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.
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.
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.
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