If you want to take a quintessential European vacation but can’t decide if you want to be by the mountains or by the sea, Sardinia is the perfect culmination of everything you could want.
The famous Italian island surrounded by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea, Sardinia has a lot to offer to its visitors. A bilingual region that speaks both Italian and its native Sardinian, the island is famous for its beautiful untouched landscapes and vestiges of the ancient Nuragic civilization.
Sardinia was a long-awaited trip for us–and we couldn’t have been more excited to finally get there from mainland Italy. Upon arrival, my husband Chris and I rented a car and embarked on a scenic, rural road trip to our country chic style, adults only hotel (La Villa del Re
) which overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea. The luxury of the accommodations–which included exquisite sea or garden views, and balconies or terraces for upgraded rooms–was only heightened by the fact that it was nestled in the picturesque Sardinian countryside.
We enjoyed taking advantage of their loaner bikes, and indulging in afternoon tea. In the evenings, we enjoyed the sea or listened to the smooth jazz they played at the hotel–there wasn’t too much to do in the hotel’s surrounding area, which was fine by us.