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Sardinia (Sardegna) is a large island in the Tyrhenian Sea, between the Balearic islands and the Italian peninsula and south of Corsica. It is one of the regions of Italy.


Other destinations

  • Alghero medieval town (L'Alguer in the local Catalan language)
  • Wild areas of Barbagia and Ogliastra
  • The Punic and Roman archeological sites of Pula and Tharros
  • Costa Smeralda - Glamorous beaches
  • Bosa - Small but beautiful medieval town.



Along with standard Italian, Sardinians speak one of the dialects of Sardinian language (similar to Latin). In Alghero they also speak Catalan.

Get in

The same rules apply as in Italy.

By plane

There are airports near Cagliari, Alghero and Olbia. See below for some links.

By boat

There are ferry services to Cagliari (south coast), Sassari (north coast), and Olbia, Arbatax (east coast). See below for some links.

Get around

By car

You may need to hire a car (una macchina). Beware the way locals drive: racing along the narrow and bendy roads in the hills.

By bus

Regular, cheap buses between the main centres: Cagliari, Sassari, Alghero, Nuoro etc. You may end up changing buses (or trains) in Macomer. Less frequent buses, but worth persevering for the smaller villages.

By Train

Regular trains from the edge of Alghero to Sassari and from Sassari to Cagliari, although buses are usually quicker. Change at Macomer for trains or buses to Nuoro. Less frequent trains on this and other routes.

In the summer period, twice a week, there's a small train that travels from Sassari to Tempio and back. It runs especially for tourists and is highly recommended.


  • Try Ravioli con Ricotta (ravioli with fresh cheese) in any Sardinian restaurant or home.


Mirto is an alcoholic drink that's a local speciality.


Campsites: There are many Campsites all around the cost, most of them close at the end of September or early Oktober, but some are open around year. Prices get as high as 30-40€ in the Mid-Season (August) for a small tent, car and 2 people and tolerable in September/October to an average of 15€ (3-star-campsites).

Get out

For some serious night life, you obviously have to go to the big cities or the tourist beach places. In the small towns, the young people will get you to join in with their drinking games. You should join them since there's nothing else to do there anyway.

External links

The following budget airlines can get you there cheaply: Ryanair, Easyjet, Hapag-Lloyd and Meridiana.

Have a look at the state owned ferry service Tirrenia and the private companies Moby Lines, Sardinia Ferries, Linea dei golfi, Grimaldi.

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