If you’re looking for your next fantastic holiday destination but aren’t sure where to start, why not consider a sun-filled holiday to Sardinia? A large island located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea makes this the perfect place to catch some sun, sea and sand, and with ferries to Sardinia connecting it to the Italian mainland, getting here has never been easier.
Sardinia, a brief history
Considered to be an autonomous region of Italy, Sardinia has been populated in various waves of settlers from prehistoric times to modern day by groups who have built temples, palaces and the like around the island, perfect for getting up close and personal to the history of this place. From Phoenicians to the Byzantine Empire, even the Spanish and everyone in between, Sardinia has seen its fair share of residents, all of whom have left their own unique marks on the landscape here. It was bombed quite heavily during the Second World War, the evidence of which can be seen occasionally in some buildings today.
Sardinia, an outdoor briefing
Sardinia is a large island with over two-thousand kilometres of coastline, which makes finding beaches to while away the time nothing short of a breeze. With turquoise seas on all sides, and white sand beaches with some rocky outcrops, Sardinia is purely a beautiful location with stunning natural scenery, so the outdoor lover will have no time to get bored. Sardinia is made up of mountains, plains and hilly regions which makes it a perfect place to get in a bit of variety in outdoor activities, from skiing to beaches, forest walks and exploring ancient sites.
Sardinia, a culture
This island is home to around 1.5 million people, made up of a number of ethnic minorities from around the world, but the main residents here are Sardinian. With unique takes on various things from cheese, beer and pasta and everything in between, Sardinia is also the perfect place for people to enjoy a bit of traditional, authentic cuisine. With a variety of festivals every year showcasing the true uniqueness of Sardinian culture with things such as singing and dancing, you will be in for a treat, especially in the capital city, Cagliari.
Things to do
Sardinia is a hot spot for tourism which means there are a number of things on the tourist trail to whet your appetite and get a taste of this island life and also get a little exercise too! From swimming to sea kayaking, horseback riding and sailing, the water sports are nearly endless. If water isn’t really your thing there are tons of opportunities for hiking, bike riding through tiny Sardinian villages or taking in the sights and sounds of the countryside.
Sardinia is a great place to visit, especially in the spring and summer when it’s getting a bit warmer. The list of things to do and see is endless, and it has a variety of activities that can be family friendly as well, helping you and yours get the most out of your summer holidays. Enjoy!