The Maddalena Archipelago is referred to as “the Maldives of Italy”. It consists of 7 main islands which are Budelli, Santa Maria, La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi, and Razzoli. However, other smaller islands surround the main ones. La Maddalena is the largest of the islands and is only accessible by ferry boat.
The Maddalena Archipelago boasts some of the most captivating beaches in Italy. At La Maddalena national park, you can participate in numerous activities including scuba diving. boat tours, and hiking.
One incredible location in La Maddalena is the Spiaggia Rosa or the pink beach. As a method of preservation, the Italian government made it illegal to step foot on the beach in 1994. Nevertheless, tourists are now allowed to visit the beach in the summers but are not allowed to take sand. The Italian government takes preservation of this beautiful beach seriously and has rejected proposals to set up even eco-friendly resorts on the beach. We can only hope that preservation and respect allow this beach remains rosy and vivid for years to come.