Sardinia is a very popular tourist destination, and its combination of beautiful surroundings, pleasant weather and numerous cultural attractions make it is easy to see why so many people visit each year. If you are thinking about booking a villa in Sardinia and spending a few weeks on the island, here are five places which you may want to think about visiting.
1. Cagliari
When you start thinking about booking a villa villas near hoskote in Sardinia, one place you may want to consider visiting is Cagliari, the capital of the island. This ancient city offers much to the visitor, and you will find many interesting attractions awaiting you. Head to the old part of city to start with, which is located on top of a hill and boasts some fantastic views over the Gulf of Cagliari. The ancient city walls here are mainly intact, and you will be able to see the two towers dating back to the 13th century, called the Elephant Tower and St Pancras Tower. There is also a cathedral in the city dating back to the 13th century, although much of it has now been restored, and a Roman amphitheatre which has been carved into the rock.
2. Olbia
This town is located in the northeast of the island, so if you book a villa in Sardinia nearby then you should certainly try to visit Olbia. It is very near to Costa Smeralda, which is popular with tourists for its stunning beaches and beautiful sea. Because it is an ancient town there are lots of ruins from past eras to discover, and you may want to stop off in the National Archaeology Museum to find out more about the history of the town.
3. Sassari
Sassari is the second largest settlement on the island, and one of the oldest – dating back to the 12th century. Here you will be able to visit the Pisan City Walls, of which six defensive towers remain; the Cathedral of St Nicholas of Bari from the 13th century; and lots of museums and art galleries. Also make sure you stroll down Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main street in the old town.
4. Nuoro
Nuoro is located on the slopes of Monte Ortobene, and it is known as the cultural capital of the region. There are many museums and galleries located here, including the Sardinian Museum of Ethnography and the Provincial Modern Art Museum.
5. Oristano
Oristano boasts a number of interesting attractions, including the Tower of Christophoros [which dates back to 1290 and is 19 metres tall], St Mary’s Cathedral, and gorgeous churches such as the Church of St Francis of Assisi and the Church of Saint Sebastian.
If you would like to visit any of the above places then book your villa in Sardinia today and enjoy a fantastic holiday to this beautiful island. There is so much to see and do here, and if you plan your visit for the summer you will be able to take advantage of some excellent weather as well.