1 Cagliari’s old town
Cagliari’s Castello quarter is the most atmospheric part of town, a dense warren of alleys girded by thick walls.
Although much of this Carthaginian and Roman archeological site is submerged under the sea, what remains – including mosaics, a theatre and baths – gives a good indication of the town’s former importance.
3 Su Nuraxi
Sardinia’s mysterious prehistoric nuraghi are strewn throughout the island, and this is one of the most impressive.
4 Sa Sartiglia, Oristano
One of the island’s most spectacular festivals, involving brilliant feats of equestrian prowess, fabulous costumes and lashings of medieval pageantry.
A vast mountain cave housing the remains of a prehistoric village.
Sardinia has secluded beaches along every coast; among the finest is that at La Pelosa, near Stintino.