Sardinia Tourism - Hotel Reservations and tourist attractions

Natural and cultural diversity, on the one hand, and the Sardiniauniqueness of the formula these two elements blend into, are the main reasons for planning a vacation in Sardinia. Adding the strong historic background and heritage which is, in part, so well preserved throughout Sardinia, one might just as easily say that the island is a top notch tourists destination.

Short History of Sardinia

The history of Sardinia is the history of a place coveted after by many civilizations. Natural history features the island as one of the oldest land formations in the entire Europe, whereas human history begins in Sardinia only as from the Paleolithic Age. People from both the nowadays Italian mainland and the Iberian peninsula are said to have founded the first settlements on the island. However, Sardinia was rapidly drawn into the historical deeds of the Roman Empire, but Spaniards have also held dominion over it during the Middle Ages and the Modern Era. In 1861, Sardinia became a part of the united Kingdom of Italy, though its statute is of autonomous region.

Accommodation in Sardinia

Variety is the best word to describe the accommodation solutions offered by the many cities, towns and villages located on the island. The localities in themselves – among which Cagliari, Sassari, Alghero, Olbia, Porto Torres, Porto Pino and Bosa are the most significant – are extremely heterogeneous with respect to culture and civilization, so the lodging services they offer differ greatly from one to another, reflecting, in fact, the specificity of the respective locality. Agritourism is highly developed in Sardinia; thus, usual hotels, despite their possible high rating, may be ruled out in favor of certain rather picturesque establishments.

Sardinian cuisine and gastronomy

Richness is the very concept which defines best the cuisine in Sardinia. The Sardinian salami and the Sardinian ham, as well as the boar, the donkey meat, the suckling pig, the sheep and goat meat, and, finally, the ostrich are the most popular meats among the locals in terms of hearty meals. On the other hand, mullets, catfish, lobster, tuna and sea urchins are the main ingredients offered by the generous sea fauna to the local cuisine. While at it, tourists should try bottarga, which is extremely specific to Sardinia. Sardinia is also impressive by its overwhelmingly various offer of cheese, of pasta and rice specialties, and, last, of mushrooms and sweets. Wine is yet another product which brings fame to the island (of which Cannonau and Vernaccia di Oristano are the most notable).

Tourist Attractions and Objectives in Sardinia

Due to its natural and wild life uniqueness, Sardinia hosts three national parks, namely, the Asinara National Park, the Archipelago of La Maddalena's National Park and the Gennargentu National Park. Also, the island has ten regional parks and sixty wildlife reserves. In terms of museums and galleries, the island hosts more than 70 establishments of this kind, the most notable being the National Museum of Archeology, the Oriental Art Museum, the National Picture Gallery, the Museum of Zoology and Mineralogy (all in Cagliari), the National Science Museum and the Modern Art Museum (in Nuoro). Plenty of museums are to be found in any of the Sardinian provinces, which is more than enough for the tourist picture of the place, by far complemented by the very specific nuraghi, remnants of old times tower fortresses.

Events and Festivals of Sardinia

The Citrus Festival, the Porto Cervo Wine Festival, the Girotonno, the Zeddiani Tomato Fair count as the most significant festivals dedicated to what Sardinia excels in with respect to cuisine and drinks. The Festival of St. Ephysus, the Our Lady of Valverde, the Cavalcata Sarda, the Festarch, the Polo Gold Cup and the White Night represent further manifestations which are worth attending to, just as Narcao Blues, the Medieval Historic Show, the Time in Jazz, the On the Border between Sardinia and Jazz Festival are.

Hotels in Sardinia

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Costa Dorada

Costa Dorada

In Cala Gonone, one of the most picturesque locations in Sardinia, you will find the Costa Dorada Hotel, located on the waterfront - just ten meters from sand and rock beaches. The…

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Mon Repos Hermitage

Mon Repos Hermitage

All the 50 rooms have modern furnishing with TV, air conditioning, mini bar, direct dial telephone and bathroom complete with shower and hair dryer. Other services within the hotel…

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La Vecchia Fonte

La Vecchia Fonte

La Vecchia Fonte Hotel owes its name to the old fountain located in the town center square. The hotel, which is elegant yet discreet, and really painstaking, with the architectonic…

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Grand In Porto Cervo

Grand In Porto Cervo

We invite you to visit our superb structure Situated in the heart of the "Costa Smeralda"; it is only 2Km. from the renowned "Piazzetta" of Porto Cervo, and faces directly on the bay…

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Punta Giara

Punta Giara

"Punta Giara" Hotel is a recently built three-star hotel facing an emerald green sea, and dominates the lovely Golfo di Palmas and the lesser islands of Sant'Antioco and San Pietro.…

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Grazia Deledda

Grazia Deledda

The hotel offers 140 rooms and 4 suites with a balcony or a terrace, all completely modernised with en-suite bathrooms, hairdryer, bath, hydro-massage, colour TV, fridge-bar, telephone…

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Antica Casa Sanna

Antica Casa Sanna

Centrally situated in this wonderful mining town, this 3-star hotel is just a few steps away from the main square and close to the splendid coast of Arbus and Geominerario Park. The…

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Sandalia

Sandalia

In the heart of Sardinia, in a quiet panoramic position, at the entrance to the city of Nuoro. A few minutes from the centre. It is a hundred metres from the major sports facilities:…

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Residences in Sardinia


Baia Salinedda

Baia Salinedda

The Residence is spread out amidst the vegetation of 100 hectares private park, in the Conservation Area of Coda Cavallo and Tavolara. Reception, Internet and e-mail access, Public…

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Domus De Janas

Domus De Janas

The residental "Domus de Janas" Hotel sits right on the seafront, on one of Sardinia's most beatiful beaches. 3 stars,comprising Hotel rooms and Residential rooms with kitchenette,…

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Le Conchiglie

Le Conchiglie

Situated in a quiet location, this residence is composed of about 32 flats just opposite a fragrant pine tree forest, by the beach. The residence is composed of low buildings positioned…

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