Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. This quaint island is perfect for our Sardinia villa rentals because it offers 1,850 kilometres of shoreline with spectacular beaches and crystal clear blue waters. Located only 180-km off the shores of Italy"s main peninsula, Sardinia is easy to access via boat or airplane. Sardinia is a destination of unspoiled land and traditional cuisine making for an unforgettable Italy villa rental island discovery.
In Sardinia the southern coast is full of deserted beaches with turquoise waters that are similar to those of the Caribbean. Wherever you are on the island there will be a stunning coastline with bays, beaches, and unspoiled towns that are waiting to be discovered. You can find some of the most unique souvenirs here. Handcrafted wood carnival masks, handmade lace, cork, handmade knives, and jewellery.
About 25 percent of the Sardinian territory is environmentally preserved within three national parks; Asinara National Park, Arcipelago della Maddalena National Park, and Gennargentu National Park. The island of Sardinia has 60 wildlife reserves including the Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals.
For beach lovers, the most beautiful beaches in the area are: Baia Chia, with a forest of Juniper trees and sand dunes as a backdrop to the beautiful white sand and emerald water, which is particularly appreciated by surfers.
Nora, Tuarreda and Porto Pino each are within driving distance from your villa. We suggest exploring the Capo Malfatano, Cala Cipolla, Tuarredda and the beautiful beach of Cala Zafferano. The area offers a wide range of activities including sightseeing of the ancient Phoenician, Punic, and Roman remains at Nora in a beautiful setting on the sea.
There is a small Roman theater that is used for outdoor performances in summer - and visits to the natural marine shelter and sea turtle rescue centre at Nora Lagoon. As beautiful as the coastline can be, some of its most memorable sights are found underwater so do not forget snorkeling and scuba diving!
For golf lovers, a four-time host of the Italian Open, is the Is Molas Golf Club which has twenty-seven holes set in a lush plain. The Is Molas Golf course is the largest of the island and one of the most famous in Italy. Thanks to the proximity of the sea and the protection of the surrounding hills the locality of Is Molas enjoys a unique microclimate, mild and particularly favorable for golf all year round.
Visit the capital Cagliari, the island"s largest city. There is so much to do in Cagliari. It is definitely worth the day trip, where you can discover a castle, archaeological museum, the marina district and the port with its cafes and shops. The town hall and churches are all worth sightseeing. Make sure to stop by the botanic gardens and the Roman amphitheatre built in the second century, where outdoor concerts are held during the summer months.
Sardinia is perhaps more appealing to nature lovers than those looking for nightlife atmosphere.
Sailing has become very popular in the last thirty or so years. The most popular place on the island to try your hand at sailing is in the Costa Smeralda area.
With the highest elevation on the island only being 2000 metres, do not be fooled by the "mountains" small elevation. The area of Domusnovas has vertical walls of limestone and you can explore caves like Dorgali, Oliena, Santadi, Domusnovas, Fluminimaggiore, and Alghero.
While Sardinia isn"t as known for having many monuments or historical sites, there are a definitely a few worth visiting. There are many Domus de janas or witch houses that are found in many places like Barumini. Domus de janas are chamber tombs that consist of several chambers excavated by the Ozieri and Beaker cultures. The Antas site in Fluminimaggiore is a reconstructed temple of the original. Book a mining tour in places like Sulcis-Iglesiente. Don"t forget to visit the museums dedicated to Sardinia.
Sardinia has three international airports. Cagliari-Elmas (CAG) is the largest, Olbia-Costa Smeralda (OLB) is the second largest and the very small Alghero-Fertilia airport which are connected to mainland Europe and serviced through European airlines.
Check the following link for information on flights: www.kayak.com
Passport and Visa Requirements
We recommend you travel with a passport. A visa is not required for those planning to visit Sardinia for a couple of week vacation visit. If your stay exceeds 90 days then applying for a visa is required which you can do at any police station while you are there.
The island has a Mediterranean climate along the coasts, with a continental climate on the interior valleys and mountain ranges. It rains mostly in the winter and autumn months. The average temperature is between 11 to 17 degrees Celsius.
Time zones: Central European Time, six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Daylight savings time is observed from March to September.