Choosing to visit Sardinia is evidence that you have an appreciation for charming locations with picturesque spots where dining, sightseeing, and relaxation are most definitely part of the agenda. However, it is also likely that you are a bit of a romantic, and the island’s charms have led you to pay a visit. There are several locations that you must see if you want to make the most of a romantic visit to this island paradise.
Guests of Isle Blue already have their own private hideaways, and can choose a scenic or extremely private location near the sea or inland. However, when it is time to head out and take in the lovely harbor towns and hillside villages of Sardinia, we suggest the following romantic destinations:
Far from the hustle of other tourism spots, this ancient city is made entirely of granite and offers an otherworldly experience. Tree lined streets give welcome shade, and the Laghetto di Santa Degna is a spring with a pool that makes for one of the most amazing picnic spots in the entire region. Old houses, beautiful little churches and charming country roads make this a must-see for those who enjoy a few steps off the beaten path.
If you want to hear authentic Catalan still spoken, this is the place to visit. With its adorable waterfront, colorful and sun-soaked houses, tiny cobblestone streets, and city walls offering non-stop views, it is definitely a romantic’s ideal destination. Constant sea breezes and plenty of sidewalk cafes offering local vintages only sweeten the journey. In the cliffs above the town, you can find Neptune’s Cave, and this too is a great reason for romantics to visit.
Few will argue against the statement that this rates as the loveliest of all cities in Sardinia. Famous because of its impressive castle and remarkable beaches, it is also a true pedestrian’s paradise. Shops and cafes abound, and you will come to love the scenery, as this is the only city in Sardinia that is resting along a river instead of just the sea. A visit to Su Camasinu wine bar allows you to taste the impressive Malvasia di Bosa, one of the oldest wines in the region.
This city offers some of the finest “belvederes” or scenic overlooks. Set in the city and just outside of the center of town, they are ideal for the photographically inclined or those who just love to take in amazing views of beautiful places. One of the best spots in town is known as Sella del Diavolo, and it requires an uphill journey, but is well worth finding. Closer spots include Castello San Michele, Buoncammino and the Castle quarter.
If the words “medieval town on a hilltop above the sea” don’t get you moving, the idea of an incredibly picturesque castle above the colorful village should. Whether you explore the citadel on your own or with a romantic partner, it is an experience both you treasure. Be sure to purchase a handmade basket from one of the elderly women who always sit along the streets offering their traditional wares.
A historic site rather than a city, it was once a Phoenician town. It sits out on an isolated peninsula in the Oristano gulf area, and makes for one of the most romantic picnic spots imaginable. Sunset surrounded by these ruins will definitely make an impression!
There you have several romantic spots to visit while in Sardinia. It is advised that any visitors book a car or transportation to enjoy the most this island has to offer. Guests of Isle Blue can ask their concierge for assistance, suggestions, and support to ensure the very best adventure.
Where to Stay in Sardinia
Isle Blue features over a dozen sublime villas in Sardinia, primarily in the Costa Smeralda region. Villa Oasi is a well priced and unique 5 bedroom villa retreat in Porto Cervo starting at $1000 per night. For a contemporary style, the 7 bedroom villa Moderna in Costa Smeralda is a tantalizing option.