Sardinia has everything you could want when it comes to culture. It's the setting for a variety of festivals that celebrate heritage and tradition, as well as a superb range of music shows that cater to all kinds of musical tastes
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A comet plunging into the sea could have triggered a tidal wave that devastated bronze age settlements on the island, say scientists [...]
“But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea.”
― Plato, Timaeus/Critias
Three blissful weeks in Sardinia. That’s how long it took me to painstakingly research this post, visiting all of the most popular beaches in Sardinia, many of the less well know and secluded ones, and even some which are only accessible by boat. I would like to say I have a tough job but who I am kidding, it was glorious. [...]
Maybe travel blogging is not a fiscally sustainable option in these days and age, maybe you only get to travel for free and at a certain moment you start to think that you gets old fast... but after all, it IS a weird job. Weirdly awesome, especially if involves Italy and Sardinia...
While the island is also known for its traditions, museums, parks, and nature reserves, those wanting to relax and enjoy some sun and sand might want to check out the Sardinia's best beaches.
Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach)
Spiaggia dei Monti d’Arena (Sand Mountain Beach)
Spiaggia del Cavaliere (Knight Beach)
Baia di Chia (Chia Beach)
2014 events for carnevale, Italy's carnival or mardi gras.
Carnevale, Italy's carnival or mardi gras, is celebrated all over the country although the most famous:
Do you know Italy… by region? It might seem like a lot to ask, but if you’re planning a trip to Italy, knowing Italy’s regions is a great place to start!
The country is broken up into 20 official regions, which you can think of as districts—similar to states or provinces. What are the different regions, what are they known for, and which ones should you travel to? Here’s help!
(How many of the 20 regions have you heard of, or been to? Tell us in the comments!).
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Costa Paradiso, is a consortium developed on an area of 800 hectares and is located in the municipality of Trinita d'Agultu in Sardinia. It includes exclusive villas, villa apartments, a well-equipped sports centre, hotel, restaurants and shops, all situated in a lush Mediterranean haven. Both the small square of ‘Paradiso’ and the ‘Maya’ square are the heart of Costa Paradiso: shops, supermarkets, pharmacy, boutiques, artisan shops and a bar where you can relax with friends. The "Community”, provide an active private medical service, a security service that is responsible for the internal security and the resort’s peaceful ambience. It is also served by a private water supply, a sewage treatment plant, and over 50 km of roads. In addition to this, there is a well-equipped sports centre with swimming pools, tennis courts, soccer, beach volleyball, basketball, archery, a qualified diving centre for breathtaking excursions, and nearby, a horse-riding centre.
The Villa for sale of the photos is a newly built villa, in a unique and panoramic position surrounded by greenery with breathtaking sea view situated on a 1,100 square-metered plot. The villa is spread over an area of 283 square metres plus a veranda of 72 sqm. Outside there is a private garden surrounded by Mediterranean shrubbery, as well as a solarium and swimming pool situated in a private and secluded position. Access to the villa is by a private road. This can be customized with the finest materials available on the market.
This is a recently built detached villa, located in a panoramic position surrounded by greenery with a unique sea view composed of: entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, dining room, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and shower.
The water sparkles through every shade of turquoise and emerald, simply inviting you to strip off and dive in. Where is this place?
You won't believe, It is in Europe. Sardinia has the most natural and beautiful beaches in Europe. Capo Coda Cavallo is located between Olbia and San Teodoro, in the province of Nuoro, is one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia.
From the high of its position, it offers the view of a panorama “infinitely and breathtaking” where the waters encircle Molara and Molarotto
From the summit of the panoramic Monte Coda Cavallo, which is within easy walking distance, one sees: to the southward, the lovely coast of San Teodoro, with the long, white expanse of La Cinta beach and the large pond of San Teodoro, near the village.
In the distance, the verdant island of Molara and the impeding bulk of the wild Tavolara.
Capo Coda Cavallo is located at 15 km from the Olbia Airport and few minutes from San Teodoro and Porto San Paolo, near the Tavolara Marine Park.
