A one-hour ferry ride from Bonifacio, Santa Teresa di Gallura is a bustling, pretty coastal town on the northern tip of the island of Sardinia, Italy. It has an attractive piazza/square with cafes and restaurants, and a beautiful port.
Santa Teresa di Gallura Sardinia Guide
Santa Teresa is perched on the end of a short promontory overlooking the Bocches de Bonifacio (Straits of Bonifacio). The Corsican coastline , 12 km away, can be seen from the town's Rena Bianca beach.
BeachesRena Bianca is a 700 m fine sandy beach immediately to the north of the town (very popular with tourists in summer). Alternatively you can sunbathe on the rocks beneath the Aragonese Tower of Longonsardo. Santa Teresa is also only 3 km from some stunning beaches on the peninsular of Capo Testa, such as Spiaggia Rosa and Spiaggia dei Due Mari. These windswept beaches have beautifully shaped sculptured rocks. If you travel to Sardinia without a car, there are buses to Capo Testa in summer (leaving from the post office, only three a day), or you can take a cab.
Eating and DrinkingThere are plenty of restaurants in Santa Teresa di Gallura, offering reasonably priced fixed menus, pizzas or paninis. The best value for money is found in the eateries around the harbour. Note that out of season (from October onwards) most establishments in Santa Teresa close down, although the beautiful beaches can of course still be enjoyed at this time of year.
Archaeology Near to Santa Teresa is one of northern Sardinia's largest and best preserved prehistoric villages, La Brandall, and Tomba del Giganti, a vast communal village grave used between 14th and 10th centuries BC.
FerriesMoby Lines ferries run several daily connections between Bonifacio and Santa Teresa, so day excursions from Bonifacio are possible.