“Madam, yeh jagah toh main pehli baar dekh rahaan hoon” exclaims the security guard at the entrance of IGI Airport. This is because for most Indians, the idea of a vacation to Italy is linked to Rome, Milan, Venice or Florence. If you’re looking for a brilliant Italian break without the noise and stress of the mainland, we have the perfect destination for you.
Sardinia or Sardegna (Italian) is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. It holds the title of one of Europe’s most geologically ancient bodies and is populated in various waves of immigration from prehistory to recent times. This is an island of coastal drives, millions of sheep and wild interiors. Believe the hype when they say Sardinia has dreamy & dazzling beaches – Yes, the sand really is that white & the sea is the creamiest blue. Sardinia was love at first sight for me. The coastal trails to explore are numerous; the hidden bays to kayak to are countless and the mountains to climb are right there for you to conquer. It is quite the deceptive island as it looks small on paper but once unraveled is definitely on the larger size.
Sardinia has its own language, tradition, culture, cuisine and history and hence Sardinians are very proud of their island, just like they should be. The island regularly tops polls of the world’s best beaches and is often compared to the Caribbean as their land holds snow-white shores and bluer-than-blue seas. It prides on superb diving spots and is home to a host of Roman ruins.