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Most beautiful places to see in Sardinia

There are many islands we’ve been to when in Italy, but none are more beautiful than Sardinia. While it may be the second largest in the Mediterranean Sea, there are many places still untouched on the island.

Sardinia has been defined as a micro-continent, given its diverse landscapes. Here, you can find mountains and woods on one side, and sandy beaches and rugged coastlines on the other. However, while its beaches and translucent waters are a main draw, there are plenty other attractions also worth seeing.

After its beaches, Sardinia’s probably most famous for its nuraghe ruins. These pre-historic stone settlements are still intact around the island, and give incredible insight into the lives of its ancestors. There are many charming cities, towns and villages to see, and this post will outline those most beautiful.

Quick facts about Sardinia

Where is Sardinia?

The island’s located off the west coast of Italy, south of the French island of Corsica, and north of Sicily.

How do I get there?

There are many direct flights, with airports dotted around the island. Main international airports include Cagliari Elmas Aiport in the south, and Alghero Fertilia and Olbia Costa Smeralda in the north.

Ferry from Italy to Sardinia

From the Italian mainland, there’s also the possibility of taking a ferry. Journey times can vary depending on your starting point and the ferry service you book with. To give you an example, it can range from 5.5 to 7.5 hours from Rome to Sardinia by ferry.

To travel from Sicily takes far longer considering the distance between the islands, and there being just 1 ferry route. That said, the approximate travel time is around 12 hours.

What language do they speak in Sardinia?

As well as speaking the national language of Italian, many Sardinians also speak their own language, Sard. Sadly, it’s a language that’s becoming increasingly ‘endangered’ as it’s mainly the older population that speaks it.

1. Cagliari — most beautiful places in Sardinia

The capital and largest city, Cagliari, which means ‘castle’, was built on 7 hills. It’s significant for its historical areas, postcard perfect streets and panoramic views.

The historic area, also known as the Castello district, refers to the upper part of the city, the ancient citadel. From here you can view the ancient bastions and medieval towers that guard the entrance to the city. Palatial homes line the streets in the district, adding an air of romance to the surroundings.

Marina Quarter — Sardinia beautiful places

Just below the Castello district is the Marina Quarter. The harbor of Cagliari was once inhabited by fisherman and traders and is the largest port in Sardinia. It’s also the resting point for Mediterranean cruise liners.

One of the most beautiful buildings in the Marina Quarter is Palazzo Civico. It’s the municipal seat of the Sardinian capital located on Via Roma. Embracing Catalan Gothic architectural style with Art Nouveau decorations, this limestone building is a Cagliari must see.

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Poetto and Villasimius

Cagliari boasts an 8km sandy beach called Poetto, where you can also find a walking and cycling trail. Driving along the coastal roads will take you to the gorgeous commune of Villasimius in the south-east. Dreamy beaches, granite coves and lagoons make Villasimius extremely popular with visitors to Sardinia.

The capital also pays homage to its historical past with the citadel of museums. Within the complex, you can visit the National Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Siamese art.

Regional Nature Park of Molentargius

Between Cagliari and Quartu Sant’Elena — two of the island’s largest cities — is the regional Nature Park of Molentargius. The ecosystem extends over 1600 hectares and is home to freshwater and saltwater ponds.

Flamingos are the park’s most famous inhabitants, but you can also spot rare species such as the Sardinian tree frog. While not obligatory, taking a guided tour or a boat trip is a good way to explore the park.

Where to stay in Cagliari — Hotel Villa Fanny

Go all posh and book your stay at the gorgeous Hotel Villa Fanny. Fifteen minutes-walk from Cagliari harbor, this ultra-modern boutique hotel with generously-sized bedrooms is my top choice for Cagliari.

2. Alghero — beautiful places to see in Sardinia

Located on the north-west coast of Sardinia is Alghero. This small, yet pretty city has ancient architecture that displays its Catalan past. Alghero was once part of the Crown of Aragon, and the Catalan language, known as the Algueres dialect, is co-official.

In fact, around the city centre, you can see ancient houses and churches that have origins from the Catalan period. Examples that highlight this include the Cathedral of Santa Maria, San Michele and Sant’Anna.

