Sardinia is a magnificent land that is difficult to forget, for all its characteristics from nature to gastronomy, passing through art and history. On this page we have decided to recommend 25 things to see in Northern Sardinia.

As you will notice from the map below, the places to see in Sardinia that we recommend are located both on the coast and in the hinterland. The Northern area of Sardinia is excellent as a starting point, well connected with the rest of Italy and Europe, with many things to see and do of extraordinary beauty and emotion. Let's take a look

We know very well how important all this is to create a travel itinerary and how many are the factors that interfere in all this. Sardinia is to be lived intensely through the discovery of places and connections capable of arousing emotion in a holiday full of value . The web is vast , the news is often misleading , time is little : planning an itinerary is a work , carried out on the basis of subjective needs. Relying on local experts like us who show you the paradisiacal beaches known by few, the typical trattorias, the best excursions and everything that is not mass tourism, is the best solution to make you experience authentic Sardinia.

25 Things to see in Northern Sardinia

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1) SINIS PENINSULA

Exploring the Sinis Peninsula means living extraordinary experiences in a Sardinia rich in history and art, with a totally unspoiled landscape where the sea merges with the sky. A paradise recognized by the European Commission as an "Eden" destination, where the land and lake environment blends perfectly with white sandy beaches and turquoise water. Among the things to see in Northern Sardinia there is certainly this portion of land.

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2) BOSA AND THE FLOOR

Do you know Paul Klee? He was a German artist and a favorite of painting, collage and engravings. The lively canvas representing colorful houses and a castle is the best emblem of Bosa . A river that passes in the middle, the low houses of the tannery on one side, the medieval quarter on the other, a massive bulk of a castle positioned on a hill dominating everything. Welcome to Bosa, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. and definitely a MUST of the things to see in Northern Sardinia. Bosa is located within a sub-region, the Planargia. This corner of Sardinia, less touched by large mass tourist flows, has had the advantage of retaining its physiognomy, maintaining authenticity and simplicity. Exploring this whole area will enrich your trip, making it truly authentic.

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3) ALGHERO-BOSA PANORAMIC ROAD

Mark it immediately on the map among the things to see and do if you come to Sardinia , North area. You can leave Bosa or Alghero, the suggestive journey to the coast will thrill you in the same way. A 45 km road that will allow you to stay suspended between the sea and the mountains, a real theater of irresistible views, especially at sunset.

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4) ALGHERO AND CAPO HUNTING

Alghero is definitely one of the destinations and things to see absolutely if you visit Northern Sardinia . It represents a unique city of its kind. It can be considered a mix of architecture, language and even cuisine, in fact over the centuries it has undergone several dominions including that of the Dorias (the builders of the wall fortress still visible today), the Aragonese and the Catalans. Right under the dominion of the Catalans Alghero developed enormously and is still strongly influenced today and can be seen through art, gastronomy with typical dishes, the language (some elderly people continue to speak Algherese) and the way of life. Capo Caccia is one of the natural symbols of Alghero and of Sardinia , characterized by imposing limestone cliffs that have been modeled over time and fall overhanging the crystalline water. In the surroundings you can admire splendid beaches , submerged and semi-submerged caves , protected natural areas and many places to practice outdoor activities (we recommend taking a look at our guided excursions in the Alghero area.

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5) LA PELOSA BEACH AND ASINARA ISLAND

What can I say, I believe that in Stintino there is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia but not only, it has been included in a list of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean: La Pelosa. There sand is white , the conformation is nothing short of spectacular and the seabed is shallow , for many meters giving prominence to the water turquoise initially that gradually changes color become increasingly dark. The shades are infinite, all this defines this beach as really one of the most beautiful in Europe and absolutely one of the things to see in Northern Sardinia. Uncontaminated places, isolated landscapes, rare plant and animal species, sui generis historical events. The Asinara island in the extreme north-west tip of Sardinia, the watershed between the open sea and the gulf of the same name, is a world unto itself, to be discovered.

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6) CASTELSARDO AND COSTA PARADISO

Located on a promontory overlooking the sea, Castelsardo offers us a panorama and an atmosphere of great charm. It is inevitable to dwell on the beauty of this which is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, a photograph from any perspective you look at it can be easily transformed into a perfect postcard to send to relatives while on vacation. In the immediate vicinity another coastal tourist area of enormous value, Costa Paradiso. The view of the sea and the nature surrounding Costa Paradiso represent the undisputed beauty of a holiday in Sardinia: crystal clear water, beaches, uncontaminated territory and breathtaking views. This complex of residences and services was built at the end of the sixties in the middle of a natural park, inserted in the Mediterranean scrub among the unmistakable granite rocks that characterize this stretch of coast. Things to see in North Sardinia? This area definitely.

