Referring to Italian tourism, visitors often think of Rome, Venice... without knowing that they have missed a paradise - the island of Sardinia.
If you crave a perfect combination of history, tradition, wilderness and beautiful nature, Sardinia Island, Italy is the right choice. Here are tips from the indigenous people on the island to help you fully explore Sardinia.
Sardinia Island, Italy, owns many beautiful pristine beaches. In it, Lu Impostu is a spectacular cove located along the northeast coast, about 20 minutes south of Olbia. Visitors need to cross a small pond to reach the beach but this experience is really worth it.
According to locals, visitors should book a table for lunch at Ristorante Lu Impostu, so that you can enjoy the panoramic view of turquoise sea and surrounding pristine hills. Salted grilled fish combining vegetables, salad with toast and a bit of rosemary and a glass of fresh white Vermentino wine is a perfect suggestion here.
A 10-minute drive south of Lu Impostu Bay is San Teodoro, a beautiful small town with green beaches, white sand and poetic stretches. It is also very bustling and sparkling with the night market held from June to September.
A place not to miss when visiting the town of San Teodoro is the L’Artista restaurant, which serves great mixes with fresh shellfish. The town also has a range of camping experiences worth experiencing.
Next, you can visit the picturesque town of Ozieri, about 45 minutes from Olbia. Ozieri is an ancient town with a long history and is also one of the richest areas on the paradise island of Sardinia. It is famous for its charming arches and colorful flower gates.
The Grixoni fountain with magnificent white marble lions is the symbol of the town and also a favorite gathering place for indigenous people.
Palazzo Vigliaroni prides itself on being one of the most beautiful buildings in the town with beautiful murals and doors, a testament to the elegant lifestyle of wealthy families in history.
Tharros is an old city on the west coast of Sardinia. The city was founded by Phenicia in the late 8th century or possibly as early as the 7th century BC. Here visitors will see the ruins of the ancient Roman empire. Near the archaeological site, you can visit the civil museum of "Giovanni Marongiu di Cabras" - the site of collecting artifacts from Sinis and S. John Tower of Spain.
Tharros is also famous for its fresh seafood and beautiful beaches for guests to enjoy.
Spend a day on a trip out of the island of Sardinia to Tavolara. Tavolara is a rocky island off the east coast, which is a granite ledge surrounded by turquoise blue water creating spectacular scenery. You can move to Tavolara by boat departing from Olbia.
Or another journey will take you north to La Maddalena, a small archipelago in front of the Sardinia coast, a popular tourist destination in recent years. La Maddalena consists of 7 islands scattered with dreamy beaches surrounded by majestic cliffs, immense pine forests and countless giant peach bushes blooming brilliantly.
August is the time when most Italians go on vacation, so May, June or September, early October is the best time to explore Sardinia, if you do not want to be crowded during your trip to Italy.
If you are tempted to experience its culture and history, you can visit the town of Orgosolo during the Carnival festival in January. Carnival is one of the oldest in Europe, dating back thousands of years. . Here, visitors will be immersed in the Mamunthones procession with men wearing fur masks and sheep bells on their backs to ward off evil. Murals in Orgosolo are also very popular with tourists and have a rich history.
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