Sardinia

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Sardinia
Sardinia   Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, characterized by a jagged and rocky coastline, interspersed with marvelous beaches of very fine sand. The past fifty years have seen Sardinia become a hotspot for tourism, with the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) in the northern area becoming a favorite retreat of Italian celebrities. There are numerous Bronze Age remains throughout the island, the best known being the Nuraghi - circular (sometimes conical)
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
cagliari
Panoramic view of Cagliari Ph. depositphotos/sepavone   Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, in Italy, is a cosmopolitan city that has been a main tourist destination for decades. The city is a heady mix of the old and the new, where the medieval meets the modernist creating a perfectly balanced mix. Cagliari's history spans over 2000 years and left its marks on the city, with plenty of churches, archaeological sites, culture and tradition.
Friday, July 19th, 2013
Sardinia
Sardinia is one of the most popular touristic destinations in Italy. Best known for its sea and its strong and thriving nature, the region has long been synonymous with luxury tourism and exclusive locations. But the truth is that Sardinia has many wonderful spots accessible to everyone. Let's go discover them.   In the 1960s the Indian Prince Aga Khan, conquered by the beauty of the Gallura coast, then empty, purchased it with the intent to build a refuge for elite tourism.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
archipelago la maddalena
    Panorama of the Archipelago La Maddalena Ph. flickr/Cristiano Cani   Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park is a geo marine park that covers both land and sea. The park covers over 12,000 hectares and 180 km of coasts, including all the islets and islands within the Municipality of La Maddalena, Italy. This national park is an essential part of the Sardinian region and not to be missed by visitors in the area.    The Location of La Maddalena The
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Nuoro Map Nuoro is a town located in Central Sardinia in Italy. Nuoro is a typical Sardinian town, located in the mountains with panoramic views across the region. It wasn't until 1927 that the population of Nuoro picked up, till then it had barely any population. However, even then it was still an urban town in comparison to the towns and villages situated around it. Nuoro is also the birth place of one of the most well known writers of Sardinia, Grazia Deledda. Nuoro has a beautiful historic
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Gavoi Gavoi is a town and commune located in central Sardinia in Italy in the commune of Nuoro. The town is located close to the lake of Gusana and is located in the Barbagia natural region. Gavoi is spread over an area of 38 sq km and has a population of close to 3000. The town has had an interesting history, it is believed to have been inhabited by Hebrews in the 4th century AD and it was only in the 17th century that the Tuscan carbon makers had made Gavoi their home. The traditions and
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The blue sea of Caprera - Punta Palma Ph. flickr/The One   Caprera is a small and beautiful island located along the Maddalena archipelago, just away from the coast of Sardinia in Italy. It has been declared a nature reserve due to the variety of rare species found on this island. Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian freedom fighter, established his presence on this island and lived out his final days here. There is a museum and a chapel dedicated in his memory on this island and
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Lake Coghinas - PanoramaLake Coghinas is part of the Sassari Province in the Monte Acuto territory. The lake dates back to the year 1927 when it was artificially created through a dam on a river in Limbara. The river itself starts at Punta Palai and flows to the Asinara Gulf. It runs parallel to the Marghine Goceano Mountains in their final stretch and is known as Rio Mannu di Ozieri. The lake is 185 meters in length and is 58 meters wide and is especially important since it supplies water and
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Asinara Map Asinara is a small island located along the northwestern coast of Sardinia characterized by an irregular shape island with around 700 inhabitants living here. This island comprises of rocky and steep mountain terrain along the western side whereas the eastern side has more flat areas reaching up to a depth of around 50 meters. There are thick Mediterranean shrubs covering the mountain peaks with absence of trees due to lack of fresh water in these areas. In 1991, Asinara was
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Aggius Aggius is a town and a commune located in Sardinia, Italy in the province of Olbia-Tempio. The town is located close to Cagliari and Olbia. Aggius is quite a small town with an area of 83 sq km and population of close to 1600. Aggius is a hill town, located at an altitude of 514 meters above sea level. According to scholars, Aggius had been inhabited since before Roman times and over the centuries it has been passed on from many hands. The economy of Aggius is based mainly on
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Sea of Sassari Sassari is the second largest city in Sardinia, Italy. The city has a tough, traffic congested exterior but once you delve deeper and explore the real city you would be surprised at the number of jewels it has hidden under its many shells. The old quarter of Sassari is a wonderful place, with traces of its past civilization everywhere. There is a medieval feel about the old quarter, with traditional restaurants and the houses with old architecture; it can be really wonderful
