|In the middle of the islands, there
is the "Porto della Madonna", which is not a port, but an enormous natural pool, where in the
summer, the most beautiful yachts congregate to admire the sea bed through the crystal clear
waters of this natural wonder.
A word of advice, be careful of the sand banks and of the Maritime Authorities ordinances
regarding distances both for anchorage and sailing.
Palau - Il porto
Caprera - Cala Coticciu
||People who do not manage to find
a place between the islands and the port of La Maddalena,
can always go to the nearby port of Palau (which
offers excellent mooring facilities ) which is overlooked by the city of the same name.
Continuing southward one rounds Capo D'Orso and sails across the open channel between
Caprera and the well sheltered Golfo di Arzachena. One is well advised to drop anchor in the
little enchanting bay of Cala Coticciu, where ancient junipers sweep down to the beach. Sailing
and motor boats are not allowed to land on this beach. As soon as you row ashore, walk along
the narrow paths created by the continuous grazing of the goats through the short thick
vegetation where one's eyes can sweep the surrounding archipelago through 360
|Leaving the archipelago behind one
sails passed l'Isola delle Bisce and enters the world of Costa Smeralda .
One immediately notices, especially during the high season, the different atmosphere along
this 55 kilometre coast. This part of the coast was called, up to a few years ago, the Kingdom
of Prince Karim Aga Khan, who discovered and developed this important and world renowned
|The most beautiful boats enter
and leave Porto Cervo, (one
of the best equipped and modern Mediterranean tourist ports
which has a nautical centre reserved for the mythical 12 metre sailing boats of the Americas
Cup). From the sea one can watch the golfers playing on Pevero golf course and sailing
along the coast one can admire the luxurious villas of businessmen, artists, and
cinema and TV personalities.