Whether its fine wine produced from underneath its waters or sports bouncing over their wave’s that’s the breadth of what Sardinia can offer its visitors.
This Italian island has a delightful and diverse menu to tuck into such as its history, culture and of course its food.
The beaches are numerous as are the views from its cliff top roads and the fortified villages with their castles atop them providing even more vistas.
Sardinia boasts of a human history going back to the Mesolithic period some fine Roman ruins and mosaics at Porto Torres and also its unique Nuraghe civilization that ran from around 1800BC to around 700BC.
Monuments left by them are scattered all over the island. Some 7,000 dry stone constructions with one of the best Nuraghe to be found at Santu Antine, Torralba the tower can be climbed and will provide you with great views over the countryside.
Visiting the centre of the island gets you to where some of its many fine foods are produced gorgeous Pecorino sheep cheese, fine hams and other top meat products. An island where in fact the sheep outnumber the human population!
Getting closer to the sea you will see vineyards where their famous Vermintino grapes are produced. The vines respond to the reflected sunlight that the coast provides and the wine is a firm favorite with the Sardinians and holidaymakers alike.
The sea provides a great and warm Mediterranean playground for kite and windsurfers. However one of its products now uses the sea to provide a unique aging vault for a very special wine.
Aged at the depth of 40metres, NV Akenta Millesimato Spumante spends 6 months under the sea before the wine hits the supermarkets then it is priced at around €60 or €70 per bottle. Seafood of all sorts, crabs and lobsters when in season are regarded as some of the tastiest in the world.
Towns like Alghero with its narrow criss cross of lanes in the north of the island provide an easy access via its convenient airport. There are a number of good hotels such as the Catalunya close to the harbour with stunning views from its restaurant over the town and marina.
Hilltop castle at Bosa surrounded by a colourful medieval village, the frescos at the tiny church in the fortress are well worth hunting out.
Many tourists find that the coral jewellery produced on the island is of top quality and if purchased from the licensed shops guarantee’s authenticity.
All in all the island of Sardinia have all of things that holidaymakers desire and certainly a few surprises too!