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  • 1 La Pelosa Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - 07040 Rocca-Ruja

    With its long white sand beach enclosed to the north by the Torre della Pelosa (17C), La Pelosa is a genuinely natural oasis. It is the most famous - and busiest - of Stintino's beaches and with good reason: views over Isola Piana and Isola dell'Asin..

  • 2 La Pelosetta Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - Le Vele

    This rocky beach, enclosed to the north by Capo Falcone, has an extraordinary location opposite the little Isolotto della Pelosa, which is reached by a ford surrounded by an absolutely magnificent sea. This popular destination has all facilities (bar..

  • 3 The beaches of the Isola dell'Asinara Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - 07046 Cala-d'Oliva

    Asinar Island's beaches are truly fabulous, in particular Cala d'Arena, the furthest north on the island and one of the most beautiful thanks to its white sand and 16C tower; Cala Sabina in the northeast, at the foot of the granite headland of Punta ..

  • 4 Punta is Arutas Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - Punta-is-Arutas

    This relatively quiet beach is covered with little white, pink and pale green grains of quartz that look like pearls. In winter, surfers come here for the big waves. The seabed, which gets deep very suddenly, is home to a multitude of little schools ..

  • 5 Costa Verde Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - Pistis

    The path between Capo Frasca and Capo Pecora (47km) offers fabulous walks along this wild and steep coast, with a few forays into the foothills of Monte Arcuentu (785m) to the east, with its volcanic relief. A series of sandy beaches, fringed with du..

  • 6 Piscinas Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - 09010 Piscinas

    Welcome to the mini-Sahara of Sardinia. The dunes stretch over 5km and are around 60m high, lining the emerald sea and pushing inland as far as the woods of the hinterland; only the robust scrubland, dotted with olive trees bent by the mistral's wind..

  • 7 Nido dei Passeri Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - 09017 Tonnara

    The coastal road leads up to a sheer cliff dropping into the sea, a natural bastion of sorts; out at sea, coral reefs sticking out from the water have been colonised by birds and nicknamed "Sparrows' Nest" by inhabitants. On still days, thr..

  • 8 Tuerredda Beach Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - Capo Malfatano

    The fabulous Tuerredda beach (good facilities) is located in a gorgeous cove between Capo Malfatano and Capo Spartivento. With its impeccable white sand, a backdrop of exquisite valleys and a sea veering between azure and emerald green, it is indispu..

  • 9 Palazzo dei Normanni Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za Independenza 1 I - 90134 Palermo

    The Norman palace stands at the centre of a series of squares, in gardens laid out at the end of the 19C. Previously seat of the emir of Palermo, the old qsar was enlarged and improved by the Norman kings, then abandoned before being restored under t..

  • 10 Cappella Palatina Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    P.za Independenza 1 I - 90134 Palermo

    The chapel of the Norman palace is a magnificent construction, built by Roger II between 1130 and 1140. The building achieves a perfect combination of Saracen, Byzantine and Norman art, bearing witness to the Norman sovereigns' tolerance towards othe..

  • 11 La Kalsa Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Porta dei Greci I - 90134 Palermo

    The district developed under Arab rule, around the citadel of the emir. It retains its Arabic name "al haklisah", meaning "the chosen one, the pure one", and its oriental atmosphere, emphasised by its Arab-Norman monuments. Centre..

  • 12 Oratorio des Rosario di San Domenico Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    P.za S. - Domenico 1 I - 90133 Palermo

    This private chapel is a Baroque masterpiece, attributed to Giacomo Serpotta. During your visit, you will be surrounded by putti, the small cherubim that were so dearly loved by Italian Baroque. The entire interior is sculpted in the stucco, to achie..

  • 13 Oratorio del Rosario di Santa Cita Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    v. Valverde 1 I - 90133 Palermo

    The chapel is the masterpiece of Baroque sculptor Giacomo Serpotta who worked here from 1686 to 1718. Angels and joyful putti cavort with total liberty of movement and expression; playing, sleeping, crying, laughing, climbing up the window frames, gl..

  • 14 Aquarium Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Area Porto Antico, Ponte Spinola I - 16128 Genova

    The aquarium is both modern and informative. Luminous panels describe the exhibited species and their reconstructed natural environments. A video and computers make the visit "interactive" with the underwater world, whilst the numerous view..

  • 15 Via Garibaldi Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. Garibaldi I - 16124 Genova

    A little distance from the historic centre, Via Garibaldi (then called Strada Nuova) was in the mid-16C one of Italy's most beautiful thoroughfares. Lined by sumptuous palaces, these were the residences of rich and powerful noble families. Note at n°..

  • 16 Cattedrale di Santa Maria Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    P.za Palazzo 4 I - 09100 Cagliari

    The cathedral was built in the 13C and substantially reworked between the 17C and the first half of the 20C. In its current incarnation the cathedral is a veritable palimpsest of styles. Take a look at the two pulpits depicting scenes from the life o..

  • 17 Museo Archeologico Nazionale Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Piazza Museo Nazionale 19 I - 80135 Napoli

    Housed in a 16C building, this museum's collections are essentially composed of works from the Farnese collection (Greco-Roman sculpture), and objects found at Herculanum and Pompeii. This makes it one of the world's richest selections of Greek and R..

  • 18 Piazza Navona Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Navona I - 00186 Roma

    Piazza Navona retains a long narrow layout, as dictated by Domitian when he had a stadium built here in 86 AD for games. Traffic is banned, making it a pleasant and lively meeting place where in the evenings street artists of all kinds can be seen pe..

  • 19 Fountain of the Four Rivers Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Navona I - 00186 Roma

    This Baroque masterpiece by Bernini (1651) stands at the centre of Piazza Navona. The statues represent four great rivers (the Danube, the Ganges, Rio del Plata and the Nile), symbolising the four corners of the earth.

  • 20 Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Altemps Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    P.za S. Apollinare 46 I - 00186 Roma

    Recently restored, this magnificent 15C palace today houses the Ludovisi-Boncompagni collection: in the first half of the 17C, Cardinal Ludovico decided to embellish his villa with a mass of statuary by the greatest artists of the age (including Bern..

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