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Top 4 Things To Do in Sardinia

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Photograph of a man and a woman riding bicycles on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Beautiful scenery. As if they are on a yacht charter and are adventuring on bikes above the yacht


Planning a luxury sailing charter?,   Or a week cruising on a motoryacht?  Sardinia is truly a cruising paradise. Specifically, with crystal clear waters and quiet anchorages.

Last week, we introduced our readers to the enchanted island. In other words, through our blog post called Sardinia’s location off the coast of Italy.


Today, we take a look at the island, itself.  We surely recommend top four things to do in Sardinia.


1.  Visit BOSA.  Away from the coast, much of the countryside is mountainous.  It has innumerable charming villages and hotels.  In addition, restaurants and incredible views.  Along the coast, however, is a special small town worth a visit. It is Bosa.  This 12th century town is situated on the west coast.  Specifically, north of Oristano, in a valley on the Temo.  It is the only navigable river in Sardinia. 

The city is overlooked by the Castello Malaspina.  The castle dates to 1112.  To the south of the Castle, specifically on the north bank next to the bridge, is the Bosa Cathedral.  This structure is from the fifteenth century. Inside is a splendid interior of marble statues.  Additionally, nineteenth century frescos.  The nearby Bosa Marina Beach is regularly voted the cleanest beach in Italy.

Travel Tip

Are you arriving via a luxury mega yacht charter vessel?  If so, the Bosa Marina is just 2 kilometers from the town of Bosa.  The marina accommodates yachts up to 50 meters.  Most of the slips are for smaller yachts. For this reason, call in advance to secure a reservation. Especially during peak summer periods. 



2.  Ride the TRENINO VERDE.   In the summer, the Trenino Verde tourist train runs from Palau. Further, south through the mountains.  It is a beautiful route. For example, it meanders its way slowly through the hills.  It is a way to see the interior of Sardinia.  One of the stops is the small village of Sant’Antonio di Gallura. It is a true farming village on a hillside. Finally overlooking the Diga Liscia lake. The old center of the village is charming.  It groups around the piazza and church of Sant’Antonio.  The town has few visitors in the summer. However, it is a typical Gallurese working village.  If you prefer to be surrounded by local residents rather than other tourists, this is the place for you.


Travel Tip

Stop by the Capichera winery.   Pick up several bottles of their famous Classico white wines.  These wines feature dry, rounded and mouthfilling flavors of juicy, aromatic fruit. In addition, a long, lingering finish, rich in tangy minerals.



3.  See the NURAGHI.  They look like man-made beehives.  The Nuraghi are stone dwellings dating back to the bronze age.  They only exist on Sardinia. The exact use of these structures remains unknown.  Scientists speculate they were possibly used as religious temples. On the other hand, possibly as military strongholds.  There are over 6000 of these stones on the island.  The most famous Nuraghe is Nuraxi su Barumini.  In specific, it is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  Barumini is located at approximately 60 kilometers north of Cagliari.  This is the capital of Sardinia.



4.  Explore PARCO NAZIONALE dell’ ARCIPELAGO di MADDALENA.  La Maddalena is a national park located in the north of Sardinia. On clear days, you can see the coastline of the French island of Corsica.  Moreover, from the most northern island of La Maddalena, Isola Razzoli. Luxury sailing charter guests love this destination as most of the islands in this archipelago can only be reached by boat.  Here, visitors glimpse unspoilt nature and stunning views.  In addition, the kindness of friendly, local residents.

Travel tip – hire a local guide for a hiking excursion.  A handful of residents trained and licensed are environmental hiking guides leading hiking tours of the islands.   Scuba is another popular adventure in the archipelago and several dive operators have shops on La Maddalena including Area 11 Diver and Scuba Point.

Dazzling beaches, clear water, ancient fortress cities, and modern port towns make Sardinia a “must” stopover for any Western Mediterranean yachting vacation.



Help us round out our list from a “Top four” to a “Top five”  review.  In specific, of the best Sardinia has to offer.  Tell us your favorite thing to do there!  Contact  the 1-800 YACHT CHARTERS destination team with your travel tips for sightseeing in Sardinia.

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