Travel to Sardinia, Italy – Episode 516

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Travel to Sardinia - What to do, see and eat on this island with beautiful beaches (podcast)


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Hear about travel to Sardinia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Max Hartshorne from gonomad.com about this off the beaten path part of Italy.

Max says “Italy is full of people going to the ‘big three’. I talked to one of my travel writing friends and she said ‘I’m going to Italy. I’m going to Rome, Venice, And Florence’. Ugh. Not that those aren’t great places but a place like Sardinia is so much more spectacular and so much less crowded. Even on a crowded day, Sardinia will be the third as crowded as anything in Rome or Florence. It’s wide-open, huge. It’s got its own language. It’s got some of the best seafood I’ve ever eaten. The beaches, there’s not a lot of really great beaches in Italy, the Atlantic coast of France is much better. But Sardinia, all the way around you get these spectacular beaches. ”

With Max as our guide we explore places like the Sinis Peninsula on the west coast with its beautiful quartz beaches and its silent towers build to find of Saracen pirates. Phoenician ruins testify to the length of time that the island has been inhabited.

We also talk about the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) where the rich and famous park their yachts. They are attracted by the beautiful azure waters.

Max tells us that Sardinia has wide open spaces, an unusually large number of centenarians thanks to the Mediterranean diet, and its own language (Sard).

Come for the seafood and the beaches but its the people that you may remember… and the seafood, yes always the seafood.

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Show Notes

gonomad.com
Sardinia
Is Arutas – quartz sand beach
Costa Smeralda
Aga Khan IV
Cagliari
Nora (ruins)
Tharros (ruins)
Barbagia
Barbagia Insolita (jeep tours)
Roast Suckling Pig
Mediterranean diet
Fregula (pasta)
Bottarga
Festival of Saint Efisio
Fordongianus (Roman ruin)
Phoenicia
Municipal Museum Giovanni Marongiu of Cabras
Barbary pirates
Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie
Sardegna: A Prized Gem of an Italian Island

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Travel to Sardinia - What to do, see and eat on this island with beautiful beaches (podcast)

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

7 Responses to “Travel to Sardinia, Italy – Episode 516”

Xplorato

Says:

Italy never seems to not amaze me πŸ™‚ so many hidden treasures and here is another to add to my list πŸ™‚ thanks for this

Max Hartshorne

Says:

Chris does a good job with his podcast, he even knows his Punic War history, it was refreshing to have a host who knew about this history and corrected me. Smarter than the average podcast host ! Had fun hope to come on again as soon as I can think of a place Chris hasn’t already done a segment about.

chris2x

Says:

Thanks Max, although… looks like Sardinia may have been settled more in the Phoenician time so I might have gotten that wrong πŸ™‚

Edward Smith

Says:

Sardinia is Wonderful

Jim

Says:

Great, complete guide. Basic to know before visiting Sardinia. Very useful, thank you.

chris2x

Says:

Jim, glad it helped

Carol

Says:

What about the East coast? From Olbia South

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