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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sardinia Island of Italy

Sardinia Island
Italy is one of the most beautiful country in Europe. There are many islands located nearby to Italy. Sardinia Island is one of them. In the Mediterranean region, Sardinia Island is the second largest island. The largest island is of Sicily Island. The capital of this beautiful island is Cagliari which also the largest city of Sardinia Island. The island has a rocky and hilly area that makes the weather non-uniform. Tourists preferably enjoys the warm weather here which generally comes around the month of August. This island doesn’t come under the volcanic region.

Sardinia Island is among the most geologically ancient part of land in Europe. Sardinia Island was ruled by many historical civilizations and dynasties. You can reach this historical island through flights at affordable prices. You will find airports near to Cagliari, Olbia and Alghero. There is a regular flight service from nearby big cities of Europe. From airport to main city, bus and train services are provided at regular frequency as airports are few kilometers away from the main cities. There are many ferry services to Cagliari, Porto Torres and Olbia. You can even hire a car there to enjoy some remote and enchanting places. Companies like Hertz and Avis provides the hiring service in that region.

Sardinia Island has many beautiful cities which you don’t want to miss if you are here. The capital city, Cagliari, Sassari, Alghero which is a medieval town, Bosa, Porto Torres, Olbia are some important cities of Sardinia Island. There are so many beautiful locations like Budoni where you can see the most beautiful part of the Mediterranean Sea. You can also see the wild areas of Barbagia and Ogliastra, seaside resort San Teodoro, the Stagno at Cabras and many more. There are few monuments which you can visit like a castle in Cagliari. You will find a World Heritage Site in Barumini.

On this island, you can do a lot of activities like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking and climbing etc. The island is rocky and hilly which makes it perfect for hiking and climbing. You can do scuba diving at Tavolara and Punta Coda Cavallo Marine Preserve which is a very famous place for scuba diving. For swimming, Porto Pino is great as it is known as the Mediterranean Pearl and have superb beaches. Iglesias and Sulcis are some places which hold the undiscovered part of art and sea. Here, you will find some of the most attractive locations like caves, Gelleria Henry, Fluminimaggiore and you can do horse riding too.

This island is more specific and strict in the traditions and habits. Pizza, which is very famous in Italy and other part of Europe, is only available after 7pm in restaurants. Another thing is that you will not find anything between 4pm to 7pm. You will only get ‘Panini’ which is a cold sandwich with ham and cheese. The famous cuisine of Sardinia Islands is Culurgiones, Malloreddus, Porcheddu and StufatodiCapretto. Ichnusa is a very common beer whereas Cannonau is a very strong red wine. Other drinks are MonicadiSardegna, Mitro and Fil’eferru.

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