Best things to do in Sardinia
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Closer to the North African coast than mainland Italy, which the locals call il continente, the island of Sardinia is Italy’s remote hinterland with Moorish, French and Catalan cultural influences. Most visitors arrive in Sardinia on the island’s bustling capital Cagliari, whose salt-water lagoons are famed for some of Europe’s best urban wildlife. Beyond the capital, Sardinia’s mountainous interior remains largely unspoiled region with numerous hidden gems to be explored. The historically Catalan town of Alghero has remained frozen in time and gives visitors a flavor of what Sardinia was like before it became Italian. However, the island’s history goes much further back. It is home to one of Europe’s largest ensembles of Iron Age ruins at Nuraghe Su Nuraxi, which were left undisturbed until their discovery in the 1940s. While evocative ruins and charming towns are Sardinia’s main draw, the region is not all about history, as it is home to some of Europe’s most spectacular beaches.
Sardinia is dotted with numerous beaches but the most luxurious of them is the Cala Goloritzé. Famous for its high pinnacle of 143 meters above the cove. No tour or vacation trip of Sardinia is complete without a visit and a long dip in its waters. Located in Baunei, in the southern part of the Gulf of Orosei, Sardinia, Cala Goloritzé is a sight to behold.
A stalactite cavern on the Island of Sardinia in the town of Alghero in Italy is Neptune's Grotto. After being discovered in the eighteenth century by anglers nearby, it has become a very popular vacation spot and is visited by many tourists every year.
A tour of the Cagliari Cathedral, the spotlight of Cagliari could be the highlight of your visit. This Pisan-Romanesque Style Roman Catholic cathedral was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint Cecilia. Built in the 13th century, it didn't become a cathedral until 1258 and presently houses the Archbishop of Cagliari. The Cagliari cathedral's rich history and architectural design are bound to hold you spellbound.
A tour of this tomb leaves you with memories that stick for a long time. The Tomba Dei Giganti which simply translates to the Giants' tomb in English has its structure built in the bronze age. The tombs can be found scattered all through Sardinia while about 800 can be found at this particular site.
Hidden Beaches remains one of the best sites for snorkeling and getting a feel of the sand under your feet. It is located in Cala Cipolla, South Sardinia in Cagliari. Family-related activities which are a little fun are added by the presence of crystal clear sparkling water alongside many fun activities for children.
The Zuddas Caves can be found very close to the town of Santandi and is your entryway to a world of magical wonders. It is a network of caves that can be dated to over 500 million years ago and are interlinked in a very magnificent manner. This tour is one you should never miss whenever you find yourself in Cagliari.