Fine, white sand, breathtaking panoramas, waters that range from hues of azure to turquoise, and one of the most beautiful seascapes of the entire Mediterranean: welcome to Stintino, renowned touristic destination on Sardinia’s north-western extremity.
It started out as a fishermen’s village, when the Island of Asinara was made a penal colony. Stintino today is synonymous with magnificent beaches, like the most celebrated La Pelosa characterized by its luscious white sand and transparent sea.
Accessible by boat, Asinara Island was a quarantine station during the 1800s, a prison camp during World War I, and afterward one of the most famous Italian prisons until the establishment of the homonymous National Park in 1997. Isolated for almost a century, it has become an oasis of rare and sometimes-almost-extinct species of plants and animals, such as the white albino donkey.