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Sardinia is an Italian island in the mediterranean sea located south of the French island of Corsica and 200 kilometres west of the mainland of Italy. It is currently an autonomous region of Italy and its capital is Cagliari, the largest city in the island. Other important cities are Alghero, Olbia and Massari.
What to see and do
Sardinia attracts nature and sea lovers. Sailing has become very popular lately. Also its beaches and coasts vary from one region to another (north and Northeast, the Eastern Coast, the Deep South and the Western coast). If you are a mountain lover, Sardinia is full of hills and mountain of medium altitud and there are even four ski resorts. Due to its rich history, there are plenty of monuments and sites worth visiting such as Cagliari, Oristano, Massari, Alghero, Olbia and Nuoro. And, of course, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy their rich gastronomy as Sardinia has its own local specialities that are not easy to find in Mainland Italy.
Sardinia enjoys a mediterranean weather which is perfect to enjoy its beaches and countryside. Summer is warm; however, the island is very windy, especially from September to April.
How to get there and around
Sardinia has three international airports (Alghero Airport, Olbia - Costa Smeralda Airport, and Cagliari-Elmas Airport) connected with the principal Italian cities and many European destinations. The island is also connected by regular ferry lines to mainland Italy as well as to Corsica and other mediterranean french ports and Barcelona in Spain. The best way to visit the island is to rent a car from any of the available companies in its three airports or in its villages. Although Sardinia is the only Italian region without motorway, the road network is very well developed and will allow you to reach any corner of the island. If you intend to travel to Corsica or mainland Italy with your rented vehicle, please make sure it is allowed to transport it in a ferry as certain restrictions or extra charges might apply.