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Sardinia at a Glance

Wild Sardinia offers a completely different culture and experience than the Italian mainland. You'll find the highest concentration of resorts along the Coasta Smeralda and plenty of vacationers from northern Europe. Off the beaten-track, however, Sardinia offers rugged hillsides, remote villages and a traditional lifestyle that still remains. 

Sardinia's hot climate makes beaches a popular destination, however, if you come in the spring or the autumn, you'll miss the crowds and be able to enjoy some of the island's other delights. Inland Sardinia is home to the last bastions of traditional culture. You'll also find pockets of locals speaking Catalan. 

While many of Sardinia's towns and cities can be hot, close and a bit depressing, the medieval city of Bosa as well as the Catalan city of Alghero are fascinating and beautiful places to visit.


What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Regional Airport Costa Smeralda Airport
      • Regional Airport Fenosu Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Italy if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. For more information, visit an Italian Consulate's office. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Sardinia can be broiling hot in the summer and enjoys a warm, Mediterranean climate year-round. 

      Safety Concerns Watch out for the pick pockets and scammers that frequent Italy's tourist attractions. Protect your belongings, and never leave them unattended.

      Health Concerns Sardinia has good drinking water and a good public health record. Stay healthy by practicing good personal hygiene.