia” (Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages).
The streets leading to the town are charming and panoramic. So, while go on, stop for a break and take your shots. The famous Elephant Rock is certainly the most popular for selfies! Once at your destination, go up the steep steps that lead to the heart of the Castelsardo’s historic center and reach its castle.
We ensure you that your effort will be rewarded!
In fact, the perfectly preserved stronghold hosts the renowned Museum of Mediterranean Weaving. The art of weaving is so ancient and deeply rooted in the town that even today you can meet in the street women busy weaving their baskets on the doorstep. Once you reach the top of the castle you will find several panoramic terraces. The upper one, with the sea breeze and the breathtaking panorama on the entire coast of Northern Sardinia, is certainly the most spectacular…
Have you caught your breath? It’s time to leave the fortress and enjoy the atmosphere of the Borgo. Between craft shops and fresh fish restaurants, it is the perfect place to take your dinner. But first, why not treat yourself to a nice aperitif watching the sea at sunset?