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Hannibal is known to have brought elephants from Africa to Italy in Roman times..So it is quite startling to meet one of these giants nowadays. This rock really looks like a stony elephant. You can see still many more bizarre rock formations in Capo Testa.
That's all it is! We took a 2km detour to see this after seeing the signpost - we saw it about 12yr ago when we last visited Sardinia. It is pretty impressive - I prefer the distance view rather than close-up. If you're nearby I'd...More
Strange that a stone shaped like an elephant should be high up on the things to see nut it is truly impressive. This becomes more fascinating when you get closer and it seems to have been some ancient tomb, with small holes for bodies visible....More
Currently the road is closed just after the rock, so you arrive and have to U-turn. Thermocouple is just on the left side, and it is impressive. Also the valley downstairs is a good view, moon- kind. Definitely worth the short detour.