Sardinia: City Breaks
The Little Continent
The only problem with taking a city break in Sardinia is that you will find you do not have enough time to see and do all of the things on offer. Sardinia is quite an expensive tourist destination and you might find that you get your money’s worth by staying for at least a week. The island’s capital Cagliari is a modern port full of activity. The Old Town of Cagliari has both North African and Spanish influences, a magnificent archaeological museum, plenty of fine restaurants, and historic ruins full of culture and ambience, making it a great place to visit for a city break in Sardinia. Alghero is situated in the North West region of Sardinia and is another port with a beautiful harbour lined with yachts and boats. The Spanish influences are still apparent in this picturesque region and there is plenty to see and do on a city break, including shopping, visiting the nearby vineyards, and sampling the local Sardinian produce. If money is no object, visit the popular resort of Costa Smeralda for a city break in Sardinia. Its 10km stretch of stunning beaches, emerald coloured seas, and endless entertainment attracts visitors of all sorts, including celebrities, and footballers wives. Costa Smeralda provides an excellent but expensive option for a city break in Sardinia. Costa, Smeralda, Alghero, and Cagliari are all in close proximity to nearby airports, which is great if you just want to visit Sardinia for a city weekend break.