Capo Testa

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Coordinates: 41 ° 14 ′ 19 ″  N , 9 ° 8 ′ 57 ″  E

Relief Map: Sardinia
Capo Testa

The Capo Testa is located a few kilometers west of the northernmost point of Sardinia . The nearest town of Santa Teresa Gallura can be reached in just a few minutes by car. In addition to the lighthouse, which is well worth seeing, there are many impressive granite rocks, some of which have been shaped bizarre by the wind and the typical Tafoni weathering in Mediterranean latitudes . Many of these rock formations have been given animal names because of their recognizable similarity.

On the peninsula there is also the Valle di Luna , where numerous hippies and dropouts lived during the 68s , until camping outside of the designated campsites was banned throughout Sardinia and violations were rigorously tackled. Today a few dropouts are living in the Valle di Luna again, their dwellings are in the various caves of the valley. In the main season, wild camping is also tolerated, so backpackers can usually make out several tents in the valley in the morning hours.

Capo Testa offers a large number of small bays for bathing, which are a destination for many travelers to Sardinia, especially in the high season. Due to the topographical conditions, parking is limited, which can sometimes lead to traffic jams.


From the airport and ferry port of Olbia you drive about 40 km north via Arzachena to Palau (Sardinia) . After another 15 km you come to Santa Teresa Gallura . From there it is another 3 km to Capo Testa.

Web links

Commons : Capo Testa  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  • Eberhard Fohrer: Sardinien , Michael Müller Verlag, Erlangen, new edition 2007, ISBN 3-89953-518-9

Individual evidence

  1. Cala Spinosa (Santa Teresa Gallura) - Current 2019 - Is it worth it? (With photos). Retrieved December 24, 2019 .
  2. Peter Höh: Sardinia - luxury and rural idyll . 3. Edition. DuMont Reiseverlag, Ostfildern 2018, ISBN 978-3-7701-9496-4 , p. 121 , p. 31 line 3f. .