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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2010
half board or b&b?  (1 Answer)

I am going to Sardegna from the 8th till the 13th July for the first time. I am looking at hotels in the Costa Smeralda area. I am a little confused wheter it is better to opt for a half board basis or full board. I have found some very good deals - 400 euros for 5 nights on full board per person.
Is it more worthwhile to take this option? I am not s sure if there is a good selection of restauants within walking distance and if one can find any good and reasonably priced restaurants around
Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 25, 2010
budget accommodation on Costa Smeralda  (1 Answer)

Halo to everyone:-) In june 2010 (13-27) I'll be in Olbia area(Olbia, Palau, Santa Teresa Gallura) and looking for a cheap single room-can spend up to 350 euros. Any help we'll be appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2009
Happy New years  (1 Answer)

Hi guys,
Would like to know how is celebrated the Happy New Years in the island.
1- Any public traditions?
2- Is the commerce be closed for longer than the 1st/jan?
3- witch is the hippies (we are a 30's couple) area to stay base?
4-is ferries working regularly during the holidays? Im assuming we would be getting the ferry back/forth from Rome
5-And the weather this time of the year? I know is winter, but how cold it can get?

Any information would be fantastic, at this point, we are flighting to Rome, and are considering go south to Sicily or flight/ferry to Sardegna. We are traveling or about 15 days. Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2009
are ARST buses on the route OLBIA I.B. -- SINISCOLA - OROSEI - NUORO pass through Orosei?  (2 Answers)

Hi everyone,

the site was very useful to me. I plan my
itinerary right now and wonder if you know something about current
ARST schedule.

My question is the following: are ARST buses on the route OLBIA I.B.
-- SINISCOLA - OROSEI - NUORO pass through Orosei?

It seems funny, but the bus schedule on says
that the route OLBIA I.B. -- SINISCOLA - OROSEI - NUORO goes from
Siniscola directly to Nuoro and no mention of Orosei is done. As I
plan to travel through Orosei, this tiny detail is crucial to me :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2009
Forest Fires  (2 Answers)

Can anyone give me the locations, either broadly or specifically, of the forest fires on Sardinia just now? Are they all located in one area, or spread out over a wide area of the island? Or is there a website which shows the locations? Many thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2009
beach  (1 Answer)

we are staying in cagliari for 3 days, can anybody suggest where the best beaches are, preferably in the south of the island.we are also going to a wedding in orestano, so any tips for round this area.

thanks andy

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2009
From Portugal to Sardinia ....  (2 Answers)

I would like to travel from the Algarve to Sardinia by road and ferry and would like to know the least expensive possibilities .
Also I am coming to Sardinia for the first time but with an eye to may be live there for longer than looking for a rather small quiet village not too far from tourist destinations...where do you recommend to look and what are the prices for a small studio appartment on a long term is probably best to come at the end of the season....

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2009
Northern part of Sardinia - Places to Visit and Stay  (1 Answer)


I will be flying to Alghero on August 20th (staying till 29th) and this is our (4p) first time to this island.

I hope you can give us some tips on what places to see in the north of Sardinia. We are currently thinking of the Palau or Santa Teresa Gallura areas (easy to visit La Maddelena or even Corsica) or even closer to the Emerald Coast (for the beaches and beautiful waters).

We are also looking for an apartment/holiday home/hotel for the period. Any tips?

Many thanks!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2009
Ferry to Sardegna  (10 Answers)

Hello everyone! I am from Serbia and plan to go to the Sardegna. I plan to travel by car because it is much cheaper than the plane ... Did any of you know the easiest way to come to the Sardinian, ferry guess, but I do not know anything about the ferry... Any information will be of great use! Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2009
Sardegna  (1 Answer)

Hello everyone!
I hope that some of you will help me...
I thinking whether to go to the Sardegna In July. I hope that someone who has already been there help me with good advice ... Thank you all in advance!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2009
Calling all Rock Climbers!!  (1 Answer)

Where are you?

Im eager to get out and climb or boulder. The only equipment I have is my harness. It seems that most of the climbs are on the east side of the island. I live in the north west.

