Santa Teresa di Gallura
The Municipality of Santa Teresa Gallura was founded in 1808 by King Vittorio Emanuele I, who decided to name it after his wife, Maria Teresa of Austria. The Lungonese town is internationally known for being one of the most renowned tourist-seaside resorts in all of Sardinia. Santa Teresa is also one of the main "gateway" to Corsica: from its port, in fact, ferries and high-speed boats sail to Bonifacio.
In addition to the tourist port, there are numerous places to visit and frequent during your stay in Santa Teresa, first of all the beaches. The Teresina coast is in fact full of sunny and edenic beaches where you can spend days in total relaxation. Among the most coveted beaches by vacationers we find the famous Rena Bianca, a short distance from the center of Santa Teresa; the Taltana and Poltu pitrosu near the village of Santa Reparata; the beaches of Ponente and Levante, Cala spinosa, Cala Francese and Cala grande in Capo Testa. A special reference should also deserve the complex Nuragic Lu Brandali (known for the Tomb of the Giants), the Tower of Longonsardo, the Cave Roman, the Lighthouse of Capo Testa and military batteries that characterize the coast of northern Sardinia.
Finally, the islet of Municca is singular: an ideal place for those who love snorkeling, it is characterized by the presence of the so-called Man of Municca, a granite boulder that resembles a human face.
Santa Teresa di Gallura is not only rich from a naturalistic point of view, but also from a food and wine point of view. The Sardinian town, in fact, has nothing to envy to other places in the beautiful country. The Gallura cuisine includes foods like the famous carasau bread, the bread Mo coccu, the suppa cuata and pulicioni them. On the table there is no shortage of meat (especially pork) and cheeses, which have made Sardinia famous throughout the world. Among the dairy products (some of which DOP) we find lu caju cu li botta botta known for the presence, inside, of live worms.
Among the desserts, however, stand out without a doubt them niuleddi, typical of the Christmas period. In this quick review, honey and Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, an absolute excellence of this territory and of the whole of Sardinia, also deserve space.