Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
- 7 Nights
- 13 Aug 2016
- Half Board
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Sardinia holidays whisk you away to the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Sardinia is just a short ferry ride away from it's sister island Sicily and the French island of Corsica.
There are three mountain ranges in Sardinia with the highest peak being in the middle of the island called Punta La Marmora in the Gennargentu mountain range. The island has a few major rivers the longest being Tirso which flows into the Mediterranean Sea and measures over ninety four miles in length. Sardinia has a Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and mild winters. The mountain climate tends to be cooler and wetter, in the winter it's not uncommon to see snow fall in the higher peaks.
Italian is the most spoken language in Sardinia but inland traditional Sardinian is widely spoken and is used for folk songs and poetry. Sardinia holidays give you the opportunity to visit the largest vineyard in Europe the renowned Sella and Mosca which is situated close to Alghero. There are three main airports in Sardinia, Olbia on the northeast coast,Alghero on the northwest coast and Cagliari on the south coast. There are also four main ferry ports.
Sardinia is a tourist haven attracting visitors to its magnificent beaches offering isolated sandy coves, picturesque harbours and natural beauty. Throughout the year the island plays host to an abundance of festivals, where you will see traditional costumes, local handicrafts, hear local music with plenty of traditional dancing. Late deals to Sardinia offer the chance to sample a fantastic array of food stalls offering traditional Sardinian cuisine and delicacies.
Costa Smeralda on the northeast coast of Sardinia is the main tourist resort, offering a six mile stretch of unspoilt golden sandy beaches that are backed by luxury hotels and private villas. Costa Smeralda is frequented by rich and famous celebrities and the paparazzi due to its famous designer jewellers and boutiques including Cartier, Gucci, Prada, Versace and Armani. However supermarkets and general stores are also available in the resort.
The resort offers one of the finest yachting marinas in Europe and hosts world class regattas and races. It's undoubtedly one of the most impressive marinas in Europe. There are plenty of water sports on offer including sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing. Costa Smeralda offers one of the most beautiful places to play golf in the world taking in the impressive views over the resort. Nightlife offers a range of choices from laid back bars to lively discos, if you want to party head to The Billionaire Club famously owned by Flavio Briatore.