The reserve of Capo Carbonara is born between shields rocks lashed by the sea and the wind and white sand dunes caressed by the waves, in a corner of a timid and primordial world, off the eastern coast of Sardinia.
The inlets of this area are among the most beautiful and known in the world; on a coastline of 32 km are the renowned beaches of Campu Longu, Campus, Porto Giunco and Punta Molentis (to name just a few).
Characterized by fine white sand and flour, these beaches have nothing to envy to that of Polynesia.
The Mediterranean scrub extends along the coast and inland among the maritime pines, secular junipers, fragrant eucalyptuses, olive trees and lentisks, which leave the unforgettable scent typical of landscapes in Sardinia.
The archaeological significance of the area is important; there are in fact sites of pre-Nuragic, Nuragic, Phoenician, Punic, Roman and even medieval periods.
Just think of the village of Carbonara, now disappeared, which is none other than the current Villasimius. Its ancient name suggests that there was a charcoal production activity. Another of the remains of the medieval era is the old fortress that dates back to the seventeenth century.
In this area between the seabed, in addition to the finds and wrecks of all ages, we find the most varied types of fish and typical aquatic plants such as Poseidonia, which forms real prairie, giving snorkeling enthusiasts breathtaking views.
The protected marine area of Capo Carbonara, which stretches from Capo Boi to the island of Serpentara, is a natural park that was established as a marine protected area since 1998.
As you may have noticed, the names of the beaches in this area are very special.
For example, the origin of the name of the island of Cavoli presumably derives from the species of wild cabbage present here, or it could derive from the Sardinian Cavuru or crab, crustacean much present in the rocks of the island.
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