Gallura is the historical region of Sardinia that includes the entire north-eastern sector of the island. Characterized by a very indented coast, with narrow and long coves of granite rocks, fronted by numerous islands, including Tavolara and those of the Maddalena Archipelago , is Gallura, one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island.
If the coast is famous for the beauty of its beaches, the charm of the granite rocks and the clarity of the sea, no less impressive is the interior of Gallura, marked by hilly and mountainous landscapes where the granite peaks, the curious formations of rock, emerge from a vegetation composed mainly of large extensions of cork oaks and dense Mediterranean scrub.
Gallura includes Olbia, Tempio Pausania, Arzachena, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Palau, Golfo Aranci, Badesi, San Teodoro, Budoni , and many other small municipalities, and offers a wide range of luxury hotels and residences, boutique hotels, restaurants and prestigious attractions. The main tourist area of Gallura is the Costa Smeralda, a glamorous area famous for its beaches and its stretches of coast that overlook a clear emerald sea, where the most prestigious villas of the island frame the panorama, while the he hinterland is famous for the surprising archaeological sites scattered among woods and Mediterranean scrub, far from the tourist destinations, such as the Albucciu nuraghe, the tomb of the giants of Li Lolghi and the necropolis of Li Muri. The Gallura region differs from the rest of the island also for the dialect and the type of settlement made up of the 'stazzi' (typical rural house) family-run agricultural pastoral.
The archipelago of La Maddalena which is part of Gallura, is a group of islands located in the northeast of Sardinia, off the coast of Palau and the Costa Smeralda. It consists of 7 major islands, La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Budelli, Santa Maria, Razzoli, Spargi, and several smaller islets. Much of its beauty lies precisely in the articulated coastal configuration: inlets and enchanting coves from which it is possible to admire formidable views. The beaches with white sands and emerald-colored water, together with the majesty of its cliff and the shapes of its rocks, similar to sculptures, make up the spectacularity of this archipelago that conquers every visitor. Among these, Cala Corsara is considered one of the most beautiful: it is located on the Island of Spargi and is characterized by a very fine white beach and crystal clear sea. The Pink Beach, on the island of Budelli, is undoubtedly the most fascinating and famous: it takes its name from the characteristic pink color of the sand, due to the crumbling of the shells of small marine animals.
The Archipelago is one of the last Italian ecological paradises. Established a National Park in 1996, it is strictly protected by the laws that protect the environmental heritage.
The Gallura coast of the island is still the driving force of a consistent recovery, inevitably linked to national and international tourism, data that emerge from the study developed by real estate scenarios, made up of researches that analyze the markets and in general the economy of the territory.