The neighbouring island of Caprera, connected to La Maddalena via a bridge that crosses the Passo della Moneta, boasts an almost Caribbean landscape as well as historical sites. For example, Giuseppe Garibaldi lived on the island from 1854 until he died in 1882. The house of the Italian patriot, one of the founders of the Italian nation state, serves as a museum today. On Spiaggia del Relitto, one of Caprera’s beautiful little beaches, you’ll find the remainders of a stranded ship, plus a beach bar. Caprera is also known for its dolphin research centre and maritime museum.