Our itinerary starts early in the morning with Rena Bianca Beach (1), Blue Flag since 1987. Easily accessible on foot, the beach overlooks the Bocche di Bonifacio. You will be impressed by the subtle mix  of colours,  crystal clear water and fine white sand. Walk through a small path to the right of the beach to reach Punta Bechi known for the presence of a lithic cross in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Alberto Bechi Luserna. Continuing along the tree-lined avenue you can visit the Longonsardo Tower (2) (costo 2,5 €). The monument was built around the end of the 1500s at the request of King Philip II of Spain. Visit its amazing panoramic terrace, you will admire one of the most evocative panoramas in the whole of Gallura.

Take souvenir photos salute the tower and go to the new Belvedere. Worthy of interest, is the wind rose that you will find in the pavement, which marks the speed and type of wind present through the anemometer.

With a short walk along via XX Settembre, you will reach Piazza Vittorio Emanuele I (3). Position yourself in the centre of the square and on your right you will see the facade of the main town church: San Vittorio (1838). Lose yourself in the streets of the historic centre towards the old fishing village Santa Lucia which opens with the piazza and the church which shares its name with the town, built with a simple cruciform plan dating back to 1890. Throughout the historic centre you can browse among the many craft shops, tastetypical products, stop for lunch or enjoy an authentic ice cream. Did you know that Santa Teresa is also known as “little Turin”? This is becauseKing Vittorio Emanuele designed it to mirror his belovered home city.

Recharge your batteries, take the road to Capo Testa (by car or by public transport) and stop at the Archaeological Site of Lu Brandali (4). This millennial site is dating from the XIVth to the Xth century. b. C. You will emerse yourself into this amazing site thanks to the surrounding natural landscape and virtual reality. Inside the ticket office there is the archaeological exhibition with the original finds, reproductions and the 3D experience. Everything is translated in English, French,Spanish and Braille (for the blind). For further information and costs click HERE 

After culture, the sea! Reach the headland of Capo Testa (5) and do not be afraid of the famous winds that you may encounter: if the sea is rough in the west you will be fine in the east and vice versa. Once you have chosen your preferred beach for a relaxing swim, we suggest you move towards  the right tovisit the Cave Roman columns and quarris(6). As the privileged place for the extraction of granite in Roman times, it still retains partially worked remains. From the beach continue onto the left bank and walk among the rocks and to the path that will take you to the Quarries.

As the day comes to an end, choose your position to experience the sunset! There is no place more magical to enchant you than Cala Grande (7) or the Capo Testa lighthouse (8).

To reach the cove known as Valle della Luna, you will have to continue on the road until you find a wooden gate on the right and next to, the pedestrian crossing. Take the path for about 800 m. To reach the lighthouse you will have to continue on the main road (s.p. 90) until you reach the military gate. Enter through the pedestrian walkway and choose your ideal position amongst the smoothed and sculpted rocks, shaped by the famous winds  to observe the magical colours emerging behind the setting sun.

Time for your final stop for dinner or for a simple walk around the Port of Longonsardo (9) where you can admire the small fisherman boats and luxury yachts.


Add to the 1-day itinerary and visit our sister island, located in front of our town: Corsica.

We suggest you to spend the whole day in Bonifacio (10), a small village built around a deep inlet similar to a small fjord, surrounded by white limestone walls.

The city of Bonifacio is split into two sections. The vieilleville (old town), or la Haute Ville (the Upper city), on the site of a citadel, is located on the promontory overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Inside the fjord there is the tourist port with ferries that connect Corsica to the port of Santa Teresa Gallura.

For timetables of maritime connections click HERE


Add an unforgettable day on a boat to your 2-day itinerary. From the Port of Longonsardo or the hamlet of Porto Pozzo, it is possible to reach the Archipelago of La Maddalena (11) or the Archipelago Corso (11).

The first is a National Park that consists of a large number of islands, including Spargi, Budelli and Santa Maria.

The second is a small archipelago, in the south of Bonifacio; you will discover Lavezzi Island and Piana Island.

To choose these service boats  click HERE


Add an additional 1 day trip between  Palau (12) and La Maddalena (13).

Palau is about 26 km from Santa Teresa Gallura, the first stop will be the Military Fortress of Monte Altura built in 1887. It was the most beautiful fortress in Europe. After the Second World War it remained closed until 1990.

After visiting Monte Altura, continue to the Ethnographic Museum and then to the Bear Rock, one of the most beautiful anthropomorphic granite sculptures on the island.

From the Port of Palau, take the ferry which will take you to La Maddalena Island in about 15 minutes. During asmall tour of the historic centreyou can discover the shops and typical workshops, have lunch and in the afternoon visit the Garibaldi Compendium and the Museum which are located on the Isle of Caprera (14), connected to La Maddalena island by a bridge.


Add one day to discover and learn about our beautiful  land. Experience the aromas of the Mediterranean  that embrace the paths in the most hidden corners of this unspoilt landscape, you will also be accompanied by the sounds of the local fauna.

You can find many operators available on the website by choosing different activities including cycling, hiking, diving, horseback riding and kayaking. Find the list of the professional guides HERE


Discover the 6 villages in the heart of Gallura. For this day we suggest you to set the alarm clock very early.  After a hearty breakfast, take your preferred transport and go towards the SP90 and then turn onto the SP5 (TempioPausania direction). The first stop is Aggius (15), a small medieval village, all built in granite and in which we recommend you to visit the Meoc (Ethnografic Museum), the Museum of Banditry and a short break in the wonderful Santa Degna Park.

Continue towards the Nuraghe Majori (16), one of the largest Nuragicstructures in Gallura. Take a short visit to the historic centre of Tempio and if you like trekking we suggest you to visit the Monte Limbara.

In the very early afternoon go to Calangianus (17) where you can visit the Giant’s Tomb of Pascaredda and the Cork Museum.

Continue towards Luras (18) to see the centuries-old olive trees (4000 years old) which are among the oldest in Europe and the Galluras Museum, famous for the presence of the mallet probably belonging to the historical female figure of the “Accabbadora”. If you are not tired yet, we suggest you to go to visit Perfugas (19) with its Nuragic Sacred Well and the Museum and on the way back, take a short stop in Luogosanto (20).


If six days were not enough for you and you are in the final phase of your holiday, we advise you to go to Olbia (22). The Arzachena (21) archaeological Area is certainly an excellent place to stop. Before arriving in Olbia, go towards Golfo Aranci where you will find the Sacred Nuragic Well “Sa Testa”. Then go to Olbia centre, park your car in the “Brin Pier” and start your exploration of the Archaeological Museum, where inside you will admire extraordinary ships from the Roman era.

After the visit, take a ride in the exciting Ferris wheel and finally go towards the splendid Romanesque San Simplicio, the oldest religious building in the north east of Sardinia.