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  Tavolara Island - Definition, explanation
The islands of Molara and Molarotto are nearby.
Most of the population of the island was displaced in 1962 when a NATO radiogoniometric station was constructed on the western half of the island.
Tavolara was one of the smallest kingdoms on the planet, but is now simply part of Italy, although it was never formally annexed.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/t/ta/tavolara_island.php   (448 words)

  
  Tavolara island
Tavolara is a minor island of Sardinia, Italy, with a small semi-extinct village.
The royal tomb of the king of Tavolara is in the graveyard on the island, surmounted by a crown.
The present king Carlo II of Tavolara is an Italian citizen, and what remains of the kingdom is represented in its external dealings by Prince Ernesto Geremia di Tavolara, of La Spezia, Italy.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ki/Kingdom_of_Tavolara.html   (281 words)

  
 Area Marina Protetta Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo - Itineraries
Lying on a stretch of plain surrounded by hills, Olbia strikes for its beauty: towards the south the silhouette of the Island of Tavolara, in the middle the homonymous gulf (with the typical mussel farming), and the harbour station of lsola Bianca characterize the landscape.
In the granite panorama of Gallura, the Island of Tavolara represents an exception: 565 m of height, 6 km of length and 1 km of width, it is an enormous trapezium-shaped calcareous plateau, whose cliffs vertically dive for over 20m.
Between Tavolara and Capo Coda Cavallo, Isolotto di Molara and Scoglio del Molarotto emerge from the sea: the first re-presents the geological and environmental continuity of the nearby coast of Coda Cavallo and is formed by granite.
www.parks.it /riserva.marina.tavolara/Eiti.html   (1082 words)

  
 ITALIA - Spotlight On ... Other Islands of Sardinia
Sant'Antioco is the largest of this group of islands and by size the second minor Italian island after the Isle of Elba.
Boats are allowed on the island only in case of serious problems or if the special permit (which is quite difficult to obtain) has been granted by the Italian Ministry of Justice.
The remains of the old settlement of Gurgumay and those of a castle built during the Middle Ages to defend the island from Saracen attacks are still visible on the island.
www.italiantourism.com /island2b.html   (990 words)

  
 GALLURA>ITINERARIES>BASIDES COSTA SMERALDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The town is the departure point for the Islands of Tavolara and Molara.
The conservation policy means that today Tavolara supports a rich variety of bird-life and keen nature lovers can admire such species as petrels and the peregrine falcon, as well as rare examples of plant life.
However, the most striking views are unquestionably those of the nearby island of Proratora, as well as the views of the islands of Tavolara and Molara.
www.hellosardinia.com /eng/gallura/tour4.htm   (272 words)

  
 Tavolara, Italy, Sardegna ~ Wannadive.net, The dive site atlas, maps, GPS location, photos of scubadiving sites.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The island is a limestone massif 5 kilometres long and 1 kilometre wide, with steep cliffs except at its ends.
Currently, the island is inhabited by only a handful of families, and has a small cemetery and summer restaurant.
The islands of Molara and Molarotto are nearby.
www.wannadive.net /spot/Europe/Italy/Sardegna/Tavolara/index.html   (180 words)

  
 Italy Villa Rental Area Info - Seaside View Rental Villa on Italy's Island of Sardinia
Unique and original, Tavolara is the largest and most charming island in the territory of the marine protected area.
In the granite panorama of Gallura, the Island of Tavolara represents an exception: 565 m of height, 6 km of length and 1 km of width, it is an enormous trapezium-shaped calcareous plateau, whose cliffs vertically dive for over 20m.
Between Tavolara and Capo Coda Cavallo, Isolotto di Molara and Scoglio del Molarotto emerge from the sea: the first re-presents the geological and environmental continuity of the nearby coast of Coda Cavallo and is formed by granite.
sardiniavillarental.com /villa_vista_tavolara.htm   (289 words)

  
 Tavolara - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
Most of the population of the island was displaced in 1962 when a NATO radiogoniometric station was constructed on the eastern half of the island.
Tavolara is also home of the VLF-transmitter ICV, which works on 20.27 kHz and 20.76 kHz and which is used for transmitting messages to submarines.
When he died, his eldest son became King Paolo I. After Paulo's death in 1886 the island became a republic, but the monarchy was reinstated again in 1895.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php?title=Tavolara&printable=yes   (505 words)

  
 Tavolara Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most of the population of the island was displaced in 1962 when a NATO radiogoniometric station was constructed on the eastern half of the island.
Tavolara was one of the smallest kingdoms on the planet, but is now simply part of Italy, although it was never formally annexed.
Politically, the interests of the island are represented in its external dealings by Prince Ernesto Geremia di Tavolara, of La Spezia, Italy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tavolara_Island   (537 words)

  
 Sardegna at Caribbean Topfunwebsites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In the island of San Pietro, the dialect spoken is Ligurian, from Genoa.
In the city of Alghero in the north, a mediaeval dialect of Catalan is still spoken (the name of the city in Catalan is ''L'Alguer'') as the island was a Catalan colony in the past.
Byzantine rule was practically nonexistent in the mountainous Barbagia region in the eastern part of the island, and an independent heathen kingdom persisted there from the sixth through ninth centuries.
www.topfunwebsites.com /cuba/sardegna.html   (955 words)

