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Clear tides run up coastlines of golden sands, while the mountainous heart of the
island is covered with green forests and wild flowers. Sardinia's undeniable natural
beauty is as yet untouched and untainted by the ravages of tourism and industry, making
it an idyllic island retreat.
Food & Wine in Sardina
Sardinian cuisine is about fresh ingredients, simply prepared and complimented by a good wine.
Around the resort areas, restaurants serve your standard pasta, pizza and salad menus, though for a
truer taste of Sardinia, sample some of the seafood. Lobster and bottargce, caviar made from mullet
eggs, are just a few of the things Sardinia does well. This Italian island has strong Spanish influences
and the food is no exception, with Catalonian fish stews appearing on menus along with pastas. Spit
roast pig is an example of how simple preparation allows for maximum taste. You can't leave the island
without trying some the ewe's milk cheeses - pungent and herby, it goes well with the large variety of
high quality breads that Sardinia is also famed for. For something a bit sweeter, try one of their many
pastries. When it comes to wine, there's no shortage of choice, from hefty reds through to fruity whites.
Days & Nights in Sardina
Unsurprisingly for a people who love their food and wine, an evening out on this island revolves dining out,
savouring the flavours and enjoying good company. There are a few bars dotted around, with occasional
live music, but on the whole, this island has remained free of the neon and noise that tourism can bring with it.
Sights & Sounds in Sardina
Sightseeing: Across the island, its native culture has left its mark, in the cylindrical form of
the 7000 nuraghi, ancient buildings dating back to about 1500BC. Although their purpose remains a
mystery, they have come to embody Sardinia, and it is well worth the effort of seeking out one in their
Sun & Sand in Sardina
With waters so clear you can see the seabed and unspoilt stretches of golden and white sand,
you can see why Sardinia attracts sun lovers from the Italian main land. At present, the beaches
remain relatively uncrowded throughout the year, except for peak season, as these beautiful
sections of coast have yet to become major resorts. Instead, the rugged coastline lends these fine
beaches a backdrop of thick green woodlands and sweeping mountains. There are opportunities to try
your hand at several water sports, including surfing, windsurfing, water-skiing and sailing. Diving
can be particularly interesting with the wrecks off the coast providing a unique experience.
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