A beautiful remote beach in Sardinia, Italy, is home of more than 60 cats. Visitors can play with kitties or watch them lounging on the white sand…
In fact, the Cat sanctuary, located near the tiny fishing hamlet of Su Pallosu on Sardinia’s western coast, has been named the seventh best tourist destination in the whole of Sardinia.
The association which runs the sanctuary – I Gatti di Su Pallosu – has even been awarded a prestigious certificate of excellence, thanks to the scores of five star reviews it has racked up on TripAdvisor from delighted visitors.
The sanctuary may be a recent arrival to the beach but colonies of cats have roamed the sands at Su Pallosu for over a century, ever since local tuna fishermen imported a bunch of moggies to tackle the local rodent problem.Today there are some 60 felines living at the sanctuary, at least half of which are the descendants of the fishermen’s original cats.