Sardinia remains an insider tip for individualists. Sardinia is the second-largest Mediterranean island after Sicily. Ideal for holiday makers who seek relaxation without a lot of hustle and bustle, who value good service and want to discover the island’s beautiful landscape on trips by car or by boat.
Culture and Sights
Because of its turbulent history, Sardinia has many sights to offer. Not unlike on the Italian mainland, the population here is very Catholic, which makes almost every church in every village worth visiting. On Sardinia there are not only historic but also natural sights, e.g. the numerous grottos or the red rock of Arbatax.
When the blossoming beauty of spring has faded, the red fl owers of the corn poppy dot the yellow wheat fields and the landscape shows itself from its summery side. The average temperatures lie between 14° C and 20° C, but temperatures in the summer, particularly in the coastal regions, are around 30° C. On the plateaus and the island’s interior, temperatures in the summer can even reach over 40° C.
Life in Sardinia is a true delight for gourmets: fragrant bread fresh from the oven, hearty meat on the skewer, freshly-caught seafood grilled over the open fi re, many varieties of Sardinian Pecorino cheese, as well as vegetables and fruit directly from the farmer, and a full-bodied wine to go with it. Sardinian cooking always uses fresh Mediterranean ingredients that are in season. What a joy it is to await one’s “pasta”, “porchetta” or “aragosta” sipping a glass of Sardinian red wine, listening to the laughter and the voices of the other guests, picking out words one can understand.