You’ve probably heard of Sicily, a very popular island located in Italy. However, there’s a lesser known island that’s a bit of a well kept secret among travellers and Italians…Sardinia. Sardinia is much less visited than Sicily, so to introduce you to this awesome island I’ve listed the top 5 attractions you’ll be able to enjoy over there (in my own opinion, of course). Let’s take a look at them and see if anything takes your fancy:
1. View the 8,000 Nuraghi
Nuraghi are a bit of a mystery. They look like large, stone beehives and can only be found in Sardinia. Nobody knows what they were used for for definite, but people think that they were either used as religious temples or places for the military to stay. If you want to see the most well known Nuraghi, head on over to Nuraxi su Barumini which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. Photograph the Wildlife
LIke many other islands, Sardinia is the proud owner of unique, wildlife in vast quantities. None of these animals are very dangerous/poisonous either, so you can feel free to explore them without worrying. The fin whale can be spotted near the shores regularly, and there are lots of different kinds of bird. Don’t forget your camera to take some amazing photographs!
3. Relax on the Stunning Beaches
Sardinia is believed to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of the Mediterranean sea! Lots of the beaches here have featured on many ‘The World’s Best Beaches’ lists, so do yourself a favour and pay them a visit if you enjoy relaxing on the sand and paddling in clear blue water. To make your beach holiday even better, there are plenty of luxury boutique hotels in Sardinia that will compliment your stay perfectly.
4. See the Proof of Roman Civilisation
If you want to see a bit of the history that comes hand in hand with Sardinia, that’s easily done too. After you’re finished sunbathing and enjoying the crystal clear water, you can visit Tharros or Nora and get a look at what the Romans left behind over 2000 years ago. You’ll get to view the winding streets, fascinating ruins, and traditional thermal baths.
5. Sample the Local Cuisine
Of course one of the best things you can do in Sardinia is sample the local food and drink. You’ve probably heard of the food in Italy being world renowned, especially the pizza, pasta, and selection of meat. However, Sardinian food is special as it is characterized by it’s strong flavours. You must try the local wine, as well as their pork and ravioli.
What do you think, would you like to visit Sardinia now? If I were you, I’d book your flights sharpish so you can enjoy the amazing tranquility before every traveller with wanderlust reads this post and decides to head on over! The sheer beauty of this place will take your breath away, so add it to your bucket list.