Sardinia: Introduction

The Little Continent

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Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Because of its varied vegetation, biodiversity and landscape Sardinia is also called the little continent. Also Italy’s second largest island, Sardinia is famous for its magnificent panorama comprised of turquoise waters, jagged cliff tops, historical castles, gushing rivers, magnificent mountains, and lush green valleys.

The Sardinian way of life is traditional and nonchalant and visitors are welcomed by the friendly local residents of the island. Cagliari is Sardinia’s capital and rich in culture, sights, history, fine cuisine, and breathtaking views. With over 8000 years of history, Sardinia has numerous sights to explore including the medieval town of Bosa; Tharros, where historical ruins lie, Nuoro, the home to Sardinia’s most famous writer Grazia Deledda; and Orgosolo where the history and story of the town is illustrated with beautiful large murals. The geography of the island makes it difficult to unite the towns and cities due to the position of the mountains, lakes, and ragged coastline. However the Sardinians are united in one particular area; their traditional values and desires to sustain their island’s independence.

Costa Smeralda’s 10km strip of dazzling coastline attracts the ‘It’ crowd during the summer months. Habitat to sailing enthusiasts and footballers wives, and lined with exquisite restaurants, hotels, and shops, Costa Smeralda is the Sunset Boulevard of Sardinia. The island has often been described as a continent on its own and Sardinia’s tourist industry has increased dramatically since the 1950s. Popular with beach lovers, aquatic sport enthusiasts, mountain hikers, and history fanatics, this idyllic land provides the perfect holiday for families, couples, friends, or solo travellers.