Domus de Janas
One of the oldest houses in the country has been completely renovated and furnished with antique and designer furnishings to create one of the rare and most fascinating B&Bs of Sardinia. The veranda is splendid, as is the solarium and the large rooftop terraces offering breath-taking views of the Strait of Bonifacio and Corsica.
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The B&B is in the historic centre of Santa Teresa di Gallura at the far north of the island, facing the Strait of Bonifacio and Corsica. The natural landscape is characterised by a scattering of Mediterranean vegetation on the monumental granite cliffs and numerous bays of luminous white sands. Rena Bianca beach is less than 5 minutes’ walk away and has been blue flagged for over 30 years. With its crystalline waters and the marvellous Torre di Longosardo towering above it, built in the 16th century by the Spaniards to control naval traffic through the strait. Just outside the village stands the Nuragic site of Lu Brandali which contains a Giant’s Tomb. Three kilometres away is Capo Testa peninsula, a site of community interest and great beauty with its granite cliffs, Roman quarries, striking beaches and a lighthouse. Ferries run from the port of Santa Teresa to Bonifacio in Corsica, taking 50 minutes, for a visit to the striking medieval historic centre perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea. Only 20 kms away you can admire the famous Roccia di Capo d’Orso, in Palau, or set sail to La Maddalena (a 15-minute ferry ride) which is, along with its archipelago, a geo-marine national park. Lastly, the Emerald Coast with all its attractions, is 35 kms away.
Lonely Planet, Guide du Routard (France), Petit Futè (France), M Reisen Individuel (Germany), Geo Saison (Germany), Top Choice, Charminly, Rough Guide, Guide Feltrinelli
Daily excursions on sail boats or motor boats to the Corsican islands or the Maddalena Archipelago; organised scuba diving; multi-language library; massage; use of the kitchen; taxis arranged for transport to and from ports and airport.