Dramatically sited at the foot of 3000 ft mountains and once only accessible by boat, Gala Gonone is a small seaside resort and fishing port in the centre of Sardinia's eastern coast, It offers views of cliffs, caves and beaches which one can reach only by sea - Cala Luna and Cala Sisine are good swimming spots. Among the caves there is the very famous Grotto del Bue Marino which is so called because monk seals once lived there. The cave is filled with wonderful natural sculptures. There is a wide range of handicrafts: jewellery, knives and cloth (it is one of the few centres on the Island which uses the oblique loom).
Inland is Dogali, a tourist centre of Saracen origin in an area full of caves and Nuraghi. It is famous for wine. In the surrounding area there is the Nuragic village of Serra Orrios, the Tomb of the Giants of S'ena'e Thomes and the chasm of Ispingoli.
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