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Holidays and Tourism Information
Sardinia Italy is an
exciting island for holidays that offers unspoilt
beaches, crystal clear waters, empty countryside, genuine traditions,
fine handicrafts and delicious food.
It is hard to appreciate
all of this in just a short visit, however, during the year one can
truly immerse oneself in the culture when there are year-round
festivals from the unique carnivals in February and
March, Easter ceremonies in April, and innumerable
September and October that hail the closing of the agricultural year.
matter whether you have come to lie on the beautiful beaches and soak
up the sun, or whether you have come to explore the hinterland of
Sardinia and get to know the locals, there is something for everyone on
this fascinating island of Italy.
When is the Best Time to
The best time to visit
Sardinia, known in Italian as Sardegna, is between April and
October. The summer months from May to
September are heavenly, but then there are also many summery days in
April and October too. It is never too hot in July and August because
of light breezes that the island is blessed with and there is also very
little risk of unexpected showers. So if you visit Sardinia
in Italy anytime from April through to October, you will find lovely
weather during these 7 months.
What to see and do in Sardinia Italy?
Sardinia is an island of
some fantastic coastlines
hidden coves and sheltered bays. There are sea caves to explore,
seas to snorkel and swim in, and clear waters to sail,
windsurf and ski on. Because of its vast coastline, all 1850
kms of it, it is not difficult to find an empty beach to use, even in
the height of summer. The colour of the sea of Sardinia is
hard to find anywhere else. They have a range of blue depending on the
depth of the water, the position of the sun and the colour of the sand.
But to find emerald waters, or deep azures is commonplace for this
idyllic island, as you can see from the picture above.
is largely used by farmers who work the land but live in the villages.
The best time to visit Sardinia's countryside is in spring when the
spring flowers bloom profusely in the fields with showy swathes of
yellow, red and blue flowers in the vast meadows, populated with sheep
grazing lazily and growing fat on the new grass. You will also come
across fields of wheat, vineyards and olive groves.
Fine rock climbing and hiking can be done in the hilly areas of eastern
Sardinia, particularly around Gallura and Nuoro. The mountainous areas of
this island are wild and untamed and truly impressive, and the range
most sought out is the Barbagia for its granite face. However, we
shouldn't forget the mountain that overlooks the whole of the island
and that is the Gennargentu the highest mountain range of the island.
You cannot leave the island
with out seeing some
of the 7000 large round stone structures that were built everywhere
called nuraghe .
These were built many centuries ago and were used as homes and
temples and are quite fortress in their appearance.
As you can see from the
photo these were conical in shape and were built using stones and rocks
with no mortar or cement to keep them in place.
They were built
throughout the island and you can find them both in the coastal regions
as well as in the mountains.
These structures are said to date back to the 2nd century B.C. and are
in surprisingly good condition considering their age and the lack of
anything holding the stones in place!
For those of you who want to try something different take the green train ( trentino verde )
which leaves from various places; from Cagliari you pass through the
Texenta to Ogliastra; from Macomer to Nuoro and Bosa, and from Sassari
to Palau, where you can enjoy agriturismo trekking, ecological weekends
and horse riding. Agritourismo (farm holidays) is a good way
to get to know the traditions, culture and food of the local Sardinian,
and also appreciate the farm products that are produced from the farms.
For those who want change from the daily swimming
and snorkelling ,
take a trip into the Sardinian
woods . Sardinia Italy offers about 9000 square
kms of state and municipal forests where you can enjoy the local fauna,
flora and landscapes that have remained unchanged for centuries.
This is an island that is a haven for people who live
trekking on foot, and your visit into the interior will be
rewarded by sights of moufflon, stags, wild boar, fox, wild horses, and
the rare royal eagle, the European vulture and the peregrine vulture.
Horse Riding Holidays in
For those who want a more focused holiday Sardinia offers many
opportunities for a horse riding holiday. One has to be
careful because due to the thick vegetation growing on the island, it
is not always possible to travel in some places of the Sardinian
mountains. However, there are mule tracks, sheep tracks and
country roads that allow one to do just that with no trouble at all.
There are more than 60 horse riding centers throughout Sardinia who
offer you the opportunity to hire a horse for a lesson or a ride either
inland or on the coast.
See our Map of Sardinia
Italy for an overview of the island and where places are.
The magic of Italy is not in any one
place. It is in the scenery, the people, the Italian
food , the regional
wines and the culture. Come and visit Italy for
yourself and experience the magic firsthand during your Italy vacations!
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isn't in Italy that which there is in Sardinia, nor is there in
Sardinia that which there is in Italy."
~ Father Francesco Cetti