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Caprera Sailing Centre

Caprera Sailing Centre is one of the oldest Italian sailing schools and one of the most prestigious in the world. It is a non-profit association and a member of the International Sailing School Association. Some famous and successful skippers started their carrier at Caprera. Let’s mention at least a couple of them: Cino Ricci, skipper of the racing yacht Azzurra, winner of America’s Cup or Roberto Ferrarese, multi world-champion who participated in 1980 to the Olympic games.

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Coin Bridge and Garibaldi Museum

The Coin Bridge, named after a nearby strip of land, is the only one connecting the two largest islands of the archipelago – La Maddalena and Caprera. The Coin bridge is used by those who go Caprera to hike or walk or to visit the Sea Museum, Caprera Sailing Center or the Museum of Giuseppe Garibaldi.

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G8 summit

Exploring the city of La Maddalena, to the east of the island, you will notice a huge glass cube. What is it? This is what remains of the G8 Summit planned for 2009 in the area of the former Arsenale that unfortunately never hosted the big names of the international politic scene. For the moment the Main Conference Centre, this is the name of the huge glass cube, and the jetties have hosted only a world famous sport event – Luis Vuitton Trophy in 2010, since then the entire complex has been abandoned.

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Saint Mary Magdalene Church in La Maddalena

The Parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. The Holy Mass in honour of the patron saint of the town is celebrated on 22nd July. The church was designed by a Piedmontese military engineer Giacinto Marciot and built by the islanders and soldiers between 1814 and 1819 in exactly the same spot where a simple small church had previously stood.

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LA MADDALENA WATERFRONT

The houses on the waterfront in the historic centre of La Maddalena have pure and precise lines, they are bright, and are mainly two stories high, they are plastered and painted with pastel colours. The most important spots in the historic centre are Garibaldi’s Column, Zìcavo house, Garibaldi Square and the town hall, the parish church devoted to Saint Mary Magdalene with a small diocesan museum and Umberto I Square.

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SAINT MARY PORT

Porto della Madonna, or Saint Mary Port in English, is called also Manto della Madonna, that means Saint Mary’s Mantle in English, or even natural pool, the lagoon and in the past also the salt lake. This stretch of sea enclosed between the islands of Budelli, Razzoli and Santa Maria is considered one of the most beautiful marine areas in the world.

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Bocche di Bonifacio Strait

The Bonifacio Strait separates Corsica from Sardinia and it hosts 2 world famous areas: The La Maddalena National Park Archipelago and The Lavezzi Natural Reserve. Follow us to discover the curiosities of the Strait of Bonifacio, a point of great strategic importance and surrounded by noteworthy legend.

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Cala dell’Amore Beach

Cala dell’Amore is our exclusive stop as motor yacht Luxury Virginia is the only passenger tour boat authorized to anchor just a few metres from the shore. he beach is lovely for its tiny size. The setting reminds us of the magic and unforgettable moment of falling in love. This small corner of paradise is fortunately sheltered from the western winds.

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