Most beautiful cities of Sardinia

23 Jan 2018 @bluAlghero-Sardinia

Most beautiful cities of Sardinia not to be missed

 

Sardinia is one of the Italian regions particularly famous for the beauty of the coast and its beaches. The white sandy shores and the emerald green sea are the characteristics that make it a real natural paradise and an ideal holiday destination
Populated by about 1 million inhabitants, Sardinia is scattered by many small villages  rich in history, immersed in a wild and uncontaminated nature.

If you are looking for unique places to spend your holidays you can not leave without visiting some of these towns Between one beach and the other we recommend these 9 beautiful cities of Sardinia that will enrich your holiday with the most traditional and typical aspects of this ancient island.




CAGLIARI

Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia is a destination not to be missed to start your trip on the island. Breathe the sea air and the view of the lagoons with pink flamingos. You will fall in love admiring the sea at sunset. The 4 historic districts of Cagliari: Castello, Villanova, Stampace, Marina will immerse you in the culture of its noble palaces and while strolling through the alleys of the historic center you can stop and enjoy Cagliari to eat and drink between typical restaurants and breweries

 

Do not miss:  Saint Remy rampart,  Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Bonaria, Poetto beach,  Molentargius park

 

Where to stay in Cagliari




CARLOFORTE

Carloforte, is the small and only village on the island of San Pietro in the south-west coast of Sardinia. The inhabitants have Genoese ancestry and tabarkine (from the Tunisian island of Tabarka) this aspect is still reflected in the particular dialect spoken by 87% of the population. Very charming seaside village for its colorful houses and narrow streets. Finding us on an island there is no shortage of beautiful beaches: the Girin beach, the Giunco beach, the largest of the island, Lucchese, La Bobba, Guidi, Puntanera. Do not miss the Caletta, and on the west coast to visit Capo Sandalo, where stands the lighthouse of 1864 where you can admire the sea gulls

 

Do not miss: Girin beach, the Columns, la Conca, la Caletta, Punta delle oche caves, natural pools of Nasca, salt flats (with pink flamingos)



ORGOSOLO


The village of Orgosolo is located about 20 km from Nuoro, in the heart of Sardinia called Barbagia. Visiting the historic center of the country means taking a tour of the famous murals considered a real cultural heritage. The murals in fact tell the life of a country in its daily events, the history of a region and its struggles

 

Do not miss: murals of the old town, supramonte excursion, lunch with shepherds, Mamoiada village




ALGHERO


Alghero is famous for being one of the most beautiful cities in Sardinia. Called the Riviera del Corallo, it owes its name to the great presence in its red coral backdrops of the most precious quality. It is also called the Barcelona of Sardinia for its Catalan influences still present in the language and in the historical-cultural aspects

 

Do not miss:  old town (alguer vella), la cathedral of Santa Maria, Porto Conte park, archaeological village of Nuraghe Palmavera, Maria Pia beach, Lazzaretto beach and bombarde, Neptun’s cave, Mugoni beach

 

Where to stay in Alghero




OLBIA

Olbia is the capital of Gallura on the north-east coast of Sardinia. A modern and functional city in continuous expansion. Over the years it has been able to enhance and better manage the unique beauties of its territory. And ‘the center of the Costa Smeralda has become one of the most exclusive destinations in the world between breathtaking landscapes and paradisiacal beaches

 

Do not miss: tomba dei giganti, emerald coast, national park of La Maddalena archipelago, San Simplicio church, Pittulongu beach, Porto Istana

 

Where to stay in Olbia-Costa Smeralda



 

SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA

Santa Teresa di Gallura. Beautiful village in the extreme north of Sardinia. It is a friendly and colorful country full of natural places to visit. Its location is truly unique for excursions to the archipelago of La Maddalena and – thanks to its proximity to Corsica – it is possible to take day trips to Bonifacio passing the beautiful (and windy!) Mouths of Bonifacio

 

Do not miss: old town, Rena Bianca beach, Santa Reparata, La liccia, Moon valley, Capo testa, Tower of Longosardo, Nuraghe of Lu Brandali, bocche di Bonifacio


CASTELSARDO

Castelsardo. A medieval village of rare beauty located right in the middle of the Gulf of Asinara. An evocative historical center with steep streets, typical places and Sardinian craft shops. A visit to the 12th century Castle of the Doria is essential for those who visit this village where inside there is the Museo dell’Intreccio (the ancient art of creating Sardinian baskets with hay, palm and raffia threads)

 

Do not miss: castel of Doria, the elephant rock, cathedral of Sant’Antonio Abate, Lu bagnu beach, cala Ostina


BOSA

Located in the west coast of Sardinia, Bosa is a small village of ancient origins. Crossed by the river Temo (Sardinia’s only navigable river) it is characterized by the typical pastel colored houses, the wrought iron balconies, the narrow alleys of the historic center where the beautiful Malaspina Castle stands out. You will find a magical atmosphere in Bosa, titled as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy

 

Do not miss: castel of Malaspina,  river Temo, Church of Nostra Signora de Sos Regnos Altos, le antiche concerie, Bosa Marina, cove of Compoltitu,  S’abba Druche beach, Turas beach



PULA

Pula is a town of about 7000 inhabitants in the south-west of Sardinia. Located in a privileged position not far from the large Cagliari (about 35 Km). It is one of the most important tourist centers in the south of the island thanks to the presence in its territory of the ancient remains of the archaeological site of Nora (VIII BC) The ruins of Nora are an open-air museum, they preserve very well the temples, the forum, the baths and the amphitheater that often used in the summer for concerts and festivals

 

Do not miss: Archaeological site of Nora, Church of Sant’ Efisio (do not miss on the 3rd May  Sant’Efisio feast), beaches of Santa Margherita di Pula (Cala d’Ostia, Cala Verde), Guventeddu beach