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Sardinia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. If you want to avoid the masses and experience the best that the Mediterranean island has to offer, book a charming countryside cottage with us. It gives you the freedom to move around the region for many small daily trips, without having to give up the comfort that only a house can give. Discover the unique nature of the island, relax on the beach, go out for adrenaline-fuelled adventures, and enjoy the peace and quietness away from the crowds!
Sardinia - a region of unique nature and rich cultural and historical heritage
The third biggest region in Italy is also the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is the metropolitan city Cagliari, a great destination for a cultural trip. Take a walk around the main street Via Roma and find amazing examples of the Art Nouveau architecture, try the famous Italian cuisine in one of the restaurants, and find a place for rest with a view of the lively harbour. Next to the historical and cultural beauties in Sardinia, the island is also home to unique nature that is well-preserved in the national parks, regional nature parks, and nature reserves in Sardinia. Staying in a nature house gives you a fantastic opportunity to visit them. The two main elements of the landscape are the mountains and the sea. Book your cottage and spend a holiday surrounded by astonishing landscapes of the forest-cloaked mountains and hills, the green woodlands and uninhabited plains, and the alluring rugged coastline of Sardinia that is filled with long sandy beaches. The territory of the island coincides with the Sardinian archipelago made up of countless small islands and charming islets. The land around the coast and adjacent hills is where most of the population lives. This leaves the interior of the region mostly empty. Ramble in the plains of Campidano and the Nurra plain and discover this for yourself. Next to the sandy beaches, the coastal area of Sardinia is also characterized by notched cliffs that form multiple small bays and inlets. Reaching the bays can be quite strenuous, but it’s worth the try as the views are particularly captivating. And you won’t find many tourists there, making it an ideal adventure for couples.
The flora and fauna of the Sardinian region
Your wilderness experience in Italy is guaranteed if you’ve chosen Sardinia for your destination. The natural living environment in and around the island is renowned for its rich flora and fauna, including species that are unique for the region. Walk around the woods and hilly areas and you might encounter wild boars, foxes, and the Sardinian wildcat. The charming pastoral views of rolling plains and mountains are completed with goats, white donkeys, and herds of sheeps guarded by the Sardinian shepherds and dogs. In some cases the dogs can bark at you if you move too closely, but that shouldn’t worry us. They’re usually quite friendly and not at all aggressive. In the limestone rocks there are snakes hiding from the heat in the holes and shades of the bush. But that shouldn’t worry you as they are not poisonous, and are quick to move away and avoid any interference with people. The bird enthusiasts can have an intense bird watching experience in Sardinia. The bird community includes species like the chaffinch, woodpecker, tits, jays, and the rare Corsican gull. Colonies of griffon vultures also reside in Sardinia. The most interesting species of bird that you can encounter are the pink flamingos. They are a symbol of the island and can be found in many places, including the capital of Cagliari. The sea also has a rich diversity of Mediterranean flora and fauna like sea urchins and the monk seal. The island of Sardinia is covered in Mediterranean maquis and evergreen forests. Among the dominant vegetation of the island are yews, maples, holly, and different types of oak trees. As for the sea plant life, there is an abundance of marine flora and algae.
What to do when staying in a cottage in Sardinia?
Sardinia is a region with many faces. The Carribean-looking sea and clear beaches of pink, white, and dark sand attract water enthusiasts from all over the world. Dive into the crystal clear waters and discover the shipwrecks resting on the seabed and say hello to the fish, lobsters, and prawns that are just as curious to see you as you are to see them! Diving in Sardinia promises sensational views of gorgonians and the rare black coral that lives in the deep waters around the island. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the magnificent octopus! You can also choose a more simple way to explore the underwater life of Sardinia and go snorkeling. See how the sun plays with water to create a magical show of light and color. Do you have an underwater camera? The turquoise waters in Sardinia offer the perfect conditions for photographing your underwater adventures. Play with the fish, make fun postures, and capture these amazing moments to last a lifetime. You can also have fun on the water - kayaking, canoeing, sailing, surfing, these are all possible. A rafting trip in the roaring rivers is another fun activity that you can plan with your family and friends. For the thrill-seekers, there are many places that offer adrenaline activities. This includes kitesurfing, skydiving, waterskiing, but also rock climbing and mountain biking on rough terrain. Horse riding on the beach is another popular activity in Sardinia. Other ideas for the nature lovers - take a leisurely stroll in the woods or hike in the mountains to discover the Mediterranean flora and wildlife. A small tip - stay alert when hiking on the limestone rocks because deep karts holes may appear. Take careful steps and always go with company. Sole hiking trips may be dangerous and that’s not only true for Sardinia, but anywhere on the world. Are you travelling with your family? Take your kids and your dog for a fun day in the outdoors. Make a picnic by one of the bubbling streams, play fun games, and enjoy your company unbothered by other tourists. It's a great way to spend your Easter holiday. But you can also just decide to spend your days lounging and lazing around the beaches. Soak up the sun, and recharge your batteries for a long time ahead! Next to our charming cottages, you can also find apartments or b&b homes that suit your needs even better. Whatever home you choose, be sure that you’ll get a soulful and active holiday in the middle of nature. Even if that's just for the weekend break, get away from the chaos of the city and forget about your busy days!