Alghero also has a working harbor, and is close to many nuraghe ruins that date back to prehistoric times. What’s more, it’s in this region where you can find the impressive stalactite cave of Neptune’s Grotto.

The cave’s within a protected area, which you can reach by boat, or by land via the Escala del Cabriol. This striking stone staircase is over 600 steps, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear if you attempt to visit.

Sardinia’s fifth largest city is popular for several reasons. The Coral Riviera is 90km long and home to a major coral colony. It’s also along this shoreline that you can walk the path that runs beside the port’s bastions.

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Beautiful beaches in Alghero

Le Bombarde beach is a sandy beach that’s popular with visitors, especially come summer. The beach also has a private and a public beach. The former’s part of Hotel Dei Pini and is exclusively for its guests. However, the public beach is available for everybody to enjoy. Relax in a landscape that embraces golden sands, clear blue waters and is surrounded by pine tree forests.

A short distance from Le Bombarde beach is Lazzaretto beach. Also ideal for families with young children, it’s a fully equipped beach that visitors flock to in Alghero. While here, be sure to look out for the ancient limestone tower that was built in 1580.

You may also want to visit other local beaches in the area. Fertilia, Spiaggia di Porto Ferro and the lesser-known, yet incredibly beautiful, Mugoni Beach, are all within the same vicinity.

Where to stay in Alghero — Alma di Alghero

With Lido di San Giovanni beach just steps away from the hotel, Alma di Alghero Hotel is a good choice. The 4-star hotel has modern facilities, sea-view rooms and is within walking distance to the city centre.

3. Sardinia beautiful places — Castelsardo

Staying on the northwest of Sardinia brings you to the city of Castelsardo. A picturesque town perched high on the hill, this medieval fortress is full of history and wonder.

Castelsardo’s main attraction is the Castello dei Doria, which is said to have been built in the late 13th century. Nowadays, it’s home to the Museum of the Crossroads of the Mediterranean — one of the most visited in Sardinia. From here, you can get some of the best, and far-reaching, views of the Gulf of Asinara.

Castelsardo belongs to the Most Beautiful Towns of Italy Association and it’s easy to see why. The fortress’ structure and steps, along with the churches and historical buildings makes Castelsardo stand out from the rest.

Take time to walk the streets of the medieval quarters, before stopping at one of the restaurants and cafes.

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Natural monuments to see in Castelsardo

One of the most spectacular sights is the roccia dell’Elefante. It translates as Elephant Rock, whereby once you see the formation you’ll understand immediately. With a height of around 4km, Elephant Rock is also of great archaeological significance.

Inside are 2 domus de janus from the Neolithic period, which were excavated at different times and levels. These ancient tombs give valuable insight into the first inhabitants’ gods and deities, and also into their cultural rites.

What to see in Castelsardo – Monte Ossoni

This archaeological site sits atop a mountain, and dominates most of the Anglona — a historical region of Sardinia. Its complex consists of a village and a megalithic wall, 60m in length.

At 348m above sea level, the views at the peak are spectacular. Not only can you see the coastline of the Gulf of Asinara, but also the territory of Santa Teresa.

Where to stay in Castelsardo – Bajaloglia Resort

Stay at a hotel in Castelsardo that has the best views of the medieval village below at Bajaloglia Resort. Set on a hilltop, this resort has sea-view rooms, a private terrace, large garden and swimming pool. There’s also a free hotel shuttle that’ll take guests to the nearby beaches.


There’s no better way to see the hidden sights of Sardinia than going with a local tour guide. Families, solo travelers and couples can explore even more beautiful places in Sardinia, and with locals who know best.



4. Nuoro — beautiful places to see in Sardinia

Step back in time to the historical city of Nuoro. A small inland city in central-eastern Sardinia, it’s situated on the slopes of Monte Ortobene. It’s a city center with cobbled streets, stone houses and porticos, and one with which you’ll be instantly enamored.

One of the oldest quarters in the city, Seuna, is famous for being home to a Nobel Prize Winner. Deladda Museum is the birthplace of Sardinian novelist Grazia Deladda.

She lived in the house until her wedding in 1900 and moved to Rome the following year. Though she rarely returned to Seuna, the house was later turned into a museum to commemorate her legacy.

