Jan 4, 12, 5:02 pm
Anyone know much about the island and if it is a nice place to visit? Obviously it would be nice to visit anywhere in Italy, but you know what I mean. We've hit most places in Europe over the years and like to work in a few non-traditional touristy places like this. I know it is sort of touristy if you are Beyonce and go to Porto Cervo on a yacht, but we'd probably be in Cagliari as a base and drive around and check out the glitz as well as the other side of the island. Anyone ever been?
Jan 4, 12, 6:29 pm
I was in Sardinia in late October 2009. It was wonderful. Extraordinary food and there are some great prehistoric sites in the interior.
Jan 5, 12, 12:12 am
A friend and I spent two weeks in Sardinia in spring 2006 and absolutely adored it. It depends upon what you like, of course. We're allergic to glitz, so we avoided the Costa Smeralda, but we both like history, folklore, archaeology, wild landscape, interesting architecture, and good food, all of which we found in abundance.
Are you really thinking of basing in Cagliari and zipping up to the northeast as a daytrip, though? Don't underestimate distances--Cagliari to Porto Cervo is more than 4 hours drive each way on the (few) fast roads. And for us, at least, it was poking around the back roads that was most rewarding. We split our stay between 3 bases: flew into Alghero and stayed in Bosa, then in Cagliari, and then at an agriturismo near Dorgali, and flew out of Olbia.