7 Unusual Things To Do In Sardinia


Sardinia is packed full of peculiarities and unsolved mysteries. Often a combination of striking nature, ancient remains, and medieval rituals, this island has it all. If you get bored of the beaches, don’t worry, there is much more to Sardinia than its mesmerizing shorelines. I have had the pleasure to explore most of the quirky and mindblowing things on this list. 

Here’s the list of seven super strange and unusual things to see and do in Sardinia. Enjoy these hidden treasures!

  • Valle Della Luna: Crazy Rock Formations And Home To Hippies
  • Parco Archeologico Naturalistico Di Santa Cristina: A Well Made So Precisely That It Feels Egyptian, And Much More.
  • The Wax Anatomy Museum In Cagliari: Discover Your Body Through Wax Sculptures
  • If A Marathon Is Too Long, Would You Run 7km Barefoot: Witness The Annual Event Known As Corsa Degli Scalzi
  • Swim Under A Natural Arch In S’Achittu
  • Walk Around A Forest Without Trees In Martis
  • Visit An Engineering Marvel Resting On A Mesmerizing Cliff Edge

The island is a minefield of obscure, and incredible easter eggs. They can remain hidden to tourists unless you get into a conversation with the locals at the bar. This list I’ve put together here, I quite extensive so I know you won’t be able to visit them throughout your holiday. But I recommend you choose a couple. It won’t leave you disappointed. 

Also remember, the best things are often lurking close by. Regions will have unique celebrations — even a collection of nearby sites such as Nuraghi, caves, giants graves and much more, that will leave you stunned. So ask the local people, they would be happy to tell you about the incredible sites in their local area.

Let’s explore some of the most unusual things to see and do in Sardinia

sardinia rock formation

Explore The Mind-Blowing Rock Formations At Capo Testa

3 Kilometers from Santa Teresa di Gallura, in the north-east of Sardinia.

Take a walk across these rugged rocks; the formation looks from out of this planet. For millennia the strong winds have transformed these rocks in mystical formations, you can see all sorts of shapes resembling animals, mushrooms, and even the odd face. This contorted landscape is a great place to spend your day. The Capo Testa is also home to the Valle Della Luna. There are three bays so that you can go for a swim with a view of incredible rock formations. It feels like swimming on the moon. Since the 1980s hippies have camped on the Capo Testa, using the rock formations to make shelters to sleep. They usually stay until winter, when the conditions make it difficult to stay. On the night of the full moon, they are often a party in which everyone dances around a massive fire. 

This span of rocky coast is ideal for swimming, because of the shallow bays. It’s just great fun to wander around, climbing on rocks and choosing an excellent place for a picnic.

Walk Down Into An Sacred Well Thousands Of Years Old

Parco Archeologico Naturalistico Di Santa Cristina, Near Paulilatino, Province of Oristano

Do you want to see an ancient well that is built with such precision that it will blow your mind? It is part of a Nuragic village known as the Sanctuary of Santa Cristina in central-western Sardinia, although it may predate the Nuraghi. The well is on par with ancient sites of Peru or Egypt. The whole area is regarded as sacred A church complex was built within the village during the 11th Century. Incredible the structure of the well has remained almost unchanged over time. You can walk down the steps into the well and appreciate the incredibility precise stonework. There is a pool of water, which is illuminated by the sun by a small hole above the chamber.

The position of the well is oriented to allow sunlight in to shine on the water during the equinoxes. It aligns perfectly with the moon every 18 and a half years. The well includes an outer wall, which is shaped to represent fertility. 

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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