Sardinia is well-known for its crystal-clear waters and magnificent white sandy beaches. But there’s one thing many often overlook…
Hidden in the valley of the River Antas, in the mountains of Sardinia’s southwest Sulcis Iglesiente, you’ll find the spectacular Temple of Antas.
“When you travel anywhere around the island of Sardinia, you’ll eventually come across the ruins of seemingly isolated circular or honeycomb shaped stone towers – these stone towers are called Nuraghe.”
Do Sardinians live for a long time? Well, on average Sardinia has 10 times more centenarians than the USA – one of the highest percentages in the world!
“Sardinians obviously speak Italian – but not only. The main local language, inherent to the island of Sardinia, is Sardinian or Su Sardu.”
“Now, it’s no secret that a large part of what keeps the economy going in Sardinia is tourism. So, if you find yourself reading this, it’s probably because you’re thinking of travelling to Sardinia this summer.”
“Looking on the brighter side of things, life in Sardinia is gradually returning to a new kind of normal.”
For this chapter of Viva La Dolce Vita’s ‘Beginner’s Guide to Sardinia’ I’ve decided to cover the Sardinia’s main city, the Mediterranean jewel, Cagliari.
“If last week’s post about Sardinian maggot cheese Casu Marzu left a bad taste in your mouth, don’t worry, Sardinia has plenty of other great local food worth trying!”
“Cheese aficionados often liken the taste of Casu Marzu to a stronger type of Gorgonzola.”