Sardinia (Sardegna) is a dynamic surprise! A well-off semi-autonomous region, it’s a powerhouse for digital startups, second only to Lombardy. Its broadband connection is the fastest in Italy. Sardinian trattorias and enotecas serve fine local cheeses, wines and produce. It’s even one of the world’s few Blue Zones, where people live exceptionally long lives. It is very diverse with traces of megalithic cultures, fortified coastal cities like Cagliari, Alghero and Castelsardo, and grassy uplands redolent of wild thyme that support herds of horses. Its 1850 km (1150 miles) of magnificent beaches range from Costa Smeralda, playground of billionaires, to secluded aquamarine coves like Cala Mariolu and Cala Spinosa. Fabulous!
Expand your horizons… Sardinia is an island about 195 km (120 miles) west of the Italian peninsula, washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the east and the Sardinian Sea on the west. In addition to air service, ferries connect various ports in Sardinia with Genoa, Livorno, Piombino, Naples, Civitavecchia and Palermo. Travel by ferry takes time but gives you time – time to relax, to reflect and to enjoy a mini Mediterranean cruise. Expand your Sardinian adventure with a ferry to Livorno for Pisa and Florence, in Tuscany; to Piombino for Siena and Arezzo, in southern Tuscany: to Genoa for Cinque Terre and Portofino, in Liguria; to Civitavecchia for the glory of Rome; to Naples for Pompeii and the Amalfi coast, in Campania; and to Palermo for the many delights of Sicily.
Note: All driving tours feature English-speaking drivers and are private unless otherwise mentioned. Tours are priced based on pick-up point and number of participants. All sightseeing tours are accompanied by expert local guides.