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Mediterranean magic: The best things to do in Sardinia

Mediterranean magic: The best things to do in Sardinia

Ten things you must do in Sardinia

1 Visit a vineyard. Sardinia produces lots of excellent wine, particularly the light to medium-bodied Cannonau r.

2 Mix with the super-yacht set at the island’s most glamorous resort, Porto Cervo. It’s a shopper’s paradise, too, brimming with cosmopolitan style.

3 Learn to dive. Sardinia has some of the clearest water you’ll ever see and an amazing array of marine caves and underwater cliffs to explore.

4 Take a boat excursion to the glorious Maddalena islands. This stunning archipelago off the north coast of Sardinia has beaches to rival anywhere in the Caribbean.

5 Step back in time at one of the island’s many ancient sites. Sardinia is home to a host of Roman, Phoenician, and prehistoric Nuragic ruins and burial sites.

6 Get your walking boots on and explore the Gola Su Gorropu, an isolated and dramatic gorge described as “Europe’s Grand Canyon”.

7 Play a round of golf. There are several excellent golf courses here, including Is Molas, which regularly hosts the Italian Open.

8 Saddle up. Sardinia has a deep-rooted equestrian tradition (jockeys Frankie Dettori and Andrea Atzeni both hail from the island) and offers a range of riding and trekking experiences.

9 Explore the Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune’s Grotto), a stunning sea cave near Alghero that bristles with stalagmites and stalactites, reflected in an underground lake.

10 Get haggling at a food market. San Benedetto in Cagliari and Olbia’s farmers’ market in the Piazza Mercato are a sensory overload of sights, sounds, scents and flavours.  

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