Sardinia

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    Sardinia is Italy’s second-largest island, boasting almost 2,000 km of coastline and countless mountain hiking trails. Thousands of Bronze Age stone ruins are dotted across the rugged landscape in the shape of beehives, some of which date back to 1,500 BC. Due to the turbulence of the island’s history, its culture and architecture reflect Latin, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan and Italian influences.

    Some of Sardinia’s most notable landmarks include the UNESCO-protected Su Nuraxi di Barumini, which was established by the Nuragic civilisation nearly 3,000 years ago, and the mosaics in the ancient Roman town of Nora. Admire the Catalan Gothic architecture in Alghero, or simply soak up the sun at the popular beach resort of Stintino.

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