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The location of Cannigione
The town is located in the northeastern area of Sardinia, in the province of Olbia-Tempio. The river called Rio San Giovanni flows into Arzachena Bay near Cannigione. Stagno di Saloni, which is one of the most significant aquatic habitats on the Adriatic Sea, can also be found here; it provides a home for several bird species.
The history of Cannigione
In the past, the Gallura region was primarily characterised by the economy. The territories near the sea were fairly uninhabited, and they did not have a high value either. There was, however, a place with a perfect location in a large natural bay, with a view of La Maddalena Bay nearby. To benefit from this, they built a small port and a fishing village here. The development of Costa Smeralda had a positive effect on Cannigione as well; it has become a popular tourist destination. Its small fishing town was expanded and started to offer a full service. The town is ideal for those who would like to enjoy the beauty of nature but cannot afford the luxury of the Emerald Coast.
The climate of Cannigione
The city has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, and the average temperature in July can be as high as 33°C. Winters are mild, but the highest amount of precipitation can be expected in this season as well as in November. We recommend that you visit Cannigione anytime between April and October due to the pleasant weather.
The main sights to see in Cannigione
The San Giovanni Battista church is a must-see sight; its first chapel was built by Pope Pius XI in 1930. Cannigione is a perfect starting point to explore the impressive archaeological sites located around Arzachena. Are you a nature enthusiast? The river called Rio San Giovanni flows into Arzachena Bay near Cannigione; it is an ideal spot for watching birds. The lake of Stagno di Padula Saloni can also be found here; it provides a home for a wide variety of bird species such as herns, mallards and flamingoes.
The gastronomy of Cannigione
The restaurants in the area are famous for their local delicacies of excellent quality. If you visit Cannigione, the restaurant Da Serafino e Giovanni is a great choice. They have delicious pizzas and burgers, friendly staff and fair prices. We recommend that you try the famous Vermentino wine as well.
Beaches around Cannigione<
The beach is easily accessible; you can find it near the port. It is mostly covered with bright sand and there is shallow, crystal clear water, so the spot is popular among families with small children. You can choose from services like sunshades and lounges as well as boat and paddleboat rental. The beach is ideal for surfing and scuba diving, too.
La Conia Beach
The picturesque beach is fairly small: it is 240 metres long. It has fine white sand, making it ideal for families with children. There is a bar and a restaurant, and you can rent sunshades and lounges. As for watersports, we particularly recommend that you try surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Tanca Manna Beach
The pleasant beach often called Spiaggia dell’Uticeddu is located 3 kilometres to the north from Cannigione. It is 350 metres long and up to 40 metres wide. Its sandy shores are surrounded by green flora. There is a wonderful view of Caprera Island from here, and you can explore rocky bays nearby. The beach is well-equipped, and you can choose from great services. If you visit the place, you must definitely try exciting watersports like surfing or scuba diving.
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Marina di Cannigione
The port can accept boats with a length of up to 25 metres with its 400 moorings. The maximum depth is 4.5 metres. They have drinking water, electricity, laundry and they also provide boat maintenance. You can also explore a cosy bar and a restaurant nearby.
Arzachena’s port, which opened in 1987, is still very popular to this day. They have 305 berths for yachts as long as 8-35 metres. The depth of water is 3 metres around the entrance and 2 metres in the inner dock. Information about sailing in Arzachena, or yacht charter in Arzachena
Porto di Santa Teresa Gallura
There are 700 permanent berths for boats with a maximum length of 45 metres. The sea bottom is 5 metres deep. The perfectly protected port offers great services, and there is a great bar and a restaurant nearby.
Porto Cervo Marina
This is one of the best equipped and most welcoming ports on the Adriatic Sea. There are 700 berths available, 100 of which are preserved for yachts passing through. Yachts with a length of up to 120 metres can be docked here. The depth of the water is 1.7-7 metres. Every berth provides drinking water and electricity.
If you sail around Cannigione, don’t miss the other fantastic holiday resorts of Costa Smeralda either. Palau, Porto Pozzo, Santa Terasa Gallura, the La Maddalena archipelago, Porto Cervo and Baja Sardinia are also perfect choices. Find yacht routes in Costa Smeralda or choose another yacht charter in Costa Smeralda.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Cannigione. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Cannigione shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Cannigione shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Cannigione – Palau11,65 km (7,24 mi), Day 2. Palau – Porto Pozzo13,28 km (8,25 mi), Day 3. Porto Pozzo – Santa Teresa Gallura 14,01 km (8,70 mi), Day 4. Santa Teresa Gallura – Cala Santa Maria17,55 km (10,90 mi), Day 5. Cala Santa Maria – La Maddalena archipelago (Cala Gavetta)12,01 km (7,46 mi), Day 6. La Maddalena archipelago – Porto Cervo15,84 km (9,84 mi), Day 7. Porto Cervo – Baja Sardinia – Cannigione13,41 km (8,33 mi).
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Day 1. Cannigione – Porto Massimo (La Maddalena) 21,27 km (13,21 mi) Day 2. Porto Massimo (La Maddalena) – Cala Santa Maria 7,15 km (4,44 mile), Day 3. Cala Santa Maria – Porto Vecchio 43,6 km (27,09 mile), Day 4. Porto Vecchio – Bonifacio 46,5 km (28,92 mile) , Day 5. Bonifacio – Santa Teresa Gallura 16,45 km (10,22 mile) , Day 6. Santa Teresa Gallura – Porto Pozzo 15,83 km (9,83 mile), Day 7. Porto Pozzo – Palau – Cannigione 34,95 km .
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