After visiting the museum, take a detour to Corso Garibaldi. It’s the place in Nuoro to take a coffee, or simply dine al fresco. Making a stop here also lets you see local life up close, while enjoying a taste of the regional cuisine.

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Visiting Gennargentu National Park

While visiting Nuoro, it’d be amiss if you didn’t make the trip to see this national park. This large mountain range sits right at the heart of Sardinia, and also has the highest peaks on the island.

Punta La Marmora stands at 1834m (6017ft) and is a popular trail for adventure-seeking hikers. Other peaks that give incredible views are Monte Spada, Punta Erba and Bruncu Spina. Come winter, the snowy peaks turn some of the mountain ranges into ski resorts — the only ones in Sardinia.

“Dreamy beaches, granite coves and lagoons make Villasimius extremely popular with visitors to Sardinia.”

5. Sardinia beautiful places — Oristano

Oristano is located in the center-western part of Sardinia. The ideal blend of culture and nature makes it one of the most beautiful places to see in Sardinia. Old churches are in abundance here, such as St Mary’s Cathedral and the Church of St Francis of Assisi.

Oristano is also famous for the impressive Tower of St Christophoros that was built in 1290. Measuring at 19m (62ft) tall, it’s evidence of the time of the Judicate in Sardinia during the Middle Ages.

Other noteworthy attractions to visit include Arborense Museum and the monuments in Piazza Eleonara. Today, you can find many eateries in this area dishing up traditional Sardinian dishes and local wines.

Things to see in Oristano

Exploring the surrounding territories is a given. With dazzling untouched beaches, there are also significant archaeological sites such as Tharros and the pagan temple of San Salvatore.

The beaches of the marine area of the Sinis peninsula (Mari Ermi, Is Arutas and Maimoni) are also particularly special. Here, you’ll find grains of quartz, and at Is Arutas, a shore completely made from this transparent mineral.

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Wildlife and nature in Oristano

The town’s also known for its numerous protected parks. Of the several in the region, Monte Arci Regional Park is the most famous. Expect rolling green hills, forests, woodland as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park also makes an ideal habitat for the varied wildlife, like foxes, wild boars and kestrels.

More than 6,000 hectares worth of wetlands cover the terrain around Oristano. It provides a key resource for the fishing, confectionery and wine-making industries in the region.

Where to stay in Oristano — Hotel Regina d’Arborea

In the heart of the historic center is the stunning boutique hotel, Hotel Regina d’Arborea. Set in a 19th century building, there are 7 bedrooms embracing modern comforts with traditional décor.

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Other beautiful places to visit in Sardinia — Sassari

The second largest city in the island sits in the north-west and is bursting with art, culture and classic architecture.

Sassari has had a handful of rulers, including the Spanish, the Pisans and people from the city themselves. The result? A mesmerizing mix of history and artistic heritage, and many of which you can see in the city.

The city has been awarded the title of the fourth best climate in the world, according to a Weatherwise survey. It’s also home to the oldest university in Sardinia, founded by the Jesuits in 1562.

Top attractions to see in Sassari

Start your Sassari trip at the Fontana di Rosello (Fountain of the Rosello). They consider this 17th century structure a symbol of the city, and it’s one sight you shouldn’t miss.

Piazza d’Italia (Italy Square) dates to the 19th century. Here, you’ll be able to explore neo-gothic buildings like Palazzo Giordano and Palazzo Ducale. The latter’s the former home of the ancient royal apartments of the House of Savoy.


Stone fountain in the middle of a grassy field - Fontana di Rosello in Sassari Sardinia

Fontana di Rosello in Sassari


The principle street in the medieval town is Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Walking down this street will take you past buildings showcasing different architectural styles. House of Re Enzo follows a Catalan-gothic style, while the Civic Theatre and Quesada’s palace are both neoclassic.

The Pisan City Walls are a stark reminder of the city’s past. Thirty-six towers surrounded the city during the 13th century, but today only 6 remain., and the Catalan-Aragonese Castle named Castello di Sassari, demolished in 1877, whose ruins, including some rooms, the basement, and part of a tower were rediscovered in 2008.

