Although Magda shares her name with this island, it has actually not always been called La Maddalena. The Romans called the island Ilva, Fussa and Bucina, in the Middle Ages it was known as Bicinara, in the 16th century it got the name of Santa Maria Magdalena, and only after that - La Maddalena. Interestingly, the island has also its own Sardo-Corsican dialect known as Maddalenino.
The Maddalena Archipelago is located just 2 kilometres from Sardinia. Magda went on a sailing trip there, and the area was supposed to be full of dolphins (it is a part of national park), but at that time there were not too many of them. I am sure though the beautiful views and crystal-clear waters made it still an amazing holiday.
Thank you Magda for this beautiful card!
- biggest town
- La Maddalena
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