The gateway to Sardinia and most important city on the island is Cagliari
, a majestic Mediterranean city
which bears all the signs of its rich, complex history. The towers and bastions of the ancient fortified city, the tall palm trees and distinctive architecture of its port waterfront outline the profile of its colourful, lively historic centre, marked by bars, restaurants and clubs, boutiques and shops
Following the flight of the pink flamingos brings us to lagoons and wetlands, nature oases and unspoilt areas just a few minutes from the city centre, shaping the geography of a city that almost seems to float on the Gulf of Angels
A short drive will bring visitors to some of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia.
To the west are the long, well-equipped beaches of Santa Margherita di Pula
and Teulada and the truly spectacular sand dunes of Porto Pino.
In the Sulcis Archipelago, the islands of Sant’Antioco and San Pietro are home to beautiful beaches and historic hamlets with ancient traditions. Further north, you will find the rocky outcrops of Buggerru which mark the beginning of the untamed stretches of the Costa Verde.
In the opposite direction lies Villasimius
, one of the best-loved tourist destinations in Sardinia
, with excellent services and a rich historical, archaeological and nature heritage
. From Solanas to Capo Carbonara, then further along the coast, the whole south-eastern portion of the island offers long sandy beaches, stretches of rocky outcrops and hidden bays.
Not to be missed in Southern Sardinia
The archaeological area of Nora
Sant’Antioco and San Pietro
Where to stay in Southern Sardinia
Given the ease with which visitors can reach the island’s main beach areas, we suggest choosing a hotel in one of the many coastal resorts, close to enchanting beaches and all with excellent services. Alternatively, you can choose the beautiful city of Cagliari, with its small charming hotels, welcoming B&B and historic homes.
When to visit Southern Sardinia
The mild, favourable climate means that Southern Sardinia is welcoming to visitors in all seasons of the year. Choose July and August if you are looking for crowded beaches and night life; June, September and October if you prefer a quieter seaside and complete relaxation; the rest of the year is ideal for discovery of the cultural and nature heritage of the area.
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