The small fishing village of Stintino (the place name from the Sardinian "s'isthintinu", ie the gut, from the name given to narrow fjord on the rise of the country), has seen its birth in 1885, when the inhabitants were dispossessed from Asinara because of the construction of a hospital and a penal colony.
The port of Stintino
The 45 families who founded Stintino were mainly of Ligurian origin, some families of origin Ponza and some sardines.
In the extreme north-western tip of Sardinia, is developed around a deep harbor, the harbor for fishing boats, and a narrow fjord in Sassari isthintinu, which gave the village its name and today houses a marina for the many pleasure boats that come to you during the long season.
Stintino is developed around two bays with two marinas for fishing boats and pleasure craft. The old port called "Minori" [small] has joined the new port called "Mannu" [major].
BEACHES IN STINTINO
Stintino peninsula jutting into the sea of Asinara Island, which is separated by a stretch of shallow sea. Besides all'Asinara and Isola Piana there are several other small islands of a few tens of square meters, interesting from the perspective of Nature, the coasts are sandy and rocky beaches on the east side on the west side with a height varying from 10 to 150 m.
To do Stintino one of the favorite destinations on tourism were undoubtedly its beautiful beaches: the Pelosa, the Pelosetta the Saline, Ezzi Mannu, the Pazzona, the beach Tamerici, Coscia and Cala Cala Lupo, Punta Negra. In this stretch of coast the sea alternates wonderful colors dictated by the differences of the seabed, the beaches are white sand beaches unrivaled.
Shortly before arriving in Stintino meets the Pond Casaraccio and the nineteenth century complex Tonnara, now converted into a tourist resort.
MUSEUMS, EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN STINTINO
An historic pic from The Museum della Tonnara, Stintino
To visit to the Museum of Stintino Trap where it is again the history of Saline Tonnara with numerous videos and photos.
There are numerous religious events including note in May the festival of St. Isidoro in Erculi, where there is a small
A bay in Stintino: panoramic view