LA MADDALENA ISLAND BY BOAT - VISIT TO THE CITY BETWEEN HISTORICAL SITES AND SHOPPING
Arriving in La Maddalena by boat you can see, quietly overlooking the promenade, the colorful eighteenth century buildings and, on top of the hill, the fort of the Old Guard to dominate the landscape with ancient defense of the island. Everything in town recalls the strategic importance in past centuries has covered the island in the Mediterranean.
Captain Nelson, the British hero who defeated Napoleon's fleet, on the island between 1803 and 1805, gave as a gift to the citizens the candlesticks and the crucifix, preserved in the diocesan museum inside the Parish Church of St. Maria Maddalena .Is pleasant shopping in the streets of the old town so rich in alleys, called the “Carrugi”, which in summer turn into exhibition halls in the open. Just a few hundred meters away and here, the pretty little church of the Holy Trinity “Santissima Trinita”, the Sanctuary of the island, a place of pilgrimage that houses numerous votive offerings of sailors who escaped the perils of the sea.
The coast is all alternation between rugged coastline and pretty coves. The scenic route called Spalmatore, making the circumnavigation of the island, you can get to the beaches and coves: among the many famous beaches, remember Cava Francese, Bassa Trinita, Monte d’arena and Punta Marginetto.