But this is not a prohibited exclusive Paradise. In fact a luxury villa with the stunning view of the Molara and Tavolara Islands up to Golfo Aranci doesn't cost a fortune to buy.
Villa Le Farfalle is a beautiful detached house in Coda Cavallo, with private garden and terraces with fabulous seaview on Tavolara and Molara. Less than 100 meters from the beach. Enough space to buit up a private swimming pool. Recently renovated with quality materials. Internally 100 sqm plus big verandah and terraces for 69 sqm and private garden of 600 sqm with seaview.
In this context, Le Farfalle is few meters from the Cala Suaraccia beach, with swimming pool, tennis court, club house, private beach, boat rent and nearby all principal services (bar, restaurant, supermarket, boutique, SPA, diving center. In few minutes golf court, marina and all the most beautiful beach of the north sardinia.
The house, completely renovated in 2011, has 2 double bedroom (one with ensuite bathroom), second bathroom, living room with seaview, kitchen, covered verandah.
Downstairs depandance with independent access and seaview.
On the garden (600 sqm) big terraces at 50 mt from the beach.
Blessed with some of the most dazzling landscapes in all of the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a fascinating island with wonderfully kind people.
The second largest island in the Mediterranean (after Sicily), Sardinia is a unique and endlessly beguiling place. It has an intriguing history, it contains extraordinarily colourful landscapes, unspoilt and unchanged for thousands of years. It shelters wildlife so diverse and exotic that the island has sometimes been dubbed ‘the Galapagos of the Med’. Clean, uncrowded, elemental and distinctive, Sardinia remains one of Italy’s most special places.
It’s worth spending a moment considering some of the island’s many landscapes. Beaches here are so beautiful that Sardinia has sometimes stood in for the Caribbean in television commercials
The island variously offers white or golden sand lapped by bright turquoise water, paprika-coloured soil, sun-blonde plains backed by low hills cloaked in cork trees, pine forests flanked by fragrant ‘macchia’ and high mountains inevitably decorating the far distance.
Incredibly the crowds are still small, and their coming hasn’t generated the usual tourism-eyesores such as ranks of high-rise buildings. It’s just not that sort of island. And careful laws protect it from ever becoming that sort of island – which, in turn, protects the value of property here. The truth is that clean, sleepy Sardinia is way off most tourists’ itinerary of Italy.
It was the Aga Khan, who first drew foreign visitors’ attention to Sardinia in the 1960s, and established the ‘Costa Smeralda’ as a quietly opulent holiday area for the rich and famous.
Thankfully, budget airlines began opening up Sardinia from the year 2000 onwards, and delighted visitors realized that there was far more to this island paradise than the fabled Costa Smeralda in the northeast.
Today there are properties available on Sardinia to suit every budget – from lush villas to smart townhouses to inexpensive apartments to country homes large and small.
This island is still the haunt of the rich and famous, and there are plenty of properties here that reflect this.
On the subject of visitor interest, Sardinia is a great place to buy property if you hope to rent your home out to holidaymakers. Rental prospects are very good on the island, especially for properties on or near the coast (particularly Russians are increasingly interested).
Proximity to the sea is important, but not essential if the apartment is situated in a complex with a pool. Sea-views are obviously a plus.
Wherever you choose to buy on Sardinia, you can be sure that you’ll find yourself increasingly bewitched by this island’s unique personality. Culturally quirky, geographically stupendous, sensitively developed and very warmly welcoming, this is truly one of the Mediterranean’s most magical places.
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[...] Sardinia was a province of the long-ago Roman Empire, and as in other such regions, as the island’s post-Roman rule passed to Visigoths; Byzantines; local kingdoms; the Iberian kingdom of Aragon/Catalonia; then the united kingdom of Spain, ancient Latin evolved into a Romance language, as did Italian, Spanish, and French. In this case, it was sardu (Sardinian).
Kinda neat, no? Yet for many years, Sardinian was belittled by many elsewhere in Italy as a mere “dialect” of Italian. It is, however, actually a distinct language, a bit Spanish-influenced, with four local dialects. Here are a few words and phrases to compare — and of course use, when you’re on-island: