Top things to do in Sardinia
The large island off the west coast of Spain and situated below Corsica in the Tyrrhenian Sea is none other than Sardinia. If you love everything Italy has to offer, but would prefer to stay away from hustle and bustle of city life, Sardinia could be a perfect alternative.
Pullmantur cruises provide an array of Mediterranean itineraries that include calls to the port of Olbia - on the east coast of Sardinia; or Porto Torres - on the west coast. Upon arrival, it is likely you will have around eight hours to explore everything this island has to offer. So, without further ado, this week’s blog lists some of the best things to do during a visit to the stunning Italian island of Sardinia.
It is not an exaggeration to say Sardinia boasts some of the finest beaches in the world, with beautiful turquoise waters mixed with glistening white sands. The Costa Smerelda is home to many beaches including: Cappriccioli, Piccolo Pevero and Spiaggia del Principe; but arguably the best of all is La Cinta. This stunning beach is unique, in that it features a long thin strip of white sand which stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea all the way to a lagoon, where you may be lucky enough to witness migrating birds and native pink flamingos.
Otherwise known as Giants’ tomb, is the name given to a megalithic grave site built during the Bronze Age by the Nuragic civilization. There are as many as 800 situated across Sardinia and consist of tombs made of uncut slabs, which measure 5-15 metres long and 1-2 metres high. Mystery surrounds these graves, but it is thought they were used up to 4,000 years ago as mass burial sites.
Journey up to the town of Palau, where you can catch a public ferry to the Maddalena archipelago - home to the island of La Maddalena. Even more peaceful than the island of Sardinia, Maddalena boasts a wide range of beaches – one of which contains fascinating pink sand and can only be viewed by boat. A tour to the top of the towering granite hills will provide mesmerising views over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Speaking of mesmerising views, the Castello Malaspina, found in the western region of Sardinia, offers fantastic panoramic views over the town of Bosa. Built in 1112 by the Tuscan Malaspina family, the castle walls and brick towers hold a 4th century chapel. Inside the chapel, you will find a 14th century fresco artwork, depicting saints such as St Christopher and St Lawrence.
With only a short amount of time in Sardinia, it is impossible to see and do everything during your port call. However, Pullmantur Cruises offer a range of itineraries at each destination that enable you to get the most out of each destination in an easy and stress-free manner. With our unique all-inclusive cruises, you don’t have to worry about any hidden charges being added to your bill after your holiday. All that’s left to do is sit back and relax!