Built on the ashes of the Phoenician Feronia (an Etruscan goddess), Posada is one of the oldest Sardinian centres on the island. It retains its medieval beauty and has been awarded the Touring Club’s Orange Flag as one of the the most beautiful villages in Italy. Posada is certainly one of the most evocative places on the island for history, culture and landscapes.
The village is perched on a cliff and dominated by the “ Casteddu de sa Fae ” or Castello della Fava. At its foot is a green valley crossed by the Rio Posada that flows into the turquoise sea.
The Tepilòra Regional Natural Park is a protected natural area located in the municipalities of Bitti, Lodè, Posada and Torpè.
The territory extends over an area of about 8,000 hectares of high natural heritage, characterized by pristine forests, paths, springs and waterways. The animal species present are those that are typical of the Sardinian Mediterranean scrub: mouflon, wild boar and Sardinian hare.
“Casteddu de sa Fae” or Castello della Fava, a stronghold of the Giudicato di Gallura, was built in the 12th century. Its walls and 20 m high square-based tower are preserved.
The castle has undergone restoration: a wooden staircase leads to the top of the square tower from which you can enjoy the wide view of the sea, the mouth of the Posada river and the surrounding plain.
La Caletta is the largest of all the hamlets of Siniscola; it has about 2000 inhabitants. It is a popular summer destination for tourists not only because of its beautiful beach and marina, but also because of its nightlife.
There is no shortage of restaurants and pizzerias, and clubs and pubs where you can listen to live music. In the evening, you can stroll along the main road among street vendors selling typical local products. You can also watch performances by folkloristic street artists, and listen to evocative concerts in the square.