Sardinia

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  • 1. Compendio Garibaldino

    Museum/Gallery

    Pilgrims from around the world converge on the Compendio Garibaldino, a complex on Isola Caprera that not contains not only the restored home...Read More

  • 2. Grotta di Nettuno

    Geological Site

    At the base of a sheer cliff, the pounding sea has carved an entrance to a vast fantastic cavern filled with stunning water pools, stalactites...Read More

  • 3. Museo Etnografico Sardo

    Museum/Gallery

    This ethnographic collection is a must for anyone interested in the cultural context of Sardinia's customs and traditions. Among the 8,000 items...Read More

  • 4. Nora

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The narrow promontory outside Pula was the site of a Phoenician, Carthaginian, and then, later, Roman settlement that was first inhabited some...Read More

  • 5. Poetto Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Only 5 km (3 miles) southeast of the city center, Poetto Beach is one of the most enticing spots to relax in summer for both locals and tourists...Read More

  • 6. Su Nuraxi

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The most extensive of the island's 7,000 discovered nuraghi, Su Nuraxi is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Concentric rings of thick stone...Read More

  • 7. Anfiteatro Romano

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    This substantial amphitheater arena dating from the 2nd century AD attests to the importance of this area to the Romans. You can tour the seating...Read More

  • 8. Basilica San Simplicio

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Olbia's little basilica, a short walk from the main Corso Umberto I, is the city's unmissable sight. The simple granite structure dates from...Read More

  • 9. Calasetta

    Beach–Sight

    On the island of Sant'Antioco, off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, the fishing village and port of Calasetta draws visitors year-round for...Read More

  • 10. Capo Caccia

    Geological Site

    Head 25 km (16 miles) west of Alghero for the spectacular heights of the imposing limestone headland of Capo Caccia. The rugged promontory,...Read More

  • 11. Carbonia

    Mine

    If you like to seek out the esoteric, explore the rugged inland hills and town of Carbonia, less than 30 minutes' drive from Sant'Antioco and...Read More

  • 12. Castello

    Neighborhood/Street

    Perched over the vast expanse of Cagliari and its port, this hillside quarter has narrow streets that hold ancient monuments and piazzas amid...Read More

  • 13. Duomo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Cattedrale di Santa Maria, also known as the Duomo, was begun in the 12th century, but major renovation in the 17th century and reconstruction...Read More

  • 14. Duomo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The elegant stone Duomo is Sassari's must-see sight. The cathedral, dedicated to St. Nicolas (of Santa Claus inspiration), took more than half...Read More

  • 15. Iglesias

    Beach–Sight

    Perched at about 600 feet in the southwest hills of the island, this authentic Sardinian town 35 km (22 miles) north of Sant'Antioco has two...Read More

  • 16. Monte Ortobene

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    About 7 km (4 miles) northeast of Nuoro is Monte Ortobene, a granite peak at 2,900 feet offering lofty views over the gulch below. Here you...Read More

  • 17. Monte Sirai

    Località Sirai | Museum/Gallery

    Just outside Carbonia and strategically positioned atop a plateau that provides views inland and far out to sea, the remains of one of Sardinia...Read More

  • 18. Museo Archeologico

    Museum/Gallery

    Built within the walls of the Pisan castle erected in the early 1300s, Cagliari's archaeological museum is the world's foremost authority on...Read More

  • 19. Museo Civico di Cabras

    Museum/Gallery

    This lagoon-side archaeological museum displays many of the better-preserved urns and other artifacts recovered from nearby excavation sites...Read More

  • 20. Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra

    Museum/Gallery

    This cathedral museum is housed in a 13th-century church designed with Catalan Gothic architecture. The usual assortment of religious treasures...Read More

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