Churches to see in Sassari

In the town center are several churches, the most visited being the Cathedral of San Nicola di Bari. It was built in the 13th century and consists of several architectural styles including Spanish Baroque and Romanesque.

Near the cathedral is where you’ll also find the church and monastery of Santa Maria di Betlem. As above, the church also embodies a blend of styles that reflect the city’s cultural heritage. Romanesque, Baroque and Neoclassical styles co-exist alongside each other, with features showing off each respective period.

Prehistoric Sassari

Along with the fantastic art and culture you can find in Sassari, its archaeological references are also impressive. Monte d’Accoddi is a Nuragic monument with a step pyramid construction that dates to prehistoric times.

While here, you can also visit the Domus de Janas — a Nuragic tomb — and Menhirs (large upright standing stones).

A trip to the Sanna Museum is another place where you can get to know more about Sassari’s archaeological history. Named after a politician and entrepreneur from Sassari, the museum houses archaeological and ethnographic material. 

Other places to visit in Sardinia

There are plenty more noteworthy — and beautiful — cities and towns to visit around the island.  Depending on your travel schedule, Quartu Sant’Elena in the south-east and Stintino are also worth seeing.

Which one of these towns most appeal to you? Would you like to visit Sardinia and see them for yourself one day? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Becca Talbot

    Orgosolo sounds like my kinda place – I love street art and murals 🙂 I haven’t been to Sardinia yet, but it’s on the list 😉 x

    • Lisa

      You’ll love it Becca, it’s a gorgeous island 😀

  2. Anosa

    Sardinia looks like such a beautiful place. It is definitely on my list of places I would like to travel to.

    • Lisa

      That’s great to know! It’s a beautiful island

  3. Kara

    Sardinia looks stunning, I would love to visit the island

    • Lisa

      You must, it’s wonderful there!

  4. Emily

    All of these spots look so gorgeous!! I hope to have a getaway here someday.

    • Lisa

      You must! I love Sardinia 😀

  5. Tracy Chong

    Castelsardo seems like a nice place to go. We get to see the hills and the beach as well. I would go there. 🙂

    • Lisa

      That’s a great choice Tracy, you’ll love it!

  6. Alexandra Cook

    Oh wow! I’m not sure I could ever leave that place. it is absolutely one of the most gorgeous place I’ve ever seen.

    • Lisa

      It was hard for us too!, Sardinia is amazing

  7. Catherine Santiago Jose

    This is such truly amazing place to visit. The list of place you’ve featured in the island is so magnificent and mesmerizing to the eye. Thank you for sharing this to us.

    • Lisa

      You’re welcome! Sardinia is really stunning

  8. Lyosha

    I would so love to see Sardinia one day! The place looks incredible! The world and is big and beautiful but I still want to see it all.

    • Lisa

      Start with Sardinia! There’s plenty to see here 🙂

  9. Sue-Tanya Mchorgh

    Wow. Looks a like a nice place to visit. I would love to go there.

    • Lisa

      You must visit one day!

  10. Beth Pierce

    Castelsardo looks like the perfect place to spend a night in a Bed and Bath (if there’s one there). I love boutique hotels at lesser known locations that are beautiful like this!

    • Lisa

      There are great boutique hotels in Sardinia! And with incredible views too

  11. Sara Welch

    These photos are all so perfect! You did an excellent job of visually documenting your travels!

    • Lisa

      Thank you! We love Sardinia

  12. John Mulindi

    There is so much to learn from this post, so educative. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa

      You’re welcome

  13. Heather

    I would love to go there one day. What a beautiful place to relax and enjoy.

    • Lisa

      It’s beautiful! You have to visit

  14. Catherine

    Absolutely breathtaking! What a gorgeous place to visit…I hope to see it someday!

    • Lisa

      Aw I hope you do too, it’s incredible!

  15. Yeah Lifestyle

    Sardinia looks like such a beautiful place. There’s so many pretty villages and cities to check out. I’d love to visit one day.

    • Lisa

      Definitely consider visiting, I love it here

  16. Sonal

    Love guiding posts like this. Italy is in my bucket list. Sardinia seems like a beautiful island to visit.

