Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily; Sardinia serves up a lovely blend of sea, sand and history. Thousands of nuraghe (stone buildings) dot the landscape, proof that people have been enjoying the lovely climate here for millennia.
From posh Costa Smerelda in the north to medieval Alghero in the northwest to the lively capital of Cagliari in the south, and with many picturesque towns and unspoiled sandy beaches in between, Sardinia’s got a little something for everyone.
You must visit it at least once. Although Sardinia is surrounded by the clear waters of the Mediterranean, the island itself is relatively dry and has only one natural lake. However, several man-made lakes have been constructed, including Lake Omodeo which was constructed in the 1920’s and was for many years the largest reservoir in Europe.
Borders: a Ovest: Mar di Sardegna; a Nord: Mar Tirreno; a Est: Mar Tirreno; a Sud: Mar Tirreno.
Territory: The Sardinian territory is predominantly hilly and mountainous. There are numerous highlands and valleys. The plain extends predominantly in the area between the Gulf of Cagliari and the Gulf of Oristano.
Rivers: The principal river is the Tirso, but the richest of the water is the Flumendosa, which is born from Gennargentu.
Lakes: The majority of the lakes are artificial:
Lago San Gilla
Lago di Baratz
Climate: The climate is generally mild, influenced by air masses from the Atlantic, from Africa and the Arctic. The weather is sunny.