A naturalistic jewel a stone's throw from Capo Carbonara
Small and full of charm: theisland of Cavoli is a flora and fauna jewel surrounded by the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea less than a kilometre from Capo Carbonara in southern Sardinia. 43 hectares in total, but plenty to see and appreciate.
In just a few steps, jagged coastlines and small inlets alternate, but the importance of the islet on a naturalistic level is linked to the abundant endemic presence of wild cabbage plants and peregrine falcons, tufted cormorants, shearwaters and seagulls that choose it for nesting every year. In the centre of the island stands the Faro dei Cavoli, built on the remains of an old Spanish tower from the late 17th century.
Today, Island of Cavoli, part of theCapo Carbonara Protected Marine Area, houses the research centre of Cagliari's Faculty of Biology. A visit, recommended for excursion lovers, is possible from the small port of Villasimius, taking advantage of the many tours that allow you to explore the entire protected area.