    • Lisa

      It really is!

  17. kumamonjeng

    Glad to learn about Sardinia has so many beautiful beaches and mountains. I have never heard of it before as I have not explored Italy as yet. Italy is in my bucket list so I will put this into my list when I do Italy.

    • Lisa

      Wonderful! I’m always in Italy, so happy to give some helpful advice 🙂

  18. Erin

    I love these photos. Castelsardo looks absolutely beautiful!

    • Lisa

      More so in person!

  19. Jasmine M

    Castelsardo has a gorgeous view! I’d love to visit Sardinia one day, especially to see the paintings in Orgosolo!

    • Lisa

      They’re stunning right! Try and visit one day 🙂

  20. Chad

    I’ve never been to Sardinia but will definitely visit the island one day, looks amazing…


    • Lisa

      You have to visit Chad, it’s incredible!

  21. Rachel

    I would so love to visit, it looks like there are so many nice places to visit and some amazing photos to take like yours!

    • Lisa

      You have to visit, it’s beautiful in Sardinia!

  22. Stacie

    Sardinia is absolutely breathtaking! It just shot to the top of my travel bucket list. I must go!

    • Lisa

      You have to, it’s a wonderful island!

  23. Melissa M Sanchez

    Oh my gosh, this looks like such an amazing place to visit. I love any city by the sea, i mean look at that view. spectacular !!

    • Lisa

      It\s really gorgeous in Sardinia!

  24. Shreya Saha

    How many days would you suggest to have in hand to visit all these 5 places in Sardinia? I really would love to visit Cagliari. But even Orgosolo and Castelsardo are places I would not like to miss. To be honest, all the places you mentioned of are extremely picturesque. I do not think even one of them is worth missing.

    • Lisa

      To see the whole island, I’d suggest around 10 days. However, if you just want to spend time in one place, 2 nights is sufficient 🙂

  25. Jane Dempster-Smith

    I have always wanted to travel to Sardinia. This article gives me all the information I require. I look forward to enjoying a glass of Malvasia in Bosa whilst enjoying the views. Thanks for the tips on the right time to visit, I will definitely avoid July and August.

    • Lisa

      You’re welcome Jane! Sardina’s an incredible place to visit, but yes, summer is crowded and you may not enjoy it as much

  26. Annick

    I’d never even considered going to Sardinia before but these photos are making me reconsider! I’m especially drawn to Castelsardo since that combines a historical site with a gorgeous beach. I wouldn’t mind seeing flamingos in Cagliari either!

    • Lisa

      It’ll be the second place that you’ve seen flamingoes! I’m glad I’m helping you reconsider Sardinia!

  27. knycx.journeying

    Wow, incredible imageries and great capture! You have captured wine, natural scene, history and landscape of
    Sardinia and I am glad you had a great time while you were there!

    • Lisa

      Thank you! Sardinia is beautiful and a must see when in Italy.

  28. Michelle

    Such a wonderful and beautiful place to visit. Loved your post. So Informative. I will have to make sure to visit here sometime!

    • Lisa

      I hope so too! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  29. Cheryl H

    Wonderful post Lisa and I love your site! I spent a week in Sardinia years ago now I want to go back sooo bad!

    • Lisa

      Aw thank you Cheryl! It’s a beautiful island, and I’m glad to share my experience with you 🙂

  30. Shona

    Sardinia just went up a few notches on my list of “go-to” places. I’ve pinned this so I have something to work from. Great info. 🙂

    • Lisa

      Wonderful! So happy to read that, and thank you:D

  31. Ronita Kundu

    Looks like a breathtaking place especially with your photography!

    • Lisa

      Thank you!

  32. Lauren Pears

    Sardinia looks absolutely beautiful! Castelsardo looks particularly picturesque with the old town on the hill. And I had no idea there would be flamingoes in Sardinia… I guess I’ll have to make a visit 🙂

    • Lisa

      You must! It’s so beautiful, and with many places to see too 🙂

  33. Amar singh

    A complete eye opening post about a not so popular destination. Reading this post surely make Sardinia a go to destination for me. From pictures towns to mountains and beaches it’s got it all. My favourite is castelsadro for sure with those cliffs and the beaches what a combination. Thanks for sharing a great destination.

