The Italian island of Sardinia is as close to Tunisia as it is to mainland Italy and almost grazes the French island of Corsica which means a Sardinia trip will offer a very distinct and wildly colorful experience.
The island is a superb destination for diving spots as well as a host of Roman ruins and some of the most memorable dishes in the south of Europe. We’ll look at a few of the particular destinations which you should consider.
This fine Oceanside town features incredibly clear waters, sun-baked streets, medieval archways and wonderfully fine sandy beaches.
As far as culture goes, there’s the Museo Diocesano d’Arte Sacra located near the cathedral which is both austere and splendid which also harbors some rather ghoulish relics. These relics are the dainty skulls of the innocents slaughtered by Herod, displayed in ornate cases as well as stunning silverwork entombs a fragment of the ‘True Cross’.
There are plenty of natural sights such as the Grotta di Nettuno at Capo Caccia which you can make into great excursions. The road signs from Alghero will point you towards the place.
Located a couple of hours’ drive south of Alghero, this is where you’ll find a historic gem of the island, a serene-looking town with a bloody heritage of vicious Saracen attacks.
You can wander the remains of the old city at the Torre di Mariano II in Piazza Roma and then stroll through quiet streets to the statue of the island’s heroine, Eleanora d’Arborea, a noblewoman who composed a solid body of laws which held fast for hundreds of years after her death in the early 15th century.
Going further south will have you reaching Cagliari, the slick and scenic city located in the Golfo degli Angeli, a bay nestled in Sardinia’s southernmost edge.
The city of Cagliari has a much more cosmopolitan feel than the northerly neighbors, featuring shady shopping arcades with trendy dining enclaves but the city also has the Castello district which remains unspoiled and Roman ruins can be find throughout the city.