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Where should I stay in Sardinia?

Sardinia  is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, its coastline is a mix of white-sand beaches and rugged cliffs depending on where you stay.

The most famous part of Sardinia is the Costa Smeralda, this upmarket resort is the playground of the rich and famous and this is where they moor their yachts during the summer months. If you’re looking for the quieter beach resorts with lots of Mediterranean charm head to La Maddalena, Villasimius and Margherita di Pula.

Cagliari, the island’s capital, is a maze of narrow streets that cover the hillside up to the old citadel. Down by the water front is where you will find avenues filled with shops and restaurants.

Alghero is extremely popular and has a distinct Spanish feel that is evident in the architecture, food and the local dialect.

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Can I visit Rome from Sardinia?

There is an overnight ferry that runs twice a week from Calgliari to Civitavecchia (small port just outside of Rome), it takes approximately 11 hours. You can book a private cabin or just seat only which means you may need to bed down on the floor – which isn’t for everybody. Of course there is the option to fly to Rome from Alghero, Cagliari or Olbia, it takes approximately one hour but is more expensive.

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Is Sardinia a good place for my honeymoon?

Sardinia is an ideal place for a honeymoon, not only are there idyllic beaches but the island is full of medieval towns and villages largely unspoilt by tourism.

Whether you find yourself a quiet cove to be alone, hire a skippered yacht to take you along the coastline or simply wander through the narrow, cobbled streets together Sardinia has a warm Mediterranean climate and all the romantic sunsets you could wish for.

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Can I rent a scooter in Sardinia?

Scooter rental is available in all of the major towns on the island, however for the inexperienced rider try to avoid the cities like Olbia and Cagliari. As with any city, traffic is always difficult to deal with in an unfamiliar setting. The main roads around the island are in good condition but many of the roads that lead down to the beaches are not asphalted and can be treacherous. Car hire is a great alternative to scooter rental and can also be arranged in resort.

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Can I take a ferry to the mainland from Sardinia?

The shortest ferry crossing from Sardinia to mainland Italy is around five hours from Olbia in the north of the island to Civitavecchia, near Rome. There are 5 ferry companies that offer routes to the mainland from ports in the north and the south of Sardinia. The ferries travel to 5 ports on the mainland: Genoa, Livorno, Piombino, Civitavecchia and Napoli allowing you to explore as much of Italy as you want.