TRAVEL like a local: Explore Paradise Sardinia Island, Italy
Referring to Italian tourism, visitors immediately think of familiar landmarks Rome, Venice, Florence ... without knowing that they have missed a paradise - Sardinia island in the Mediterranean Sea located among the blue waves all year round.
If you crave a perfect blend of history, tradition, wilderness and beautiful nature, then Sardinia island, Italy is the perfect choice. Here are tips from the indigenous people on the island to help you fully explore the paradise Sardinia island.
1- Lu Impostu Bay
Sardinia island, Italy has many beautiful pristine beaches. Where Lu Impostu is a spectacular cove located along the northeast coast, about 20 minutes south of Olbia. Visitors need to cross a small pond to reach the beach, but the experience is worth it.
According to locals, visitors should book a table to enjoy lunch at Ristorante Lu Impostu, for a panoramic view of the turquoise sea and surrounding unspoiled hills. Grilled salted fish mix vegetables, salads, with toast and a little rosemary with a glass of refreshing Vermentino white wine is a perfect suggestion here.
2- The beautiful town San Teodoro
A 10-minute drive south of Lu Impostu Bay is San Teodoro, a beautiful small town with blue beaches and romantic stretches of white sand. It is also very bustling and sparkling with a night market held from June to September.
A place not to be missed when visiting San Teodoro is L'Artista restaurant which serves excellent mixed dishes with fresh shellfish. The town also has a wide range of campground experiences that are worthy of a visit.
3- Ozieri town
Next, visitors can visit the picturesque town Ozieri, about 45 minutes inland from Olbia. Ozieri is an old town with a long history and one of the wealthiest areas in the paradise Sardinia island. It is famous for its charming archways and colorful flowered doorways.
The Grixoni Fountain with its magnificent white marble lions is the symbol of the town and is also a favorite gathering place for the locals.
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Palazzo Vigliaroni is proud to be one of the most beautiful buildings in town with its murals and doors, a testament to the elegant lifestyles of historically wealthy families.
4- Ancient city Tharros
Tharros is an ancient city on the west coast of Sardinia island. The city was founded by the Phoenicians in the late 8th century or possibly as early as the 7th century BC. Coming here, visitors will see the ruins of the ancient Roman empire. Near the archaeological site, you can visit the civil museum of "Giovanni Marongiu di Cabras" - which collects artifacts from Sinis and the Tower of S. John of Spain.
Tharros is also famous for its fresh seafood and beautiful beaches for visitors to enjoy.
5- Itinerary not to be missed from Sardinia
Spend a day on a trip out of Sardinia island to Tavolara. Tavolara is a rocky island off the east coast, it is originally a granite outcrop surrounded by turquoise blue water creating a breathtaking scene. You can reach Tavolara by boat departing from Olbia.
Or another cruise will take you north to La Maddalena, a small archipelago in front of the Sardinian coast, a tourist attraction in recent years. La Maddalena consists of 7 islands scattered with dreamlike beaches surrounded by majestic cliffs, immense pine forests and countless giant oleander bushes in full bloom.
6- The best time to explore Sardinia Island
August is the time when most Italians spend their summer vacation, so May, June or September, early October is the best time to explore Sardinia island, if you don't want to be crowded during your Italy tour.
If you're tempted to experience its culture and history, you can visit Orgosolo town during its Carnival in January. Carnival is one of the oldest in Europe, dating back thousands of years. Here, visitors will be immersed in the Mamunthones procession with men wearing fur masks and sheep bells on their backs to ward off evil spirits. The murals in Orgosolo are also very popular with tourists and have a rich history.