Sardinia region

Sardinia is one of the most popular destinations for people who love aquatic sports and seaside holidays, not only for its natural beauty and geographical position but also for its history. The sea around this large Mediterranean island is among the most beautiful and transparent all over the world. In fact D.H. Lawrence in his famous book 'The Sea and Sardinia' wrote that Sardinia was a land like no other.

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THE EMERALD COAST

The Emerald coast with its pearl, Porto Cervo, combines the sweet shades of colors of the sea with the history and culture of a region that has old traditions, as well as a cheerful and colorful night life. Porto Cervo was named after its enchanting cove, which looks like the antlers of a deer; its Old Port is considered the best-equipped tourist port in the Mediterranean Sea. In the north of the Bay, we can find Porto Cervo Marina, a charming and picturesque location where you should definitely visit the church of Stella Maris, which contains a painting by El Greco and an organ of the 17th century. Porto Rotondo is a famous location too; it overlooks the ample Gulf of Cugnana and is full of villas and piazzas embedded in a splendid natural environment. Those who prefer the mountains instead of the sea can explore the area of Gennargentu, the biggest range of mountains in Sardinia, with its peculiar landscape, where Man and Nature met and decided that the former should have the priority.

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NURAGHE - MEGALITHIC EDIFICIES

Nuraghe is the main type of ancient megalithic edifice found in Sardinia. Today it has come to be the symbol of Sardinia and its distinctive culture, the Nuragic civilization. The typical nuraghe is situated in a panoramic spot and has the shape of a truncated conical tower resembling a beehive. The structure has no foundations and stands only by virtue of the weight of its stones, which may weigh as much as several tons as some nuraghes are more than 20 mts height. There are more than 8,000 nuraghes still existent in Sardinia and are most prevalent in the northwest and south-central parts of Sardinia. The most important town with nuragic traces is Su Nuraxi di Barumini, near Cagliari, inscribed on the World Heritage List by Unesco. The highest and most imposing nuraghe is the Nuraghe Sant' Antine near the village of Torralba. Other famous nuraghes are near Alghero, Orroli, Macomer, Abbasanta and Villanovaforru.

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