Embracing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline and picturesque Mediterranean marine protected area of Tavolara, covers approximately 15 thousand hectares of crystal clear water, in our itinerary we will sail between inlets and coves that extend from Capo Ceraso to Punta l'Isuledda. The A.m.p. Tavolara - Capo Coda Cavallo, founded in 1997, includes within it special protection areas (islands of Tavolara, Molara, and Molarotto): the pond of San Teodoro, visited with an easy and picturesque trail, reasting point of pink flamingos in migratory periods and the said residence of the 'king' of Tavolara. The marine area is ideal for scuba diving: dive sites, tested routes, biodiverse environments populated by schoals of mediteraneen fish. Groupers, croakers and breams offer an unforgettable show for divers. While authorized diving centers guarantee professionalism and security for both dives with breathing apparatus or snorkeling.
The island of Tavolara has cliff faces of 500 mt in limestone and granite. The island's ecosystem has been preserved intact over the centuries by a lack of human intervention. The eastern sector, a military zone, is inaccessible. Otherwise in the low panhandle, called Spalmatore Earth, there are beaches, a marina, two local restaurants and some houses. Together with the neighboring islands Molara and Molarotto, there are aproximatley 150 wild goats. Its granite cliffs are full of caves and niches. On sandy strips grow sea lilies while the rocks are covered with juniper bushes, helichrysum, rosemary and mastic.
It is said that in the last century Charles Albert, King of Piedmont and Sardinia, landed on the island in search of the mythical goats with gold teeth (phenomenon caused by a herb that reflects a golden awe), he was fascinated to the point of naming its only inhabitant, Paolo Bertoleoni, "King of Tavolara".
For several years the island is the setting for an interesting summer film festival, the Tavolara Film Festival, involving artists of great fame and draws a passionate audience.
Continuing sailing northwards we reach a promontory of rare beauty, Capo Figari, it is the most extreme part of a ridge of hills that runs through the Golfo Aranci in its entirety. Jutting out into the Tyrrhenian Sea with imposing majesty and stands out in the enchanting blue sea with its rocks and its cliffs, it is a paradise of flora and fauna, enriched by the scents of juniper, which characterize it and make it natural jewel. Accessible by sea, through the hidden Cala Greca and Cala Moresca, spectacular sandy cove with rocky sections. In addition to the natural wealth, in the vicinity of the cape is the Cape observatory Figari, famous for being the place where Guglielmo Marconi sent the first Radio connection between Capo Figari and Rocca di Papa.