The dunes of Piscinas, in Sardinia, the "Little Italian Sahara"

    We also have the desert in Italy and it is located west of Sardinia, in a wonderful place on the Costa Verde where you can enjoy spectacular dunes.
    The dunes of Piscinas, in Sardinia, the
    Sardinian dunes,
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    It seems strange to say it, but even in Italy we have a real one. desert. Wonderful golden dunes, up to 100 meters high, that penetrate into the interior and then submerge into a crystalline and unlimited sea.




    All this happens in the paradisiacal region of Sardinia, more precisely in the extraordinary Costa Verde, and in the town that bears the name of Playa the dunes of Pools.

    These striking "sand mountains" are characteristic of the entire area, but in this particular stretch of the Western Sardinia Unique phenomena occurred that created a true Saharan environment. The work originated thanks to the hard work of the Mistral that, with its incessant action, pushed the sand that accumulated inland, forming charming hills.

    The dunes of Piscinas, in Sardinia, the
    The sea and the dunes of Piscinas,
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    It extends for about 5 square kilometers and is a miniature desert, although it is the largest natural desert in all of Europe. A landscape of incredible beauty that comes to life in one of the most evocative areas of the complex Sardinia: a bare territory, in some places almost mountainous, and where the most important mines in our country were once active.




    The sandy hills are easily accessible from nearby Arbus and are defined as "living" due to the constant work of the winds that continually shape them. But what draws the visitor's attention the most is the vegetation which, despite the seemingly hostile conditions, still manages to find its space: in fact, junipers, mastics, sea lilies and poppies grow.


    East "Little Italian Sahara” descends to the sea, wonderfully clear and colorful thanks also to the yellow ocher and white reflections of the sand, and with a fairly deep seabed. But the flow of the wind makes the beach a favorite destination for surfers, especially during the winter period, They can practice this sport thanks to the long and high waves. In addition, diving is also interesting in these places.



    The dunes of Piscinas They are, therefore, one of the wildest and most authentic places in Sardinia, a territory still isolated and intact in its beauty. An area where the blow of the wind continually shapes the landscape, giving the visitor scenes of rare beauty. After all, it's not every day you find something. sandy deserts bathed by an exceptional sea and surrounded by prosperous and green vegetation.

    The dunes of Piscinas, in Sardinia, the
    Sardinian dunes,
    Source: iStock
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