The unspoiled nature, coastlines that are amongst Europe’s most beautiful, and a mountainous interior rich in hiking trails have made Sardinia, with its area of 24,000 square kilometres, into a sought-after holiday destination.
Scattered over the rugged landscape are thousands of nuraghe–mysterious, beehive-shaped stone ruins from the Bronze Age. La Maddalena, a group of islands off the north coast, makes Sardinia a paradise for sailors and yachtsmen. The property market here is blossoming. The most exclusive properties feature direct access to solitary, peaceful bays and lie on the famous Costa Smeralda in the north near the ports of Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo. Here you can meet in elegant restaurants, clubs and expensive boutiques. Other parts of the island are not so well known but just as beautiful and offer outstanding properties. The best places for luxury villas are Budoni, S. Teodoro and Punta Coda Cavallo in the east, and Stintino, Costa Verde, Cabras and Porto Pino in the west. Wonderful villas can also be purchased in Villasimius and Chia in the south of the island.