Sardinia

                                                                                                   

A sailing paradise
Sardinia is Italy's second largest island and is a must for the yachtsman cruising the Mediterranean. Geographically it is very much varied, and has been described as being "a miniature continent" and a tour of the countryside is recommended.

The island is also home of the Costa Smeralda, the exclusive summer holiday resort, founded by the Aga Khan. Porto Cervo is the leading Marina of the island. The many islands of the Archipelago of La Maddalena provide excellent sailing and cruising. The French island of Corsica is just 9 nautical miles away, across the Bonifacio Straits.

The circumnavigation of Sardinia can be recommended, visiting from Porto Cervo, Poltu Quatu, Palau, Porto Rafael, La Maddalena, Porto Massimo, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Stintino, Castel Sardo, Porto Torres (industrial) Alghero, Bosa, (Tharros  Arbus), Carloforte on the island of San Pietro, Santa Margherita di Pula (Nora), Cagliari, Villasimius, Arbatax, Cala Gonone, Siniscola, Porto Ottiolu, Puntaldia, Olbia, Golfo Aranci, Porto Rotondo and Portisco. 

Sardinia has a very warm and sunny climate, the southern part being the hottest.

           

Average temperatures in Sardinia:

                                       June to September                 28

                                       September to November        20

                                       December to March              15

                                       April to June                         23

The Costa Smeralda, on the northern part of the island, lies on the same parallel as Naples and has an excellent climate, with very mild winters. The heat of summer is refreshed by the frequent Mistral wind.

Average rainfall:
From May to October the average rainfall is 25 mm.

Thunderstorms average from June to September about 1.5 days per month. From April to June and from September to October, they average three days per month.

Summer holidays are therefore guaranteed to be sunny, with only a minimum of bad weather.

The mild winters make Sardinia an ideal place for retirement, considering also its proximity to the rest of Europe and the variety of the countryside and its natural environment, being in effect a miniature continent. There are infinite archeological sites to visit and numerous itineraries for sight-seeing.


Useful LINKS

Marinas of Sardinia

How to get to Sardinia

Cruising the Costa Smeralda

The Sardinian Regional Site 

The Porto Cervo Estate Agency

Sardinia On Line

History of Sardinia by Francesco Cesare Casula 

A brief History of Sardinia by Laurence Camillo

Sunshine Estates -     European property specialists 

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