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Isola Rossa ( Red Island ) is a village
on the seaside and belongs to Trinità d'Agultu town, the latter sits in the nearby mountains. Isola Rossa is a tourist center,
there are residents, tourists in different accommodations like holiday
houses or residences and hotels, shops, a port populated by fishing boats
but not yet open to the tourists' boats, a XVI century Spanish tower which
seems protecting the village still now.
Isola Rossa village takes its name from
the nearby Isola Rossa island. The Isola Rossa island is a giant block of pink
granite rock. This kind of pink rock is typical of all the area and the
sand in the beaches gets the same colour.
Tourists at the Red Island village can
decide where to enjoy the sea as there is a choice
of beaches, like the Spiaggia Lunga ( the Long Beach ), La Marinedda
beach, Cala Tinnari beach, and the rocks which are preferred by many tourists.
Many places and specially the beaches are ideal also for families with
The beach featured here is La Marinedda
beach, on the east side of the Red Island village. We like it for the
clean and clear sea water and for the sand which carries pink and white
components, this is one of the characteristic beaches of Sardinia.
When at the Red Island it is worth to
visit the town of Trinità d'Agultu on the mountains above, then continue
towards Tempio Pausania and visit Aggius. Aggius is a characteristic and
traditional mountain village where you can admire the architecture, the handcrafts or
enjoy the green and the forests around.
In between Trinità d'Agultu and Aggius,
just before arriving to Aggius you will see and go through La Valle della
Luna ( The Moon Valley ). The Moon Valley is disseminated with huge white
granite rocks and when you see it the first time is really like landing on a different planet from Earth, the
name of the valley could not be more adequate, all tourist are amazed by
the view of this valley.
Arriving to the Red Island village is not
difficult, the road crossing down to Isola Rossa is along the coastal road
on the north coast of Sardinia, between Castelsardo, 25 Km west of the Red
Island and Santa Teresa di Gallura, 45 Km east of the red island.
If you are arriving to Sardinia the
nearest airports are Alghero Fertilia and Olbia while the nearest ports are
Porto Torres, Olbia and Golfo Aranci.
Nearest tourist interest places for
Isola Rossa are Castelsardo, Valledoria, Costa Paradiso ( Paradise Coast ),
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