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Cala Gonone description and photos - Italy: Sardinia Island. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Cala Gonone.
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Cala Gonone is a small seaside town in Sardinia, part of the municipality of Dorgaglia in the province of Nuoro. According to the 2007 census, only a little over a thousand people live in it.
The area around Cala Gonone was inhabited in the so-called Nuragic period - from the middle of the 2nd millennium BC. Traces of those settlements can be seen today at Nuraghe Mannu, on the outskirts of Cala Gonone, just off the road to Dorgaglia. The modern city was founded as a colony of fishermen who arrived from the island of Ponza in the early 20th century.
Cala Gonone lies on the shores of the Gulf of Orosei on the east coast of Sardinia in the Supramonte subregion, 9 km from Dorgaglia and 108 km from Olbia. Driving from Olbia takes about 1.5 hours, from Porto Torres 2 hours, and from Cagliari - almost 3 hours.
Due to its beautiful natural surroundings and excellent water quality (the city is part of the Bay of Orosei and Gennargentu National Park) Cala Gonone is a very popular holiday destination among tourists. The best beaches are Spiadja Centrale (central beach), S'Abba Durke, Cala Luna, Kartoe, Ozalla, Sos Dorroles, S'Abba Meika, Tsiu Martine and Cala Fuili. In addition, in the immediate vicinity of the city, there is a well-equipped grotta del Blue Marino cave, which can be reached by boat or boat as part of an excursion group. By the way, you can book a tour for every taste right at the local pier - here you can also rent a boat to explore the Gulf of Orosei on your own. The rent will cost about 80 euros per day. Or head to the Gennargentu National Park to explore mountain ranges and high peaks.
In the evening, numerous restaurants open their doors on the picturesque embankment, where you can taste an incredible variety of seafood.
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