A Wonderful Tour in Sardinia
I’ll take all of you in the special tour at the Sardinia Island. Sardinia, or in Italian 'Sardegna' is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and as one of the biggest tourist attracting towns in the country, because it has many tourist attractions. Like: churches, cathedrals, Amphitheaters, historical sites, botanical attractions, Roman architecture, nature, beautiful beaches (ideal for swimming and snorkeling), diverse island (complete with mountain and natural countryside), local traditions (including festivals and warm friendly people), many activities, etc. It’s really a sophisticated Italian island, south of Corsica and west of mainland Italy. Sardinia is a very ancient island rich in legends and history, it proved by traces of human settlements dated from the Neolithic Age. It has a very long summer season, from April to November. Sardinia divided into 4 provinces, they are Cagliari, Nuoro, Oristano, and Sassari. And four additional provinces, they are: Ogliastra, Medio Campidano, Carbonia-Iglesias, Olbia-Tempio.
Sella del Diavolo (Cagliari)
Cagliari Roman Amphitheatre
It is characterized by tablelands (plateau), mountain chains, rivers, Campidano plain and massifs. There are numerous ponds and some of artificial lakes. Sardinian coasts are full of beaches cliffs and mortises. All of them are lapped by the blue water of Sardinian sea. There are many caves which are show the stalactites and stalagmites. Why do this island so amazing? Because it has over 1000 miles of unspoilt coastline, including fascinating rock formations and translucent azure blue sea. That’s why Sardinia renowned for beautiful beaches. Sardinia also has some of the world’s most idyllic beaches. It's like dazzling shades of aquamarine and emerald green. Even trusted information said that Costa Smeralda was voted as Europe's Leading Beach in the 2007 World Travel Awards (voted by travel agents worldwide). Rugged cliffs, tiny coves and picturesque harbours are ready to be explored.
Torre della Pelosa
Grotta di nettuno sardinien
Sardinia itself is an island that allows us to truly experience the very essence of Mediterranean life. Sardinia has something for everyone until the jet set world famous Costa Smeralda. It offers breathtaking scenery, like deserted beaches and Caribbean-like turquoise sea, refreshing lakes and waterfalls, including mountainous interior with wonderful views of the island. Complete with exclusive hotels, the cuisine with repertoire of dishes (influenced by the country’s various neighbours) or impressive local wines. We can taste the farm produce, fish and seafood. All of them came from the traditional with inland towns with good combination of flavours and appearance that is unique to Sardinia. Have you ever heard about ‘Nuraghi’? It is a mysterious stone dwellings dating back 3,500 years. There are around 7,000 ‘Nuraghi’ in Sardinia.
Why do so many people like to visit Sardinia?
It wasn't only as beautiful place, but also to the people and its way of life. We can learn many things here. Sardinia allowed us to learn about its 4000 year history, architecture, archaeology, Sardinia Festivals, flora and fauna. The great things are about mouth-watering foods and wines (taste of Sardinia).
In Sardinia we can easily found great restaurants, pizzerias and gelaterias with Sardinian specialities and of course, local wines. With many activities we can choose, like: water sports, golf, cycling, tennis, horse riding, scenic train journeys, boat trips, 4 wheel drive safaris, wine tasting, trekking and climbing, archaeology sites and Roman ruins. Many people said that Sardinia’s accommodations are suit all tastes and budgets.
Hotel Flamingo Resort
How to go there?
We can go there by just a 2 hour flight from the UK or we can use direct flights from many regional airports, like: Stansted, Manchester, Gatwick, Nottingham East Midlands, Bristol, Leeds Bradford, Dublin and Edinburg. Including three airports in Sardinia, such as: Cagliari in the south, Alghero in the north west and Olbia in the north east
More about holidays in Sardinia
1. Bike Tour
Bike tour is a way of moving about in harmony with the places we travel. It’s also a good way for tasting, sharing and meet the local people. Feel the harmony of the roads, countryside and coast, warm sunshine and fantastic views of this island. The bike tour offers all equipment needed, route guide and maps, picnic lunches during tour stages, English-speaking guides, hotel accommodation, etc.
Walking is one of environmentally friendly activity. From this activity we can meet the local people as well. It’s a thrilling trip through the natural beauty spots. The tour offers to passing from mountains to the sea, olive groves, vineyards and artichoke fields, crossing forests, passing beaches and lagoons, bird watching and the best thing is hiking along cliffs with Spanish watchtowers.
