Take a trip to Sardinia
Sardinia’s territory is to be discovered from every angle.
Between sea, fauna and flora, it offers a palette of landscapes with amazing contrasts. It is a privileged place for all types of divers, with exceptional spots like Capo Carbonara or Grotta del Nereo. To admire the steep landscapes of the coves along the Costa del Sud, you can take the road to Porto Teulada. You will stop at some of the most beautiful beaches. Among others, the one of Cala Cipolla, with its transparent waters… Your exploration will lead you to secret places like the Caves of Bue Marino, and there are also beautiful forests with the woods of Suttaterra and Ghivine, which cover the slopes to the shore. The Mediterranean island is much bigger than you think, so don’t hesitate to hire a tourist guide from Sardinia to help you discover magical corners far from the marked itineraries.
Tour guides in Sardinia
Five ideas for guided tours in Sardinia
The panoramic road of Porto Teulada
Located in the extreme south of the island, the cornice of Porto Teulada stretches for 25 kilometers from Teulada to Santa Marherita di Pula. It runs along one of the most beautiful and wild coasts of Sardinia. You will follow the coastline admiring the landscape that alternates between steep cliffs, coves and beaches with crystal clear waters. Along the way, you will see many traces of the past such as the Aragonese watchtowers of Porto Teulada and Budello.
The most interesting stops are the following:
– The Torre di Pixinni with its isolated cove and pebble beach;
– The beach of Tuerredda, with its fine sand and majestic bay;
– The lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. You can reach it by a path and observe the panorama of the entire coast;
– The Roman city of Nora.
Tharros is an archaeological site located in the center-west of Sardinia near the peninsula of Capo San Marco. It was originally a port founded by the Phoenicians between the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Its open-air sanctuary (Phoenician Tophet) was used by the people to bury the burnt remains of their dead. In a beautiful setting, the ruins bear witness to the many civilizations that lived there. Successively, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Byzantines. In 1070, the city was completely abandoned to become a stone quarry that was used to build the ancient capital of Oristano.
Just next door is the municipality of Cabras where you can visit the Giovanni Marongiu museum. Here you can find many thousand-year-old archaeological remains and mainly the Giants of Monte Prama. These statues made of round limestone could date from the Nuraghic culture around the VIII – IX or X century BC. The small town has a wild and charming coastline. Take the time to stop at the beach of San Giovanni del Sinis where there are cute little fishermen’s houses built of wood and rattan, surrounded by sparkling sand dunes.
Bosa is a charming place located in the province of Oristano.
Its ancient village is called Sa Costa (the coast). The small town stands out for its typical small colored houses in pastel tones. Climbing up the narrow streets, you will discover the old Malaspina castle built in the XII century on top of the Serravalle hill. Climb it through a series of old stairs and admire the beautiful view. At the bottom of the hill is the pedestrianized historical center that can be reached from the Ponte Vecchio, crossed by the Temo River, where the tanneries of the past are located (Sas Conzas district). It is a charming historical center with its succession of arcades and pretty squares. The main street, Corso Vittorio, has an ancient cathedral and all around it are small cafés, souvenir stores and artisan workshops.
Only 2 km away is the modern seaside resort of Bosa Marina with a splendid beach combining rock and sand on both sides.
Alghero is a charming port on the northwest coast of the island in the province of Sassari. You can discover the most beautiful medieval historical center of Sardinia, composed of narrow streets with yellowed walls surrounded by fortifications and Iberian style houses. Here the influence of the Spanish domination of the IV century is very present and transpires from the walls and from the corners of each district. The Catalan culture remains omnipresent in the daily life of the inhabitants. It is sometimes called the little Sardinian Barcelona, and it has a long “Ramblas” style promenade that leads to the long beach of Lido di San Giovanni in the north of the city. In the center of the city is the Piazza Porta Terra, an ancient square with a tower that once marked the entrance to the city. On the main street, Via Roma, you can admire beautiful jewelry made from coral reefs in the area.
Alghero is one of the most famous tourist centers with its white sandy beaches such as Le Bombarde, the most famous one, and its outlying coves, all with an emerald green ocean. Just outside the city, the centuries-old Maria Pia dunes, covered with juniper bushes, can be easily reached and offer a chance to take beautiful walks with your feet in the water.
The lively and cheerful capital of Sardinia is located in the extreme south of the province. The port city built on seven hills is located in the middle of the Gulf of Angels. You can visit it like you open a history book. The origin of the city goes back to the time of the Phoenicians. The entrance to the historical center is through the highest tower of the city, Torre San Pancrazio. You can visit the most ancient church of the archipelago, the Basilica of San Saturnino which dates back to the 5th century, and the Roman amphitheater. Discover the thousand-year-old historical quarters from prehistoric times to the Savoy government:
– La Marina: the district of fishermen, restaurants and nightlife ;
– Stampace: the shopping district;
– Villanova: the district of farmers and shepherds;
– Castello: the medieval quarter with the Duomo and the Palazzo Comunale.
In the area of Cagliari, you can enjoy one of the most extensive beaches in Italy, the Poetto, which extends for about eight kilometers. Right next door you can visit the Regional Park of Sette Fratelli – Monte Genis, one of the most extensive on the island, and the Regional Natural Park Molentargius – Saline with almost 200 different species of birds ranging from herons to different kinds of ducks and flamingos. All of this can be visited according to the mood of the day, on foot, by bicycle or on boats circulating between the fresh and salt water ponds.