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7) LAKE COGHINAS

In our opinion, Lake Coghinas is at the top of the 25 things to see in Northern Sardinia , especially in the hinterland. Immersed in the surroundings of Oschiri, around it valleys of Mediterranean scrub and woods of holm oaks and cork trees are lost visibly. The winds are channeled between the inlets of the mountains, creating a climate suitable for the life of many plant and animal species: largemouth bass, perch, catfish, carp and Louisiana shrimp are the prey of sport fishing practitioners. Uncontaminated nature is the host, perfect for excursions and tours among spring waterfalls, old bridges, ghost towns and villages rich in tradition and food and wine delights. There is only one way to better explore the area: rely on us.

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8) PANORAMIC ROAD 74 AGGIUS

in the surroundings of Aggius, a magical village of 1600 inhabitants and located 500 meters above sea level, there is a sensational panoramic road. One of the things to see in Northern Sardinia , walking this road towards the Valle della Luna means admiring a plateau from which huge boulders smoothed by the winds emerge that attract climbers from all over Europe.

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9) MONTE LIMBARA

Sardinia is not only sea and coast and this site is a demonstration of this. The spectacular landscape near Monte Limbara is one of the 25 things to see in Northern Sardinia . An imposing mountain, where the erosion of water and wind over the millennia has given bizarre and scenographic shapes to its granite boulders, which seem almost suspended, whitened by the winter snow, shining with all shades of green in the rest of the year. An area full of hiking trails, between Mediterranean scrub and natural monuments, all to be explored.

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10) THE CHURCHES OF LUOGOSANTO

We are sure that the hinterland of Sardinia will make you fall in love with this magnificent island even more. Think of the very small but of incredible religious importance Luogosanto . It is easy to understand that its name derives from “Locus Santus” and in its territory there are 22 religious buildings and many small rural churches. You will discover ancient places of faith, with religious traditions of Gallura that are still relived today with processions and patronal feasts. We include this area among the 25 things to see in Northern Sardinia , because even the religious traditions deserve to be seen and lived. To better discover the area, we recommend that you rely on our detailed advice through our itinerary planning service.

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11) HEAD HEAD

Among the things to see in Sardinia there is certainly the point at the extreme north of the island. Capo Testa , a peninsula located a few kilometers from Santa Teresa Gallura, is an area of considerable importance. The connection with Sardinia is given by an isthmus which at the narrowest point does not exceed 100 meters in width. Capo Testa is a Special Conservation Area and Site of Community Interest , it is characterized by a singularity of the landscape. It is marked by the presence of a particularly jagged and articulated coastal morphology which is followed by long and narrow inlets, islands and islets. Not only that, the whole area is very important from a zoological and botanical point of view , there are in fact several protected endemic species, both animals and plants.

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12) PALAU AND THE BEAR ROCK

Palau is certainly one of the things to see in Northern Sardinia . Splendid granite rocks that over the millennia have been shaped by wind and water, with its splendid port and strategic position to visit the Maddalena archipelago. If you take a ride in the cute old town, as well as admire the beautiful ones murals , don't forget to pay a visit to the Ethnographic museum. The surroundings are dotted with archaeological sites and panoramic points, such as the magnificent viewpoint La Roccia Dell'Orso , an authentic pearl of palau.

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13) ARCHIPELAGO DE LA MADDALENA

The Archipelago of La Maddalena is undoubtedly considered one of the most evocative landscapes not only of Sardinia but of everything. the mediterranean sea. Intense aromas of the Mediterranean scrub and incredible transparency of the sea. Impossible to describe the beaches of the La Maddalena Archipelago . Only a dip in the crystal clear waters and a walk on the fine white sand can make you understand the amazing beauty that this corner of Sardinia offers to the visitor. There is so much to see in this northern area of Sardinia.

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14) PORTO CERVO AND COSTA SMERALDA

Porto Cervo is undoubtedly the capital of Costa Smeralda and in the summer it becomes an extraordinary and sparkling parade of yachts, yachts and famous people: in the square it is easy to find yourself shopping with movie and television stars. The seaside village was built around a natural inlet that resembles a deer. The old port dates back to the 1960s, when with a brilliant intuition Prince Karim Aga Khan IV , fascinated by the beauty of the coast, decided to buy the lands of this corner of Gallura . For those who do not like VIP areas, however, I recommend a tour of the Costa Smeralda, perhaps by car or by bike to admire one of the 25 things to see in Northern Sardinia.

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15) TAVOLARA ISLAND

Majestic, unspoiled, magnificent. The island of Tavolara is in the middle of the natural marine protected area Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo. Tavolara also has its King, Tonino. Between history and legend: the documents signed by Charles Albert of Savoy have been lost, but the ruler of the smallest kingdom in the world really exists and is holding onto "his" island. The island can only be reached by sea , between the splendor of the small beaches and the spectacular viewpoint on top of the island. Definitely one of the MUST of the things to see in Northern Sardinia.

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16) THE BEACHES OF SAN TEODORO

You know the classic phrase “Sardinia is all beautiful! "Well it's true, it is an enchanting place where tourism is life, and which deserves to be discovered, understood, lived: breathtaking beaches, bays, inlets, sea, canyons, but also art, tradition, archeology, culture and tourism. There really is something for everyone. San Teodoro with its beaches represents one of the most beautiful areas in all of Sardinia .

