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Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, is situated in the heart of the Western Mediterranean (at a distance of just 12 km from Corsica, of 120 km from Tuscany).
1,850 km of coastline, with crystal clear waters, make of Sardinia one of the top-class destinations to spend seaside holidays. Its exclusive resort draw vip people, artists and celebrities from Italy and throughout the world. However Sardinia is not just a seaside destination. This island has also an ancient and rich history: the first sure traces of human presence date back to the Lower Palaeolithic (100,000 BC). The first permanent settlements were founded in the early Neolithic period (6,000 BC), but the first indigenous civilisation developed from the Early Bronze Age (1,500 BC), defined as 'the Nuraghic culture'.
The 'Nuraghi', most typical monument of that age in Sardinia, are impressive tower building, in the shape of a truncated cone, built with rough-hewn boulders. There are about 7.000 well preserved Nuraghi in Sardinia, they represent a sort of icon for this land and occupy a very relevant place among the archeological sites in the Western Mediterranean basin.
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Cities

-Cagliari- Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia region and the largest city of the island. It draws a lot of those visitors who are staying at coastline resorts of Sardinia and who are also interested in art, architecture and archaeology.
Cagliari offers a number of open air archaeological sites, museums and churches.

Natural sights

The uniqueness of the Sardinian landscapes draw tourists to all over the island. The Sardinian coasts are generally high and rocky, with promontories, wide and deep bays and with fine sandy beaches.
The sea around this Island boasts the most transparent waters and it is among the most beautiful in all the world.

Cultural, Gastronomic and more...

Sardinia preserves the traces of its long history in many archeological sites. Among them, around 7,000 well preserved Nuraghi that date back to 1,500 B.C.
By tasting the Sardinian typical food one can find out many differences between Sardinian and Italian cuisine, especially when it comes to bread, fresh pasta, and cakes.











 
 
 
 

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