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Holidays 2013 in Sardinia Island
The second largest island in the Mediterranean and just a hop of 11km across the Bonifacio Straits, the beautiful island of Sardinia has many faces. With over 1800 kilometres of coastline and its situation equidistant between Italy and Tunisia, Sardinia is in the heart of the Mediterranean and has flavours to match. From the glamour of the Costa Smeralda to the beauty of the mountainous interior, it is a popular destination for both those who love water sports and beach life as well of those who are looking to explore the mountainous interior.
Sardinia, like Corsica, is not only known for its unspoilt natural beauty and geographical position but also for its history, with Neolithic sites and the traces of the many invaders that have marked the island's history. There has been more tourist development than Corsica, but still the island remains relatively unspoilt, although in July and August the island's population swells and it becomes the focal point of a holiday frenzy.
The Northwest Coast
The northwest Sardinia is a land of wild, dense green maquis interspersed with wind blown rocks and some of the finest beaches on the island. The region of Alghero has remained largely unspoilt yet recognised for its charming seaside resorts, its archaeological sites and above all, its spectacular coastline. The main resort, Alghero, boasts an atmospheric old town whilst retaining its Catalan favours and tends to be rather crowded in the height of the summer season. Further north, Stintino is a smaller, more laid-back resort with a few bars, restaurants and one of the most stunning beach nearby, La Pelosa.
The Gallura & Costa Smeralda
In the northeast part of the island, the Gallura region offers a magnificent contrast between its dramatic rugged coastline and inland, rolling green countryside, grazing sheep and small hilltop towns which time seems to have passed by. In the 1960s, the Costa Smeralda became the most fashionable Mediterranean holiday destination for the rich and famous, lured by its white sandy beaches, clear emerald waters and luxurious hotels. Today the area's exclusive reputation remains as strong as ever. The obvious attractions are the pristine beaches but if you venture away from the coast you will be rewarded with a variety of historical sites and local villages, offering a glimpse of Sardinian culture.
If you prefer to immerse yourself in the real Sardinia, the huge province of Nuoro is probably your best bet. Embracing mountains, lakes and isolated villages, the region has delightfully retained its oldest customs and you will often see locals wearing typical costumes or working in a craft shop trying to keep up the traditions. The region also hosts some of the Sardinia's most intriguing festivals and each village organises at least one "festa" a year, an event not to miss!
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