Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is an island of contrasts that will strike you with its natural diversity and timeless traditions.
This enchanting island, which does not seem to be affected by the presence of man, is a combination of emerald sea and white sandy beaches, mountain ranges and flowered plans, millenary forests and even desert areas.
Tourists can fly to Sardinia to the three international airports of Cagliari “Elmas”, Olbia “Costa Smeralda” and Alghero “Fertilia”. There are also the two regional airports of Tortolì-Arbatax and Oristano “Fenosu”, which only operate flights to the Italian mainland and to the other airports on the island itself.
As an alternative, there are ferry connections from the mainland to Sardinia.
The most famous destinations are of course the popular beach resorts that are scattered all along the coast. The most famous example is the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) and Porto Cervo, well known as the best-equipped tourist port in the Mediterranean Sea.
Other famous destination are Porto Rotondo, with its villas and piazzas, the coves in the Orosei’s Gulf, the granite islands of La Maddalena National Park, which include some of the most charming beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, such as the famous Spiaggia Rosa.
On the northwest coast of Sardinia, just in front of the Asinara Natural Park, is the famous tourist resort of Stintino, which might appear as a small fishing village but can offer endless leisure possibilities for sport lovers.
But there is more to Sardinia than just the emerald sea. The mountain range of Gennargentu offers amazing landscapes to explore, while in the many Nuragi sites all over the territory it is possible to get in touch with the ancient traditions and rituals of the land. The most famous complex of these cone-shaped towers is Barumini, located near the regional capital of Cagliari and listed among the UNESCO sites.