Sardinia is an Italian island in the center of the western Mediterranean Sea, situated between Corsica to the north, Italy to the east, Tunisia to the south, and the Balearic Islands to the west. Attached to Italy after a long isolation, culturally different from the peninsula, and with strong particularities, it obtained the status of an autonomous region of Italy since February 28, 1948. The most widely spoken languages in Sardinia are Italian and Sardinian .
Sardinia is an autonomous region of Italy. The regional capital is Cagliari . The region is divided into 8 provinces: Cagliari, Sassari, Nuoro, Oristano, Olbia-Tempio, Ogliastra, Carbonia-Iglesias and Medio Campidano.
Sardinia is, by its size, the second island in the Mediterranean after Sicily .
The island has numerous extraordinary tourist areas , including the Costa Smeralda and Gennargentu. The island is particularly famous for its beaches , but it is also rich in other interesting places. The Nuragic archaeological remains constitute an additional tourist attraction and perfectly valid for themselves.
His particularism is well represented in his culinary arts . Their pastas are culurzones (ravioli filled with a mixture of potatoes, onion, semolina and nutmeg), malloreddus (in the form of snails) and pillus (similar to noodles). The meat (lamb, suckling pig, wild boar) is cooked on the grill, and is frequently seasoned with myrtle. The best known cheese is the Sardinian pecorino. As for dessert, the specialty is amarettu , based on almonds. There is no shortage of wines in the Sardinian winery: we find red wines based on Grenache and Carignan, such as brandy (made from myrtle or grapes) and vernaccia (a soft wine with a high alcohol content).