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David Herbert Lawrence, the famous English writer, loved Italy. He traveled through it far and wide, often on foot. Sardinia inspired him, and he dedicated his excellent book to it, Sea and Sardinia, where he wrote: Sardinia is left outside of time and history. Of course, nowhere is left outside of time and history.
But Lawrence’s affirmation has an absolute poetic truth, which captures and sums up a sensation that unites everyone who goes to Sardinia. It’s the feeling of finding oneself in a region where the stunning beauty of nature, the limpid waters of the sea, the reserved and genuine character of the people, the exquisiteness of the many typical dishes, the ancient traditions, and the various expressions of Sardinian culture, will never change.
The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines, and Spanish all arrived in this splendid island. In spite of the twists and turns of history, and in spite of the passing of time. Sardinia assimilated and reinterpreted all these different influences, integrated them into its own culture, but did not allow its heart, its profound way of feeling, to be touched or changed.
It is a guide for a visit to Sardinia lasting ten days to two weeks.
The itinerary starts from Olbia, on the Costa Smeralda, and then touches La Maddalena, Porto Torres, Sassari, Alghero, Macomer, and its nuraghi, Oristano, Iglesias, Cagliari, Sorgono, Nuoro and Orosei.
There are descriptions and photos of the attractions. Also, the best beaches are near the locations described.
Cuisine and several recipes in Sardinia are covered.
It has information on how to get to Sardinia by either air or by a ferry service.
It contains reviews on many restaurants in the towns covered by the guide. With the guide organized circularly, you can start from Olbia or from any other city where you can arrive via air or ferry.