The real beauty of southern Sardinia is the coast: long dream beaches and a sea that reminds one of the more remote tropical paradises.
In the south, from the beautiful islands of San Pietro and Sant’Antioco, to Porto Corallo, on the opposite coast, beaches with tropical souls alternate with colours and cultural riches that make southern Sardinia a favourite stop for foreign visitors.
Carloforte, the most important town on the island of San Pietro, invites you in into its centre, where every year a festival of lights explodes and there are live cooking events during Girotonno, in honour of the fish that rules the island. Immerse yourself in the animated depths of Cala Fico or treat yourself to a dip at Caletta.
Visit the marina of Sant’Antioco, the ancient Sulky, packed with traditional restaurants, and dive into the emerald Cala Grotta.
Iglesias, Queen of medieval festivals, welcomes you between mines and old churches.
Visit the famous Porto Pino, bordered by Aleppo pines, oaks and junipers and blue waters rippling in long crystal clear waves.
A succession of beaches of breathtaking beauty from Capo Teulada to Pula. Do not miss Tuerredda, a turquoise and blue cove in front of which stands a small island full of lush Mediterranean brush. Dive into the sea of Cala Cipolla, explore its headlands and take a photo at the lighthouse at Capo Spartivento. Enjoy the turquoise waves of Baia Chia, a summer paradise of sun and relaxation and winter paradise for surfers.
Pula, with its lively squares and artistic heritage of the Nora archaeological site, integrated in a naturalistic dream, will make your trip an opportunity to reflect on past civilizations. The beach of Santa Margherita at Pula charms you with its white beach and its romantic lagoon, all framed by high mountains.
In the middle of the Golfo degli Angeli is Cagliari, the island’s capital, a city of artistic beauty running along the streets of the historic districts. Cagliari is good food, art galleries, shopping and nature. Stroll along Via Roma overlooking the harbour and enjoy a drink at sunset from the Bastione of Saint Rémy. Photograph the pink flamingos dancing as they rise in flight from the Molentargius Saline Natural Park or romantic basin of Santa Gilla. Dive into the blue waters of the great Poetto beach, and fall in love with this exotic city.
Before leaping into Sarrabus, immerse yourself in the history of Barumini, with its archaeological site, the richest in Sardinia, or in the waters of the Sardara baths, pride of Medio Campidano.
Pearl of the South is Villasimius, with its beautiful Simius beach, with its clear blue water, or Notteri Timi Ama, which on one side has a windswept turquoise sea, and on the other, the lagoon of Notteri. Nearby is Capo Carbonara, which with the islands of Cavoli and Serpentara, was named a protected marine area.
Immerse yourself in the pure emerald of Cala Sinzias, at the Costa Rei resort, famous for its beautiful beaches and the three squares that sparkle on summer nights. Nearby, Muravera, with its Capo Ferrato, its lovely old town and oranges, the sun-kissed precious fruit of the countryside.