- The name itself is misleading: this locality in northern Sardinia is not actually an island, but one of the most beautiful peninsulas of the Costa Paradiso,
an aptly named stretch of coast running from Castelsardo to Santa Teresa Gallura. It takes its name from a rock 500 m off shore whereas the word “rossa” comes from the deep red colour of its porphyry rocks.
Isola Rossa is an enchanting locality of the Municipality of Trinità d’Agultu and Vignola in the Province of Olbia-Tempio in Sardinia.
The hamlet stands on a small promontory overlooked by an Aragonese watchtower dating back to the 1500s, just 4 km from the Santa Teresa Gallura - Porto Torres coastal road. As you approach your destination along the scenic road, splendid views of pristine nature
prepare you for the beauty and tranquillity of your stay.
Where else can you go from near-alpine forests to snow white beaches, or find wildlife oddities like the blue-eyed albino donkeys on the Isola dell’Asinara and the wild horses that shyly roam Giara di Gesturi
. The island is also a culinary one-off, with distinct takes on pasta, bread and dolci, its own wines (Vermentino whites, Cannonau reds) and cheeses – including maggoty casu marzu pecorino, stashed away in barns in the mountainous interior.