Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. Sardinia is separated from Corsica to the north by the 6 mile wide Strait of Bonifacio wide (10 km). From the east coast of Sardinia to the main land of Italy it's about 120 miles (193 km). The Island of Sardinia has a 1.100 mile (1.800 km) long jagged and rocky coastline on offer. There are many small streches of sandy beaches in bewteen.
Facts and Figures
Official Name: Sardinia (Sardegna)
Land Area: 9,302 sq miles (24,092 sq km)
Capital: Cagliari (160.000)
Sights- and historical buildings in Sardinia
Sardinia is full of Roman and Punic remains, just waiting for tourists to discover them. There are the fortresses of Monte Sirai and Pani Loriga built by Carthage, the major punic cities of Tharros, Nora and Sulci, in Cagliari an impressive Roman Amphitheatre and the temple of Antas near Fluminimaggiore, just to name a few. Almost everywhere one stumbles on traces of the imperial roman age.
Weather in Sardinia
The Island has a warm temperate marine climate. The weather is very hot and dry in summer and mild and humid during winter times. The heat of summer is however refreshed by the frequent Mistral wind. In Sardinia it does usually not rain very often. Rain falls more frequently in the middle of the island and less a long the coast and the campidano plain.
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