Sardinia, a unique experience

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Get inspired for your Sardinia holiday and read our many tips for a unique holiday in Sardinia!

Unique spots in Sardinia

All year round we explore Sardinia looking for the most unique spots and stays. We love sharing our experiences with you!

Trekking in Sardinia

Walking during your holiday in Sardinia is definitely worthwhile. On the island you will find countless hiking areas where you can enjoy peace and space. As a Sardinia expert, we have already listed a number of beautiful hiking routes for you. From beautiful hikes through the mountains along special flora and fauna to wonderful hiking trails along the coast. Which hikes would you like to do?

Discover the most beautiful hiking trails in Sardinia

Must sees in Sardinia

Apart from white sandy beaches and emerald waters, there are numerous sights in Sardinia. Read our Top 10 and get ready to explore Sardinia's picturesque villages, beautiful landscapes, spectacular caves and archaeological sights during your vacation.

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The mysterious world of the ancient nuraghe

A holiday in Sardinia should definitely include a visit to a nuraghe, a sturdy tower construction dating back to the Bronze Age. The best preserved one is called Su Nuraxi in Barumini, but if you're not staying in the province of Medio Campidano, you can easily choose one of the other 7000 examples, such as Santu Antine in Sassari or nuraghe Losa in the province of Oristano.

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Sardinia, back in time

Not many islands have as many archaeological sites as Sardinia. The island has been inhabited since the Neolithic period and has been occupied by many different cultures. Nowadays you can still spot many traces of the island's past, such as Domus de Janas, Tombe dei Giganti, nuraghic towers and remains of Phoenician, Punic, Greek and Roman settlements.

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A city trip to Sardinia's capital Cagliari in south Sardinia

A holiday in Sardinia should definitely include a trip to its capital Cagliari. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys in the historic city centre, shop in one of the boutiques on the Via Roma, book a table for a savoury lunch in a Sardinian 'trattoria' or relax at the city's kilometre-long sandy beach. Cagliari is definitely worth a visit!

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Discover one of Europe's deepest gorges

If you would like to make a spectacular hike in Sardinia, then definitely visit Su Gorropu! This is one of the deepest gorges in Europe. You will hike through beautiful nature and along impressive
steep walls. Finally, you clamber and climb over large rocks in the gorge and you can paddle in one of the natural pools.

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Tour along Sardinia's west coast

"After having explored part of this coastal route some time ago, last weekend we made a spectacular new trip north, along the fairly unknown west coast of the island. A unique experience! We've enjoyed the stunning views, the nature, rugged cliffs and the beaches. You can truly taste the peace and quiet here!"

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Spotted: pink flamingos

The Sardinian spring, with its pleasant temperatures and cool evenings, is the perfect time of year to discover the southern province of Cagliari. This area offers more than a lively city with a rich history. Sardinia4all geared up to find the pink flamingos in the natural reserve of Parco di Molentargius in Cagliari.

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Natural beauty in Cagliari

“Sardinia4all takes you today to a natural spot in Cagliari, in the south of the island. This area of ​​Sardinia offers a lot more besides the cozy and lively capital full of history. Sardinia4all visits the natural hotspot La Sella del Diavolo (the devil's saddle) in the south of the beautiful city of Cagliari.”

Read more about the unique lookout point in Cagliari

Explore the rugged Gennargentu mountain range

Are you looking for a unique hotspot in a pristine area in the heart of Sardinia? Sardinia4all has planned a beautiful hiking tour through the mountains and over rocks and cliffs which will lead to a lovely natural pool.

Read more about our unique trip in central Sardinia

The tuna island: culinary highlights

After a crossing of ca. 20 minutes you'll arrive at Isola di San Pietro, a small island in the southwest also known as the tuna island. You can taste the very best tuna dishes in one of the restaurants in the lively Carloforte, but the island offers even more...

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A visit to the grotta di Ispinigoli

Are you staying in the region of Nuoro? Then be sure to visit one of the largest and impressive caves on the island, "grotta di Ispinigoli". Yellow limestone formations in contrast with stalactites and stalagmites are making it a very special thing to see.

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Bijzonder verblijven op Sardinië | 10x leuke slaapplekken

"Upon opening the door, the first thought that enters my mind is: 'What a view and what a peaceful location". A wonderfully radiant spring sun illuminates the vineyard in front. For a moment I really feel like I'm on vacation. "A cup of tea or rather coffee?" Annamaria asks. After yesterday's delicious wine tasting, a double espresso is just right!

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What exactly is an agriturismo?

An agriturismo is a typical Italian holiday accommodation. Sardinia4all is happy to tell you more about what an agriturismo exactly is and what you need to know to choose the best agriturismo for your holiday in Sardinia.

