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THE ASINARA PRISON LIFE
 

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Reading and listening to the stories about the Asinara prisons, one feels projected into a film, where an imaginary screenwriter with bipolar disorder decides to put hell in heaven.

 

On the one hand we have the prison guards, men of the state who sacrificed their existence, together with that of their families, on an island difficult to reach, disconnected from the rest of the world. And then, to think about it, with what tranquility you could work, when there were excellent guests in the house like Totò Riina who had just slaughtered both Giovanni Falcone in Capaci, and Paolo Borsellino in via d'Amelio, who had spent a month together on the island, during which they had a lot of bond with the prison police officers present in Asinara.

 

And what was going through the minds of these men when they interacted with Raffaele Cutolo, who had killed Giuseppe Salvia, deputy director of the Poggioreale prison, only because unlike the others he had rightly requested a search upon returning to prison from a trial hearing. A hard job, yet someone had to do it.

 

Brigades and anarchists, on the other hand, created chaos and riots, even going so far as to tear down the internal walls of the cells as a political act and because of them, even those who did not want to pass through them. The more relaxed, often thieves and drug dealers, led a different life from the others; in fact, they were engaged in various agro-pastoral activities, and in order not to have to spend the whole day locked up within four walls, they willingly agreed to take care of the cattle or some plot of cultivated land.

 

It is difficult to feel compassion for mass murderers and mafiosi, but life in the Asinara prisons was really hard, with extreme living conditions, where water was limited, where visits by lawyers and relatives were limited by the geographical nature of the island. In short, both for the agents of the penitentiary police and for the prisoners, what for us today is an earthly paradise, for them it was certainly hell.

If you liked this article and you feel like going on an excursion to the Asinara National Park, contact us: we organize guided tours and excursions to Asinara with the lowest prices in Stintino for this summer 2022.

Do you want to know how much it costs to visit Asinara?

With us the landing fee at the Asinara National Park is included in the price and if you choose the half-day excursion you will have a free tasting of Sardinian products.

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TOUR OF THE PORTICCIOLI DELL'ASINARA

All day

09:45 - 17:30

From May 1st to June 30th 
Storm exclusively999€

per person85€*

From July 1st to July 20th
Storm exclusively1079€

per person90€*

From July 21st to August 31st

Storm exclusively1139€

per person95€*

From September 1st to October 15th 

Storm exclusively999€

per person85€*

*NB: landing fee on the island of Asinara included.

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TOUR OF THE SOUTHERN COAST OF ASINARA

Half day

09:30 - 13:30

2.15pm - 6.15pm

From May 1st to June 30th 

BWA34  exclusively 599€

per person50€*

From July 1st to July 20th

BWA34  exclusively 660€ 

per person€55*

From July 21st to August 31st

BWA34  exclusively 720€ 

per person60€*

From September 1st to October 15th 

BWA34  exclusively 599€ 

per person50€*

*NB:landing fee on the island of Asinara included.

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