    • Lisa

      Actually, Sardinia is a very popular destination! Maybe, you’ve not come across it before? But you must try and visit, as it’s pretty amazing!

  34. Dada

    Ohh I didnt know there are Flamingos in Sardinia! How beautiful! I have been to Sardina road tripping a week but I feel that we didnt get to see a lot and your post proven me right! I am still hesitating between Sardinia and Corsica but now it leans more towards to Sardina!

    • Lisa

      Yay, that’s great to read! I haven’t yet been to Corsica but it looks so pretty too.

  35. Nathan

    Sardinia looks absolutely amazing! I’ve never considered visiting this part of Italy, but seems like you may have just convinced me with this wide variety that this region has to offer. I’m especially interested in Castelsardo as I’m into medieval elements and that piece of history is definitely evident in this part of Sardinia – would love to visit!

    • Lisa

      That’s great to read Nathan! You’ll love Sardinia, there’s so much to offer, plus the weather’s always good 🙂

  36. jithin

    Great post. Never thought that Sardina will be this much beautiful. I liked the pictures very much. Added Sardina to my list of places to visit in Italy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa

      Thanks Jithin! Sardinia’s incredible, and I’m returning again this year!

  37. PossesstheWorld

    Love your post and photos, Sardinia looks like the perfect place for long evenings enjoying scrumptious traditional food and wine. Definitely adding this to our next European trip

    • Lisa

      That’s great to read! I love Sardinia and I know you will too.

  38. Amy @ Family Globetrotters

    What a great post! there is nothing better than long sandy beaches a glass of local fortified wine:) I have never been to Sardinia but I am loving all these cute little towns to explore!

    • Lisa

      Sardinia is so lovely! And there’s plenty of good wine and food there 🙂

  39. Marquita

    This a great outline of your visit! Everything looks so pretty. How many days would you recommend for a visit here?

    • Lisa

      It depends on what you want to do.Seven days is a good length of time, but take a car so you can see the best of the island.

  40. Swati

    I am quite fascinated by this island after reading your post. The place looks gorgeous. Wildlife watching would top my list if I ever visit this island. Castelsardo is so pretty.

    • Lisa

      It’s very pretty, and so is the rest of Sardinia too!

  41. Ivy

    I love coasfal medieval towns- Castelardo sounds like itd be right ip my alley. Sardinia seems like a charming Italian destination that isnt over run with tourists (yet!). Id love to go before that happens!

    • Lisa

      Yes, it’s 8-10 hours by boat from the mainland so it’s a almost a world away from the other tourists. Sardinia is gorgeous and I can’t wait to go back!

  42. James

    There is so much to do in Sardinia, I’m tempted to go down there next week as I’ll be in Pompei which isn’t far away. Castelsardo looks a little like Cinque Terre with its colourful houses, I’d love to photograph those. In the street art you photographed those are some pretty large looking women!

    • Lisa

      Haha yes! The street art is very colourful and very Sardinian! You should go seeing as you’re so close 😀

  43. Sam Sparrow

    I’d love to visit Sardinia one day, it looks like such a beautiful and calming place. Bosa especially reminds me a little of Cinque Terre – so pretty!

    • Lisa

      It’s very pretty here, and you can easily spend a long time exploring the island!

  44. Erin

    What a wonderful post idea – thank you for sharing these lesser known but incredible sounding destinations! I love caves so Neptune’s Royo sounds like a must! Orgosolo sounds like it would be my favourite though – mural paintings and wine yes please!

    • Lisa

      The wine’s so good, you can’t say no to a second glass!! Honestly, Sardinia’s beautiful and still so traditional.

  45. Christie Sultemeier

    This is such a helpful post!! I haven’t been to Sardinia yet but I’ve been wanting to. I hadn’t heard of Castelsardo before – it looks gorgeous. I love how colorful it is. I’m definitely adding it to my list!

    • Lisa

      Aw that’s wonderful to read! It’s a beautiful island, and they have so much sunshine all year round, you’ll love it!

  46. Paulina

    Sardina looks like such a great place to visit. I love islands because you are always close to the sea. The flamingos are stunning and I would definitely try that wine.

