Wouldn’t you love going to a new place or country and instantly have that feeling that this holiday is going to be amazing? That’s what happened to me when going to Sardinia. If you are a food enthusiast or a beach lover, this is your go-to island. Also, it is the place to be if you love being surrounded by pristine nature. You’ll get the best relaxed holiday by the crystal clear sea, enjoying the slow lifestyle. Or if you want a bit more adventure, you can rent a car and see all the places the island has to offer.
If you like Italy you are going to love Sardinia!
We’ve been huge fans of Italy with my boyfriend and last year we decided to have a trip to Sardinia. I’ve wanted to go there for years, and it did not disappoint me at all. I think it’s a quiet version of some of the coastal cities in Italy yet a little bit forgotten one. You don’t meet many tourists there – especially if you go on the slow season as we did in September. There are mainly Italians coming to spend their weekends on this island paradise. The weather is still perfect and warm, and you’ll get a glimpse of that relaxed and happy lifestyle. Don’t forget to taste the different foods Sardinia offers, for example, fish dishes and pasta! The food is slightly different than in mainland Italy.
Catch a flight from Rome almost every hour. It’s fast and relatively cheap. Olbia and Cagliari airports are the main ones that have the most flights to.
2) Where to stay:
We stayed in Siniscola, which is an area in Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast. It’s about 40 minutes drive away from the airport, and it was just lovely. I think anywhere you stay in Costa Smeralda is going to be beautiful. I only would recommend going a bit further away from Olbia just because you get prettier scenery than just the town. Also, it depends on where you want to fly to. Suppose you fly to the capital, Cagliari, you might want to choose a closer place. For example, we only got to see the north half of the island but didn’t have time to go as far south as Cagliari. Unless, of course, if your holiday is more than one week, you’ll have plenty of time to do quite a lot of sightseeing.
Fish is a must! You’ll find variety of dishes that tastes absolutely amazing and fresh.
Pastas – try especially the gnocchetti sardi. It is typical Sardinian pasta made with tomato and sausages.
Restaurant Agriturismo Cabu Abbas – enjoy 11 course meal on top of a hill with a gorgeous view. Come very hungry, this dinner will keep you full until the next day!
4) Getting around:
I would recommend renting a car unless you just want to enjoy your holiday by the beach. Many hotels have a parking place for the car which makes it easy. I think a car is amust if you wish to see the island a little more.
The island has very nice roads and basically just has a couple of main roads. Be aware though that some the smaller roads aren’t in the best condition. It’s very easy to drive around. We used our phone’s GPS and it worked perfectly! We didn’t first realize that it takes longer than the estimated time provided by the GPS, especially if you want to stop along the way and enjoy the views.
Beaches are probably the main thing for me. I’m just a huge lover of beaches, so for that, Sardinia is the best option. You’ll have plenty to choose from, and anywhere you go guaranteed to be gorgeous! Costa Smeralda has one of the most pristine beaches.
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