Visiting the Island of Asinaria – part I

In the ancient age, it was called Sinuaria, today is well known as Asinaria for the white donkeys that lives here.

It is one of the most charming place I’ve ever seen – even if this is the second time I visit -.

I suggest to visit on april/may or on september by bike, the small tour from Cala Reale to Cala Sabina and back is only about 15 km.

Don’t forget to take water and food with you because the island is not equipped for receive tourists.

We started our trip by mtb from Porto Torres and arrived to Cala Reale, where you can see the main buildings of the little town, become a penal colony when at the end of XIX century, all its inhabitants were litterally ousted from the island  (so part of them founded the town of Stintino).

We reached Cala d’Oliva – where there is the main accomodation of the convicts – and then a dive to Cala Sabina, to admire her stunning water.

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

Visiting the Island of Asinaria

 

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