Provinces and cities of Sardinia
The city of Sardinia, provincial capitals and vibrant urban centers, welcome tourists offering fascinating historical sites, beautiful landscapes, and, last but not least, a p atrimonio fine food and wine.
The many differences that exist between towns and cities, each of which retains a specific identity, its cultural and gastronomic traditions, giving rise to a variety of costumes, colors and flavors that is the true wealth of Sardinia, a region always different places.
In addition to Cagliari and Sassari, the main city of Sardinia in size and importance, the most important towns are the capitals of the 8 provinces, including 4 recently established in which it is divided Sardinia: to the provinces of Cagliari, Sassari, Nuoro and Oristano has added the new province of Carbonia-Iglesias, Medio Campidano, and Ogliastra Olbia-Tempio.
In the area of Gallura are the cities of Temple Pausania and Olbia, both the capital of the province of Olbia-Tempio: the first is situated on a plateau granite at the foot of Mount Limbara, the second deals with the plain that extends from the north eastern coast of the island.
Nuoro, first city of the province barbaricina, is lying on a mountain ridge from Mount Ortobene which stretches north towards the west, and still retains the marks of a prestigious cultural past that has given the nickname "Athens of Sardinia. Sanluri is the capital Middle Campidano, located in the eastern edge of Campidano, a city of major historical events such as the battle in 1409 that gave the last strip of Sardinia to the Judicial Aragonesi. The province of Ogliastra in the South East, is driven from the city of Lanusei, lying on Costoni since Gennargentu degrade towards the coast.
South West is developing the province of Carbonia Iglesias, which includes the territories of Sulcis and dell'Iglesiente: Carbonia e Iglesias, the two towns have very different stories but share a single call history, the mining operation. In the province of Oristano, on the west coast of the Island, is developing the city of Oristano, surrounded by large ponds and the archaeological ruins of Tharros.
The towns and villages of Sardinia are places to discover, perfect destinations for those who want enter the heart of civilization sarda.