Updated 2018. Italy is sweltering this week under an oppressive heat wave. Surely, Italians have flocked to the beach, not only to cool down but because in August that’s what Italians do. Some of Italy’s best beaches (indeed some of the world’s finest beaches) are on the island of Sardinia. Our friend Susan Van Allen reveals her favorite Sardinia beach, where history, authenticity and sheer beauty come together!