This island is situated north-west of La Maddalena and is separated
from Razzoli by the Passo degli Asinelli and from the island of La
Presa by the Passo dello Strangolato. Unlike the other Maddalena
Islands, only a very small part of Santa Maria is of granite
formation. It has a surface of 2.5 km2 and a 10-kilometre coastline
and can be reached from La Maddalena by rented boats. Wide areas of
the island are flat with plants of grapevine. Birds are the real
inhabitants of this island; they live in lentisk, myrtle, cyst and
rosemary shrubs. The aquatic avifauna living in the pond of Santa
Maria is particularly interesting. Accommodation is limited. If you
are lucky and book well in advance, you can rent one of the very few
small houses built on the island and spend your holidays there.
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- This island can only be reached by boat. As the information above
states, you can rent a boat from La Maddalena.