    • Lisa

      You’re surrounded by the sea in Sardinia so there’s no getting away from it! It’s incredible and I urge everyone to visit.

  47. Soraya

    Sardinia is totally a place I’d love to visit. Wildlife watching at the Nature Reserve would be such an amazing experience – would love to see flamingos roaming around in the wild. Bosa sounds like the town for me because of the colourful buildings! And ohhh how I love fortified wine so that would totally be my pick!

    • Lisa

      The wine in Sardinia is so good, one glass is never enough. Bosa is so pretty, you’ll love it!

  48. Bhusha

    Somehow I love flamingoes and to watch them in the capital city would be awesome! Alghero with its heritage and Orgosolo with all its murals & red wine, they would top my list if I ever plan to visit Sardinia!

    • Lisa

      You’d have a marvellous time there!

  49. Jo

    Lovely insights of this amazing island. I think Sardinia is looked over by many people, which is good in a way, because the beauty and real charm of the island stays untouched.

    • Lisa

      I totally agree! But I kind of prefer it like this, it’s less crowded 🙂

  50. Raghav

    For some reason I never though of Sardinia as a tourist destination. Obviously, your post breaks that idea. Island living has a charm of its own and in a perfect world I would be on one right now, but what I loved about Sardinia was the variety that is there in its cities. Orgosolo with the street art sounds magnification, and I can’t wait to drink Malvasia in Bosa some day now because I love wine and discovering new places which aren’t as popular. Thanks

    • Lisa

      That’s so encouraging for me to read! I’m happy I’ve changed your mind somewhat on seeing Sardinia as a tourist destination. Though, I wouldn’t want it to become too busy, never great for trying to take photos!

  51. Mariella

    I always say yes to island living mood! Your photos are absolutely beautiful. With a breathtaking town like this no wonder your pics are amazing. 🙂 – Mariella

    • Lisa

      Thank you Mariella! It’s always easy to take pictures of a beautiful place 😀

  52. Jamie

    The photos you share are wonderful. Your description of the place makes me want to visit. Castelsardo looks like a wonderful town to explore and photograph!

    • Lisa

      It’s so beautiful, and I feel lucky I got to travel there and share it with you all!

  53. Sara Essop

    Ooh Sardinia looks beautiful. I want to go there now. Especially Castelsardo -it’s so pretty. The nature reserve sounds fascinating too.

    • Lisa

      It’s amazing, a real gem in the Mediterranean!

  54. Jennifer

    Every time I hear about Sardinia, I wonder why I haven’t been there yet. I would love to meet a tortoise. And Castelsardo is such a picturesque city with a beautiful beach.

    • Lisa

      I didn’t meet a tortoise, but I did see many beautiful beaches when I was there 😀

  55. umberta

    Cagliari is a very nice city. very enjoyable 🙂 I’ve been to Alghero too. But I don’t know the other places. Castelsardo looks really pretty. Anyway, Sardinia is a beautiful island almost everywhere!!

    • Lisa

      I totally agree with you! Sardinia is one of those islands with so much to see, though you may not think it on first glance 🙂

  56. Ticking the Bucketlist

    A glass of Malvasia in Bosa will make my day. I love little towns with cobbled roads and locals buzzing around. Food and drink add to the culture. I would love to spend at least a night in this little town.

    • Lisa

      That’s really great to hear I’ve inspired you somewhat! Sardinia is such a gem of an island, there’s nothing you won’t like!

  57. Lynne Sarao

    I wish I could teleport myself to Sardinia right now. The town of Castelsardo looks so charming I think I could sit on the beach all day and just stare up at the beautiful coloured houses! And I’d love to visit Bosa and test out all the wines! I’m adding it to my bucket list right now!

    • Lisa

      Great Lynne, so good to hear that! It’s so beautiful there, that I can’t wait to return.

  58. Natalie

    What an interesting place. I’d love to visit. There is just so much to see in Italy. Each time we cover a new area but still not Sardinia. Love the street art – for some reason I wouldn’t have guessed that!

    • Lisa

      It’s pretty wonderful right! You’re so right, but there’s so many epic places to see in the country, I hope you get to see it for yourself!

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