Many of us have heard of Sardinia’s glitzy Emerald Coast, where the sea is more brilliant green than blue, the beaches as good as the Caribbean’s and the yachts on a par with those in the South of France.
But what about the rest of this Italian island, south of Corsica?
On a road trip, taking a wiggly route from south to north, we find it full of wonderfully varied landscape and attractive villages bedecked with bunting as if awaiting a party.
We begin in Chia, in the south, with its stretches of beaches, popular among Italian families. These are an easy drive from the capital, Cagliari.
There are so many stretches of sand from which to choose, you could spend a week picking your favourite.
Tuerredda is full of life — trinket sellers, a family catching squid for supper, pedalos and an island to circumnavigate. But we like the rocky grey coves beyond….
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