Along the coasts of Sardinia
there are many small islands, with a rich history. The island of Asinara
is one of them, located between the Sardinian Sea
and the Sea of Corsica
.With its characteristic elongated shape and very jagged coasts, this island covers an area of about 51 km and has a hilly area largely covered with maquis.
During the ancient Rome age, the Sardinian island of Asinara
was known as the Herculis insula
(“island of Hercules”) and it was considered a benchmark for all sailors who wanted to reach Sardinia. Before becoming a national park with animals threatened with extinction as the white donkey and some types of wild sheep, this territory has experienced a long periods of discomfort. (more…)