The island of Sant'Antioco view from Mount Sirai / L'isola di Sant'Antioco vista dal Monte Sirai

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The Isle of Sant'Antioco (Sardinian Isula 'e Santu Antiogu in Tabarchino Uiza de Sant'Antióccu) is located in the extreme southwest of Sardinia and linked to it by a bridge and an artificial isthmus.

Sant'Antioco extension is the fourth largest island of the Italian territory (108.9 km ²),

The island is largely of volcanic origin; this is volcanism ancient and now inactive for at least 15-20 million years. The coast is mostly rocky.

In the west (offshore), the coast is characterized by vertical walls or very steep cliffs, interspersed with some caves and coves, with few but large beaches.

The east coast. overlooking the Sardinia rather low and sandy coast that the point of the isthmus that connects Sardinia itself, is gradually to assume a lagoon. The southern gulf, south of the isthmus, contains huge sandy beaches bordered by dunes and tomboli.

The island is geographically divided into two areas, the southern part is administered by the municipality of Sant 'Antioco the northern part of the town of Calasetta.


L'Isola di Sant'Antioco (in sardo Isula 'e Sàntu Antiògu, in tabarchino Uiza de Sant'Antióccu) è situata all'estremo sud ovest della Sardegna e ad essa legata da un ponte e un istmo artificiale.

Sant'Antioco è per estensione la quarta isola del territorio nazionale italiano (km² 108,9),

L'isola è in gran parte di origine vulcanica; si tratta di vulcanesimo antico e ormai inattivo da almeno 15-20 milioni di anni. La costa dell'isola è prevalentemente rocciosa.

Nella parte occidentale (verso il mare aperto), la costa è caratterizzata da pareti verticali o molto scoscese a falesia, con intervallate grotte ed alcune insenature, con poche ma grandi spiagge.

La costa orientale. che si affaccia sulla prospiciente Sardegna ha invece costa bassa e sabbiosa che nel, punto di istmo che la collega alla Sardegna stessa, viene progressivamente ad assumere un aspetto lagunare. Il golfo meridionale, a Sud dell'istmo, racchiude grandissime spiagge sabbiose, delimitate da tomboli e dune.

L'isola è territorialmente suddivisa in due comuni, la parte meridionale è amministrata dal comune di Sant'Antioco, la parte settentrionale dal comune di Calasetta.

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Rod Rich on January 31, 2013

Very atmospheric picture. L37.

Best wishes from Bohemia, Roman

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on January 31, 2013

Thank you so much

Roman

for your always welcome visit, the kind words and like 37. Best regards, Canpao

Michael Sumerin on February 1, 2013

Excellent photo. Like. Michael.

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on February 1, 2013

Thank you so much

michael

for your always welcome visit the kind words and like 38. Best regards, Canpao

Guizel J.c on February 2, 2013

Beautiful picture and view

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Cheers-J.C

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on February 2, 2013

Thank you so much

J.C

for your always welcome visit, the kind words and L 39. All the best , Canpao

Bernard Janowski on February 2, 2013

LIKE. Ładne zdjęcie. Interesujący widok. Miłego weekendu. Pozdrawia Bernard

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on February 2, 2013

Thank you so much

Bernard

for your always welcome visit, the kind words and L 40. All the best, Canpao

Pantelis65 on February 3, 2013

Wonderful photo and beautiful view! Like, friendly greetings Pantelis.

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on February 3, 2013

Thank you so much

Pantelis

for your always welcome visit, the kind words and L 41. All the Best , Canpao

Arolldo Costa on February 4, 2013

Bela foto!!! Um abraço L+F

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on February 4, 2013

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Arolldo for

your always welcome visit, the kind words and L 42 + F 4.All the best, Canpao

Agila on February 7, 2013

Impressive view and great capture! L+F! Best greetings, Agnella

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on February 7, 2013

Thanks

Agnella

for your always welcome visit,the kind words for my picture and like 43 + F 5. Best wishes, Canpao

gianluigi bonomini on February 11, 2013

Bellissima fotografia, contesto e colori stupendi, bravissimo Canpao e like+++ da Gian. Ti saluto amico.

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on February 11, 2013

Grazie

Gian per

la sempre graditissima visita, le gentili parole e il like 44. Buon inizio di settimana e un saluto cordiale, Canpao

darek czerniak on March 17, 2013

Amazing shot !

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Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on March 17, 2013

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darek czerniak for

your always welcome visit, the kind words for my picture and L 47. Best wishes, Canpao

Nenad Obradovic on March 29, 2013

Beautiful picture L+F

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on March 29, 2013

Thanks

Nenad Obr for

your always welcome visit, the kind words for my picture and L 48 + F 7. Best wishes, Canpao

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Photo taken in 09017 Sant'Antioco, Province of Carbonia-Iglesias, Italy

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  • Uploaded on January 23, 2013
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    by Paolo “Canpao” Canna…
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S6100
    • Taken on 2012/09/14 10:12:40
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1500)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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