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Sardinia summer holidays – 5 reasons why you absolutely must visit

When you think about what makes a great summer, the words sun, sea and sand probably come to mind. A summer in Sardinia offers all of this and a whole lot more. If you’re looking for great food, wine, and a rich cultural heritage, look no further.

A memorable Sardinia summer is within your reach; all you have to do is visit.

Why you should visit Sardinia in summer

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The weather in Sardinia

While the sun shines upon Sardinia all year round (approximately 250 days a year), the months of June and July are a great time to visit.

The change from spring to summer provides the best natural heater for the waters surrounding the island. What you get are perfect temperatures for bathing, swimming and water sports.

Sardinia weather in July can reach 29°F/84°F – depending on location. That said, be sure to have plenty of sun lotion ready, and don’t forget your hat and sunglasses.

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“A memorable Sardinia summer is within your reach; all you have to do is visit.”

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The beaches

You’re spoiled for choice for beaches in Sardinia, given its many sandy shores and hidden coves around the island. The north-east of Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, is a region renowned for its beaches and charming villages.

Rena Bianca offers visitors clean waters and spectacular views (Corsica is to the north). Awarded a ‘blue flag’ beach status, Rena Bianca is clean and well-maintained. It’s also fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable visit.

I loved visiting Sardinia, and met some like-minded people as a solo traveler on a guided tour. It made such a difference to my travels, and would highly recommend others to try it.

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The food in Sardinia

I’ve yet to meet anyone who dislikes Italian food. Summer eating in Sardinia is fresh, well-balanced and healthy. Many dishes draw on traditional ingredients such as the island’s range of cheese, seafood, meat and vegetables.

Although Sardinia’s surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, you’ll find many meat dishes as well as seafood. Sink your teeth into a pasta salad made from Fregola (a texture similar to couscous).

Alternatively, you may like to try a spicy fish soup typical of the Cagliari area in the south called Sa Cassola, or the iconic roasted pig. 

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The wine route

Great temperatures and fertile lands make Sardinia an ideal place for wine production. With 16 DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) wines, the most difficult dilemma is choosing which wineries to visit.

Cantina Calasetta is a good place to start, but is one of many. Don’t leave without sampling a glass of the Cannonau di Sardegna, probably the island’s most popular export.

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The sights

Sardinia’s an island filled with must-see landmarks. Visit the UNESCO heritage site Su Nuraxi di Barumini, medieval villages at Castelsardo or sandy beaches like Tuerredda Bay in the south.

You can find impressive views along the trekking paths bordering the edge of the coastal cliffs of Ogliastra in the east. In short, it’s an island filled with endless photo opportunities.

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55 Comments

  1. Daniel

    The beaches in Sardinia look absolutely amazing and I’ve heard some good things about food and wine too. I’ll visit this summer for a couple of weeks and this post made me even more excited for the trip. You did a great job summarizing the important things to know about Sardinia.

    Reply
    • Lisa

      Thanks Daniel, I hope you have an amazing time. Sardinia is amazing!

  2. Shreya Saha

    Sardinia beaches are kill and yes July is a great time to visit those sunny places. Great to know how you summarized the important things to know about the place. Loving the pictures too.

    Reply
    • Lisa

      Thanks!

  3. Courtney Hopkins

    Wow, it looks absolutely beautiful here! I am going next summer and am really excited about the wines and foos from this part of the world. Sounds like you really enjoyed them!

    Reply
    • Lisa

      It’s a beautiful island, hope you’ll enjoy it!

  4. Sinjana Ghosh

    I am convinced that I should visit Sardinia soon. With the sunny weather and so many beaches you could never go wrong. The Italian seafood delicacies are an added incentive because they are tasty and healthy

    Reply
    • Lisa

      You must! It’s a beautiful island with so many great things to see and do too 🙂

  5. Val

    You know Lisa, I haven’t been to Sardinia! Crazy, right?! It’s supposed to have one of the most beautiful seas and I can’t really wait to get to see it and experience local hospitality. Your post is a great reminder of all good reasons why I should buy a ticket now!

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    • Lisa

      I can’t believe it either! You have to go, it’s such a beautiful island

  6. Sreekar

    This surely is a bucket list worthy place. I would love to go there for the great summers or at least even for the food! That fish looks very inviting!

    Reply
    • Lisa

      Great to know, you won’t be disappointed.

  7. Sinjana Ghosh

    Sardinia looks mind-blowing. Thanks for introducing me to this new place. I see UNESCO heritage site and history, I feel like giving it a visit. It is that simple. I love how you brought the best vibes of summer through your writing and photography!

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    • Lisa

      Thank you! I love Sardinia, and happy to share my experiences!

  8. Wandering life - Catarina Leonardo

    For me the first reason is the best!!! I really love good weather. You also travel with your kids? I always travel with mine.

    Reply
    • Lisa

      I don’t have kids 😀 but if I did, I’d love to travel with them!

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