Capo Testa is one of our not to miss places. An easy hike through the granite moulded in a thousand different shapes. The Romans also, take advantage of the rocky coastline. It’s possible to see here the ancient roman quarries which supplied them with these tough rocks.
If you want to see a real Mediterranean storm, you could come here when the northwest wind blows and the waves crash on the rocky coastline.
Or if you prefer calm and colourful days, you could visit Capo Testa in a quiet spring one. The path winds its way around big granite boulders, with a beautiful Mediterranean shrub vegetation.
Junipers are shaped by the strong winds and their grey trunks are usually twisted, reminding us that it’s not easy to grow so near to the sea.
The air is scented and you can smell this particular fragrance that we call “Sardinian scent”. It’s the yellow flower of Helichrysum sp. that produces it. It’s usually the first scent you can clearly recognize when you arrive in Sardinia, by ferry or by plane, in the spring or summer months.
We end the path at Cala Spinosa, where it’s possible to see the building of the lighthouse and some ancient beach rocks, old coastal lines that became rock as the sea level went down. Here in Cala Spinosa you can enjoy a spectacular view over Corsica and its mountains and take a sea bath in the clear water.
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