Tag: Sardinia

An ancient land dotted with Bronze-Age towers and mysterious prehistoric buildings, travelling across Sardinia means discovering countless archaeological sites scattered around the island.

The native ancient Nuragic civilisation was swept away by a Tsunami thousands of years ago, and the same tragic event left the island covered with mud. This is the main reason why Sardinia’s archaeological sites are being discovered little by little.

There are many reasons to plan a holiday to Sardinia. Pristine beaches, historical cities, old traditions, local festivals and great food are only some of the things travellers from Europe and all over the world look for in their trip to this Italian region.

Among the most popular places to visit in Sardinia, its sunny capital, Cagliari, is for sure one of the favourite destinations with plenty of things to do and a great choice of hotels. If you prefer the wild, explore Mamoiada and Orgosolo in the Barbagia region.

With the public transport next to non-existent, you are better off renting a car when you land at one of Sardinia’s airports.

Mysterious and offbeat, before travelling to Sardinia, there are a few things to keep in mind, and while the whole island is widely untravelled, there are also some places that let you discover its true and most intimate soul. Such as Seneghe and Ghilarza.

If you are deciding to go, here are some fabulous things to do and places to visit in Sardinia.

Best Beaches In Sardinia + Link To Google Maps To Help You Reach Them

Find the best beaches in Sardinia and plan a perfect 2019 summer trip to Italy. Inside you will find the link to Google Map to help you reach all the beaches in the list!

40 Fantastic Things to Do in Sardinia For an Unforgettable Trip

Travelling to Italy and wondering what to do in Sardinia? We found 40 wonderful things to do in Sardinia that will make yours the trip of a lifetime. From the best places to visit in Sardinia to what to eat, we covered it all.

Rent a Car in Sardinia. How to Do It And Why You Should

For as beautiful Sardinia is, as pristine its beaches are and crystal clear its waters look, when it comes to public transport, the best definition for the island is wild. And unorganised. This is why we recommend renting a car in Sardinia to ...

Sardinia Holidays: How to Plan a Perfect Trip to Sardinia

Boasting thousands of years of history, a gorgeous natural landscape, stunning beaches and millenary traditions, Sardinia is becoming extremely popular among Italians and in-the-know Europeans. Thanks to affordable flight connections with ...

The perfect souvenirs from Italy

You arrive in Europe and would love to spend some time shopping, be it for gifts or for pampering yourself. Jewellery? Food? Cakes? If you are looking for the perfect souvenirs from Italy, don't look further, here is our complete guide. Here in ...

Top things to Do in Cagliari, The Ultimate Guide

Sardinia is one of the hottest travel destinations in Italy for the summer thanks to its sun-soaked days and pristine beaches. However, not many know that the island makes it for a perfect trip any time of the year. Whether you are planning ...

San Sperate, the world of bees and Sardinian honey

Home to Pino Sciola's sounding stones and great honey, San Sperate, near Cagliari, is one of the places you should visit when planning a holiday in Sardinia. Producing honey in San Sperate What would happen if bees went extinct? From BBC to ...

Seneghe, hidden treat of central Sardinia

Seneghe, according to the local mythology, is the town that engenders crazy people. It boasts a beautiful mountain, natural spring water, mouthwatering local cuisine and fertile lands. Yet, it generates crazy people. If you are planning a ...

20 things to know before travelling to Sardinia

Are you thinking about spending a holiday in this beautiful Italian island? Here are some of the things to know before you travel to Sardinia. #1 It's a desert island. Or is it? #2 Get ready to gain weight #3 If you are offered rotten cheese, don't ...

Discovering my hometown Sardinia with Marco Polo Guidebooks

If you've been following my Instagram gallery, you might know that I just got back from a blissful two-week holiday in my hometown Sardinia, which, to brag just a little, happens to be my hometown. This has obviously led me to write extensively ...

An offbeat guide to Sardinia

“Do you know that stones bleed?”, worldwide famous sculptor Pino Sciola took me back when I went to see his work in San Sperate, a picturesque hamlet in central Sardinia, Italy's second largest island after Sicily. Nestled in the fertile plain ...

Delicacies from a traditional Sardinian meal

No meal in Sardinia, and in the rest of Italy, starts without the aperitivo Now in July, just for a little summer break from Rome's hustle and bustle, I came up with the bright idea to spend a long weekend in Sardinia to enjoy some good sun and ...

10 places that will make you discover the real Sardinia

It's that time of the year again. Sun, warm weather, summer vacations approaching, yet you haven't decided where to spend your annual leave. One of the most popular tourist destinations, you might as well join the crowd and travel to Italy. ...

A photo stroll around Ghilarza, my hometown in central Sardinia

A photo reportage from a typical Sardinian village, Ghilarza, which happens to be also Antonio Gramsci's and my hometown. Stone walls, a persistent nature, colourful flowers and churches are possibly the main characters of most villages in the big ...

Along Sardinia’s Emerald Coast, a day on the boat

Isola di Spargi, small island along the Emerald Coast I haven't been back to Sardinia in a while now, but I still keep some pictures from the lovely and precious experiences I have every time I go home. Last time I spent a day on the famous ...

Eleonora d’Arborea, woman, daughter, mother, ruler in medieval Sardinia

Tribute to Eleonora d'Arborea in Oristano, Sardinia I live about 40 minutes drive from Oristano, central Sardinia, and I've gone past the imposing statue of Eleonora d'Arborea, dominating the square named after her, probably a million times. ...

Your sustainable Sardinia holiday’s stay at Agriturismo Archelao

Alongisde a constant headache due to my unhealthy habit of spending most of my day in front of a computer screen, I've been developing a healthy obsession for all things natural. This is why as soon as I heard about Agriturismo Archelao I knew it ...