  
 Seaspecs - Islands Links
Continental islands are bodies of land that lie upon the continental shelf of a continent.
The southernmost chain is the Austral Islands, with its northerly trending part the atolls in the nation of Tuvalu.
An atoll is an island formed from a coral reef that has grown on an eroded and submerged volcanic island.
www.seaspecs.com /html/link_cats/IslandsLinks.html   (1288 words)

  
 Area Marina Protetta Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo - Points of Interest
The first human traces in Tavolara date back to this period: as a matter of fact in Grotta del Papa, whose name derives from the resemblance of some rocks to the papal tiara, rupestrian paintings and other traces of the Bonu Ighinu culture have been found (middle Neolithic).
In particular between Tavolara and Molara, the coralligenous habitat is characterized, among big sponges and gorgonians, by the fl coral.
Between Molara and Tavolara, you cannot miss Li Pischini, the natural swimming-pools with very white sand defined by Fulco Pratesi as the most beautiful low seabed ecosystem in the world.
www.parks.it /riserva.marina.tavolara/Epun.html   (409 words)

  
 Sardinia sail hike
Olbia — Lavezzi Island — Bonifacio Embarkation in Olbia (transfer from airport or ferry jetty to be requested) — the cruise goes through the Maddalena archipelago and crosses the Bocche di Bonifacio straits, famous for its strong winds.
We stop to visit the Lavezzi Island with its lighthouse and sailor’s cemetery and sail again to Bonifacio, a natural harbour dominated by an old village perched over the cliffs.
Tavolara — La Caletta Climb to the top of Punta del Cannone (565 m) along a arduous path with some fixed ropes along the way.
www.guidestarmountain.com /guidestarmountain/english/sardinia/sail.htm   (670 words)

  
 Cover Story - Monachus Guardian 2 (1): May 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In 1989 the island was incorporated into the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, and in 1996 a Park Authority and park boundaries were established.
In 1997, the nearby island of Pianosa was incorporated into the National Park, with a special 1.8 km protection zone surrounding the island (Scovazzi, 1999).
On the island of Zakynthos, the monk seal population is estimated to be around 10 individuals, with an annual reproduction rate of 2 pups per year (Zavras, 1998).
www.monachus.org /mguard03/03covsto.htm   (2962 words)

  
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This area is well-known as the divers' "Mediterranean Sanctuary", for its unique flora and fauna, its clear water and its particular morphology, due to the configuration of the granite stone spread on the splendid coasts.
With good sea conditions, the dives are effectuated on shoals in the open sea, raising from the sandy ground of approximately 35 /40 meters to the apex (hat), which normally remains at the depth of 16 to 5 meters.
The Shoal of the Pope by Tavolara in the morning, and the Shoal of Mortoriotto or Embolus of Capo Figari in the afternoon.
web.tiscali.it /orsodive/imm_eng.htm   (2403 words)

  
 I paesaggi
The carbonated rocks of this island give place to imposing stone morphologies along the northern line and smaller on the south.
The beautiful Molara Island, a geological and environmental continuation of the coast of Coda cavallo, is made of small grain pink granite mixed with grey-rose granite from the Plutone Granitico of Gallura, which emerged during the orogenesis in the late Palaeozoic era.
This island is different of Tavolara, with its circular form and its high and rocky reef in the Northern side (Punta di Levante and Punta di Scirocco), and is more accessible having a couple of small beaches between the coves.
www.santeodoroinrete.it /english/paesaggi.htm   (628 words)

  
 In 1833 a king instructed his sea captain to leave him on an island for a few ho...
He came across the sole inhabitant of the island and was so impressed with the fact he was fluent in several languages and was well educated that he declared him king of the island.
This remote island today is part of a very popular country reknown for tourism, not only for it's ancient history but for it's glorious food.
Alberto, King of Sardinia was doing his hunting thing on the island of Tavolara (off Sardinia, Italy), and came across this hermit dude Bartoleoni who was a shepherd from a nearby island of Maddalena.
www.funtrivia.com /askft/Question52319.html   (344 words)

  
 Beaches
In the early 19th century, however, the island was settled by some Corsicans.
The graveyard of the royal family is still on the island.
Today, the only part of the island open to the public is an area containing two restaurants near the boat landing on the Olbia side.
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 Virtual Globetrotting: Tavolara Island
Tavolara Island off the eastern coast of Sardinia was once an independent kingdom.
Here is a reference to Tavolara and other microstates in the children's annual "Chatterbox" (ca.
The island Republic of Tavolara, a free and self-governing state, is a mere strip of land, five miles long and half a mile wide, lying off the northern coast of Sardinia.
virtualglobetrotting.com /map/5787   (262 words)

