The second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is comprised of eight different provinces bordered by 1,200 miles of coastline, much of which is high and rocky, but still with a number of long, sandy beaches and large saltwater lagoons. The interior of this diverse island is rugged and mountainous, with a notable trail system, few major rivers, over 50 man-made lakes and dams, and one freshwater lake: Lago di Baratz.
With an ancient and sometimes difficult history, the beautiful island has not been fractured, but only become more diverse and charming. Smaller and less traveled than Sicily, Sardinia offers travelers an Italian experience with a twist, thanks to its autonomous status, allowing it to remain part of Italy yet preserve its cultural and linguistic diversities. Choose one of our lovely Sardinian vacation rentals, and immerse yourself in this beautiful, fascinating part of the world.
Sardinia is located in the Western Mediterranean, just south of the French island of Corsica, the two land masses being separated by the Strait of Bonifacio. The southernmost point of Sardinia is 220 miles from the far northeastern point of Sicily. It is flanked by two segments of the Mediterranean Sea - the Sea of Sardinia to the west and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the east.
Sardinia has long been a destination for the wealthy. The Louis Vuitton Trophy, one of the most distinguished sailing races in the world, happens here, and in July and August go yacht spotting in Porto Cervo to get a look at the Maltese Falcon. Or if you want to get out on the water yourself, you'll find plenty of options for charter rentals.
History buffs and culture hounds will be fascinated by the remains of Ancient Rome in Tharros (west Sardinia) and Nora (south Sardinia). Wander freely through ancient streets and ruins, observing crumbled columns, thermal baths, and nuraghi - mystical beehive-shaped stone ruins from the Bronze Age dating back to 1500 B.C - a phenomenon only found on Sardinia.
Of course, you might want to get away from it all for a while. Luckily, Sardinia offers a plethora of natural parks to give travelers an unparalleled outdoor experience, so you'll have no problem finding somewhere close to your vacation rental to go hiking and check out the unique vegetation and thriving wildlife.
Sardinian food is known for delightfully intense and pungent flavors, using herbs such as mint and myrtle, a variety of seafood, and special breads to accompany the Cannonau, a local wine. Offering a multitude of cafes, restaurants, and nightlife venues, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the array of gastronomic flavors that distinguish Sardinia from the rest of Italy.
Party-goers flock to Sardinia's beautiful beaches for their vacations, where the tropical cocktails taste even better when you're watching a sunset with your feet in the sand. After dark, visit the chosen club near your vacation rental and experience for yourself Sardinia's legendary nightlife!
Whether it's hiking Sardinia's rugged mountains, visiting its museums, or living the upscale yacht-centered life, when you come to experience this stunning, eclectic, and largely untouched island, rest assured that you can count on both convenience and comfort when you choose one of our vacation rentals as your home away from home.
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