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Sella Del Diavolo

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A dreamlike promontory between unspoilt nature and legend

In the exact centre of the Gulf of Angels, the large bay overlooked by the city of Cagliari in southern Sardinia, stands the promontory known as the Sella del Diavolo (Devil's Saddle), a place of rare beauty that, according to biblical legend, was the scene of the battle between good and evil, between Lucifer, determined to conquer this gulf, and the archangel Michael, at the head of the celestial militia.

Today the Sella del Diavolo is one of the symbols of Cagliari, a naturalistic area that separates the Poetto beach from that of Calamosca and which boasts a long naturalistic and archaeological path to follow on foot to enjoy a unique panorama of the Gulf of Angels.

The main route, which can also be taken by night, starts from Calamosca beach or the nearby Marina Piccola and winds its way through palm, juniper and olive trees, passing through natural hollows that, over the centuries, have yielded traces of the populations that have inhabited these places since the Neolithic age.

Sella Del Diavolo

Viale Calamosca, 50, 09126 Cagliari CA, Italia

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