The territory of Sardinia constitutes the Autonomous Region of the same name, which includes an entire archipelago formed essentially by the main island, very extensive, around which there are many other small islands, for a total of 24100 square kilometers not densely populated.
A microcontinent composed primarily of hills and rocky plateaus and, on the coastal strip, of many sandy coasts, sloping rocks and sheer cliffs for a total of 1900 km. The valuable Sardinian ecosystem is preserved by three national parks, three regional parks and several marine and natural protected areas.
Separated from the rest of the boot by the Tyrrhenian Sea, it has the western coasts washed by the Sardinian Sea, those to the north by the waters of the Strait of Bonifacio (with the French municipality and that of Santa Teresa Gallura delineating the borders) a few miles away from Corsica, while it is the Mediterranean that separates it from the Tunisian coasts.
It has always been a sea port for all those who have sailed the Mediterranean routes since the dawn of time and in search of new lands and commercial opportunities; it has a cultural heritage that is not represented solely by the indigenous one of the Nuragic civilization, resulting in a richly heterogeneous nature. It is currently administratively divided into the Metropolitan City of Cagliari, the Southern Province and the Provinces of Sassari, Oristano and Nuoro.
There are three international airports on the island (Cagliari-Elmas, Alghero-Fertilia, Olbia-Costa Smeralda) and, for maritime transport, the port of the capital and the ports of Arbatax, Golfo Aranci, Olbia, Porto Torres and Santa Teresa. The economy is based on the tertiary sector - mainly tourism - for a small percentage on pastoralism and a small part on the industrial sector. The climate is insular Mediterranean, with a fairly high average annual temperature.
To reach the island of Sardinia there are many shipping routes, with boarding from various Italian ports and also from Spain and France.
All the races of the shipping companies that operate on the route that connects Santa Teresa Gallura and Bonifacio, round trip.
There are so many beaches in Sardinia and there are some for all tastes and needs: this ranking rewards their easy accessibility, the beauty of the landscape and the quality of the sand.
All the Sardinian beaches which were awarded the Blue Flag in 2022, an index of sea quality and excellent services.
Depending on the area of Sardinia you intend to reach, it may be convenient to disembark in Cagliari, Arbatax, in the Olbia area or in Porto Torres.
All the cases in which it is advisable, in order to arrive in Sardinia, to opt for the Cagliari port are set out here, with information on the relevant routes.