Best of Sardinia

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Sardinia

Set sail for the captivating island of Sardinia, a Mediterranean jewel nestled between Italy and North Africa. Renowned for its crystal-clear waters, rugged landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, Sardinia offers a unique blend of luxury and unspoiled nature. The island beckons with its diverse coastline, ranging from the glamorous Costa Smeralda in the northeast, a playground for the rich and famous, to the wild and unspoiled beaches of the Costa Verde.

Discover Sardinia's ancient past through its mysterious Nuragic complexes and Bronze Age stone structures unique to the island. The enigmatic ruins of Su Nuraxi in Barumini, a UNESCO World Heritage site, provide a fascinating glimpse into prehistoric times. Sardinia's vibrant capital, Cagliari, perched high on a hill, offers a rich history, bustling markets, and beautiful views of the Mediterranean.

You can also indulge in Sardinia's culinary delights, influenced by both Italian and Catalan flavors. Traditional dishes like porceddu (suckling pig) and malloreddus (a type of pasta) reflect the island's pastoral and agricultural roots. Seafood lovers will revel in the fresh catches of the day, perfectly paired with the island's renowned Vermentino wine. Adventure seekers will also find plenty to explore, from hiking the rugged trails of the Gennargentu mountains to windsurfing on the emerald waters of Porto Pollo

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 A beautiful beach on the Costa Smeralda
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Ultimate Guide to Sardinia: Italy's Island of Beaches, Mountains, and Ancient History

If you’re coming to Sardinia for the flour-white beaches sloping into glass-clear turquoise seas, you’ll find them in abundance. But this island is more than a one-hit wonder, with a forest-cloaked mountainous interior to explore, uplifting clifftop trails to hike and Bronze Age remains to uncover. Historically, culturally and gastronomically, this wild and ravishing Italian isle is a one-off.

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Explore the history of Sardinia and Corsica - 15 Days

Perfect for the history buff and nature lover, this tour spends two weeks traversing the ancient history of Sardinia and Corsica, starting in the bustling city of Cagliari. Make your way across the two islands by visiting ancient ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the birthplace of Napoleon, all while indulging in local culture as you visit vineyards, cheese farms, and cork producers. On your free days, sample the local cuisine, sun bathe on dazzling beaches, discover caves and panoramic cliffside views, and try your luck at windsurfing.

Our boat in Lavezzi
Map of Sardinia & Corsica - Boat & Bike - 7 days
Sardinia & Corsica - Boat & Bike - 7 days

On this week-long adventure, you'll sail and cycle around two crown jewels of Europe's islands: Sardinia and Corsica. The landscapes here are the stuff of Mediterranean dreams, where sky-blue waters turn crystal clear as they reach the soft white sands of emerald coasts. Then there's the countryside, which abounds with landmarks both natural and man-made, from bronze-age ruins to the great granite rocks shaped by wind over millennia into unique formations.