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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Capo Caccia

Capo Caccia

Resort Capo Caccia is one of most charming and typical hotel of all Sardinia On top of a small promontory, surrounded by the crystalline Sardinia sea - inside a natural marine park…

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Albaruja

Albaruja

Immersed in the flavour and colours of the typical Mediterranean vegetation, the Albaruja Hotel is very close (about 150 mts) to the beautiful white and sandy beach of Costa Rei. The…

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Funtanarena

Funtanarena

Hotel Funtanarena resembles an old manor house and has outdoor terraces, a large residents’ car park and is surrounded by a country park with fruit trees and an olive grove which…

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Pellicano D Oro

Pellicano D Oro

The hotel is situated right by the sea, on the north east coast of Sardinia, ideal starting point to discover the beauties of the Costa Smeralda. 70 rooms, classic and superior, situated…

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Quasar

Quasar

Hotel Ristorante Quasar, situated in an angle of Sardinia where the natural beauties are still intact, shows oneself on the charming gulf of Orosei, to 500 mt. approximately from the…

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Ollastu

Ollastu

Hotel Ollastu is formed by various architectural bodies located on an area on 4 hectares in a wonderful scenic position that dominates the promontory of COSTA CORALLINA. The main architectural…

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Mistral 2

Mistral 2

L'hotel Mistral 2 Hotel Mistral 2 was built in 1990 and it was recently restructured , the hotel is situated in the centre of Oristano and it’s perfect for discovering beauties of…

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Panorama

Panorama

With its spectacular view over the wonderful "Gulf of the Angels", at only few minutes from the city centre and the Poetto beach, the Hotel Panorama presents a perfect starting point…

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Residences in Sardinia


Costa Serena

Costa Serena

Costa Serena is a Residence that extends over a wide surface: no risk of ending up side by side, even in summertime! For walk enthusiasts, routes starting from Costa Serena uncoil…

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Borgo Degli Ulivi

Borgo Degli Ulivi

The Residence Borgo degli Ulivi, is located in Arbatax, on the eastern coast of Sardinia, near the harbour and only few minutes away from the most beautiful beaches. The residence,…

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Colonna Resort Country Sporting Club

Colonna Resort Country Sporting Club

"Colonna Resort Country & Sporting Club" spreads over an overall area of about 60.000 square metres and is made up of two distinct blocks of villas with sober lines, typical of the…

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