Sardinia

Sardinia

Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily lie in the Mediterranean Sea off the west coast of Italy as stepping stones between Europe and Africa. Belonging to Italy and France, they are similar in character yet each has a distinct flavour of its own.

Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, also has a mixed past. It has been invaded many times, but it has been said that the island was never really conquered, they just retreated to the hills. Sardinia was made a self-governing region of Italy in 1948. Tourists have long been attracted to the islands magnificent beauty, pure white sand beaches with secluded coves and epic caves, rugged cliffs and dramatic coastlines, and a clear and shimmering sea. Explore Romanesques villages and churches, some as old as 12th century, and the famous Sardinian nuraghe, squat round towers thought to be ancient forts. Other mysterious sights are the domus de janas caves dug out of the ground or the island’s soft rocks.

main image: courtesy of Christian, Flickr creative commons

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