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A Sardinian country house

"Upon opening the door, the first thought that enters my mind is: 'What a view and what a peaceful location". A wonderfully radiant spring sun illuminates the vineyard in front. For a moment I really feel like I'm on vacation. "A cup of tea or rather coffee?" Annamaria asks. After yesterday's delicious wine tasting, a double espresso is just right!

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Far away from mass tourism in west Sardinia

Our biggest passion is exploring Sardinia looking for new hidden gems and must sees. Our hobby has become our work and we love sharing our experiences with you! What will we discover today?

Read more about this stunning accommodation in Oristano

Country with a modern twist

"We've been wanting to explore the winding road from Bosa to Alghero for a while now. Usually we opt for the fastest route, the SS131, but since we've got some time we are ready to fulfill this dream of ours today! Let's go! The beloved Alghero on the Riviera del Corallo offers numerous sights. We can't wait to see what this day will bring us. Above all we can't wait to discover this new accommodation we've been hearing so much about..."

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Wow, dream villas!

"What are we looking for today? 'Dream villas!' I yell. "Beautiful yet affordable holiday homes in a private setting with an elegant interior, where you will feel completely at home upon entering!" my colleague adds enthusiastically. Past the Bear Rock and the lively Palau we follow a road winding up a hill. We enjoy the stunning view across the deep blue Mediterranean sea filled with small sailing boats, with the archipelago of La Maddalena in the background. We never would've thought we'd encounter these stunning villas in an A location!"

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Ecotourism, sustainable tourism and slow tourism

"For some years now a new kind of tourism is becoming more and more populair. We often make more yet shorter trips. The popularity of the versatile all inclusive resorts decreases making way for small and more authentic stays. We make conscious decisions and prefer the ecologic and sustainable alternatives and the so-called slow tourism. Today I'm hoping to find a new place to stay which will introduce us to the local traditions and habits. During my trip to the wooded Baunei, one of those hidden places in the middle of nowhere, thoughts about ecotourism, sustainable tourism and slow tourism enter my mind and I wonder... what are the differences between those three? A perfect reason to find out more!"

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The Festa di Sant'Efisio in May

The festival of Sant'Efisio held in Cagliari in May is the most import event of Sardinia's capital. Since 1957 on the first of May Sant'Efisio is carried from Cagliari via Pula to Nora. Thousands of people dressed in traditional Sardinian costumes accompany the procession on foot starting from the city centre. The saint returns on the fourth of May. Sardinia4all was lucky enough to watch this procession several times now. An extraordinary happening! We highly recommend visiting this unique celebration in Cagliari on May 1st!

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Autunno in Barbagia

The days grow shorter, the trees lose their leaves and the weather changes... Autumn has set in. Sardinia follows the exact same calendar as we do, however, due to its location the islanders enjoy a much milder climate. The sun's still shining, the nights are a bit cooler. All in all a lovely period to enjoy the colours and the fragrances of Sardinia and to visit the event Autunno in Barbagia!

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With the dog to Sardinia

Dog-friendly accommodations and dog beaches in Sardinia? During a holiday by the sea in Sardinia, man's best friend cannot be missed. In Sardinia, four-legged companions are allowed on the beach on official dog beaches from April to the end of October and are often tolerated on other beaches in the low season. It is best to retreat to the less frequented beach areas, which means less stress for the dog and owner. A belt and poop bag with you is a must everywhere!

Read our tips for your holiday in Sardinia with the dog

A motorbike holiday in Sardinia

If you have plans to discover Sardinia by motorbike, read our tips for a perfect motorbike holiday on the island. Discover the most beautiful routes along the coast and in the mountains for endless touring pleasure. Of course we also have good overnight tips for pleasant locations where you can also park the motorcycle safely!

Read our tips for your motorcycle holiday in Sardinia

The best beaches in Sardinia?

Where will you find Sardinia's most beautiful beaches? Do you prefer chilling with your feet in the sand while sipping a cocktail at a beach club or snorkelling in between the rocks and building sand castles on the beach? Sardinia4all is happy to introduce you to the most stunning beaches, bays and crystal clear waters! Let's go!

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The green train of Sardinia; Trenino Verde

Would you like to discover Sardinia in a unique way? Hop on the Trenino Verde to explore the island's rugged inland. In the morning the small green trains leave their stations to follow one of four touristic routes. The narrow gauge railroad leads through pristine areas in the mountains, to lakes and picturesque villages. Writer David Herbert Lawrence was so impressed that he wrote in his book Sardinia and Sea: "This land resembles no other place. Sardinia is something else. Enchanting spaces and distances to travel-nothing finished, nothing definitive. It is like freedom itself.” Will you join us?

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Experience Sardinia during a round trip

A round trip is the best way to see as much as you can in a short time. You can either drive to France or Italy's mainland and book a ferry crossing to Sardinia or book a fly & drive. Curious about our recommendations? Ask our travel experts to send you a tailor-made proposal. Many travellers have already explored stunning Sardinia with Sardinia4all. Would you like to read more about their tips and experiences?

