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Sardegna – Holidays in Italy


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Sardegna is the large island off to the left of the boot when studying Italy on a map. It is vast and has been separated into 8 provinces. I’m sure without knowing anything of the island yet you’ll agree that I couldn’t certainly do it justice in one post! Therefore for my first Holidays in Italy post I shall be concentrating on the North Eastern province which is separated into four areas. Today I shall be focusing on Gallura.

Anyone visiting Sardegna for the first time will wonder if they’ve been teletransported to the Caribbean by mistake when seeing the clearest blue seas lapping the coloured sands of the north and Gallura doesn’t hold back on offering stunning natural beauty spots. In fact the most obvious being the archipelago of La Maddalena, a natural bridge towards Corsica close by. One of the islands is Caprera, last exile of Giuseppe Garibaldi where his tomb still lays today.

La Maddalena

Sardegna offers close to 2000 kilometers of beaches to choose from and the beauty of this island is that many are still untouched. You may not have beach bars and facilities at many of them but you will not be disturbed. Pack a picnic with plenty of water and go and treat yourself to your own private beach for the day. Gallura has a long list to choose from but some must sees include Capo Testa and Santa Reparata.

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A trip to the north wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Costa Smeralda, playground for the rich and famous. Development started in 1961 and was financed by a consortium of companies with Prince Aga Khan for their president. Famous architects put their heads together and according to an extremely detailed urban plan built this luxurious tourist destination. guests looking for complete privacy in which to savour La Dolce Vita will pay between $2000 and $3000 a night.

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If that’s not within your budget and you’re not too fussed at paparazzi following your every move then Holidays in Italy has an extensive list of accommodation ranging from 5 star plus to living with nature in some fabulous camping sites

Sardegna has extensive and delicious food products and wines and in fact this region is renowned for its superb quality of rice produced on the island. You can bring home some freshly pressed olive oil from a local farmer, bottles of Canonnau and Vermentino wine and a delicious liqueur Mirto made from the Myrtle plant cunningly delicious and knocks your head off without you realising it. It has got to be tried.

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So now you’re hooked where should your next stop be? Well for planning your holiday in Italy I would without a doubt point you in direction of Love Italy, an association of tour operators and holiday organisers who specialise in Italy. I worked with them in the early stages as they set up the association ABTOI whilst working at the Italian Tourist Board so I can assure you it has the nod of the tourist board and I am so pleased to see they have come so far. Their web site has a click-through to the operators organising in the area you are interested in offering self catering to top five-star, organising walking holidays, art and cultural discoveries and even Weddings in Italy. They have a very interestring blog which you may like to have a look at.

The Italian Tourist Board is also a vital stop off for any information.

And there you have my first instalment of My Italy where I hope you’ll come back every Friday for more ideas on where to take your holiday in Italy. If you enjoyed this post, please click the rating at the top of the post and share it using the button below via Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon. Also I have found a blog written by a lady who lives in Sardegna herself! What better than her blog for inside information, her latest post shows photos from the north – go check them out and see if you can resist a trip over one day

Photo credits listed on each photo

9 Comments leave one →
  1. 04/02/2011 2:05 pm

    Wow. Super awesome post on my area, The Gallura. I’ve been living here now for 3years and love every moment. When you have the time stop by my blog and check out La Mia Vita Sarda. ( I have no idea how to link my page up with this comment so sorry).

    You’ve really captured Sardegna in your post. Thanks for sharing.

    • 04/02/2011 2:45 pm

      Thank you for your comment, you live in a beautiful area and I love your blog!

  2. 04/02/2011 2:07 pm

    OMG! Here’s ‘The lady herself,’ thanks for much for linking my blog up to yours…or what ever the tech name is. Im so not tech savy … but thanks SO much for reading. Wow. You’ve made my day … grazie.

  3. 04/02/2011 4:18 pm

    Omg I want be there *sighs* I have always wanted to visit Italyamd this region looks amazing and so beautiful. Great feature x

  4. 13/02/2011 7:33 am

    It looks stunning! I’m guessng there’s good snorkelling there too? I’d love to go there; the best I can manage rifght now is Cornwall in a few months (can’t wait!), so this one goes on my List 🙂


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