The Maddalena Archipelago National Park is situated in Sardinia's northest and comprises chain of numerous islands. The seven predominant isles are known as the "seven sisters": Maddalena, the most important, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and Razzoli.
Here, the coast is in pristine, perfect condition (unlike the inhabited centers of Maddalena); all the islands and islets are rocky in landscape, and their particularity is tied to the fact that each island is very close to the next, while the seafloor is rather shallow.
These traits, along with the chromatic variations of the sea and the extraordinarily beautiful topography and terrain, create an enchanting and breathtaking scenery.
The Island of Maddalena is a precious gem set within this archipelago, boasting magnificent beaches lapped by waves of crystalline water, glimmering sand, and splendid seabeds.
Its main town center maintains its fishing village appearance, with the municipal building, Parochial Church of Santa Maria Maddalena, in addition to locales, restaurants and shops for every type of purchase.
Beyond its naturalistic attractions, the memory of Garibaldi is kept alive on Caprera via the hero's house-museum, highly-frequented by tourists.
The Maddalena Archipelago Park is the ideal destination for boat excursions, and scuba-diving under the emerald and turquoise, azure and cobalt blue sea.
It also comprises some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful beaches, among them the "pink beach" and Budelli Island, that owes its characteristic color to the innumerable skeletons of tiny animals brought to its shores by the current (they are almost impossible to spot without a guide).
Other standout beaches include Cala Coticciu, Brigantina and Portese on Caprera; Cala Corsara and Cala Granara on Spargi; and Cala Lunga on Razzoli.
Meanwhile, the seafloor is a world unto itself, the home of countless spectacular awe-inspiring species of flora and fauna.