Italy is high on the list of most popular tourist destinations. In fact, UNWTO lists Italy as the fifth most visited country in international tourist arrivals. If you have ever visited Italy, you know that there is good reason for the high number of visitors. And if you’ve ever visited in the summertime, you know that spring or fall would be better times to visit! In the summer the crowds in hot, humid Italy swell to extreme numbers, crowding the tiny alleyways and causing long queues at every single museum.
Places such as Rome, Venice, and Florence become overcrowded with tourists in the summertime. Even the quaint Amalfi coast and Sicily swell with visitors from around the world. It’s often a challenge to navigate through crowds in the oppressive heat. Not to mention that it’s difficult to sometimes keep an eye on your belongings when there are so many people around.
Go to Sardinia
But while Rome and Venice and Florence get all the crowds, there is a less-congested place to visit due to it’s distance from the mainland and that is Sardinia. While still a part of Italy, it’s apart from Italy and that gives it a quieter feel. If the crowds in mainland Italy are too much for you, why not try visiting Sardinia?
Sardinia has it all
Sardinia has cathedrals, and ruins, and quaint trattorias. It has museums and views and the beach and quiet, colorful alleyways all waiting to be explored.
Churches and cathedrals
Fresh fruit and veggies
Cute balconies and windows
Fun vending machines
A beautiful marina
Whether you just want to head to Sardinia for a weekend escape from the business of mainland Italy or you want to spend a quiet relaxing vacation there, Sardinia is sure to reward you with warm weather and beautiful views. And with several ferry options from Italy, you have your choice of not only prices but also of travel times. Be sure to check out Sardinia for something new on your next Italian getaway.
Have you been to Italy’s islands? Which one/s did you visit?