Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. With
population of 1.65 million, it is an autonomous region of Italy with
Cagliari as its regional capital.
coast of Sardinia is high and rocky, with a large area running straight.
Some parts are varied with promontories and wide deep bays. The
Mediterranean climate of Sardinia brings forth a warm spring and
fall, hot summer and mild winter.
It is one of two Italian regions who has been
recognised as distinct people or Popolo by the Italian Parliament.
Some of Italy's most famous beaches can
be found in the island. One of the more extraordinary tourist attractions
are in the Costa Smeralda, with its enchanting beaches and a system
of villages built according to an extremely detailed urban plan
and where the annual Sardinia Cup sailing regatta is held, usually
around September, and the Gennargentu which is a rugged crest of
mountains in the province of Nuoro. The main activities include
sheep rearing and forest exploration.
Cagliari offers a nice stroll in the famous old
town of Castello neighborhood. Nearby is the 16th century church
of the Purissima, the churches of Santa Maria del Sacro Monte di
Pietà, Santa Croce and San Giuseppe. Other places worthy
for a visit are the Palazzo del Vicerè, and the Archbishop's
Palace, the former City Hall, the Arsenal which has been transformed
into the Cittadella dei Musei (Citadel of Museums), and the Belgrano
The island is also a must for the yachtsman. Sardinia
had been described as a miniature continent because of its varied
geographic makeup. Cruising Sardinia can be recommended by circumnavigating
from Porto Cervo, to La Maddalena, Castel Sardo to Golfo Aranci
and Portisco. A stop at the Archipelago of La Maddalena would provide
an excellent sailing and cruising pause.