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Lake Omodeo - Panorama - Photo courtesy of Cristianocani/flickr Lake Omodeo is a large artificial lake that was built in Sardinia between 1919 and 1924. The lake was built through a dam on the Tirso River in the Santa Chiara d'Ula gorge. A very important lake in Sardinia it was also one of the largest of its kind in Europe for many years. Many parts of the area were affected when the lake was built, such as the village of Zuri, which was demolished and rebuilt upriver. The old Saint Peter
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Secluded beach in Carbonia Iglesias Carbonia Iglesias is a small town located on the island of Sardinia about one hour away from Cagliari. Mussolini himself had given orders for building this city and he had been present at its inauguration in 1938. This small town had been basically built to provide housing and accommodation facilities to the workers who worked in the nearby mines and although the town is comparatively quite new, there is a different feel and charm about it that can take
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Harbour in Palau, the access point to La Maddalena Archipelago Ph. depositphotos/janka3147   La Maddalena is an island located in northern part of Sardinia in Italy. The island is not very heavily populated and is a part of the province of Olbia-Tempio. It is a commune and the largest city on the island is the La Maddalena town. The island is quite famous for its beautiful beaches and has a rocky terrain. There are several ancient ruins and some fortifications that are still left
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Oristano Oristano is a town in Sardinia, Italy. The city has a prosperous feel without being showy; it is a charming place in a very quiet understated way. The architecture, art, museums, Piazzas and the handsome houses in the city all depict a quiet elegance about it which is what Oristano is all about. The picturesque pedestrian streets with their boutique shops and the tasteful Piazzas here are a thing of enjoyment. Oristano is a town that has plenty of jewels to discover, in the tiny back
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  Asinara - The Island - Photo courtesy of Markus Braun/Wikimedia   In Sardinia is an island that has a decidedly Blue Lagoon-esque vibe with stretches of untouched beaches and crystal clear water. Asinara is the second largest island in Sardinia and used to be known as "Devil's Island," because the picturesque island was used as a place for quarantine, a camp during World War One, and as a high security prison in the 1970s and 1980s. Today the island and its diverse flora and fauna are part
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Beach in Sant'Antioco Sant'Antioco is the second largest island around the region of Sardinia and is considered to be among the fourth largest among the Italian islands. It is connected through an artificial isthmus and was originally built by the Romans. Both Sant'Antioco and Calasette are the urban areas of this mainland whereas the rest of the region comprises of small towns with beach resorts. The history of this island is around 1000 years old and there were inhabitants settled in this
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Tavolara Beach, Sardinia   If you are planning for a trip to Italy, then you can consider spending some time in Tavolara Island, which lies along the northeast coast of Sardinia. This island is situated in the geographical region of Gallura in the town of Olbia across the Olbia-Tempio province. You can find one of the most amazing landscapes on Tavolara overlooking the sea, as there are restrictions on construction activities in this region. From a distance, the island seems as if a
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Ogliastra map Ogliastra is a province in East Sardinia in Italy. Ogliastra is a beautiful place that opens up to the mountains and provides some of the best views in Italy. Ogliastra is known for its beautiful coastal area that is surrounded by majestic cliffs and hills, and it still remains one of the most untouched places in all of Italy which makes it a very special place to visit. It is the place where there are many natural landmarks, making it recently famous with a lot of nature lovers
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  Sardinia - Coastal View   While on vacation some travellers research the best museums, others the most dazzling beaches, and others still choose their vacation spots based on their shopping options. If you are a shopper--especially one who also favors sun dappled islands--then Sardinia is the perfect place for you! One of the most dazzling areas in Italy, Sardinia offers both natural beauty and many options for visitors who are looking to spend some time in the shops. A large island
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Lighthouse, La Maddalena The archipelago of La Maddalena is comprised of 7 major islands known for their exquisite natural beauty and splendor with crystal clear waters, coves and bays along with blue cliffs. Caprera, La Maddalena, Santa Stefano, Budelli, Razolli, Spargi including Santa Maria along with around 60 small islands make up this archipelago. All of these islands are known for their scenic landscape and beaches which is a major attraction for the tourists visiting this place.