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Sardegna Travel Guide

Where is Sardinia located?

Sardinia is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. Geographically, it is situated to the west of the Italian peninsula and south of the French island of Corsica. Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily.


What to see in Sardinia?

  • Cagliari: Castello district and Poetto beach.
  • Costa Smeralda: shopping and nightlife in Porto Cervo, exclusive beach clubs. 
  • La Maddalena Archipelago: Uncontaminated nature, crystal-clear waters.
  • Alghero: Walled city, Neptune’s Grotto.
  • Stintino: La Pelosa, one of the world’s most famous sandy beaches.
  • Barumini: Su Nuraxi archeological site (UNESCO world Heritage). 
  • Bue Marino Caves: Limestone caves, prehistoric drawings.
  • San Pietro Island: Carloforte, marine landscapes, tuna hunting. 
  • Oristano and the Phoenician Coast: Tharros, wild beaches.
  • Bosa: the picture-perfect cradle of Malvasia di Bosa. 
  • Orgosolo and Supramonte: Murals, natural excursions.
  • Capo Caccia: Spectacular cliffs, diving.
  • Baunei: breathtaking coastal landscapes in Eastern Sardinia. 
  • Mamoiada: an up-and-coming wine district, and the setting of the ancient Mamuthones ritual. 

What is the typical food of Sardinia?

The coasts of Sardinia have long been dangerous and inhospitable, so it comes as no surprise that porceddu (roasted pork with a sprinkle of juniper berries and dried herbs) is the most famous dish from Sardinia. Culurgiones, a local variant of ravioli stuffed potatoes and creamy cheese, are also worth seeking out. Furthermore, the lion’s share of Italian sheep milk comes from pastures in inland Sardinia, so make sure not to miss Pecorino sardo (either fresh or aged). 

Boiled lobster and fregola con le arselle (traditional durum wheat semolina with clams) are Sardinia’s most renowned fish dishes. Seadas (sweet pasta fritters with Pecorino cheese and honey) are usually served with a glass of myrtle liqueur. 


Curiosities, food and wine pairings and much more

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