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Romantic Guide to Sardinia

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If you're planning a romantic weekend in Sardinia, here are the most beautiful places you'll want to be with your partner, from a dinner in the medieval village of Castelsardo, to a walk along Alghero's city walls, to taking in the breathtaking sunset from Galleria Henry.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Like a Local

9 Places

4 City Tips

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9 Places

Sella del Diavolo

Other Outdoor Activities

Alghero

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Carloforte

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Bosa

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Citadel of Castelsardo

Castles

Aggius

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Tharros

Historic Sites

Galleria Henry Buggerru

Mines

Sadali

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Elena Z's City Tips

  • To get around in Sardinia, a car is highly recommended. Public transportation is not efficient, and you'll lose a lot of time.
  • If you visit a church in Sardinia, like everywhere else in Italy, wear something that covers your shoulders.
  • In Sardinia there are three airports: Cagliari (south), Alghero (northwest) and Olbia (northeast), as well as three main ports (Cagliari, Olbia and Porto Torres).
  • A 15% service gratuity is usually added to the cost of your meal at restaurants (unless otherwise specified).
  • Sella del Diavolo
    Other Outdoor Activities
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    Elena Z Says:

    The city of Cagliari has several 'belvedere' (strategic view points) both inside and outside the city center, where you can enjoy beautiful vistas: the quarter 'Castello,' Buoncammino, Castello San Michele and more. Sella del Diavolo, perched on a hilltop on a peninsula in the middle of the Gulf of Cagliari, is the best of the bunch. After one hour's walk, you'll reach its summit, and from there you can enjoy the stunning city view.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • At the very end of the street, have a drink at "La Paillotte." It's very romantic!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 74 Outdoor Activities in Cagliari
    • Nice little hike 22/08/2019
    • Perfect! 16/05/2019
    • Sella del Diavolo
  • Alghero
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    Elena Z Says:

    Alghero is a very special city in Sardinia, where they still speak a Catalan dialect. Enjoy a walk through the city, exploring its distinctive, narrow cobblestone streets and panoramic city walls, where you can pause for a glass of delicious white Vermentino wine while basking in the light sea breeze.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are many beautiful hotels in Alghero, but "Villas las Tronas" enjoys a very special position.
    • Visit Neptune's Cave, an impressive work of nature. Getting there makes for a romantic walk along the cliffs.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    • Alghero
  • Carloforte
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    Elena Z Says:

    This tiny and colorful town located on a island off the Sardinian coast, has a very special history, culture and even dialect. It was founded by a colony of Ligurian fishermen from Tabarka, an island off the coast of Tunisia, and is nowadays famous for its unique gastronomy: a mixture of traditional African recipes (cous cous), Ligurian flavors (pesto alla genovese and farinata) and local products (tuna fish).

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • In Capo Sandalo, in the very north of the island, you'll find the most western lighthouse in Italy.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Carloforte
  • Bosa
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    Elena Z Says:

    Bosa is one of the island's most beautiful cities, and the only one located by a river. Also famous for its castle, pleasant city center and amazing beaches, it's a stunning place to explore on foot, and the sweet wine produced here — Malvasia di Bosa DOC — is alone worth the visit.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Taste the famous "Malvasia di Bosa" at Su Camasinu, the wine bar owned by the Columbu family, one of the oldest winemakers in the region.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Bosa
  • Citadel of Castelsardo
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    Elena Z Says:

    Castelsardo is a medieval town located on a promontory, high above the sea. Stroll arm in arm around the old citadel and well-preserved city walls, and get to know the old women who still weave traditional baskets sitting along its streets.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Eat at the restaurant Sa guardiola, where you can enjoy dinner on a terrace with an amazing sea view.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #165 of 2 505 things to do in Sardinia
    • The Romance in Sardinia 06/03/2020
    • The most unfriendly town ever visited. 05/01/2020
    • Citadel of Castelsardo
  • Aggius
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Elena Z Says:

    This ancient burg on the mountains, built completely from granite and very well preserved, lies just twenty feet away from the sea. It's the ideal position if you're looking to stay in an authentic coastal village and far away from the crowds.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit "Valle della Luna" (the moon's valley), an extensive valley so called for the particular shape of the rocks and stones that you'll encounter here.
    • For good wine and food, head to the lovely wine bar "Il Mosto."
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Aggius
    • Nice old village 05/11/2019
    • Interesting 20/10/2019
    • Aggius
    Address:
    Ss133
    Aggius, Sardinia
    Italy
  • Tharros
    Historic Sites
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    Elena Z Says:

    Tharros is the name of the former Phoenician city, located on a small peninsula in the gulf of Oristano, on Sardinia's west coast. Come here in the late afternoon to explore the archeological site, and afterwards head to the tower at the very end of the peninsula to enjoy the beautiful sunset!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Have dinner on board a fisherman's boat overlooking Tharros. You'll find boats for hire in the port of Torregrande.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #130 of 2 505 things to do in Sardinia
    • Lovely Seaside Setting 21/12/2019
    • Great history, great views, great hiking 29/10/2019
    • Tharros
    Phone:
    +39 0783 370019
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Galleria Henry Buggerru
    Mines
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    Elena Z Says:

    Galleria Henry Buggerru was once the train that transported local mine workers to their workplace, and today you can ride in their footsteps. The rails run right along the southwestern coast of Sardinia, and as you'll see, they used to have a pretty nice view on their way to work! Be ready for an unforgettable sunset.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Call ahead for hours.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Buggerru
    • Could be great but currently a mixed experience 02/06/2019
    • Good for family with children - not for everybody else 18/08/2015
    • Galleria Henry Buggerru
    Address:
    Via Pranu Sartu
    Buggerru, Sardinia
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 334 114 2910
    Hours:
    Tue - Wed
    10:00 - 13:00
    Fri - Sun
    10:00 - 13:00
    Other:
  • Sadali
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    Elena Z Says:

    Lovers simply can't miss a visit to Sardinia's Saint Valentine village! While Sadali is definitely a hidden gem, it's also worth the trip. Have a seat by the famous waterfall right in front of Saint Valentine church, visit the amazing cave of Is Janas, join an excursion into the village's surroundings, and taste the famous 'culurgiones' (regional variety of ravioli).

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    Tips
    • You can reach this village by "Il Trenino Verde," an old train that runs through beautiful landscapes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    • Sadali
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