Sardinia Tourist Guide

Sardinia Travel Information

The autonomous region of Sardinia is one of Europe's most delightful tourist destinations because of its spectacular natural scenery, gorgeous beaches, and exceedingly long history. Three mountain ranges grace the island, with lush coastal plains and turquoise blue waters. A favourite haunt for water sport enthusiasts, Sardinia has much to offer modern travellers.

Best known for its beaches, Sardinia's renowned pink sand beach at Porto Ferro, and the tourist haven of the Emerald coast, draws thousands of tourists each year to bask in the hot Sardinian sun. Energetic visitors immerse themselves in a wide variety of water sports here, including: jet-skiing, kite-surfing and windsurfing.

Sardinia Tourist Attractions

A cultural destination, as well as one of natural beauty, Sardinia holds Garibaldi's final resting place on the island of Caprera Alghero, and the imposing Nuraghic fortress, Su Nuraxi Nuraghe.

One of the oldest inhabited regions in Europe, evidence of human habitation here dates back as far as 250,000 BC. A rich port of trade since ancient times, Sardinia features prominently in the history of the region. Ruins can be found in various places throughout the islands, including those of the Phoenician city Tharros in Nuoro. The ancient temple of the goddess of fortune is located in Porto Torres, and Cagliari holds an excellent archaeological museum.

Sightseeing in Sardinia will bring you to the incredible Capo Caccia cliffs and the spellbinding Neptune cave are easily accessible by hire car, a recommended form of transport for trips into the mountainous inner-island. A ride on the trenino verde will take you through some of the wilder parts of the island, where Sardinia's indigenous wildlife can be glimpsed along riverbanks and high mountain trails.

Fresh seafood and wine are widely available throughout the islands, along with relaxed, open-air caf├ęs and bars. Shopping for clothing and local crafts like lace, wood, carvings, and carpets is generally done in the tourist areas or larger city of Cagliari. Culturally, the islands are known for a form of vocal polyphony, or guttural singing, known as Canto a Tenores, which has drawn many famous musicians to record its unique sound.

Transport Around Sardinia

A train system operates on the main island with stops in Cagliari, Arbatax, Sassari and Palau, with the most scenic route being the trip from Macomer to Bosa Marina. Villages, this makes for a fantastic tour of Sardiniai. Those accessing the island by boat or air arrive in Olbia, with transfers to other parts of Sardinia and the surrounding islands.