Sardinia 2013

Images from in and around the resort of Isola Rossa on Sardinia’s north-west coast and Relax Hotel Torreruja Thalasso & SPA.

The city was founded in 1758 by Pasquale Paoli , who during the war of independence from Genoa wanted to have a port independent from that of Calvi and Algajola .

The name was inspired by the rocky islet ocher used as a natural harbor and was originally in Italian , then the official language of Corsica, was Frenchified in 1848 . Red Island and San Fiorenzo are the only two municipalities in the department whose name has been translated into French, all others retain the Italian name. Wikipedia