South Sardinia Province
The South Sardinia Province occupies a total geographical area of 6,530 square kilometres, including the town of Carbonia, the provincial capital.
Within the province there are 107 provincial towns, known as communes (comune singular or comuni plural in Italian). The total population of South Sardinia Province is around 350,000.
Among the highlights in the province are the Su Nuraxi di Barumini archaeological site, Sant'Antioco island and Carloforte on the island of San Pietro.
South Sardinia is a region of extraordinary natural beauty, characterized by stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, rugged coastlines, and picturesque landscapes. It is a haven for those seeking relaxation, outdoor activities, and a taste of authentic Sardinian culture.
- Beaches: South Sardinia boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, with white sands and turquoise waters. Popular beaches include Chia, Tuerredda, Porto Pino, and Poetto Beach in Cagliari.
- Cagliari: The capital city of Sardinia, Cagliari, is located in the southern part of the island. It offers a mix of historical attractions, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Don't miss visiting the Cagliari Cathedral, the Castello district, and the National Archaeological Museum.
- Barumini and Nuraghe Su Nuraxi: These UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located in central Sardinia. Nuraghe Su Nuraxi is an ancient nuraghe complex, dating back to the Nuragic civilization, providing insights into Sardinia's prehistoric past.
- Villasimius: A popular coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. It's a fantastic spot for water sports, diving, and snorkeling.
- Costa Rei: A renowned resort area with long stretches of sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, perfect for sunbathing and relaxation.
- Archaeological Sites: South Sardinia is dotted with ancient ruins, Roman amphitheaters, and medieval fortresses, giving travelers a chance to explore the island's fascinating history.
- Cuisine: Sardinian cuisine is unique and varied, with dishes like culurgiones (traditional Sardinian ravioli), porceddu (suckling pig), and seadas (a delicious dessert). South Sardinia offers numerous restaurants and agriturismi where visitors can indulge in the island's culinary delights.
- Natural Parks: The region is home to several natural parks and reserves, such as Sette Fratelli Regional Park and Monte Arcosu, offering hiking opportunities and wildlife observation.
Provincia del Sud Sardegna