Sardinia shines with its slow life, breathtaking views, and delicious food. If you have never been there, you should visit it at least once in your life.
With 300 days of sunshine a year, Sardinia is a small paradise on earth. Everyone comes across the beauty of its wonderful white sands and stunning rocky beaches and falls in love with this little land altogether. Finally, the worst happens when you have to mentally prepare to leave the area at the end of your trip. It’s never easy.
Locals talk about “Mardis Sardinia”. This means that when you leave, you will feel some kind of pain in your chest and it will take some time for it to disappear. It’s not just a statement, it’s a fact. As it is an island, people believe that the best time to go to Sardinia is during the summer. However, this article explains 5 reasons why visiting Sardinia is always a good choice all year round.
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How the food tastes
You don’t understand until you taste it. Yes, like typical Italian food, it is one of the most fascinating flavors in the world. Due to its rustic charm, variety, and freshness, Sardinian cuisine is unique. That’s why it’s delicious. Many foods are mainly produced by small and medium-sized enterprises. That means that local products are used with no additives or pesticides.
One of the side benefits I like most of Sardinia is that usually, local people offer you food, such as meat, fish, and eggs, absolutely for free. The reason being is that they own land (or they know someone else who does) where they can grow or cultivate any kind of food. Also, they are always so welcoming. I`ll give you some advice: never refuse food or drink if some local invites you. It can be seen as a rude act. Also, do not insist to pay the bill. They might get offended. Always be polite.
Its charming landscape
The landscape of Sardinia varies. The island consists of uplifted rocky coasts and wide, isolated bays and mountains. Mountain lovers can explore the Gennargentu region, the highest mountain on the island. Sardinia has large wild flora and fauna that preserve its species despite its human presence. In the center of the area, there is still Nuraghe. It is the main type of ancient megalithic edifice found in Sardinia, developed during the Nuragic Age between 1900 and 730 B.C.
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Culture and local traditions
People associate Sardinia with its beautiful beaches and stunning views. Yes, yes, in part it certainly is. But it’s not the only reason why you should visit the island. Depending on the weather and the season, there are many things to do all year round. As mentioned earlier, if you want to know more about its history and traditions, you can explore its glorious traces of the past.
For example, if you go to Alghero in northwestern Sardinia, you will find traces of Catalan and Aragon domination. Therefore, it is not surprising that the main course is paella. If you’re heading south of the island near Cagliari, you should also visit Tharros, built in the 8th century BC. Founded by the Phoenicians, it was later taken over by the Romans. This site is just great. It seems that the past and the present still coexist.
A wide range of indoor and outdoor activities
Besides the sea, Sardinia has many attractions. There is a wide range of seasonal activities that you can do such as visits to churches and museums, boating and sailing, snorkeling and diving, horseback riding, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, biking, and Nordic walking. If that’s not enough, consider taking a cooking class or wine tasting tour to get more out of the island.
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A charming lifestyle
Another aspect I like of the island is the slow pace of life. Even when you are in bad mood, everything seems to be so peaceful. If it is a sunny day, your day won’t be so bad. When I used to live in London, during my day off, all I wanted was to sleep. I am reminded of being so tired after a week of rushing against time.
In Sardinia, instead, you’ll feel more productive as you don’t waste too much time traveling or commuting and you are definitely much more relaxed. Finally, a slow pace allows you to enjoy your time, not just your free time, as you are more aware of the beauty and the magnificence which surrounds you. That’s something we often take for granted.
So these are my reasons why you should visit Sardinia. It also has good connections thanks to its ports and airports, so if you feel you need to escape, you can book a flight and explore different parts of the world. Is there anything else you can dream of?