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This small tomb was built with the filar technique. The body of the tomb faces East and contains a rectangular burial chamber terminating at the end with a single block shaped like an arch. The exedra is only partially conserved: the hemicycle is defined by small orthostatic blocks at the base of which is a low sitting bench, also incomplete, destined to welcome offerings. The wall decorations behind the exedra are in continuum with the body of the tomb. The center of the exedra is the monolithic stele, smaller than examples found in other tombs in the region and without the arc composition. The monolith stands without foundations, partially on a flat stone and partially on the bare ground. The entrance is semicircular and features an unusual element probably due to a mistake in construction: the accurate smoothing of the perimeter of the interior façade; this kind of work is usually reserved only for the external façade. The fragmented materials which were found on the right of the exedra (pots, pitchers, vases with applied decorations, cups) date back to the recent bronze age.

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This impressive military fortress goes back to the 19th century and is located in an area called Monte Altura, which can be reached by taking the road to Punta Sardinia-Porto Rafael. It was part of the defensive system built around the island of La Maddalena, to protect the military base of La Regia Marina Sarda and the archipelago of La Maddalena, considered a strategic point in the defence of the Tyrrhenian sea from attack by the French naval fleet. It was rebuilt and rearmed with anti-aircraft artillery during the First and Second World War. 

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The Bear rock can be viewed near the town of Palau and owes its name to the animal that it represents. It was formed by the erosive effects of the strong winds which modelled it in this way. It is a granite stone which reaches a height of 120m and seems to have ancient origins, there are in fact traces of its existence in manuscripts dating back to the first geographers who studied the island of Sardinia.

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The beautiful island of Caprera maintains on its territory the compendium of the Garibaldi era which includes buildings and objects which once belonged to Giuseppe Garibaldi. Giuseppe Garibaldi was a general, a group leader and an Italian patriot who was one of the most important figures of the Italian renaissance due to his importance in unifying Italy.
Known also as the hero of the two worlds because of his military achievements both in Europe and America, Giuseppe Garibaldi spent the last few years of his life on the island of Caprera in what he considered as voluntary exile. The buildings he housed until his death are today a beautiful museum. It is possible to admire, amongst other things, the General’s Arms and Banners as well as the original furniture.

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Departure from La Maddalena towards Spalmatore area, direction North-East. Following the panoramic street, we will visit the isle Giardinelli, which is linked to the mainland through an isthmus, the creek of Spalmatore and, on the Northern part, the Porto Lungo. Afterwards, from Cala Lunga we will go direction West, where we could admire the creeks of Stagno Torto and the beaches of Monti della Rena. Then, we will go towards the internal and wildest part of the island and reach the panoramic Forte dei Colmi with a view on Spargi isles, santa Maria, Budelli and Razzoli. We will go on direction Cala Francese, Nido D’Aquila and we will end the bus tour at Cala Gavetta, near the harbour. Possibility of different stops for pictures and a swim. 

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The village of Stagnali, in Caprera Island, houses the most important visitor center of the Park, that is the Environmental Education Center (CEA), including the Park Museums and other interesting tourist structures where past and present, history and nature, culture and tradition blend in a fascinating marriage. The implementation of the activities promoted by the associations operating inside the former military barracks, renovated by the Park Authority over the years, has been made possible thanks to the investments of the Park Authority and its will to preserve the cultural heritage for the future. 
The C.E.A. also houses the Dolphin Research Center, a structure which carries out research and monitoring activities on the cetaceans of the Archipelago all year round; the Museum of the Sea and of the Sailors' Traditions, telling the tales of many men and women who lived in the islands, indissolubly binding their lives to the sea; theNaturalistic Geo-Mineralogical Museum, dedicated to the territory and its particular geological features; the Knowledge Workshop, an innovative didactic and environmental education space.
Tourists who would like to discover the issues of landscape and nature protection of these places, discovering at the same time a place with a unique charm.

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Caprera Isle since 1980 belongs to the National Park of la Maddalena. It is the perfect location for trekking and excursions. In its unspoiled territory, you can go through wild valleys and admire breathtaking landscapes with the most crystal-clear water in the Mediterranean sea. A place with singular beauties as Mediterranean scrub, granite rocks and wild boars. Our expert guides will accompany the guest to visit beautiful creeks, the Garibaldi museum and military.

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Capo Testa lies at about 4km from the town of Santa Teresa di Gallura and is considered one of the most fascinating places in Sardinia. It is, in actual fact, an enormous reef which extends and reaches the mainland by means of a short isthmus of land. The scenery is characteristically varied and includes delightful coral reefs, naturally formed grottos and beaches, alternating with granite cliffs that drive right into the sea. It is a haven for those who adore trekking and free climbing.

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Departure on board of 4x4 for an enchanting tour of Caprera inland. We will have the chance of admiring charming landscapes of the natural environment of La Maddalena Archipelago and do some photo stops during the tour.

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Seven main well known islands (Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli a Santa Maria) form the Maddalena’s Archipleago which became park at the begininning of 1997, becoming at the same time the first National Park in Sardinia. The seven islands known as Cuniculariae (rabbits islands) during the Roman period are famous for their natural beauty done by irregular coasts, rocks erase from the wind and the strong presence of the typical Mediterranean brush. The Archipelago, located in the stretch of between Sardinia and Corsica known as Bocche di Bonifacio, is part of the European network of areas of great environmental importance (Site of Community Importance and Special Protection Area) for the presence of unique habitats and creatures. The 62 islands and islets forming the Archipelago cover a surface area of 5,134 ha, 15,046 ha in the sea. The National Park covers - including land and marine areas - 20,180 ha, with a coastal development of 180 kilometers. 

La Maddalena, mother island and capital of the homonymous Archipelago, is the Park gateway. It is the one and only inhabited island, except for the village of Stagnali in Caprera Island and the settlements of Santa Maria. La Maddalena is just 2 kilometres from the northeastern shore of Sardinia. The town of La Maddalena is located in the southest part of the island: stairs and little alleys carachterize the historical centre, while the fishing and touristic port of Cala Gavetta , with a column dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi, give a very picturesque view to the turist.

Caprera: Garibaldi's island, after La Maddalena, it is the second island of the Park for size, but it is the first one for the beauty of its coasts and beaches and for its particular Mediterranean flora. A visit to the Garibaldi Compendium is worthy.

Budelli Island is considered one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean, as well as symbol of Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park, since it houses one of the most significant environmental sites of the area: Spiaggia Rosa (the pink beach). 

Razzoli and Santa Maria Islands are nearly united to Passo degli Asinelli. Razzoli Island lies in the northernmost section and is striking for its imposing cliffs and the shapes of its rocks, resembling Henry Moore's sculptures. 
Nibani, Mortorio, Soffi and Camere are three islands situated in the south-east of the Archipelago, in front of Costa Smeralda, a few miles from Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo, an ideal destination for yachtsmen. Spargi Island is the biggest of the four minor islands of the archipelago and is famous for its eastern beaches. Of granite origins, very rich in water and vegetation, it houses several protected bird species. Cala Corsara, Cala Connari, Cala Granara, and many other inlets surrounded by big granite rocks. The archipelago offers many opportunities for different amazing itineraries by sea and by land. Get ready for amazing diving and snorkeling experiences, for beautiful routes full of nature and very singular historical traces, and don’t miss the chance to stop in one of our most recomended restaurant in the Archipelago. Please download the map and the rules of the park and see in our tour list our main suggestions.

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