Sardinia Italy is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and also an Italian region. It’s only bigger counterpart is Sicily. This spectacular wonderland of mountains, beaches, and historical landmarks will be sure to thrill all types of vacationers. Sardinia is located south of Corsica - a French island, and west of the Italian Peninsula. It is divided into four provinces and contains the Gennargentu mountain range. Many historical landmarks reside here including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The capital of Sardinia Italy is Cagliari.
A visit to the island of Sardinia wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its capital city Cagliari. This city is the most populated on the entire island and has been inhabited for over five thousand years. It has much architecture to be seen including towers, a thirteenth-century cathedral, and an archeological museum. All this is nestled in and amongst shops, cafés, and restaurants. A perfect blend of old and new in this charming city.
If it’s historical sites you want to see, look no further than the Su Nuraxi di Barumini. This is a Nuragic village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Only an hour from Cagliari, you can see these Bronze Age stone ruins which date back as far as 1500 B.C. They are shaped like beehives. Another interesting site is in the city of Alghero. Explore the seafront and centre, then visit Neptune’s Grotto or Grotto di Nettuno. This sea cavern is a popular tourist attraction and a wonder to behold as you descend this six hundred and fifty-four step staircase to the entrance.
Sardinia has some of the best beaches in all of Italy. Cala Goloritzé is a stunning beach with crystal clear waters and silky soft sand. Bring your camera on your trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site so you can snap some pictures of this spectacular destination. It has some of the best snorkeling on the entire island. Another beach of note is Spiaggia di Tuerredda on the southern coast of the island. There are lots of activities to be had here including snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Moreover, you can sit back and relax at one of the many restaurants and bars in the area.
If its mountain ranges you prefer to explore, Sardinia has that too. The area of Gennargentu is a broad mountain range on the island that is picture perfect. This region abounds with native, flowers, plants and trees. Moreover, wildlife can be seen here too. Golden eagles, deer, and many other species can be seen in this area.
Sardinia Italy is an island steeped in breathtaking beaches and mountains as well as historical landmarks. Whichever part of this island you choose to for your Italian vacation, you won’t be disappointed.