Sardinia is a breathtakingly beautiful island in the Mediterranean, a favourite of hikers and beachgoers alike. As well as an endless pastoral landscape, Sardinia boasts a great many hidden gems.
The Costa Smeralda is the area of Sardinia most popular with tourists, featuring nightlife, restaurants and golf clubs interspersed amongst glorious white beaches. However, many people prefer the quieter countrysides of Sardinia, and indeed they have a great deal to offer.
Those with a love of history should first visit Orgosolo, once known as village of the murderers due to the tendency of bandits to roam there. Its museums and murals speak to the town's exciting past, and its B&Bs are simple, warm and friendly.
A few kilometres away from Orgosolo sits the municipality of Mamoiada, the carnival town, famous for its masks and costumes. Drop by to witness the amazing displays. Those who love to walk have a huge variety of routes to choose from in Sardinia - coastal paths, forests, mountains. Many hotels also offer bikes that visitors can rent out, which is often a popular option with children. And after a long day's exploring the stunning scenery, visitors to Sardinia can relax in any of Sardinia's restaurants and sample their delicious Italian food and Cannonau wines.