50+ Things To Do In Sardinia

Are you looking for things to do in Sardinia?

I’ve put together a fraction of the many great things to see and do in Sardinia, this list should give you some ideas to get started with.

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What To Do Outdoors

  1. Visit the Capo Caccia Lighthouse which stands on the edge of a cliff near Alghero
  2. Explore the mind-blowing rock formations at capo testa in the Valle Della Luna 
  3. Visit the nearby islands, Asinara Island, Sant’Antioco, and La Madellana
  4. Walk down into a sacred well which is thousands of years old – at Santa Cristina near Paulino, there is also a Nuraghic village and an old monastery here.
  5. Walk around a Petrified Forest in Martis
  6. Check out some of the churches that can be found in the countryside all across Sardinia
  7. Walk the City Walls of Alghero – Combined with the lovely sea views, this walk is a splendid way to spend an hour or two
  8. Take a walking tour of the Orgosolo murals – the murals transform the village into an open-air art museum
  9. Make a road trip along the coastline, finding untouched beaches
  10. Find a wine tours, sample the rich Sardinia wine, while traversing through the vines
  11. Join the Electric Bike Naturalistic Tour in Cagliari, exploring the Molenttargius-Saline Natural Park, as you look out for Flamingos and Marine Birds, the tour passes along beaches and covers around 20 kilometres
  12. Watch Cagliari Calcio, if you’re into football why not watch Cagliari play in Serie A, the team have strengthened over recent years, and play some very exciting football at their home ground
  13. Go Kayaking in one of the many locations on the island
  14. Go for a hiking trip
  15. Visit the marvellous remains of an engineering marvel in the south-west of Sardinia – the old mining site of Sulcis Iglesiente resting on the cliff edges offers incredible views
  16. Drive the scenic SP71 road from Porto Teulada to Chia, offering some of the most panoramic views on the island
  17. Sail around the island with a chartered sailboat
  18. Visit the Gennargentu mountain range to gain a new perspective of Sardinia

Culture And History

  1. Visit the Nuragic complex of Barumini – spark your curiosity for the Nuraghic civilisation 
  2. Spend the morning at the National Archaeological MuseumOpens in a new tab. in Cagliari is the largest and most important museum in Sardinia
  3. Visit the birthplace of Sardinia’s most famous writer – at The Deleddiano Museum, in Nuoro
  4. Go On An Underground Tour Of Cagliari 
  5. Explore the castles of Sardinia
  6. Go up Alghero Cathedral Bell Tower and enjoy the view over the city
  7. Visit the archaeological site of Nora, an ancient city that used to be very powerful

Beaches And Nature

  1. Visit Cagliari’s Botanical Gardens – Most people don’t know this, but Botanical gardens in Cagliari are one of the most famous in Italy
  2. Enjoy The Beauty Of The Sos Molinos Waterfalls – Hidden away one kilometre south of Santu Lussurgiu is the beautiful Sos Molinos Waterfall. 
  3. Marvel at the elephant rock near castlesardo
  4. Head to Molentargius nature park to spot some flamingoes
  5. Spend the day at Poetto beach – With a length of 8 km, the beautiful Poetto beach stretches from Sella del Diavolo and marks its end at Quartu Sant’Elena 
  6. Spend a day on the uninhabited island of Asinara. This national park is only accessible by tour so be sure to book in advance
  7. Take the ferry from Palau to La Maddalena, and explore the most picturesque beaches on the island
  8. Visit the Bue Marino Caves in the Gulf of Orosei
  9. Spend a summers day swimming in the swimming pool like shores of Stintino

Entertainment And Events

  1. Listen to some Sardinian folk singing – Cantu a tenore is the most ancient Sardinian music, created by during long moments of isolation watching over their sheep
  2. Internation Street Food Festival held in Sant’Antico. Four days of good food, with entertainment and concerts each night, taking place in April
  3. Taste the wine at Bosa Wine Festival in June
  4. Sardinian Craft Beer Festival in Alghero
  5. Autunno in Barbagia – Discover the most authentic traditions of Sardinia, across 32 villages in the heart of Sardinia. The events take place across the whole of Autumn
  6. Gurotonno is a festival of fishing and tuna that takes place on San Pietro island every June
  7. Chill out at Time In Jazz festival in Berchidda, a full week of open-air concerts in the beautiful Sardinia countryside, it takes place in August

Things To Eat And Drink

  1. Order a shot of Mirto after a meal – Mirto is a type of liqueur from Sardinia and neighbouring Corsica. Its made from myrtle berries which grow on both islands
  2. Have lunch at a Sardinian Agriturismo in the countryside and taste authentic Sardinia cuisine
  3. Have a sweet Sardinian treat – Torrone is a traditional sweet made from honey, egg whites, almonds, and nuts. It can be found almost everywhere in Sardinia. It originated from Tonara a village in the mountainous heart of Sardinia, every year on Easter Monday there is a feast dedicated to this chewy sweet treat.
  4. Try the food in Alghero – Settle in at any café lining the piazzas of the old town or a restaurant along the sea walls to get the best of taste and sight. The mix of Catalan and Sardinian cuisine will have your taste buds crying in delight.
  5. Sit outside a bar with a bottle of Sardinian’s beer Ichnusa
  6. Spend the evening in Bosa, sampling the delicious Malvasia di Bosa, before wandering the streets to find a charming restaurant
  7. Order Seadus, another sweet treat from Sardinia, a pastry filled with cheese and served warm with honey
  8. Wander through San Benedetto Market in Cagliari, sampling the many local products, and hosts one of the largest fresh produce markets in Europe

Jason Matthew Warland

Sardinia is a place beyond time. I visited the island for the first time over five years ago to volunteer on a farm. Now, I am living in the United Kingdom, working in regenerative agriculture (biodynamictrainee.com) but every time I have a holiday it will be in Sardinia. And maybe one day I will be able to combine my passions for agriculture and Sardinia together once again. Thanks for reading the article I hope it was useful to you.

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