On Sardinia’s north coast, 70km southwest from Santa Teresa di Gallura, CASTELSARDO lies picturesquely draped over a promontory overlooking the Golfo dell’Asinara. The town was the Sardinian power base of the Genoan Doria family for nearly 250 years, and the historic centre preserves a pungent medieval flavour, crowned by a castle that now holds a museum of basketwork. This local speciality, combined with the town’s photogenic setting, has helped to transform Castelsardo into a fully fledged holiday resort, with numerous hotels, restaurants and handicrafts shops.

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