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Would you like to drive to Sardinia?

It's quite an adventure to drive to Sardinia by car, but definitely worth the effort! It's about 1300 kilometres from the Netherlands. You'll be on the road for more than 13 hours to drive from Amsterdam to the harbour of Genoa or Livorno, from where you'll cross over to Sardinia by ferry. You could book a crossing by day, but if you're travelling with kids we recommend sailing at night.

Read more about a nightly ferry crossing

A day with the kids

Besides a relaxing day at the beach Sardinia offers numerous activities perfectly suited for children. Your kids can splash away in one of the various water parks in the north or the south. Sardinia4all offers various excursions which are also suited for young(er) travellers. We've already made a selection of several activities and hotspots to make sure you and your kids won't be bored!

Read more about our tips for families in Sardinia

Are you planning to use public transport in Sardinia?

There are several bus and train connections on the island. If you decide to explore the island without a (rental) car, read our tips about the various possibilities from Oblia, Alghero and Cagliari to make sure you're prepared properly.

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Sardinia travel experiences

Time to pick out a lovely holiday! Where will you be going and what can you expect? Read the numerous holiday tales and travel tips written by our customers, so you can enjoy a unique stay in Sardinia as well!

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Why should you choose to go to Sardinia?

Why Sardinia? From unique bounty beaches to a pristine nature - it's all there. In this blog we'll give you some reasons as to why you should definitely book a Sardinian holiday.

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Tasty Sardinia

Are you a foodie and would you like to eat in the very best restaurants? We've already selected our favourites for you!

The traditional inland is known for its extraordinary meat dishes, of which porcheddu is the best known example. Stews, home made pastas and cheeses paired with beautiful local wines will make for unique combinations. The coastal areas are renowned for their tasty seafood dishes. Red lobsters and shell fish and crustaceans... Delicious! We were lucky enough to try some of the island's best restaurants for you and have put together a list of some of our favourites. Ready to try the mouthwatering dishes of the Sardinian cuisine?

Typical dishes from Sardinia

When we talk about Sardinia, the beautiful sea, the rugged coastline and the lush vegetation is often the first thing that comes to mind. But Sardinia is much more, in addition to the different customs and traditions you can also think of the culinary traditions of the island. Sardinian cuisine offers typical and delicious recipes, characterized by its own history and true traditions.

Find out more about the typical dishes of Sardinia

Wines and wineries in Sardinia

Attenzione wine lovers! An important part of your holiday is of course tasting the local dishes and wines. Sardinia has a rich history, also when it comes to viticulture. Read this blog to find out more about the different grape varieties and our personal favorites - a good preparation to enjoy a delicious glass of Sardinian wine (… or two). Salute!

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Restaurant Al Tuguri in Alghero

The Al Tuguri restaurant is located in an antique house in the heart of the old town of Alghero. This restaurant is well worth a visit if you are a fan of Mediterranean and Catalan gastronomy. The restaurant has three floors. On the ground floor there is a lounge with several sofas around a large fireplace; the actual restaurant is on the first floor; on the top floor there is room for more intimate and exclusive moments.

Ristornate Al Tuguri
Via Maiorca 113
07041 Alghero

Restaurant & Bistro dal Corsaro in Cagliari

Dal Corsaro is one of the most famous restaurants in Cagliari. This bistro is strongly linked to the Sardinian enogastronomic culture. There are several large round tables in the elegant room. Chef Stefano Deidda offers a generous choice of à la carte dishes and gran menus , where he knows how to surprise every guest. The sommelier will be happy to advise you on the choice of a nice wine, so that you can enjoy a tasty nouvelle cuisine twice.

Risorante valley Corsaro
Viale Regina Margherita 28
09100 Cagliari

Restaurant Sa Picchettara in Cagliari

For a tasty evening in Cagliari, the Sa Picchettara restaurant is a recommendation! Sardinia4all has already taken a look here. In the small restaurant, which consists of about 10 tables, delicious fresh pasta and various traditional dishes are served. The exquisite fish and seafood dishes deserve special mention. A nice spot in the center for all gourmets!

Restaurant Sa Pichettara
Via San Giovanni 224
09121 Cagliari

Restaurant Luigi Pomata in Cagliari

Are you not able to visit the tuna island Isola di San Pietro? Then opt for an evening dedicated to tuna at Pomata in Cagliari! This cozy and modern restaurant with outdoor terrace is located in the center of the capital. Here you can get acquainted with a creative traditional cuisine, with tuna in many dishes. Do you prefer a fresh pasta, meat dish or a surprising dessert? No problem! We guarantee you will love the creative dishes!

Luigi Pomata
Viale Regina Margherita 14
09124 Cagliari