Italy - Sardinia
The Costa Smeralda on the north coast of the island is among the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. The bizarre granite coves of Gallura or the steep, white glossy granite of the Supramonte, considered a refugium for endangered species, are fascinating. The island experienced its economic and cultural prosperity during the Bronze Age. The prehistoric culture of the Nuragic (1500 - 500 BC) produced the most advanced megalithic structures of the western Mediterranean. At one time, likely more than about ten thousand nuraghi stood in Sardinia. Over three thousand of them are more or less well preserved to this day.
The former fishing village of Golfo Aranci, at the foot of Capo Figari, is now a sleepy holiday town on the Tyrrhenian Sea, with numerous bars, cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops. A wide selection of beautiful beaches such as Marinella, Cala Sassari or Spiaggia Bianca white sand like in the South Seas.