An Italian island means sun, sea and lots of beach. Sardinia has much more to offer; a pristine interior, small villages and a rich history.
It’s hard to find any beaches as white as the sand and as blue as the sea here, it is truly amazing! There is no mass tourism and the beaches are sheer luxury. Costa Smeralda is known as the Gold Coast on this beautiful island, plus just ten minutes inland the green, hilly and quiet landscape is perfect for relaxation.
Further north, Sardinia's capital Cagliari is very special. Here you can stroll through the narrow streets, shopping and finding good food in a ‘trattoria’. If you go to the long sandy beach at Poetto, there are beautiful pink flamingos in the salt lakes. Also a nice places to visit are the authentic harbour towns of Nuoro and Alghero.
Average summer temperature: 28 degrees
Agnello con finocchietti: braised lamb with wild fennel, onion and tomato
Grotte di Nettuno: the caves of Neptune in Alghero
Spoons, trays and wine racks made of Cork
The Palazzo della Provincia in the city of Sassari
Here you can Stroll through and enjoy the beautiful Views. Also a very nice place is the ‘Villaggio Nuragico a Nuraghe’, a village from thousands of years ago where you can still see how the people lived here so long ago.
The Dolmen are a type of megalithic construction very common in this region. In the ‘Valley of Nuraghs’ you will find castles called ‘Nuragici’, which, according to the scholars, were built around 1300 BC. These majestic buildings are a characteristic feature of this beautiful region.
Sardinia is not a shopping Mecca; however, there are plenty of nice shops in Cagliari to entertain you for the day. Also in Alghero you can find some good shopping spots, especially for fashion and jewellery.
On this island the seafood is great and, of course, it’s always fresh! Try lobsters, crabs, anchovies, tuna, squid, shellfish and sardines accompanied by a great white wine.