Sardinia & Porto Cervo
The second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia has incredibly rugged highlands and kilometres of beautiful unspoilt coastline with stunning crystal clear water. The beautiful Costa Smeralda, and Porto Cervo in particular, is a hot spot for the rich and famous and favourite holiday spot for Italians. Sardinia or Sardegna is known for its sandy beaches, charming sea towns and archaeological ruins. Beyond its glamorous allure, Sardinia offers a wealth of natural wonders and cultural treasures. From the rugged mountain ranges of Gennargentu to the mysterious Nuragic archaeological sites, the island is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Savoring the island's traditional cuisine, which includes dishes like roasted suckling pig and fresh seafood, is a must for experiencing the authentic flavors of Sardinia.
When to visit
High Season (Jul–Aug)
- Higher prices, especially surrounding Ferragosto (15 August), and roads and beaches are packed.
- Festival season in Taormina, Palermo, Piazza Armerina and elsewhere.
- Hot days good for the beach.
Shoulder (Apr–Jun & Sep–Oct)
- Best period for good weather coupled with chepaer prices.
- Spring is ideal for coastal hiking, wildflowers and local produce.
- Colourful religious festivities during Easter
Low Season (Nov–Mar)
- Accommodation prices drop.
- Days are shorter, weather is colder and offshore islands and coastal resorts largely shut down.
- Experience local culture without the crowds.