From the beaches of the Costa Smeralda to those of Cagliari, passing through the mountains concealing natural and cultural treasures, Sardinia is an island that reveals its riches throughout the year. Our advice for choosing the right travel dates, according to the calendar of festivities and your travel profile.
Sardinia enjoys a Mediterranean island climate. The Sardinian summer is hot, tempered by the Mistral and characterized by a low level of humidity which makes it possible to withstand the high summer temperatures, sometimes reaching 40°C in the center of the Italian island. In winter, the thermometer shows an average of 12°C and it is only in the interior regions that the mercury drops below zero. Precipitation is rare everywhere, especially in summer.
When is the best time to go to the beaches of Sardinia?
If the bathing season begins in June and ends in September, the Sardinian coasts can also be discovered in spring and autumn, when the temperatures are lower and the island is less crowded. Capital of Sardinia, Cagliari displays highs oscillating between 29°C and 34°C during the high season. Built on seven hills, which represent as many districts, the city is home to the Poetto Beach, one of the most beautiful on the island. Located in the northwest of Sardinia, Alghero is near the Capo Caccia beachwhich lends itself particularly well to nature excursions and bird watching.
In Gallurain the Northeast, is the famous Costa Smeralda which attracts thousands of travelers every year who come to bask on the fine sand of the beaches ofOlbia, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Porto Cervo Where San Teodoro. Forming a national park, the islands of the archipelago of La Maddalena will delight seabed enthusiasts who can dive in water at 24°C between July and September. Since castelsardoIn the region Sassarithe sublime beaches follow one another, like La Pelosawhich advances towards the island of Asinara.
Oristano is the ideal starting point to discover the west coast. In contrast to the north, nature is wilder there, with gigantic cliffs falling steeply into the sea. With nearly 50 km of beaches and rocky coves, the Costa Verde is a true paradise for travelers looking for idleness but also for kitesurfing and windsurfing enthusiasts who can take advantage of the windy spring conditions to indulge their passion. Do not miss to discover the swimming pool beacha spectacular oasis with its imposing fine sand dunes, shaped by the Mistral and up to 60 m high.
When is the best time to go to the lands and villages in Sardinia?
The best times for hiking in Sardinia are between May and June, and September and October. With an average temperature of 20°C in the mountains, these seasons offer ideal conditions for discovering the Su Gorroppu Gorgeone of the deepest in Europe, with its many paths, the most spectacular of which is that of the Sedda ar Bacca12 km long. Other hiking trails can be found in the vicinity of the Monte Tului, in the east of the island. The discovery of nuragic villages is also an excellent way to combine nature and culture. More than 7000 historical sites with remains of these villages are spread around the Sardinian mountains, the most important of which is in Tiscali. In April and May, wildflowers bloom around the sources of Su Gologonea natural wonder made up of small lakes, covered with high natural walls in the middle of forests.
Which is the best way to go for the traditional festivals of Sardinia?
Sardinia has proudly kept its folklore intact, marked by religious festivals and events linked to seasonal agricultural cycles. With its allegorical rites and its great popular participation between mid-January and the end of February, the Carnival opens with bonfires on the night of the Sant’Antonio. During this festival, at Oristanounfolds the colorful Sartiglia, an equestrian joust of Spanish origin. Easter, the most important festival on the island, is enriched with original elements such as the Lunissanti in Castelsardo, where a procession winds through the town, lit only by torches. In Cagliari, the month of May opens with the colorful parade of Hassledecorated floats drawn by oxen, on the occasion of the feast of Sant’Efisio.