Holidays in Sardinia
Holidays in Sardinia: Travel Deals, Events and Tourist Information
November 13, 2015


To many people, Europeans included, there are blurred lines in their knowledge of islands in the Mediterranean. Sardinia is often attributed a French nationality, or mistaken for Sicily. Visitors to the island soon realise, however, that it has a strong individual identity and, whilst enjoying being Italian, it is first and foremost Sardinian. Read more »
May 14, 2015

May in SardiniaWhat to do in Sardinia in May: events for your diary
The month of May in Sardinia, with its flowering landscapes and warm breezes, has many events programmed for all tastes. The main happenings on the island scheduled for May are as follows:

From 18th April until 31st May, the 19th edition of Monumenti Aperti is taking place across Sardinia. Read more »

April 10, 2015


Sardinia has recently been in the international press for its longevity statistics: the number of centenarians on the island is twenty times higher than in the US. Genetic studies in collaboration with the NIH have shown that circa 20 percent is due to genetics, with many other factors contributing.
National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner, identifying Blue Zones around the world that have a high incidence of citizens living to and beyond the age of 100, has studied lifestyle habits in these areas for over a decade. Read more »

March 20, 2014

This-morning at dawn, a thick layer of fog hung over the island of Sardinia. I saw it from my rooftop terrace in the heart of the old town in Cagliari, right on top of the hill, but facebook posts soon revealed the whole island was enveloped in an unusual, heavy mist. Read more »

July 13, 2012

Byssus The silky filament which the Pinna nobilis, a species of saltwater clam, uses to attach itself to the seabed is known as byssus. Who first took this byssus and used it as a fabric via a process of spinning and weaving is not known, nor is when this discovery took place, but this ‘sea-silk’ has a long history, and is even mentioned in the Bible! Read more »

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