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The Marina choose for their holiday means having a point of easy reference and strategic for visiting the many attractions of the area without long trips in the car.

Our company takes its name from a village "Torre del Porticciolo." A magical place, where you can admire, overlooking the sea, a tower that dates back to the time Saracen.

In 2011, at the foot of the tower, a unique discovery was made in Italy with the discovery of fossil remains of Sinapside, an ancestor of today's mammals, the beauty lived 270 million years ago. A sensational discovery, just consider that all over Europe discovered the remains of these animals can be counted on the fingers of one hand. You are within easy reach the archaeological sites of nuragic Palmavera and Sant'Imbenia and the Necropolis of Anghelu Ruiu. In addition, Farm Il Porticciolo has a privileged location at the foot of the Natural Park of Porto Conte and the protected Marine Area of Capo Caccia. We are a short distance from the Ark of Noè, the wildlife reserve of the park where you will have the unique opportunity to closely observe some specimens at risk species like the griffon vulture, peregrine falcon and shearwaters.

History, nature, but also fun and entertainment. In the vicinity of The Marina is find all the famous beaches of Alghero as: Porticciolo, Porto Ferro, Porto Conte, Lazzaretto and Le Bombarde.

Along the west coast you can admire the superb coves of Cala Viola and Cala del Vino and the ancient port Shardana. Discover the surroundings also means immersing yourself in local centers such as Bosa, Stintino, Castelsardo and, of course, Alghero where strolling through the picturesque streets of the old town to see the typical workings of coral and pretty local handicrafts.

One last thing. Have you ever visited the magnificent caves of Neptune? Do it and we would recommend it to discover them by sea is a truly unique and unforgettable.

Torre del Porticciolo

The company takes its name from a village "Torre del Porticciolo" where, overlooking the sea, you can admire an era Saracen watchtower. In 2011, at the foot of the tower it took place the discovery, unique in Italy, the fossilized remains of Sinapside, ancestor of the current mammals, lived about 270 million years ago.

Parco di Porto Conte

The Porto Conte Park covers a vast area in the north-west of Sardinia right in Alghero country including the lagoon Calich, the system of Monte Doglia, and the wide gulf of Porto Conte.

Inside the park there is the national forest of "Le Prigionette" extended for 12 km in the town of Alghero. In the forest there are many species of plants and animals protected by international conventions. The territory of the park will restore important monuments of nuragic (Palmavera, Sant'Imbenia), remains of Roman mansions (Sant'Imbenia), coastal towers of Spanish age. Among the fauna species, they have been identified 35 species of mammals and 150 species of birds.

Le Grotte di Nettuno

Continuing the road along the Porto Conte Park, we find the protected marine area of Capo Caccia which houses the largest karst phenomenon around the Mediterranean with its caves.

The most famous is that of Neptune that extends for 2500 m and offering amazing scenarios; reachable by boat starting directly from the port of Alghero or through a staircase that runs along the entire mountain, called the "Capriolo scale."

Alghero

Alghero, also known as "Barceloneta (small Barcelona)", overlooking one of the most beautiful coasts of Sardinia and the north-west of the same.

It was fortified with several towers both inside and outside the city, along the coast. Along the ramparts of Alghero and near the harbor are the signs of Spanish rule fairly obvious: the towers that surround the old town are still almost intact and we will mention some as the Tower of Sulis, the Tower of Porta Terra, San John and St. James.

Known for being the "Riviera del Corallo"; In fact, it is precisely here, in its waters, which can be found large quantities of this precious red coral that, after a careful process by master craftsmen, is exhibited around the old town where visitors can admire beautiful objects and jewels of all type.

Bosa

Continuing towards the coast you get to Bosa, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Planargia main hub, is a picturesque town located on the edge of the river Temo, the only navigable river in Sardinia. This has been since ancient times a major economic resource, but also a danger because of the inevitable flooding that struck the lower part of the city.

Crossing the old bridge that crosses the river just fear will reach the historic center of Bosa, very charming especially at night when the lights illuminate the whole river and all internal roads giving a charming and romantic.

At the top you can visit the castle and its fortress from which one can see the whole city and to the full length of the river that flows into the sea.

Stintino

The main tourist attraction is the beach of La Pelosa, situated in the far north-western part of Sardinia, overlooking the Gulf of Asinara and on the island, marked by a fine white sand and the water of the turquoise sea, crystal clear , as to be considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia.

A little further we see the Isola Piana, used in the past for grazing cattle that was brought there with a characteristic transhumance made with fishing boats. On the island stands out with its 18 meters high an Aragonese tower built in the sixteenth century.

The west coast of the Sea of Sardinia opened see the beautiful cliffs and several rocky coves including Cala Coscia di Donna and Steam.

Castelsardo

Castelsardo overlooks the Asinara Gulf, in the historical region of Anglona in northern Sardinia, in a succession of rocky coastline with small coves. With this position the place offers a unique panorama sweeping over all of the gulf coasts, including those of Corsica.

On top of the plateau rises the fortress of the Doria Castle, which houses the Museum of Mediterranean Weaving.

At the location Multeddu stands the Elephant Rock, a striking dark trachyte carved by the wind.

For lovers of sailing and windsurfing are many spectacular beaches in the area, including in particular Punta La Capra, Punta Paddimi Li and Lu Bagnu.

The city is famous for the rites of Holy Week, with obvious Spanish influences that recall the faithful from all over Sardinia.

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