Are captivating mountain landscapes, tranquil coastal areas and remote little towns what you desire? Then Sardinia is the perfect holiday spot for you. Pink flamingos, emerald-green water and sandy beaches as white and as fine as powdered sugar may sound exotic: but Sardinia is a recreation paradise that offers all that, and is within easy geographical reach. The Sardinian capital of Cagliari perfects this summer dream with a varied cultural programme, historical landmarks and excellent restaurants.
Relaxing on Italys popular holiday island: the summer dream Sardinia
Bright fruit in branchy lemon trees, washing blowing in the wind and the scent of wild fennel: after an extensive hike through the mountains of the island, there is nothing more rewarding than a dip in one of the small streams followed by the taste of a freshly picked fig.
Sardinia is synonymous with perfect relaxation and sensual beauty. The island is said to have one and a half million inhabitants and three million sheep. Sardinia: so peaceful, so timeless and so soothing for body and soul!
Sights and urban romantic style in Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia
Sardinias capital combines all the conveniences of an island metropolis and the close proximity to nature. Seaport, university city, Old Town: the vibrancy and nonchalance of Italy is laid out for you in Cagliari.
Cagliaris landmarks include the Basilica with an impressive baroque facade, the Anfiteatro Romano which dates from the 2nd century A.D. and the Cathedral Santa Maria di Castello at the upper end of the Old Town, referred to in Cagliari as Castello and situated on a hilltop from which visitors are afforded a spectacular vista of the Gulf of Cagliari. Panoramic views are also offered from the terrace of the Bastione San Remy. In terms of cultural life, Cagliari has made a name for itself, not least with its internationally renowned opera house.
Enjoyment on all levels: Sardinias Italian way of life
Sardinias culinary specialities, including pecorino sardo, smoked ham and regionally grown fruit and vegetables, are simply delicious. The freshness and high quality of Sardinian cuisine are best experienced firsthand in small, exquisite restaurants and washed down with one of Sardinias excellent wines.
But on Sardinia enjoyment is not just reflected in culinary highlights: the scent of thyme, rosemary and lavender, and the splendour of flowering oleander bushes are a feast for the senses. Explore wonderful, remote bays with glistening and sparkling white gravel, and discover old village ruins and mountain villages on liberating hikes. When your gaze sweeps over the azure-blue Tyrrhenian Sea from high above, you can finally let yourself go and simply relax.
Destinations - A to Z
- Cagliari (Sardinia)
- Cape Town
- Funchal (Madeira)
- Gran Canaria
- Heraklion (Crete)
- Maldive Islands
- Marsa Alam
Distance & flight time
- Distance from Zurich: 920 km
- Time shift: 0h
- Flight time from Zurich: 01:25h
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