In Sardinia, about 35 km from Cagliari, Pranu Sanguni places in the town of San Basilio, is being completed a grand scientific equipment, called SRT (Sardinia Radio Telescope). This is a radio telescope with a diameter of 64 m, the modern concept, designed for applications for Radio Astronomy, Geodynamics and Space Sciences, which is configured as a facility of the highest international profile.
Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily). The area of Sardinia is 24,090 square kilometres (9,301 sq mi). The island is surrounded (clockwise from north) by the French island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula, Tunisia and the Balearic Islands. Sardinia is a constitutional part of Italy, with a special statute of regional autonomy under the Italian Constitution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardinia