Sardinia the little continent
Sardinia has a lot of names: one of them is Ichnousa, sole of a shoe,
this was the name the old greeks gave the island because of its shape.
According a myth, God had forgotten Sardinia when he created the world.
Only when the angels call attention, that the island was naked and uninhabited,
God repaired: gorgeous mountains with caves and grotto, forests, steer
clips in front of the sea and miles of long of sandy and beautiful beaches,
turquoise sea water and deserts with impressive dunes. Because of its varied
vegetation, biodiversity and landscape Sardinia is also called the little
Sardinia is after Sicily the second largest island of the Mediterranean
with a superficial of 24,000 square kilometer with a length of 270 kilometers
and an amplitude of 145 kilometers. The inhabitants are about 1,6 Millions
and concentrated mainly in the provincial capitals like Cagliari, Nuoro,
Oristano, Sassari and Obia.
In general the vacation island Sardinia enjoys a mild climate with average
air temperatures of 17 degrees. Autumn and spring are very pleasant and
ideal for exploration trips of the unspoilt island. In summer the air temperature
can reach 40 degrees in the shade and the average water-temperature is
about 23 degrees. The coldest months are December and January with approx.
7 degrees and the possibility of rainy periods. In the central areas of
the island the temperature can reach below freezing point because of the
altitude of the terrain. In Gennargentu's mountains in the coldest periods
snow is common, in fact at Fonni there is the island’s only ski resort.
The wind climatology of Sardinia is dominated by the mistral, a fresh
and usually dry sea breeze, blowing throughout the year but most frequently
in winter and spring.
Sardinia – more than sea
Sardinia is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, inviting coves and
its clear and multicolored sea water, where swimming and diving is a real
delight. But Sardinia is more, featuring rugged landscapes with canyons
and caves in the hinterland, wide deserts with high sandy dunes especially
on the southwest coast, the fascinating prehistoric nuragic culture with
its impressive stone-build monuments and towers and the ruins of Punic,
Roman and Phoenician towns like Tharros and Nora and last but not least
the generous hospitality and cordiality of the people makes a visit worth
also in spring, autumn and winter.