Fairies’ houses and giants’ tombs, strolling around Mamoiada, Sardinia

A small domus de janas near Mamoiada Would you ever think there was a place inhabited by fairies and giants? I mean for real, not in children stories? If you've been following my blog for a while, and have read a post or two about Sardinia, ...

Listening to the Memory of the Universe with Pino Sciola

When I wrote the post on Pinuccio Sciola's singing stones, I received many messages from readers asking me to post a video to give an idea of what kind of sound what we think of as dead matter was releasing. Pretty understandable as you don't see ...

Harvesting in Sardinia, time to produce the new wine

Starting at the end of the summer, Sardinia is all about harvesting the grape to produce the wine that will wash the meals all next year. Earlier this year I had visited a wine cave, where owners enlightened my journey through the history and the ...

Video: In Parco della Giara, where horses forgot to keep up with evolution

The small horses grazing and cooling down in the water After what you study in school, you would think the world has caught up with evolution. Well, I'm here to tell you that this is not always true. Seriously, after reading about bleeding ...

Resilient to globalization? Visit Sedilo, Sardinia

My mom going to my grandma's house I can't remember how many times I've been to Sedilo, impossile to count them really. It's the village where my mom was born, where my grandparents grew up, met, got married and lived until their sixth child, ...

Descending Su Gorroppu, Sardinia’s spectacular canyon

In my perpetual quest of re-discovering my hometown, I've made the unfortunate decision to go trekking in Sardinia and hike in Su Gorroppu canyon region down to its gorge. Sure now I'm proud of it, but back then I swore that was going to be the ...

Where to Stay in Cagliari – Find The Best Hotels And B&Bs in Cagliari

Find out where to stay in Cagliari. Our choice of the best budget accommodation, B&Bs and hotels in Cagliari that will make your Sardinia holidays a relaxing and pleasant trip.

Hitting the Sardinian wine trail between myth and tradition

The pond, cornerstone of Cabras' prosperity There are two ways to get under the skin of a place: interact with its natives and unearth its traditions. Traveling the world made me somehow discover the importance of unearthing my own roots. ...

Bulls, horses and roses to celebrate Saint Catherine of Alexandria in Sardinia

The bulls all spruced up during the parade around Santa Caterina church The smartest thing Catholic religion could possibly think of has been to incorporate pagan rituals into its own ceremonies. Banning ancestral cults all together might have ...

Photo essay – Feast of Sant’Isidoro in Ghilarza, celebrating farmers’ work

This year fell on April 22nd, but the feast of Sant'Isidoro in Ghilarza, Sardinia, is not always on the same date. Usually set on the second Sunday after Easter, the feast in honor of farmers' patron is celebrated ...

Secret Sardinia, shelter of the Knights Templar

A view of Santu Lussurgiu, where my research started It's easy to be seduced by Sardinia's irregular beauty. The island's ragged mountains framed by sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make for a pristine landscape one can hardly forget. Most ...

In Orgosolo, preserving the ancient silk art

I have already written about Orgosolo stunning street art and about its antimilitarist spirit. Orgosolo, however, is not only politics. This obstreperous town of inland Sardinia's region known as Barbagia is home to an exclusive form of ancient ...

Pratobello, ghost town or breeding ground for revolution?

"Does anybody live here in Pratobello?" Smirk. "Who would want to live here?!" A shepherd from Orgosolo was guarding his sheep grazing early morning and didn't seem to appreciate much our question, and due to Orgosolo reputation we opted not ...

Sardinia, land of mystery. Part 2: Atlantis’ lost civilization?

"Nuraghe Mannu" meaning "big nuraghe" in local language, in Dorgali territory Last week I wrote the first of this two-part series about Sardinia's mysteries, and I focused on popular tales, legends and unexplained facts that from time to time ...

Sardinia, land of mystery. Part 1: Tales and unexplained facts

Bronze-Age stone tower called "nuraghe" There are many places in the world that are known for their rich culture, oral traditions and unexplainable facts that happen on their soil. It goes without saying that so far, the most colorful country ...

Su Gologone water spring, wonder in Sardinia Supramonte

One of the most visited places in Sardinia, Su Gologone water spring lies in the breathtaking Supramonte mountainous region within the territory of Oliena in Nuoro province. What is Su Gologone and how to visit The main wellhead of the karst ...

Orgosolo Murals, Sardinia’s Controversial Side

Orgosolo is a small, apparently sleepy, town in central-eastern Sardinia. It's very well-known both in the island and in the rest of the country for its stormy past. This was, in fact, the place where misunderstandings would be solved with blood ...

The magic world of Pinuccio Sciola’s sounding stones

One of the best things I suggest doing in Sardinia is visiting the open-air lab-museum of the late sculptor Pinuccio Sciola. I was lucky enough to meet him and interview him. “What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of a ...

S’Ardia horse race in Sedilo, running for faith and tradition

S'Ardia, the wild horse race in Sedilo that takes places every 6th and 7th of July, never fails to attract thousands of visitors from Sardinia, Italy, and Europe. Sedilo, a quiet village of some 2000 people in Oristano province in central ...

Crystal waters and peace in Sardinia’s S’Archittu, Italy

Unspoiled crystal waters, a lovely sidewalk for morning or evening jogging and gorgeous sunsets are the main ingredients of a holiday in S'Archittu.

Where to go in Sardinia in summer? How about gorgeous San Pietro Island and Sant’Antioco?

Very popular in summer, if you are longing for a relaxing break where swimming and boat tours stand side by side with culture and tradition, start deciding where to go in Sardinia. The beautiful Italian island never disappoints its visitors, ...