Most people think of Sicily when it comes to an island vacation in Italy. However, there is another large island off the coast of Italy, which is just as beautiful but much less known to the everyday tourists. Sardinia, an Italian island located in the Mediterranean Sea, boasts nearly 2000 kilometres of coastline, beautiful beaches and a mountainous interior. The rugged landscapes, the numerous hiking trails and the white sandy beaches make Sardinia a perfect place if you want to enjoy your family holiday in Sardinia. You will get to escape the crowd and spend your days among pristine beauty if you visit this beautiful Italian island. There are a lot of places to explore, but to get you started, here are the top three things which you must do when you spend your holidays in Sardinia.
Explore one of the Nuraghi
The beautiful landscape of Sardinia is dotted with nearly 8000 Nuraghi, which are stone structures made in the bronze age shaped like beehives. It is still not clear why these mysterious structures were made. One of the largest and oldest nuraghi you can see here is Su Nuraxi in Barumini, which was built in 1500 B.C. This site has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and visiting one of these mysterious historic sites is a must do activity in Sardinia.
Visit Bastione San Remy
Situated in Cagliari – the capital of Sardinia, the Bastione San Remy is a beautiful landmark structure made with white limestone. Cagliari was built on seven hills, and Bastione San Remy lies on top of one of these hills. The incredible vistas of the other parts of Cagliari and the Mediterranean Sea which you can see from here make a trip to Bastione San Remy a must during your vacation to Sardinia. You can also visit the Cathedral of Cagliari from here, and admire its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
Get into the water
Sardinia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. The beautiful white sands and the crystal clear waters make the beaches of these islands extremely picturesque. In fact, many beaches of this island regularly appear in lists of ‘World’s best beaches’. Among all of its beaches, La Pelosa is probably the most amazing one. Visiting one of these beautiful beaches of Sardinia, and get into the clear blue Mediterranean water is truly a must-do thing while you enjoy your vacation on this beautiful island.