  
 Tavolara Finestra
The new director of Tavolara, Dr. Augusto Navone, estimates there are 5,000 small boats that come to Tavolara each year, for general recreation, boating, fishing, transportation to the island of Tavolara, and transportation around Sardinia.
Fishermen born in the local communities responsible for managing Tavolara – Olbia, San Teodoro, and Loiri San Paolo – support the basic design of the protected area and its zones because they are allowed limited but adequate fishing access in Zone Bs.
However, the island of Tavolara dominates the vistas and towers, literally, over the area.
bonita.mbnms.nos.noaa.gov /new/news/italia/tavolara.html   (389 words)

  
 ITINERARIES
After a short deviation southwards to see the Tavolara island, which rises with a steep rock over the sea up to 600 m, you point to the north following the complex articulation of the coastal route........
Alghero is one of the most attractive Sardinian towns, interesting for its monuments, the sea and the story of a Catalan island.
The vastness of the Gennargentu mountains, which occupies whole the centre-east side of the island, with many difficulties of communication.......
www.mondosardegna.net /all-lang/itinerari/itinerari.php?LANG=eng   (363 words)

  
 San Teodoro Home Rental, Ginepro is a large peaceful villa, surrounded by gardens | PerfectPlaces.com
It is a truly charming home situated in the area overlooking the bay of Punta Molara and the large granite island of Tavolara.
The small sandy beach of Cala Ginepro overlooking the magnificent sight of the Isles of Tavolara and Molara is a short drive away, approx.
For a special day out, an excursion to Tavolara Island from the neighbouring village of Porto San Paolo and across the bay by boat is unforgettable.
www.perfectplaces.com /a_Holiday-Rentals/11971.htm   (449 words)

  
 Bertoleoni - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bertoleoni is the family name of the kings of Tavolara Island (Sardinia, Italy), which supposedly was the smallest kingdom of the world (now extinguished, for practical purposes).
Charles Albert, king of Sardinia, appointed Giuseppe Bertoleoni king of Tavolara in 1833.
He impressed him as an educated man and was made king of the island shortly thereafter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bertoleoni   (189 words)

  
 Self Catering in Italy.com-4026it
Enjoy splendid sightseeing of the impressive Tavolara island in the middle of the emerald gulf.
The village, (whose translation is "Wild Boar's Spring") named after the area in which it was built, is camouflaged among the luxuriant vegetation, and the construction work was attentively followed by the owner in the smallest detail, using the best materials on the market.
This area was personally chosen by the owner for the fascinating scenery and the wonderful beaches in the surroundings, each beach is different from the other.
www.selfcateringinspain.com /SCiI/properties/4026it.html   (581 words)

  
 Hotels in Olbia (Italy)
It is situated near the Airport and the port of Olbia, in front of the islands of Tavolara and Molara.
Hotel Stefania is located in Lido di Pittulongu, in front of Tavolara Island, near the port and the airport of Olbia.
The Hotel complex has been built on a slope of a hill, overlooking the gulf of Olbia and offering a special view of the silhouette of Tavolara Island.
www.infotaxi.org /by-Italy-Olbia-1-0.htm   (376 words)

  
 Tavolara Island (Sardinia, Italy)
Documents going back to 1767 affirm that Tavolara had never been a part of the Kingdom of Sardinia.
The design of the crown is unique to the Tavolaran royalty; it was omitted from the flag when the island was a republic.
The correct star on the Coat of Arms is not six-pointed but only five-pointed.
www.crwflags.com /FOTW/flags/it-tavol.html   (267 words)

  
 Scuba-sites in Italy
In july and expecially august there is a tourist invasion so the life of the poor scuba diver could be very difficult: hotel rates go up, trains are extremely crowded and reservetions are a matter of necessity.
However the main problem is that, owing to a mad politic of italian divers and fishermen, the marine life has been deeply damaged.
In my opinion, the only places to go for enjoy a diving adventure in august is Elba Island which is easy to reach and, even if inundated by Germans, is big enough to allow accomodation in campings etc. and has a lot of Dive Centres.
sugar.iet.unipi.it /Scuba/Isole/Italia2.html   (523 words)

  
 Holiday Apartments in Porto San Paolo, Sardinia. Book direct with private owner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
L'Ea di Lavru is a stone village in a modern medieval style, just a few minutes from the most enchanting beaches in the world.
It is located in front of the astonishing vista of Tavolara island.
This flats have a sitting-dining room and a beautiful terrace with views of the spectacular Tavolara island.
www.ownersdirect.co.uk /italy/IT416.htm   (667 words)

  
 PORTO SAN PAOLO DIVING CENTER
The underwater landscape changes in few minutes of navigation, for example, if we dive close to the wall of Tavolara island we find big white limestone blocks and clear water allows good visibility even when the weather is cloudy.
On the other side, Molara island shows granite pinnacles, some of which go close to the surface and some others create canyons that look like a labyrinth.
At first we lie in wait for a big grouper, and it’s like being on a balcony, because she is good to hide inside the Posidonia plants.
www.portospaolodiving.it /immersioni_eng.htm   (926 words)

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