For us who love sport, Sardinia offers several options with the background of beautiful beaches and mountainous interior. Sardinia offers a huge range of water sports and activities for the visitors. There are many water sports facilities, including water sports centre with equipment to hire for experts. The visitors can enjoy to exercises with the clear waters surrounding the island. Windsurfing also a good choice. Sardinia is dedicated for windsurfer and kite surfer. We can try scuba diving among clear waters and rocky coastline. Sardinia offers great scuba diving for all levels, including diving in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. For beginners, of course there are many dive schools. Sardinia is also known as the heaven for surfing.
4. Yacht charter
Yacht charter is another option to explore more of Sardinia. It gives us big opportunity to sail along the beautiful coastline of Sardinia and explore the natural island. We can also explore the national marine park of the Archipelago of La Maddalena (it’s located between Sardinia and Corsica). Yacht charter can offer an amazing holiday that we will never forget.
Another attraction in Sardinia
1. Wedding Package
‘Weddings in Sardinia’ will arrange all your intimate wedding. The service consist the tailor, the bride and groom to a full fairytale white wedding. And the best thing is everything suitable with your tastes and budgets. Just information that Sardinia has been nominated as the "Best Weddings & Honeymoons Tour Operator", in the British Travel Awards 2010. There are several places can be chosen by us. Like: Hotel El Faro (4 stars hotel with the price start from £455 pppw), Picale Apartments (the prices start from £270 per week), Agriturismo Vessus ( the prices start from £270 pppw), etc. Pppw, means "Per Person, Per Week".
I heard that Sardinia is the perfect place for couples to enjoy a special romantic holiday or honeymoon. The couples will enjoy the pool, watching the sunset, enjoy a sumptuous dinner, and walk hand in hand on a beautiful beach in the balmy evening air. With the background of breathtaking scenery and translucent blue seas. I believe that we will have lifelong memories to treasure in the very special and romantic island. Because this island offers a unique magical atmosphere for newlyweds. We can choose Hotel L’Ea Bianca, Resort Valle dell’Erica, Hotel Capo d’Orso, Hotel Marinedda, Park Hotel and Spa Cala di Lepre, Hotel Relax Torreruja and Resort & Spa Le Dune for the perfect honeymoon.
3. Spa Service
Relax in the peaceful Sardinian countryside is a good choice for us. We can enjoy the holiday and escape from the stresses at a spa hotel in Sardinia. The service dedicated to ensuring us return home relaxed and refreshed. This opportunity offered by the art wellness centres for family holidays or honeymoon. The Thalasso al fresco spa pool is a good choice for us. The pool was built in the natural granite rocks, completed with varying temperatures and jets of different intensities. So, it’s good for all parts of the body. Sardinian spa commonly use essential oils from local plants and minerals from the seawater gave us a unique spa.
The traveling experience wouldn’t be complete without tasting the local cuisine or we can call this “culinary travel”. Sardinian cuisine is full with aromatic flavours, fruity and offers a rich repertoire of dishes. Because it consist of fish (from the sea), herbs (from the mountains), vegetables ripened, bread and local wines. We can choose the menu from many Agriturismo (farm) restaurants. The local Sardinian dishes like: sausage and Pecorino cheese, pane carasau, pasta such as ricotta and spinach ravioli, etc. But you must try a glass of Limoncello or Mirto. It’s truly a memorable culinary experience.
The Botanical Gardens
Many people said that Sardinia is the perfect spot that we can visit while in Italy. But don’t forget to visit The Botanical Gardens of Caliagri during the stay in Sardinia as alternative. If we interested in both history and agriculture (plant lover), so “The Botanical Gardens of Cagliari” is the perfect place for us to learn more about various plants. It located in the Pallabanda valley in the eastern part of Sardinia town and lies on about 14 and a half acres of land. This place was founded in the 18th century AD. What can we see here? The Botanical Gardens of Cagliari has about 3000 different species of plants. The species from around the globe, and the unique plants came from the ancient Roman Empire. The species have been set in categories, like: succulent plants (Euphoria) which have origins mainly in Africa and South America, Mediterranean plants which are from Australia and lastly tropical plants.