Explore Sardinia's Ancient History
Sardinia was home to the ancient and mysterious Nuragic civilisation that populated the island around 1,500 years ago. Megalithic monuments to these people are spread all over the island. With at least 7,000 to discover you will never be far from one as you explore Sardinia in your car hire but the most important site is at Su Nuraxi just 22 miles North of Cagliari.
Children will have a great day out at Aquafantasy with its three pools, thrilling slides and lazy river while parents can relax in its attractive gardens.
Distances to Aquafantasy
- From Olbia Airport: 50 miles, about 1 hour 30 minutes
- From Alghero Airport: 54 miles, about 1 hour 30 minutes
Go underground into a fairy tale world at the Grotta di Ispinigoli. The world's second tallest stalagmite is here and jewellery dating back to the Phoenician period has been found in this huge cave complex.
Distances to the Grotta di Ispinigoli
- From Olbia Airport: 61 miles, about 1 hour 10 minutes
- From Alghero Airport: 115 miles, 2 hours 10 minutes
To really escape the crowds head to the Su Gorroppu gorge area in the Ogliastra region. Today it's the least populated district in the whole of Italy but evidence of past settlements are everywhere. Relax on beautiful beaches or hike in the Su Gorroppu Gorge, one of the deepest canyons in Europe.
Distance to the Su Gorroppu Gorge
- From Olbia Airport: 75 miles, about 2 hours
Tourism and the financial services are Sardinia's most important economic sectors along with the export of surplus electricity to the mainland, oil refining, chemical production, cork growing and tuna fishing. By European standards, unemployment is high on the island. The modern Technology Park of Sardinia is home to a range of conference and exhibition facilities.
Distance to the Technology Park of Sardinia
- From Cagliari Airport: 7.5 miles, about 11 minutes