La Paradisola: Sardinia combines the beauty of beaches, coves and rocks to create a paradisiacal island. According to legend, God took the best of all the lands and united them in Sardinia. The evergreen maquis, cork and holm oaks, oleanders and barren mountain slopes characterize the landscape. The coastline gathers long sandy beaches, coves and grottos with crystal clear waters. Mysterious stalactite caves and ancient ruins like in Nora or Su Nuraxi entice to interesting excursions. In the north of the island, on the Costa Smeralda, it is luxurious. Noble boutiques, many restaurants and noble hotels are waiting here. Sardinia is full of variety!
Sardinia always seems like a postcard motif: blue water, endless beaches, bizarre rocks. But Sardinia is not only the perfect beach holiday destination, but so much more! Whether you're hiking in the vast landscapes, enjoying water sports on the sea, strolling in the towns or exploring ancient ruins, Sardinia knows how to impress at every turn. Here you can enjoy a beach holiday with high standards, an active holiday, cultural excursions or city trips. Sicily's little sister is a holiday destination that leaves nothing to be desired. Look forward to a varied round trip! With the recommendations of our travel experts you will get exactly the tips that suit you and experience Sardinia in an individual way!
Sardinia's capital Cagliari stands for pure Italian charm. A romantic old town, a harbour for strolling, a little big city flair and a large selection of fantastic beaches await you here. The city in the south of the island combines the best of holiday town and metropolis. The old town of Castello is enthroned particularly imposingly on a hill surrounded by thick city walls. Here you will also find the bastion San Remy, a former defence installation.
It is considered the most beautiful coast of Sardinia, the Costa Smeralda. The name not only promises emerald-coloured water, but above all stands for luxury and elegance. Here you will find the best restaurants, noblest accommodations but also many of the most beautiful beaches of the island. No wonder that the stars and starlets feel at home here. Visit the coast of the rich and beautiful and be enchanted by the magic of the Costa Smeralda.
The Grotte di Nettuno is a dripstone cave near Alghero. Over 654 steps you have to go down on a staircase in the almost vertical steep wall, the Escala del Cabirol, to visit the grotto. If you don't want to go climbing, come by boat!
The archaeological site of Su Nuraxi, dating from the 12th century BC, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. On a hill there are prehistoric towers from the Bonnanaro culture and the following Nuragic culture. The function of the megalithic buildings is still disputed today. Whether they served as temples, dwellings, tombs or fortresses is still unclear.
The ruins of Nora near Pula date back to the 9th century B.C. Thus Nora is, together with Bosa, probably the oldest town on the island. Nora was founded by the Phoenicians and later inhabited by the Punic and Romans. Today you can see mainly the remains from the Roman period. Together with a guide you can visit the remains of the beautiful mosaics, temples, villas, thermal baths and the theatre.
The Domus de Janas, the so-called fairy houses, are burial chambers that date back to around 3000 to 4000 BC. Such burial chambers can be found all over the island, in total there are over a thousand fairy houses. Especially in the west (Sassari) the tombs can be visited. Signs mark the places. Less
The main tourist season in Sardinia is between May and October. Then it is summery hot, ideal for a beach holiday. In July and August are the most tourists on the island. For active holidays, the months of April, May, June and October are suitable, when the temperatures are not quite so high.
In Sardinia, as in all of Italy, you pay with the Euro.
Italian is the official language of Sardinia. Often the inhabitants also speak English.
No special vaccinations are necessary for Sardinia. It is important that the standard vaccinations are up to date and complete. These include vaccinations against tetanus (tetanus), diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), measles and basic immunisation against poliomyelitis/polio.
For Sardinia you can pack airy, summery clothes. Swimwear, beach utensils and sufficient sun protection absolutely belong in the suitcase. If you are planning longer hikes, you should take hiking boots and breathable clothing.