Historically known as 'Longosardo' or 'Longo Sardo', in Roman times Santa Teresa was a already a port of some notable importance on commercial trade routes for shipping the local granite to Rome. Given its position in the north of Sardinia, with the headlands of Capo Testa westwards and Punta Falcone eastwards, it was a crossroads for peoples and civilizations. Santa Teresa was built on the 12th of August 1808. This date is celebrated every year with evocative historical and folkloric performances.
The holiday village resort of Rena Majore falls within the municipality of Aglientu, it is about 7km along the north coast from Santa Teresa di Gallura.
The village lies within a thick state- owned pine grove, enriched by luxuriant medtiterranean vegetation down to the beach. You can easily walk to the beach, through the pines to The marvellous Rena Majore beach. This is one of the longest beaches in the area, the sand is extremely white , the occasional sculpted boulder makes it beautiful and appealing to all.
Santa Teresa Gallura is easily reachable from both the ports and the airports of Sardinia. Being located in the north-west area, it is closer to the port and airport of Olbia but is also quite close to the port of Porto Torres, Alghero Airport and the main centers of northern Sardinia such as Sassari, Olbia and Tempio.
Below we provide some indications to reach the beautiful tourist town of Gallura.