Sardinia: Main Facts

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Sardinia Main Facts

Geographical Location

Sardinia is the second largest island after Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea and is located slightly south of the island of Corsica and north-west of Sicily.


Sardinia is closest to its mainland Italy and France. There are various routes you can take into Sardinia when coming from different countries, but if you are not flying into the island and are travelling with your own transport, the French port of Marseille and Italy’s Genoa are convenient ports. Most main trains also embark at Genoa to main ferry ports.


The official language of Sardinia is Sardinian (Sardo). The language is actually based on Roman Latin rather than Italian. Italian is the main spoken language on the island for the purpose of tourism and business but Sardo is often spoken within the home.

Currency in Sardinia

The currency in Sardinia is the Euro. Note denominations are €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, and €500. The coins are one, two, five, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and €1 and €2.