There are many small paradises that we can find in the heart of the Mediterranean. Without a doubt, one of them is Sardinia, an Italian island that offers more than three hundred beaches and coves, beautiful medieval villages, interesting prehistoric remains and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes on the planet. Therefore, if you are going to visit it, we recommend renting a car or, conversely, taking yours to the island.
Like in Hard Hobbit To Break We have already told you about the best beaches and coves in Sardinia, today we want to show you many other corners of the island that are worth getting to know beyond its coastline. Would you like to join us?
We want to start by talking about Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, which not only houses one of the most beautiful coastline on the entire island, but also preserves an ancient castle and a historic center that has been restored in recent years. The old Castello district deserves a special mention.
We also have to talk about Alghero, a city located in the province of Sassari. If you have the opportunity to visit this place it will be as if you traveled to the time medieval. With narrow cobbled streets, this city is surrounded by ancient walls and fortified towers. In addition, it houses historical buildings, small squares and shops.
Castelsardo is also located in the province of Sassari, a town located on a rock that offers wonderful views Sea. Here you can discover the medieval castle of the Doria and the walls, as well as different religious buildings of interest.
The city of Orgosolo has nothing to do with the others but, without a doubt, it is also worth visiting. And it is that, although for centuries it was considered one of the most dangerous localities in the world, when registering a large number of deaths by revenge, today it surprises by the murals that adorn its facades.
Another corner that we want to recommend is Bosa, a small town located in the northwest of the island that preserves the typical buildings of Sardinian and Mediterranean architecture. In fact, their houses colors they are charming. Of course, we must highlight the Malaspina Castle, from the 12th century.
As we mentioned at the beginning, Sardinia preserves important historical vestiges. One of the most important is in Barumini, a municipality located 50 km north of Cagliari. We are referring to Su Nuraxi, a complex of Nuragic culture recognized by the Unesco as a World Heritage Site.
Of course, we must also highlight Tharros, an ancient coastal city of Sardinia that is currently a site archaeological. Founded by the Phoenicians, the city is now an open-air museum, and in fact excavations are still ongoing.
Nuraghe di Palmavera
Another site worth visiting is the Nuraghe di Palmavera (Nuragas de Palmavera), located very close to Alghero. It is a town of culture nuragic which is very well preserved. If you have the opportunity to visit this place you can do it on your own or hire a guided tour.
As it could not be otherwise, we also have to talk about the Grotto of Neptune, a grotto that houses magnificent formations karst. More than 10 million years old, it was discovered in the 18th century by a local fisherman. Since then, it has been a major tourist attraction.
The Gorropu Gorge
Finally, we want to talk about the Gorropu Gorge, an open crevice hidden in the Supramonte mountain range. It is one of the most canyons deep from Europe and is surrounded by legends.
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