Sardinia is one of the most popular destinations chosen by tourists; Stintino is one of the most requested locations. Here are the top 5 reasons to visit it.
This land looks like no other place.
The fascinating Italian region in the heart of the Mediterranean sea strikes again. We are talking about Sardinia. In addition to its many places of entertainment, the hub of social life and the young nightlife, Sardinia is a destination for those who want to enjoy a quiet holiday, in contact with nature too. Thus in the extreme north-west point, the town of Stintino shines with its light, located on one of the most beautiful coasts of the whole island.
But what are the reasons for visiting the small town of Stintino? Here are the five reasons to visit Stintino.
5 - The Stintino culinary tradition
If you are a lover of local food, the culinary tradition of Stintino can only give you an incredible joy for the palate. The country's cuisine is mainly based on the fresh fish of the day, such as octopus alla Stintinese or with garlic, lobster soup, tuna bottarga and seafood to be savoured in the characteristic restaurants located in the small streets of the village or along the coast.
4 - Fishing and the Tonnare Museum
You are in the right place if your passion is fishing! The history of Stintino is closely linked to this sport. Its wide and deep-rooted tradition is fed above all in the fishing and processing of tuna. For the latter speciality, you must know, that the Tonnare museum has been in Stintino for over 50 years. The museum tells about the Stintinese way of life: during the visit to the museum, you can follow a path along with the rooms, equipped with original tools and images.
3 - The Vela Latina regatta
If you are passionate about sailing, Stintino has been hosting a famous regatta since 1983: the Vela Latina regatta. The country is the "capital" and icon of wooden boats with Latin sail moored in the peninsula from the 'Old' to the 'New' port. The Latin Sail Regatta was born to safeguard the Latin sailboats of Stintino. The last fleet in Italy to have preserved the original characteristics of this type of early medieval armament is located in Stintino.
It is a type of Mediterranean glazing, also used by Christopher Columbus and Vasco de Gama. The event lasts three days and is surrounded by events and manifestations that embellish the summer nights at the end of August in Stintino.
2 - The Stintino natural oasis and the Asinara national park
If you are a lover of nature, you cannot miss the natural oasis of Stintino characterized by two ponds full of peculiar native flora and fauna that you will hardly be able to find elsewhere. The natural oasis is embellished by the glimpses placed at a height of two hundred meters from which you can enjoy the unique panorama that also embraces the Piana island and the Asinara national park, an uncontaminated and wild place, but a very popular tourist destination. Stintino is the closest embarkation point to visit it and has a strong emotional bond with the island of Asinara on which this national park is located.
1 - The sea of Stintino
Last but not least, if you are a lover of the sea, the first reason to reach Stintino lies above all in the beauty of its sea. The sea of Stintino is one of the most crystalline in the whole Mediterranean, its beaches are very white.The Pelosa beach is very famous. It is a destination for youth tourism, with a clear and low seabed for tens of meters. The other famous beach is the Pelosetta, closed by a characteristic Aragonese tower dating back to 1578. Stintino is also a meeting point between two different kinds of seas: the 'outside sea', with its characteristic high and jagged coast alternating with sandy and pebble coves, joins the 'sea inside', known for its low and sheltered coast that reaches the white and round pebbles of the coast of Le Saline and Ezzi Mannu beach from west to east.
These are just some of the things you can visit in Stintino and its surroundings, but there are still dozens of places to visit and experiences to try. In particular, throughout the north of Sardinia, near Stintino, every year many events are held. They enhance and allow you to experience the North coast of Sardinia unforgettably.
In particular, with the "SALUDE & TRIGU" program, promoted by the Chamber of Commerce of Sassari, there is a collection of cultural and traditional events in Northern Sardinia. They offer a rich schedule of events for local inhabitants and tourists to make these places live better.
Precisely in Stintino, between 8 and 15 September, in the cycle of events promoted by SALUDE & TRIGU, you can find the patronal feast of Stintino, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Defense.
The festival dates back to 1865 and is deeply felt in the place so much so that you participate as children and dress up in typical clothes. The festival takes place for a whole week with cultural events and traditional events, but the highlight is undoubtedly the moment of the procession that moves from the land to the sea with a series of boats that cross the sea of Stintino up to Asinara and back.
Don't delay any longer, the beauty of Sardinia and its land is there waiting for you, join it for an unforgettable experience.
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