Five Unusual Facts About Sardinia

In our September issue, Dream of Italy features an in-depth article on the archaeological treasures of Sardinia. Here are five fun facts about this Italian island: 1. Sardinia is home one of the world’s first identified “blue zones” – an area where there are an unusual number of people who reach the age of 100. This blue zone comprises 17 …

Meet One of the Best Local Tour Guides in Sardinia

Updated 2018. Dream of Italy recently published two special issues profiling more than 70 of the best tour guides and tour companies in Italy. This list of tour guides (only accessible to subscribers) is a must-read  for anyone planning a trip to Italy. Here’s a profile of one of the best tour guides in Sardinia: SARDINIA: Paola Loi (39) 338 2661320 www.sardinia-tours.com Rates: start …

February 2013 – Best Tour Guides in Central and Southern Italy

The February 2013 issue of Dream of Italy – a special report on the best local tour guides in central and southern Italy – is hot off the presses. If you’re NOT a subscriber, subscribe today to instantly access the PDF version of this issue, our previous issue on best tour guides in northern Italy and nearly 100 back issues of our award-winning print newsletter. …

Best Sardinia Beach? Might Be Rene Bianca In Santa Teresa di Gallura

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 …

Best Beaches in Italy

In time for summer, The Telegraph (U.K.) recently came out with a guide to the best beaches in Europe, including Italy. Their guide focused on three regions in Italy where they say the sun and sand are more than fine: Tuscany “Cala Piccola is a rocky cove with a small pebble beach and translucent aquamarine water.” “Viareggio beach in Tuscany …

Surf’s Up in Italy

Ah, the massive national vacation that is August has begun in Italy! Wonder how many Italians will add surfing to their holiday activities? I didn’t realize that there are a number of places in Italy where conditions are prime for surfing. Justine Gregory explores them in one of our latest free access articles – Surfing in Italy: Hang Ten Italian-Style, …

Budoni, Sardinia: Hot Destination for 2009

TripAdvisor has named the town of Budoni, on the Italian island of Sardinia as the #1 international destination for 2009. This seaside town boasting miles of pristine white beaches is in the northeastern corner of the island, just south of Olbia, one of the main ports connecting the island with mainland Italy. TripAdvisor hasn’t elaborated as to what put Budoni …

What I Was Doing in Sardinia…

I’m still fighting jet lag and the dreaded re-entry but have terrific memories of my most recent visit to Italy. Along with a small group of other journalists, I was invited by the Italian Travel Promotion Council, an association the leading American tour operators in Italy, to explore the island of Sardinia. We were hosted by Riccardo Strano, director of …