WHAT TO SEE SARDEGNA

It would be long to list all the beautiful places in Sardinia that worth a visit, the most charming location are surly San Teodoro, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Poltu Quatu and Baia Sardinia.

The Maddalena Archipelago, whose main isles are La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Budelli, Santa Maria, Razzoli and Spargi, and its National Park, is an amazing setting for sailing, scuba-diving and, obviously, sunbathing.

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The isle of Caprera is full of pastures and pinewoods, while it is particularly famous for having hosted Giuseppe Garibaldi during its exile; a house-museum dedicated to the “hero of two worlds” in the typical Mediterranean vegetation can be visited.

Another wonder of Maddalena Archipelago is the isle of Budelli and its awe-inspiring Spiaggia Rosa (pink beach), named after the pink hues of its special corals and shells.

Stintino, in front of the Natural Park of Asinara Island, is one of the most famous tourist resorts that combines the charm of a lively fishing village with high-quality accommodation facilities. The heavenly small seaside town boasts white houses and the contrast between the crystal-clear sea and light blue sky, and offers countless possibilities, from golf to excursions or scuba diving, from cycling to horseback riding. Here you can finf the famous La Pelosa Beach, named after the 16th-Century Aragonese tower in front of it.

Extraordinary white-sand beaches and wild nature are the distinctive features of the Gulf of Orosei, on the central-east coast of the island. Shores scattred with caves and coves attract tourists who want to discover unparalleled views and sensations: Cala Biriola, Grotta Bue Marino, Cala Liberotto, Cala Goloritzè are just some of those natural sceneries where time seems to stand still.

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Sardinian’s culture matches sea and nature with folk traditions, mysticism and curiosities. For example the mysterious giant’s tombs are ancient caves dug out of the ground and scattered around the region, just like the Nuragic constructions. These stone towers are the biggest and best-preserved megalithic monuments in Europe. The most important town with Nuragic traces is Su Nuraxi di Barumini near Cagliari, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Cagliari, the region capital, in addition to several colonies of flamingos of the lagoon, olso offers traditional festivals and fairs that take place all year-round, like the beautiful Festival of Sant’Efisio, one of the most important religious and folklore events in Sardinia.

In the peninsula of Sinis, near Oristano, is it possible to enjoy the quarz-sand beach of It Aruttas, an interesting lagoon and the Roman archaeological site of Tharros.

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