About SardiniaIf you’ve never been to Sardinia before, you might expect the island to be a condensed carbon copy of the Italian mainland. But, you’d be wrong. Not only is the language different, with Sardinian or Sardo as commonly spoken as Italian, but the architecture is unique too. This is because the island was once a natural pit stop for empires journeying through the Mediterranean Sea, with the Phoenicians, Vandals and Byzantines all leaving their mark. The influence that’s most obvious is the Spanish one, with Alghero colonised by the Spanish Catalans for hundreds of years, and the town’s street signs still written in Catalan and the design of the cathedral shouting about its Catalan roots. The beaches are also something special, with the north coast alone boasting 80 coves, and the seductive Emerald Coast and fishing village of Isola Rossa offering some of the best-looking beaches in Europe, with gin-clear waters perfect for snorkelling. And, of course, the island has its own passion for food and wine, with roast suckling pig and myrtle-stuffed wild boar just some of the cookbook-worthy dishes on offer.
Weather in Sardinia
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Sardinia