Sardinia – paradise for surfers
Sardinia (Sardegna / Sardigna) is a large island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, between the Balearic islands and the Italian peninsula and south of Corsica. It is an autonomous region which currently belongs to Italy. The Italian island of Sardinia, is a dream destination for sunbathers, hotspot for celebrities and surfers’ paradise. Sardinia, with its quintessential Mediterranean beauty, is mainly loved for swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping, with coastal areas tending to become over touristed especially in the warmest month, August.
As varied and stunning is not only a meeting place for high society but also a paradise for surfers and also for those who want to experience an unforgettable holiday.
Spiaggia La Pelosa. The sand here is white, powdery soft and the sea shimmers in all shades of turquoise, which can detect the eye only
A voyage over an emerald sea, past characteristic coves and beaches of snowwhite sand – this is Sardinia, an island that strikes its visitors with natural contrasts, the lights and colors of a region that boasts old traditions and a wild and pure nature
Feel the sand between your toes, take a run and jump into the sea
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean
With a coastline of almost 2,000 kilometers and many small bays, the beaches are characterized by very fine, golden, even almost white sand, azure water – and steep cliffs – which sometimes shimmers emerald green depending on the light and sea depth.
In places like Olbia, Palau, Santa Teresa di Gallura or Costa Paradiso you will find the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean.
The sea reigns over this region with its colors that migrate into the coves, along with the coast, towards the beaches and the most popular resorts. An example is the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) with Porto Cervo set as its gemstone and uniting the history and culture of ancient traditions with a joyful and colorful nightlife. Porto Cervo was named after its enchanting cove that resembles the antlers of a deer; the Old Port is considered the best-equipped touristic port in the Mediterranean Sea. Porto Rotondo is also a famous location; it overlooks the wide Gulf of Cugnana and is full of villas and piazzas swathed by such a splendid natural environment as this.
Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is a mainly mountainous region, without high peaks, with a vast and charming, yet bittersweet, natural environment. If you climb the mountain, you can even enjoy an unforgettable view over the countryside.
What to see
Places like San Teodoro, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Poltu Quatu, and Baia Sardinia are only some of the charming locations that deserve a visit.
Visiting the Maddalena Archipelago and its “seven sisters,” the main islands of the archipelago, and sailing along the coast of the Maddalena National Park with its lively seabeds, perfect for scuba-diving lovers, is an incredible experience.
Caprera, the second biggest Island after Maddalena, is full of pastures and pinewoods
and shows its visitors the places where Garibaldi lived, with a house museum in the typical Mediterranean vegetation, which guards the memorabilia of the “hero of two worlds,” as well as his and his family’s grave.
What to taste
Sardinian food satisfies the most demanding palates with its simple and natural ingredients, and with its delicious recipes made with the delicate and strong local products. The main ingredient is wheat, used to make the famous pane carasaи, but also the well-known malloreddus, culurgiones and fregola.
You cannot leave the island without tasting the savory porceddu, a grilled suckling pig which is served on cork trays and covered in myrtle branches. As for fish, the lobster of Alghero, the bottarga of Cabras and Carloforte tuna fish are excellent. Other exclusive fish dishes are clam soup and spaghetti with sea urchins.
Sausages and cheeses are some of the tastiest local products, and Sardinian pecorino is certainly the most renowned.
Accompany your meals with excellent wines, such as Vermentino di Gallura or Cannonau. Myrtle liqueur (Mirto) is delicious as well.