27 Nov SARDINIA SOAKED IN NATURE AND HISTORY
According to definition Sardinia is considered an island in the Mediterranean sea with blue waters, green-yet-rugged earth in different seasons, and rocky coastlines interrupted occasionally by white sandy beaches.
As Italy’s second largest island, it attracts a lot of tourists
Costa Smeralda is a well-known seaside attraction that draw many people looking for incontaminated beaches, wealthy yacht-owners, and jet-set travelers during the summer high season. Other attractions, such as the medieval town of Alghero, are popular among those who want to explore places which are interesting under a natural and also historic point of view. For most visitors, these few places are the interesting places of Sardinia.
Not only beach and sea
However, the island’s true magic, especially from a nature point of view, is its interior and its less-accessible sections of coastline. These sometimes-rugged, always-scenic places are characterized by their agriculture, natural landscapes, and the inhabitants’ general sense of quiet life. Low-carbon vacation possible no matter what section of island you choose to explore.
How to get around?
Sardinia’s tourism infrastructure is focused on its cities and high touristic beach destinations. So it’s easy to reach these places by train, hired car or express bus. Transit services are a little bit scarcer in less-visited parts of the island. Biking, hiking and even taking a steam train are alternative way of transportation. Small farmhouse inns and local markets make an environmentally friendly, locally focused.
Sardinia can be traversed without a car. For people planning to hike or bike into the wilds of the island and have the time to move a bit more slowly, bus or train travel is a viable option.
A train system crosses the island. It stops in the capital, Cagliari, and main towns like Oristano and Sassari, which are way stations for eco-tourists on their way to trailheads or national parks. Buses can be used to get to smaller, in-between villages that often offer easier access to eco-attractions.
The ARST (Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti) is the best bus option because of its number of routes and overall range. For simply sightseeing, the island’s trenino verde (literally, little green train) steam train lines are a unique option. Though not generally used for Point A to Point B purposes, these trains do allow people to start in a hub town and get a taste of the local scenery and nature without any strenuous efforts.
Porto Conte Regional Park, a convenient stop for people visiting the historic town of Alghero, is known for its beautiful coastal landscapes.