Anyone from the north west area of Sardegna climb?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2009
Camping  (1 Answer)


Was looking to go camping in Sardinia in early July. Has anybody visited the San Teodoro La Cinta campsite, or know if it's any good? We would like just a calm, shady spot to pitch for a week or so, near a beach, with enough space to relax. Is San Teodoro a good place to go, or are there nicer places to visit? We will have backpacks and no car, so will have to travel by bus/hitch/taxi. Any help and advice greatly appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2009
about bus tickets with arst in sardinia  (5 Answers)

since it is hard to buy bus tickets on sunday i was wondering if i can, for example, in Sassari, buy all my bus tickets for my trip, even if Sassari is not the starting point of destination point for a bus trip ?

if someone could answer this question, that would really help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2009
Local transport i.e. buses  (1 Answer)

We will be staying at the Malia Hotel in June, next to the Geovillage sports complex, just outside Olbia. I am sure there will be a bus from the city centre for locals to get there. But Google doesn't bring up any English sites to let me look up which number bus. Can you help?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2009

We are visiting what looks to be a beautiful island mid July for 12 nights - never been before and very keen to ensure we plan things just right. Was considering a villa or apt rental 6nts north and 6 nts south (flying into Cagliari incidentally)but very very open to suggestions - is this recommended? We're a family 2 adult 2 girls of 12yrs - can anyone recommend where to stay with enough to occupy the girls probably more than us - we adults will no doubt be just taken with the lovely surroundings and beaches as will they but I suspect they may want some other activities to keep them occupied. Keen to be close to nice restaurants and bars and not too quiet.

Any advice gratefully received.

Many thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2009
Bus tickets, train tickets  (3 Answers)

I am arriving in Sardinia in early June and I plan to see most of the island and its beauties travelling by public transportation. But I have some questions:
I got the impression that in Sardinia one buys the bus tickets from places like Tabaccos, bars and so on... But if I go to a certain small village where I cannot find any place selling tickets what do I do? Can the bus driver sell me one? And also what happens in the extreme cases like that - I have to catch an ARST bus from Sassari to Alghero airport at 4.45 in the morning, when obviously nothing is opened, so I can't buy tickets.
I would also ask what is the situation with tickets for the trains of FDS (MAcomer-Nuoro Line,where I will stop to see some Nuraghes) - do all stations have ticket desks and can you buy the ticket on the train?
And one last question - at the Alghero airport I have 10 minutres to catch the bus to the city of Alghero after the landing of my plane, and the next bus is a whole hour later. I will have only hand baggage and if the plane is not late I will try to catch that bus but where do I get a ticket for it? The driver?
Thanks very much to everyonoe who will reply to my peculiar and probably too specific questions:)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2009
How long to stay in Sardegna  (9 Answers)

Hi all,

I'm planning to go to Sardegna in mid July and am flying in and out to Cagliari but was thinking of renting a car there so I can enjoy all of the island. Considering what I've said i got two questions, one is if 9 days is too long to stay in Sardegna ( in terms of camparision I was 8 days in Malta and after the 5th day was kind of bored ) and the second question is if it is worth it to spend a day in Cagliari once I arrive before heading to a hotel i would book somewhere on the island :).

Thanks in advance :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2009
Where to stay Alghero or Cagliari?  (4 Answers)

Hey everyone.. just need a bit of help as I'm in the planning stages of my summer vacation and am not really getting a precise answer from my own research..
I'm heading to Sardegna from a little over a week and my biggest problem is deciding where on the island we should base ourselves.
The best flight connections I've found are into Cagliari and, from what I read, it's the bigger city..but how is it to travel around to nearby beaches or towards the Costa Smeralda??
To give a bit of a background I like to have a city at my disposable; I don't like to be holed up in a resort area with nothing to do and nowhere to go.
I also love exploring new beaches and from what I've seen through pictures, Sardegna has some beautiful ones (think, clear water and white sand)
So, where should I stay? If we end up booking a hotel in the Cagliari area would we miss out on the best the island has to offer? We haven't decided if we will hire a car or not.. how is it to get around?
Any and all help greatly appreciated!!! :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2009
Traveling in Sardegna by car  (12 Answers)

I am planning a trip to Sardegna this coming September/October. How long would it take to drive from Castelsardo to Calasetta? Does the ferry from one of Italy's mainland ports take vehicles or will I have to rent a car in Sardegna?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2009
Touring around in Sardegna  (2 Answers)

Uf, dear Sardegna fans,

The island is too big to visit it all in just a week! But, I am going to try to see the most...So here are a few questions, maybe you can help!

How can I get from Alghero airport to Bosa Marina? How long does the trip take?

How can I get from Bosa Marina to Laconi?
How long does the trip take?

Is there a cheap place to stay in Cagliari? Is Quarto de Santa Elena nearby and how do I get there?

