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Villa dell'Orso from above
Villa dell'Orso from above

Overview of the Rocca d’Orso

Villa dell’Orso is situated on the northern tip of Sardinia, whithin the famous promontory of Capo d’Orso, an unspoiled and protected stretch of coast known for its crystal clear sea water and perfectly smooth granite rocks in the most extraordinary shapes. The surrounding countryside that has no equal in Sardinia or even in the Mediterranean area as a whole.

Only a few km away lies the fishing harbour Palau, just in front of the National Park of the Arcipelago della Maddalena. Here you will find a good choice of shops and restaurants.

At Palau, it is simple to hire small boats;  the smooth waters of the sea at Palau are considered to be a yachtsman’s paradise.

A short sea journey aboard the town’s ferry deposits visitors on the stunning island of La Maddalena, where Italian freedom fighter Garibaldi lived. The group of islands (Caprera, Spargi, Budelli, La Vezzi and Cavallo) around la Maddalena is renowned for its beauty and was turned into a National Park not long ago.

Only five kilometres from Palau are Punta Sardegna and Porto Rafael, elegant resorts for understated people in the know.

The millionaires’ playground Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo are thirty to forty kilometres away, here you can while away hours gazing at hundreds of yachts or browsing exclusive boutiques.

Just a quarter of an hour’s drive from the house are magnificent beaches, such as the Isola dei Gabbiani, a much sought-after destination for windsurfers and kitesurfers.

Ferries link Palau to La Maddalena, Genoa and Naples.



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