San Giacomo Tower
INFORMATION HUB FOR THE CAPO CACCIA/ISOLA PIANA MARINE PROTECTED AREA
The Torre di San Giacomo (San Giacomo Tower), which was constructed in the 16th century, is one of the information hubs for the Capo Caccia/Isola Piana Marine Protected Area. Here, alongside the FaunArte exhibition, you will find the Biodiversity Observatory, which includes the dolphin-spotting station, the interactive exhibition entitled “The underwater and sonic landscapes of the Capo Caccia/Isola Piana Marine Protected Area” and the Turtle Rescue Centre.
FAUNARTE EXHIBITION An homage to nature, to its inhabitants and its colours, and to much more besides. The masterful artist Elio Pulli leads you on an “imaginary journey”, evocatively describing what is one of the most fascinating areas of the nature reserve – Sant’Imbenia. Having fun with history, he encapsulates what it was like for those whose lives revolved around the Roman villa. It is a story rich in passion and mystery, people and animals, all embodied in stunning artworks.
BIODIVERSITY OBSERVATORY AND DOLPHIN-SPOTTING POINT
You can savour the experience of dolphin-spotting using the same techniques deployed by researchers for land-based observations. Thanks to the telephoto lenses installed on the terrace of the tower, you can instantly become something of a researcher yourself, while also savouring the beauty of a panorama that offers views the like of which you will never have seen before.
TURTLE RESCUE CENTRE
The San Giacomo Tower is also home to a turtle rescue centre, which is part of the Regional Network for the Conservation of the Marine Fauna of Sardinia.
THE INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION:
The underwater and sonic landscapes of the Capo Caccia/Isola Piana Marine Protected Area are captured using state-of-the-art technologies. This interactive exhibition makes the natural properties of the MPA even more uniquely fascinating, letting you in on features of the aquatic world that cannot be revealed by normal observation or listening, and which are subject to in-depth scientific research.
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