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Sardinia is the second-largest Italian island after Sicily, and is situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, just south of Corsica. The climate here is typically Mediterranean, with hot and dry weather from April to October and mild and humid winters. Sardinia is a land of diversity - the landscape is formed by high mountains, wide valleys and fields, surrounded by an indented coastline of sandy beaches and rock formations.

The best-known area in Sardinia is Costa Smeralda, with its small sandy beaches nestled among spectacular cliffs and numerous bays. This is one of the most glamorous spots in the Mediterranean, a favourite destination for the rich and famous and a world-known yachting centre. Long, white La Cinta Beach near San Teodoro is one of the best on the east coast, as is the 40-kilometre-long beach of Orosei, guarded by cliffs. Costa Rei in the southeast is renowned for its crystal-clear water and never-ending stretches of white sand. Sant Elmo, Villasimius and Geremeas are well-developed resorts which have sustained a traditional Sardinian ambience. The capital, Cagliari, boasts sensational beaches such as Poetto, popular among windsurfers, and the idyllic Cala Mosca. The west coast is less developed, but no less amazing - the ten beaches and promontories around Alghero and Costa Verde are your place, if you seek virgin nature and tranquility.

Sardinia offers a number of tourist attractions away from the beaches. The fascinating architecture of Cagliari and the untouched-by-time villages around Nuoro will captivate any kind of traveller.

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