WHAT TO DO ON AUGUST IN SARDINIA?
Ferragosto in Sardinia is a hymn to summer! It represents the climax of the summer holidays, a day dedicated to fun, friends to enjoying the beauty of the island between boat trips and beach parties. Eagerly awaited and celebrated by the Sardinians themselves, the central week of August in Sardinia is an experience that leaves indelible memories (and a bad headache :))
What better place best represents the ideal of relaxation and fun? The best of beaches, sun, nature and good food. Our tips on how best to enjoy the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean!
August 15th is a special day for all Italians. The summer feast is highly celebrated throughout the country and is called the Ferragosto!
Let’s spend the Ferragosto in Sardinia!
6 places to spend the Mid-August-holidays between cities, villages, seaside resorts and nature walks.
Find all the main events of August and Ferragosto on TOP EVENTS IN AUGUST IN SARDINIA
Not to be missed is the Ferragosto di Alghero which celebrates the heart of summer with the longest night of the year. The charming Catalan city is always very suggestive and becomes even more so in the heart of summer. Ideal choice for those who love nightlife, among the clubs of the lively old town, but also beaches and unforgettable sunsets on the ramparts. Don’t miss out the15th August with the fireworks show at 10.30pm!
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SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA
The small town in the deep south of Sardinia is renowned for its beautiful beaches. Immense stretches of white sand and clear and transparent waters. Despite being not far from Cagliari, here you have the opportunity to find a quiet and uncrowded place.
In the small town you can also enjoy an aperitif or a dinner based on excellent fish dishes. The ideal choice if you love tranquility, dream beaches and nature. But then seriously, who doesn’t love these things??
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The mid-August feast in Cagliari has always been an institution in Sardinia with incredible beach parties, shows, concerts with international artists ready to bring fun and a sparkling and young environment.
Cagliari is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy with its splendid coastline and its center rich in history. There is so much to visit and see, so we recommend a rather long weekend to enjoy the great capital of Sardinia!
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7-16 AGOSTO – TIME IN JAZZ FESTIVAL OF PAOLO FRESU
The festival is an opportunity to explore this small town of just over 3,000 people in the Sardinian hinterland. The Time in Jazz Festival from 7 to 16 August gives you the opportunity – in addition to listening to the best jazz music – to devote the week of Ferragosto to trips and excursions among nature walks, trails and neighbouring towns such as the lovely Tempio Pausania. Every evening on stage Italian and international song artists accompanied by great sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu.
Berchidda again this year turns into a small New Orleans!
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The beautiful medieval village in northern Sardinia is one of the unmissable destinations. It has been elected one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and you will immediately notice it as soon as the suggestive coastal road takes you to admire an incredible view of the castle overlooking the sea.
Over the years Castelsardo has organized very interesting Ferragosto parties with concerts and shows. It is one of the places that we suggest to spend a few days of vacation to discover the historic center, its beaches and the beautiful surroundings.
Castelsardo is one of the most beautiful villages in Sardinia
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A small town that over the years has become one of the most interesting tourist destinations, thanks to its characteristic small city-center and the numerous Caribbean beaches in the surroundings. In San Teodoro you will not get bored: in the evening you can stroll among the many stalls scattered on the streets of the town and have a drink in the typical bars.
During the day you can make excursions to the beautiful beaches and visit the coast, one step away from the famous Costa Smeralda!
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FERRAGOSTO IN SARDINIA FAR AWAY FROM THE MOVIDA
If you are looking for a quiet mid-August holiday rather than crowded resorts, we recommend a way to enjoy nature and silence.
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TOP EVENTS IN SARDINIA IN AUGUST
Many of Sardinia events are celebrated in August, including traditional festivals and fairs dedicated to the island’s culture, food and history. Discover all the unique events linked to this millenary island.
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When is the best time to visit Sardinia?
The whole month of August and especially the two central weeks are very popular in Sardinia. This is why the most famous locations are taken by storm by tourists. To avoid the crowds then you may consider alternative dates to your holidays.
Among the best times to visit Sardinia in summer: June, July (first fortnight), mid-September.
The period from late September to October is one of the best times together with April and May because the temperatures are ideal and the beaches and places are less crowded.
Read our articles before booking your holidays in Sardinia:
- What is the best time to visit Sardinia?
- Why book your holidays in Sardinia in September and October
- What to know before travelling to Sardinia