About Elena Z
Lives in Stuttgart, Germany
Since Nov 2010
25-34 year old female
Born and grown up in Sardinia, for work and studies I spent part of my life in Lisbon, Milan, Triest, Malta and the awesome Berlin. I have finally landed in Stuttgart. When I travel, I walk a lot and I like getting in touch with locals as much as I can. I love hiking and I am definitely a nature lover. Next trip? Definitely outside Europe! My dream destination is Bhutan
Other Zoos & Aquariums
A stroll through this miniature park is the best way to begin a journey into the nature, history and culture of Sardinia. Here, you can explore copies of Sardinia’s most important monuments, built on a small scale and in extraordinary detail. In the same park you also have a planetarium, a museum of astronomy, and a reconstruction of a Nuragic village to keep the family entertained.
Home to the last wild Giara ponies in Europe, this park is well worth a visit. With or without a tour guide, you can reach the characteristic "paulis" - depressions in the ground where rainwater is retained by basalt - where the ponies graze. You'll be surrounded by the fragrance of the many species of Mediterranean flowers that grow here, and appreciate just how little things have changed on this plateau.
Le Ragnatele park -- literally, "The Cobwebs" -- offers adults and children the opportunity to engage in some rope-course acrobatics. Think hanging platforms placed at different heights, steel cables, tibetan bridges, cable cars on pulleys, ropes and ladders running between the trees. The park is located inside the natural park "Porto Conte" and totally immersed in nature.
Here you can explore the Mediterranean sea from the shore to the deepest, darkest depths, passing trough rock coasts and open sea areas where jellyfishes, sea urchins and big dentex live. Discover the mimetic abilities of cuttlefish, the dark dens of morays, beautiful trumpet fishes, and the many others spectacular creatures that live in the gulf of Orosei.
This little "ittiturismo" (fish tourism spot) offers a unique opportunity to learn about the extraordinary ecosystem between mainland and sea: The lagoon. Both turtles and dolphins are brought here to be treated and rehabilitated.
The main objectives of this bird park are the reproduction and conservation of rare species in an area of 20,000 square meters. With a favorable climate and rich vegetation, cranes, peacocks, sacred ibis and marabou can enjoy flying freely here. In the park's aviaries, you'll also discover flamingos and dozens of parrots, while large tanks house black and white swans and Magellano's geese. There're also deer, emu, Sardinian white donkeys and Giara's wild horses running behind the fences, which all in all makes for a very interesting wildlife experience!
This tiny museum was created by students from the local secondary school, under the supervision of an anthropologist, with the aim of preserving and promoting local traditions. You can learn all about how kids used to create their own toys with basic or recycled materials, and where the ideas for many modern toys come from. It's an interesting educational experience for kids and a trip down memory lane for adults.