Grazie per gli resposti!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2009
How to get to Valle della Luna (Capo Testa) from Ferry from Rome  (5 Answers)

Dear all:

Extremely new to the forum and interested in getting to Capo Testa in Mid May. Can anyone tell me if its possible to hire a car service to arrive from where the ferry comes in from Rome to this area?

Is it allowed to camp there overnight or are there any hotels nearby?

Sorry to sound like a Saregna rookie but I am in Rome and my sportiva daughter wants to do some climbing when she is in Italy.

Thanks in advance....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 06, 2009
Cagliari or Alghero? Urgent - booking today. :)


I am traveling to Sardinia in mid-May with a friend. We are in our mid 20s and are quite active - we would like to rent bicycles and kayak and experience nature. Not so concerned about city sights/bars etc (if so, we would have gone elsewhere).

We will fly into either Cagliari or Alghero, stay a night in the city, and then go somewhere a bit more quiet/less touristy. It would be nice if we had access to bike and boat rentals but not necessary (or maybe we can rent bikes in one of the cities and cycle to a nearby town to stay?)

Then we will return to the city for a day and a day or 2 at the end of the trip.

I read that Calasetta is a good, quieter place to visit near Cagliari.

Thoughts? Should we fly into Cagliari or Alghero? Which has more nature/exploration options?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2009
not too crowded beaches and water activities  (3 Answers)

hi all, we are spending 5 days in sardinia 1st week of june. we'll be flying to cagliari. we are loking for crystalline-water and white-sand beaches where we can relax and have a break from the stress at work. we were thinking of maybe renting a car and head for different places that're worth seing, always focusing on nature and scenic places (beaches, mountains etc). we're not after visiting cities, monuments etc this time since, again, we want to switch off from work and the stress of the city. we're also interested in outdoor activities, especially water sports. we'd like to go snorkeling, water skiing, kayaking...
we have never been to the island before and have no references to start our research from. any suggestion on places that'd match our interests would help us a lot to start planning our trip. also, if anybody has had any experience pratising water sports or the island it'd be great if you could give us some links so we can check prices, how and where can we book etc.
many many thanks in advance for your help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2009
Urgent req: stay at cagliari or dorgali which is better ??  (1 Answer)

Dear all,

I'll be in sardegna this first week of april for a couple of days(2 and half to be specific) .., to be specific On & return flight at "cagliari".

I have got some suggestions to stay at cagliari itself and enjoy ...but was thinking wouldn't it be better if i stay 1 night at Dorgali(cala ganone) and then back to cagliari ???

or should i opt for chia or pula ???

thanks in advance

best regards!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2009
Cagliari to BAUNEI cala sisine or cala gonone, what's cost  (1 Answer)

Dear All,

Can some one suggest how much it costs from cagliari to cala sisine or cala gonone with public transport (bus/train) ??

How it would be in this april (1 week) ??

Any suggestions on how to spend at cala ganone or baunei(OGLIASTRA) cala sisine ??


Which is the best part to enjoy the caves and beaches

Thanks in advance

best regards

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2009
Beach/Camp  (3 Answers)

A friend and I are off to Alghero very soon and were wondering if it was okay to sleep/be on the beaches at night. Would love to sleep out under the stars for at least one night but I can't find any information on their laws etc...and many campsites aren't open when we arrive (March 27th) Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2009
first time to sardegna opt for oristano or nuoro or sassari  (2 Answers)

Dear all..

Being first time to sardegna, a budget and student traveler should i opt for nuoro or oristano or sasssari ??

I love old architectural buildings/monuments and nice scenic beauty places apart form the marvelous beaches!

can some one suggest me..

In all HOW BEST TO SPEND 2 DAYS IN SARDEGNA.. my return flight is from cagliari!!

thanks all in advance!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2009
cheap and best way form cagliari to sassari  (2 Answers)

Dear all,

I would like to know the CHEAPEST and best way to travel from cagliari to sassari.

If someone can mention the cost ..It would be great!

Actually I'll be to cagliari next week and would like to spend a couple of days.

Thought to see first cagliari first day and then move to sassari ( look around and stay that day around in bosa) and then back to cagliari.

If some have have better suggestion I'll be happy!

FIRST TIME TO any help is appreciated!

or should i chage my route to cagliari-nuoro-sassari ??

thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2009



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2009
Sardegna Visit...  (5 Answers)

Ciao all,

I am heading to Sadegna at the end of next week for a couple of days. Seeking any tips, advice or words on enjoying the island. Should I take a bike with me there? I am interested in food, beach, music and beauty...

grazie for all cool words.

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