Tuesday 25 February 2014

February Sunshine in Sardinia

When people think of Sardinia, they tend to think of the summer holidays, but it really is an all year round destination.

Cala Giunco beach in Villasimius
Right now, the temperature is steady at around 25 degrees centigrade and has been for weeks. The sky is bright, bright blue, the spring flowers and blossom are out and we think the island is at it's very best between now and May.

We spent the weekend out in the Villasimius and Costa Rei area, wandering along miles of sandy white beaches without a single footprint on them, photographing flamingos and searching for the wild asparagus which is in season right now. The best way to get to know the island is just to hop in the car and drive... turn down any interesting track that you like the look of and you'll always be pleasantly surprised. We found a friendly shepherd who allowed us to wander over his land (it's always polite to ask permission) and who told us where to find a nuraghe (prehistoric stone monument) and the remains of a prehistoric settlement hidden in the bushes. He'd built a wall and a beautiful wooden entrance gate around them, and we loved seeing the gate to nowhere right in the middle of the countryside.

The gateway in the middle of the field, guarding the hidden remains of a prehistoric settlement
The friendly shepherd and his sheep

The wild asparagus we picked on our day out. Absolutely delicious!
If this has inspired you to get to know the area yourself check out two of our favourite villas in the area.

Villa Shardana in the Costa Rei, sleeps 4

Villa Arrubia in Villasimius, sleeps 14

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