For a quieter holiday, Oliena takes you into the island’s rural landscapes, while Santa Teresa Gallura has some pretty beaches drenched in the warm Italian sunshine.
Holidays in North Sardinia take you to undiscovered natural landscapes and the heart of Italian culture. It’s perfect for couples wanting to explore Italy at its untouched best, plus there are plenty of glamorous resorts where you can relax in style.
Get to know Italy’s natural landscapes as you explore the lakes, forests, and rugged coastlines. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to hike or mountain bike during your holiday in North Sardinia.
For markets teeming with excellent handmade Italian goods, head to the town of Badesi. It’s ideal for a morning trip, before you spend the afternoon on the white sands of Badesi Mare Beach.
For even more beautiful beaches, head to Stintino, which juts out from the northwest of Sardinia. This is the place to book a boat trip across to the nature reserve in Asinara, which is well worth a visit. If you feel like delving into culture, then there are castles and archaeological sites dating back to the medieval period.
You can tuck into the most incredible cuisine in North Sardinia! The island’s fishing heritage delivers exquisite seafood to tables with views. Plenty of local dishes feature fresh produce from the island’s farms, while the emerald vineyards produce some truly spectacular bottles of wine.
What’s more, if you’re looking to find the best local gelato, your Citalia Personal Travel Planner is always on hand to help!
Our Ultimate Sardinia self-drive holiday is an ideal starting point. This allows you to go off-the-beaten-track as you stumble upon undiscovered beaches, historic towns and some excellent restaurants. Witness the geographic and cultural differences of the island as you venture from exclusive North Sardinia down to the family-friendly resorts of South Sardinia.
For the ultimate coastal holiday in Italy, we recommend a combined Sorrento and North Sardinia holiday. Spend 10 days exploring the coastline, visiting unique cultural sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum and taking in the old world charm and new world prestige of the Amalfi Coast.
The closest airport to the resorts in North Sardinia is Olbia (OLB). Direct flights to Olbia are available from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester and London Luton and take approximately 2 hours.
Sardinia is a summer destination, with the season generally running from May to early October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August and this is when the towns and beaches are at their busiest. However, Sardinia also enjoys a mild climate in spring and autumn with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. May, June and September are ideal months to visit for those wanting to avoid the busiest crowds and still enjoy warm weather.
At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.
You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.