Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and its capital and largest city is Cagliari. The coasts of Sardinia are generally high and rocky, with long, relatively straight stretches of coastline interspersed with marvelous beaches and fine sand. The North and Northeast from Stintino to Budoni boasts many beautiful beaches.
There is much to do in Sardinia, but the island will probably appeal more to nature lovers than to clubbers. Sailing has become increasingly popular in the last thirty years, in particular in the Costa Smeralda area. Snow falls in winter, and there are four ski resort in the Gennargentu area at Separadorgiu, Monte Spada, S’Arena and Bruncu Spina, they are equipped with ski schools, ski-lifts and ski equipment hire. Sardinia has a long tradition of horse riding. The Sardinian Anglo-Arab is a horse breed that was established in Sardinia.
The island has three national parks.
- Asinara National Park
- Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park
- Gennargentu National Park
Sardinia has had a long and interesting history and the island is dotted with interesting archaeological sites. During the Bronze Age villages were built around round tower-fortresses called nuraghi, today, some 7,000 Nuraghes dot the Sardinian landscape.
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