Top 79 attractions you must visit in Sardinia
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Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.
Attractions in Sardinia
The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and Santa Cecilia is the main place of worship in Cagliari, the mother church of the homonymous metropolitan archdiocese and the parish church of the historic Castello district. The church looks like a combination of different artistic styles and holds seven centuries of historical memories of the city of Cagliari. Built-in the thirteenth century, in Pisan Romanesque style, it was elevated to the rank of cathedral in 1258.
The Coghinas is the most important river in the province of Sassari and with a length of 116 km it is the third river in Sardinia after the Tirso and the Flumendosa, however, being the 2nd for basin width after the Tirso and the 2nd after the Flumendosa for average water flow. A dam of its course near the Muzzone strait, by means of a dam 185 meters long and 58 wide, forms the homonymous basin, Lake Coghinas, which has a capacity of 254 million cubic meters of water.
The Coghinas is the most important river in the province of Sassari and with a length of 116 km it is the third river in Sardinia after the Tirso and the Flumendosa , however, being the 2nd for basin width after the Tirso and the 2nd after the Flumendosa for average water flow. A dam of its course near the Muzzone strait, by means of a dam 185 meters long and 58 wide, forms the homonymous basin, Lake Coghinas , which has a capacity of 254 million cubic meters of water.
The Costa Smeralda is a coastal stretch of Gallura in the north-east of Sardinia, which extends for 55 kilometers. The expression indicates the stretch of the coast of Arzachena, in the province of Sassari, which extends from Capo Ferro - located just north of Porto Cervo - to the Gulf of Cugnana, at the beginning of the territory municipal of Olbia, at the beach of Rena Bianca Portisco.
The Domus de Janas are prehistoric tombs carved into the rock typical of pre-Nuragic Sardinia. They are found both isolated and in large groups also formed by more than 40 tombs. From the recent Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age these structures characterized all areas of the island. More than 2,400 have been discovered, about one for every square kilometer, and it is speculated that many still remain to be found.
The Flumendosa is a river that flows in central-southern Sardinia. With a length of 127 km it is the second river in Sardinia after the Tirso, but first for average annual flow at the mouth. The river was called Saeprus by the Romans. The Flumendosa and its tributaries are regulated by the numerous basins, which contribute to always maintaining a constant flow. Its path is blocked at two different points by massive dams.
GIANTS’ GRAVES, OR TOMBA DEI giganti, are megalithic gallery graves that were used as public tombs during the Bronze Age. The tombs are made of a central stele, a stone or wooden slab, which has a hole cut into it that functions as the entrance. It was built in local granite between 1800 and 1600 BC and renovated between 1600 and 1300 BC. It has a gallery approximately ten meters tall and four meters wide.
The Gorropu gorge is a deep canyon located in Supramonte, in Sardinia, and marks the border between the municipalities of Orgosolo and Urzulei. In the local dialect, Gorropu means ravine or excavated area. The gorge originated thanks to the intense erosive action caused by the waters of the Rio Flumineddu. The Gola di Gorropu, with its over 500 m high and a width ranging from 4 meters in the narrowest points to a few dozen in others, is considered the deepest canyon in Italy and one of the deepe
Marinella is a gulf located a few kilometers from the tourist village of Porto Rotondo, in the municipal area of Olbia, north-eastern Sardinia, consisting of a long beach of fine sand. It is a bay used for pleasure boating; in the gulf, there are two marinas, Porto Marana, which falls within the municipal area of Golfo Aranci, and Palumbalza. The bay, thanks to its orientation, is sheltered from the mistral, predominant wind in Sardinia, and from the winds of the third and fourth sector of the
The Bue Marino caves are coastal caves located in the territory of the municipality of Dorgali on the eastern coast of Sardinia. They owe their name from the Sardinian name of the monk seal, a marine mammal believed to have disappeared from the area due to excessive anthropogenic pressure. More than 20 kilometers long, after a common entrance, the cave branches out into three distinct sections: the north branch, the middle branch, and the south branch.
The Grotta di Ispinigoli is a karst cave in the Supramonte range, near Dorgali, Sardinia, Italy. The cave hides inside a stalagmite column about 38 meters high, which connects the vault with the floor of the cave itself. The remarkable hall has a depth of 35 meters, a diameter of c / a 80 meters. The base, where the visitable path insists, is occupied by collapsed rocks originating from normal geo-evolutionary processes.
The cave of Su Marmuri, is located in the territory of the municipality of Ulassai , in the barbaricina subregion of Ogliastra , in central-eastern Sardinia , under the characteristic heel of the town itself, it is considered among the most imposing of Europe. Peculiarities of the cave are the imposing rooms with a very high vault, the numerous calcite concretions , grandiose stalactites , stalagmites and columns.
Gulf of Orosei is a treasure trove for nature lovers: wild, romantic rocky beaches, some of which can only be accessed via idyllic footpaths – perfect for snorkelling, climbing, bathing and admiring. The Gulf of Orosei stretches 30 kilometres along the eastern coast of Sardinia, marked by the foothills of the Supramonte massif.
Molara is an island in north-eastern Sardinia and constitutes, together with the island of Tavolara, Molarotto, the peninsula of Punta Coda Cavallo, and other minor rocks, a protected marine park. Granite in nature, it has an area of 3.411 km² and reaches, with Punta la Guardia, 158 m asl. The toponym, of medieval attestation, is probably due to the rounded and uniform shape of the island, similar to a millstone.
The Su Giudeu island is an island of Italy , in Sardinia. It was a paradise of fine, white sand with a shallow, transparent seabed, on the furthermost southwestern coast of Sardinia, that gets its name from the octopus living in the waters around a couple of rocks
L ' Isola Tuerredda is an' island located in an inlet between Cape Malfatano and Cape Teulada , in the territory of Teulada , on the southwestern tip of Sardinia. The profile of the island, which is often green due to its vegetation, also shows its rocky nature from afar. On the island, now uninhabited, there are remains of buildings attributed to the Punic - Phoenician civilization ; there were also found ancient pottery shards.
L'Isuledda is an area of about 180,000 m², almost totally surrounded by the sea, joined to the mainland by an isthmus of sandy soil, and is, therefore, a peninsula. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Palau and is located near the towns of Porto Pollo and Barrabisa. L'Isuledda overlooks the protected marine park of the La Maddalena Archipelago, in turn part of the Marine Mammal Sanctuary.
Lake Omodeo is a large artificial lake that was built in Sardinia between 1919 and 1924. The lake was built through a dam on the Tirso River in the Santa Chiara d’Ula gorge. A very important lake in Sardinia it was also one of the largest of its kind in Europe for many years. it is an artificial basin where you can enjoy relaxing walks or exploring the waters in a canoe.
The Maddalena Archipelago is located on the north-western coast of Sardinia, off the Costa Smeralda. It consists of 7 major islands (La Maddalena, Caprera, Budelli, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Spargi, Razzoli) and other smaller islands surrounded by the beautiful clear and transparent sea. It is a popular tourist destination especially among boaters. In 2006 it was placed on the tentative list for consideration as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The sanctuary of Monte d'Accoddi, also known as ziggurat of Monte d'Accoddy or Sardinian ziggurat, is a monument megalithic discovered in 1954 near the city of Sassari in Sardinia, 11 km of the road to Porto Torres. The monument, unique in the Mediterranean, was built in Sardinia in the second half of the fourth millennium BC. The monument was repeatedly completed. The last extensions of the temple were made in the era of the later Abealzu-Filigos culture.