Sardinia ( Sardegna)
Sardinia is formed by a series of mountainous massifs, hills
and narrows highlands. The seaside resort are among the most beautiful in the
world. The best example is the Costa Smeralda
in the north but all over
Sardinia there are long beaches of white and pink sand. The economy is mainly
linked to Agriculture and animal-farming (sheep-farming is one of the
most ancient traditions) while Industry for the most part consists
of chemical and petrol industries .
Traces of very ancient art dating to the prehistoric and
proto-historic eras ( i.e. megalithic “Tombs of Giants” and the “Nuraghi” , truncated cone towers in huge stone), can
be found all over the island.
A tour around the island . start with a short visit to
Cagliari ( the capital of the region) that
has been inhabited since prehistoric times, see vestiges of Phoenicians,
Roman, Catalan/Spanish , Austrian dominations. continue to visit
the west coast, which is less famous than the north coast but in my
opinion very beautiful and in some parts still wild ( i.e.
Ingortosu and Piscinas) –
Continuing along the coast pass the city of
Alghero ( Catalan/Spanish city) with its magnificent historical
centre and you will arrive in the “Costa Smeralda”
discovered, built and developed into a luxury tourist resort with enchanting
beaches by the Prince Karim
Aga-Khan. Here visit the archaeological site where there is one
of the “Tomba dei Giganti
(Giants Grave)/ Li Muri” near the
Arzachena. Continuing on the
east-coast you will pass “Cala
Gonone” with its gorgeous grottos and beaches and return to
Cagliari where your tour began.