Top 10 reasons to make Sardinia a year-round travel destination

Top 10 reasons to make Sardinia a year-round travel destination

10. Sardinia’s summer season runs from April – October.

9. The sun shines on average 300 days a year!

8. With 1800km of rugged, emerald coastline you won’t have any troubles finding that secluded, romantic beach.

7. Sardinia is not just a summer destination. Stunning ski slopes greet the visitor in the spectacular Gennargentu mountain range.

6. The local food is out of this world! Be sure to try: suckling pig (the national dish of Sardinia), local pecorino, mirto, seadas, and of course local wine which will knock your socks off.

5. Sardinia is an adventure sporting heaven with rock climbing, mountain biking, road cycling, sailing, hiking, rally car, skiing and kayaking.

4. Sardinia offers the guest year round fantastic festivals for the entire family.

3. Staying with a family at an ‘agriturismo’ (farm-stay) has never been easier with thousands of locally owned and operated agriturismo’s all over the island which cater to skiers, climbers, boaters, beach bums, families and groups.

2. By visiting Sardinia throughout the year you are giving the islanders much-needed jobs, security, well-being and helping to sustain the local economy for longer periods of time.

1. The hospitality of the islanders is second to none, they are generous, humble and extremely kind.

The awesome folks over at Expats Blog held a contest for us expats, all we had to do was write a Top 10 list and submit it by December 11th. On the eve of December 9th I sat down with pen and paper and penned my submission, the following morning I was prepared to type up the list and send it off to Expats Blog – one full day before the due date.

The morning of the 10th I severely burned my thigh, calve and top of my foot with scalding hot coffee, leaving me bedridden and in agony. Needless to say my Top 10 list went un-typed and un-sent which was a total bummer as I was looking forward to winning entering the contest.

Will you make Sardinia your travel destination for 2014?

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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33 Responses to Top 10 reasons to make Sardinia a year-round travel destination

  1. Oh no!!!! Burns hurt for a long time 😦

  2. Pecora Nera says:

    Get well soon, I was going to enter the competition, but I have been too busy trying to train Scooby Doo to pee outside the garage and not inside the garage.

  3. Anna says:

    I might, for real, and all thanks to your blog. Before it, Sardinia wasnt on my radar AT ALL. But I am getting my new passport in 11 days, and I have like 6 weeks of vaca saved up for next year, so I am determined to make 2014 a year of travel. What appeals to me about Sardinia is that it seems very rural and non overrun with tourists, and that I could hit the quatrafecta(?) of horses/countryside, beaches, food and authentic cultural experience all within a geographically compact area. If I do go, expect many more emails with requests for recommendations!

    • Certainly, just don’t come in August when the tourists take over. Aim for May (my fav month here) or even September. It’s be great to meet you, let me know of your travel plans and let’s work something out.

      • Anna says:

        Oh yeah, I never would – it’s always so much more expensive!
        I am going to the US in April, and then there’s the shortlist for weekend trips (Kaliningrad, Riga, Budapest) and nature getaways (Sardinia, Croatia, Bulgaria). Also depends how long-term a visa my first Shengen destination grants me.

      • Anna says:

        And Morocco as a backup (no visa reqs for Russians!)

  4. Anna says:

    Oh, and sorry about your injury and the missed contest 😦

  5. The Hook says:

    You forgot #11, Jennifer: You!

  6. Mona E Light says:

    I love Sardinia and I miss seadas!, lovely and unique!! yummi yes the food is incredible in Sardinia.

  7. Jennifer, I found this post moving. Yes, moving. From a Sardinian-Canadian expat to a Canadian-Sardinian “inpat”, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.

  8. Rosemarie Kleinberg says:


    Ouch! I hope that you are taking care and getting well soon. Be careful with any infection with burns. So, so sorry to hear that! Your list is fantastic and covers it all, I am sure you have been a winner! So know that and all will be well! I am hoping that 2014 is a return year to Sardegna to visit my family there and more of the island! May God Bless!

    The Sard/American

  9. Paul says:

    You turning out to be more Sardinian then me (may be I’m more Canadian then you, now!!).
    Thanks for the publicity for Sardinia……

  10. s.fitzpatrick says:

    Hope your leg heals quickly, have shared your 10 reasons on facebook, keep encouraging friends and family to visit, but it’s not that easy or cheap when you live up North in England have to travel down south at least 2 1/2 hours to get a flight have moaned to the great Ryan air and Easyjet, but they don’t care basically

  11. malvaltoffee says:

    Hi Jen,

    Hope your leg will feel better soon. You are so amazingly good with your blog. This one would have deserved to win too .xx

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  13. Maybe this will make you feel better…. I have given you a bloggin’ award.
    PS what happened to the Canadian Blogger Awards? Nominations went up then when I check the web site nothing after that was posted.

  14. I could add AT LEAST 10 more reasons to this list ;-)))

  15. Andrea Juska says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    So glad I have stumbled upon your blog, my husband and I are planning a trip to Sardinia this fall! We are mostly travelling for the rock climbing so we will be staying near Cala Gonone, I’m looking forward to reading your articles for ideas on what to spend our “off” days doing. If you have any recommendations I would love to hear them!! Also if you have any recommendations on where to look up accommodations, such as apartment rentals I would be forever grateful.

    Thank you!

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