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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Mistral Alghero

Mistral Alghero

An comfortable hotel situated in Alghero, one of the most attractive tourist resorts on the north-west coast of Sardinia. Set in a clean and well-kept environment, Mistral Hotel has…

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Florida

Florida

Florida Hotel is in a perfect position along the seafront from Alghero to Fertilia and Capocaccia, with a marvellous view of the gulf, facing the "Lido" beach and only 800 mt. far…

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Porto Pozzo

Porto Pozzo

Hotel Porto Pozzo is located in the Porto Pozzo district of Santa Teresa di Gallura (Sardinia) . The hotel is situated 7km from the town, along the road that leads to Palau. Thanks…

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Nibaru

Nibaru

The hotel was built in typical Mediterranean style. The arches around the swimming pool and those which make up the central part of the building seem to blend in with the surroundings.…

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S Arenada

S Arenada

S’Arenada hotel, amid citrus and olive groves, welcomes sea-lovers seeking a relaxing time in a setting of special natural beauty. Guests can expect warm, attentive hospitality typical…

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Calamosca

Calamosca

Calamosca Hotel, is located in Cagliari and is the only hotel built by the sea. The building is composed of 47 rooms all with air conditioned,most of them with balcony overlooking…

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Il Piccolo Golf

Il Piccolo Golf

Surrounded by the Pevero golf club and overlooking the beautiful bay of Cala di Volpe, Il Piccolo Golf Hotel, combines relaxed comfort with warm, personalized services.

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San Francisco

San Francisco

The San Francisco Hotel is located only 30 meters away from Cala Gonone’s famous Palmasera sea-front. This scenic tourist village is surrounded by both sea and mountains in the middle…

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Residences in Sardinia


Del Porto

Del Porto

Le Residenze del Porto (three star), residential structure new-built. Located on the Sardinian Oriental Coast, it overlooks the tourist port of La Caletta, adjacent to Hotel Villa…

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Marina Palce

Marina Palce

Made up in two or three - storeys building on different levels facing a nice garden to one side and the main street the beach on the other side, located near to the historical centre…

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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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