The neat little place
Santa Teresa


Santa Teresa Gallura has a population of just 5,000. Due to the numerous beaches and the corresponding range of holiday homes in the area, the northernmost city of Sardinia has been enjoying increasing popularity for years. Especially in the evening hours, numerous tourists line the town center, which is located on a hill between two bays.

Tourist magnet with class

Here you will find numerous small shops and really good restaurants and bars where you can enjoy an aperitif while you watch the hustle and bustle on Piazza Vittorio Emanuele I. Although it is advisable to make restaurant reservations in advance, especially during the main travel season in August, and you may need some patience while looking for a parking spot, tourism here is not as overwhelming as in other hotspots like Mallorca. Don’t worry, you won’t find any shops in Santa Teresa Gallura selling t-shirts with supposedly funny sayings.

From the port in Santa Teresa there is also a ferry connection to the island of Corsica . With Saremar or Moby Lines the journey time to the port of Bonifacio is around 50 minutes. Why not spend a day or two on the neighboring French island?

Sardinia Map - Santa Teresa Gallura

The municipality of Santa Teresa also includes the Capo Testa peninsula to the west, which can be reached in a few minutes by car from the town center. Capo Testa is one of the most popular attractions in the area due to the bizarre shapes of its granite rocks. The same applies to the lighthouse , which is well worth seeing. If you would like to spend the night in a historic tower yourself, you should just take a look at our recommendation for the Tower of Love in Capo Testa .

In the times of the 68s, by the way, many dropouts and hippies lived in the so-called Valle di Luna, which means “valley of the moon” or “moon valley”. And one or two dropouts can still be found there today. Some even still live in the valley’s caves and get company from numerous backpackers.