Emerald sea, evocative coves and beaches of snow-white sand . . .this is Sardinia, an island filled with natural contrasts, lights and colors, a region of old traditions and wildness.
The presence of man does not seem to affect this territory; much is still in its natural state: luxuriant woods with even millenary trees, small desert areas and marshes inhabited by deer, wild horses and birds.
Another thing that really sets Sardinia apart is its beaches. The island’s north coast alone is scalloped with 80 coves. And from Olbia, you can easily reach the seductive Emerald Coast. The Caribbean-like beaches here are some of the best-looking in Europe. Meanwhile, across to the west, the fishing village of Isola Rossa lays claim to its own standout arc of sand. The water here is gin-clear, too, which makes it a great place to snorkel.
Of the many archaeological sites, the Barumini complex, in the Province of Cagliari, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.