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17) MONTE NIEDDU

It represents a magnificent internal area of the North Eastern part of Sardinia, an area to see near San Teodoro. Sardinia is a land to be explored above all with excursions, following nature trails and entering the hinterland to grasp the sense of an island that is unmatched in the rest of the world. Behind the town of San Teodoro rises an imposing mountain, Monte Nieddu , whose peak reaches 970 meters above the sea level. A challenge for those who are passionate about trekking or mountain biking, as the panorama observable from above amply repays the effort necessary to reach the top.

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18) OASIS OF TEPILORA

Tired of the usual destinations and crowded beaches? Are you looking for a place that only a privileged few know? We suggest the Oasis of Tepilora, certainly among the TOP 25 things to see in Northern Sardinia. We are talking about 8000 hectares of pristine forests, woods, clean air, springs and off-the-beaten path paths. This is the Tepilora Natural Park , an oasis of peace where you can rediscover a part of Sardinia where the intimacy of silence has remained perfectly intact. Here you can really live 360-degree experiences , including trekking, kayaking, authentic villages and much more.

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19) GULF OF OROSEI

A paradise, perhaps the paradise par excellence and a must for things to see in Northern Sardinia despite being located more on the central / eastern side of the island. The Gulf of Orosei has a coastal extension of over 40 km in which beaches of fine sand and rocky inlets alternate, dominated by imposing limestone bastions covered by luxuriant Mediterranean scrub and centuries-old woods. A breathtaking panorama, in which the green of the vegetation contrasts with the crystalline blue of the waters below, in a framework of rare beauty.

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20) SUPRAMONTE

For those unfamiliar with the Supramonte , it can be defined as a vast wild and uncontaminated territory , which extends for about 3,360 hectares in the heart of Sardinia, in the east. The Supramonte, defined as impervious and inaccessible for a long time and for this reason it has been a refuge for bandits and shepherds for centuries, in the wild heart of Sardinia and Barbagia . The surface of the Supramonte is profoundly shaped by the karst process. Walking through it you understand its wild and uncontaminated nature , in fact the various geological phases are evident inside. There are deep gorges, caves and ravines, and the spectacular limestone heels of Monte San Giovanni and Monte Fumai. It is a land that we recommend to explore with certified guides, it has happened in the past that many got lost, found dead after some time.

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21) TISCALI AND SU GORROPPU

Two jewels, history and nature that connect. The Supramonte hides two must of the things to see in Sardinia.

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22) ORGOSOLO AND MAMOIADA

Two small villages set in the mountains of Barbagia , two jewels and two cradles of ancient civilizations. These places are of absolute importance and important from every point of view, history, art, tradition and cuisine. Lively spirit and enormous bond with their roots, discovering Orgosolo and Mamoiada you will not be on vacation, you will be in Sardinia with the Sardinians, a close connection with the local people. Absolutely outstanding and another place included in our TOP 25 things to see in Sardegn Nord.

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23) OMODEO LAKE

History, nature, charm is just something about what for a long time was the largest reservoir in Europe. It extends for about 30 km and is part of 11 municipalities in the province of Oristano. The Omodeo is part of the community sites of landscape and environmental interest. In fact, the history of a magical place is accompanied by naturalistic beauty. The lake is surrounded by basalt plateaus, rugged mountains and enveloping vegetation: holm oaks and Mediterranean scrub, as well as downy oaks , willows, poplars and elms. There is a long history that starts in 1917 when the works that will lead to the construction of what for decades will be considered the largest artificial lake in Europe begin.The purpose of this important work was to produce electricity and to exploit the waters of the Tirso river for irrigation of the Campidano . To explore, to experience and certainly one of the things to see in central North Sardinia.

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24) FLORENTINE FOREST

An enchanting place, immersed in the unspoiled nature of Sardinia . This is counted among the historical forests of Sardinia and is a site of forest, landscape and archaeological interest. The symbol of the forest are the very tall trees of which it is rich and that majestically look at you from above making you feel very small compared to the grandeur of nature. These are very tall specimens of black larch pine that can exceed 35 m in height.

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25) VALLEY OF THE NURAGHI

It represents the symbol of the history of Sardinia, a land that was once the cradle of the Nuragic civilization and embraced a period of time ranging from the full Bronze Age (2300 -1800 BC) to the 2nd century AD. of the nuraghi, megalithic monuments that still today do not fail to amaze with their grandeur. The valley of the nuraghi is the ideal place to dive into the mystery of this ancient civilization. This valley of extraordinary importance from an archaeological point of view is located in the territory of Logudoro, in the north-central portion of Sardinia. In the valley it is possible to admire about thirty different nuraghi, some of which are in a perfect state of conservation and which maintain their grandeur and charm unaltered. Visitors cannot fail to be fascinated by these structures, and marvel at the fact that the large blocks of stone that make them up were interlocked so perfectly thousands of years ago. A must of the things to see in Northern Sardinia.

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