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Sardinia Introduction

Sardinia lies in the Mediterranean two hundred kilometres west of southern Italy. Divided into four provinces, each offer their own unique experiences. Sardinia has a wild and beautiful landscape with mountains and plateaux, plains and rivers, rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. Having had a long and turbulent history, the island has many ancient ruins and monuments as well as medieval towns and villages. Whether you are looking for a cultural break, exploring old towns or a relaxing on sun-kissed beaches, Sardinia holidays will satisfy your desires. With modern accommodation, excellent food, good shopping and a gentle nightlife, Sardinia is a laid back holiday destination.

Why Go To Sardinia?

Looking for summer sun, golden sands, tepid waters, great food and drink and warm hospitality with recreational activities galore? Seek no more. Sardinia holidays offers all of this and more. With stunning scenery and charming old towns and villages, the island promises an unforgettable holiday, and for all the right reasons.

Sardinia holidays are popular with a wide variety of visitors as there is so much to see and do. Families are attracted by the beaches with safe bathing for the children, couples and older visitors enjoy sightseeing and young adults are drawn by the beach life and water sports.

When To Go To Sardinia

Sardinia enjoys hot summers and fairly mild winters. It has a long summer season from April to November and this is the most popular time to visit. Those who wish to explore the historic sites and towns often find that early and late season is better when the sun is less fierce.

Sardinia - The Place

Sardinia holidays offer a wealth of experiences. This beautiful island is a perfect holiday destination for those seeking relaxation surrounded by natural beauty. Each of the four provinces have something special to offer, whether it be Roman and Greek remains or charming medieval streets, sandy beaches or rocky coves, caves or canyons, shops or markets. You are are sure to have memorable holiday.

Accommodation ranges from four star luxury hotels and villas, to self-catering apartments. Restaurants cater for every taste and budget, and shopping, as you'd expect on an Italian island, will probably stretch your creditcard to the limit. Sardinia nightlife, apart from in the largest resorts, is fairly laid back and well suited to family life. Evenings are spent strolling through the streets or along promenades enjoying a meal or a drink in pavement bars and restaurants.

The perfect way to see the splendour of the island is to take the Tremno Verde, the little green train,from Nuoro. This old steam train takes you through scenery that is inaccessible by any other means. The longest and best journey takes you through one hundred and sixty kilometres of stunning landscape beneath mountains and through valleys.

Neptune's Grotto, in Sassari, is a fantastic illuminated cave with huge stalactites and stalagmites. The easiest approach is by boat, a forty-five minute trip, but it can also be approached by coach. Be warned. This involves an a walk down six hundred and fifty four steps to reach the caves. Walking down may not appear daunting, but remember you have to make the return journey.

Calgari province is popular with nature lovers and here the countryside is spectacular. The Parodei sette Fratelli is an area filled with wildlife, where the forest and woods have been protected since 1886. The canyon and the Cannas river are especially memorable.

Sardinia holidays can compete with the best, and is a popular Mediterranean destination. To avoid disappointment, book early.

Sardinia Nightlife

Sardinia is almost as relaxed by day as it is by night. Evenings are a family affair where pavement bars and restaurants serve pleasant meals under the stars. The larger towns generally have a livelier scene but the island is not one that parties through the night.

Sardinia Shopping

It is difficult to keep within budget when shopping in Sardinia. The capital Calgari has superb shopping with boutiques and specialist retailers waiting to relieve you of your euros. Almost every town and village has street markets which are ideal for souvenir and gift hunting. Popular buys are pottery, embroidered cloths, wood carvings and jewellery. Bosa is the place to go for gold jewellery.

Sardinia Eating

Sardinia has restaurants, cafes and bars serving food that caters for all tastes and pockets. Although an island, sea food is not the most prominent item on Sardinia's menus. The islanders are very keen on meat and suckling pig is a firm favourite. Fish fresh from the morning's catch is always delicious and good value. The ever popular pizza and pasta abound and makes a cheap family meal. Local wines are pleasing to the palate as well as the pocket.