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Sardinia Travel Guide.

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Rugged mountains to wooded valleys.

Sardinia is an idyllic island retreat with rugged mountains, wooded valleys, isolated coves, sandy beaches, and small harbours dotted along the coastline with colorful fishing boats bobbing in the sea as it laps against the shore.

You can see wild horses, flamingos, seals, go fishing, go mountain climbing, or you can simply enjoy a relaxing holiday on the coast of the island. By hiring a car you can take in the beautiful scenery on your drive between your chosen points of interest at your own pace.

Sardinia Tourist Board: The official website for the Sardinian Tourist Board – a useful resource for planning your trip to Sardinia.

Things to see and do

  • Relax on one of Sardinia's beaches.
  • Visit the roman ruins and mysterious grottoes; one of the best is ‘Grotta Nuova' near Cala Gonone on the east coast.
  • See the pink sand beach at Porto Ferro.
  • Visit Cristano and its ruins of the Phoenician city Tharros.
  • Visit the Goddess of Fortune Temple in Porto Torres.
  • Visit Alghero and the old city walls and the seven defensive towers that still stand tall.

Festivals and events

  • During the Bogamari Sea Urchin Festival enjoy some freshly prepared sea urchin, wine and bread in Alghero. (January – February)
  • Enjoy the Carnival which lasts for three days, always ending on Shrove Tuesday. (February)
  • Visit the Artichoke Festival in Uri which allows you to sample artichoke based dishes and share recipes. (March)
  • Sant’Efisio held annually in Cagliari is said to be the biggest and most colourful religious procession in the world. (May)
  • The Archers Tournament in Iglesias involves 24 archers dressing in mediaeval attire and showing off their skills, followed by a tournament a week later. (August)

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