We have compared these two stunning Mediterranean islands, the perfect holiday destinations.
Sardinia and Sicily are two of the largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea and are both popular destinations in Italy. They are both famous for their beaches, ancient ruins, delicious cuisine and rich cultural heritage. However, several differences between them are appealing to different types of travellers.
Sardinia, located to the west of the Italian mainland, is known for its rugged coastline, stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. It boasts a unique culture and is very distinct from the rest of Italy. The island has been inhabited for thousands of years, influenced by various civilisations, including the Phoenicians, Romans, and Spanish. Sardinia is known for its love of traditional festivals, such as the Sagra di Sant'Efiso, which celebrates the island's patron saint. Of course, the island is known for its wonderful cuisine, featuring cheese, meat wine and seafood.
As for the beaches, they are some of the most beautiful in Europe. Long stretches of coastline with pristine sands and azure waters make Sardinia the ideal destination for a relaxing beach holiday. There are many luxurious and comfortable hotels along its coastline, perfect for a week-long getaway. Browse our accommodation range here.
As for Sicily, it is the largest island in the Mediterranean, located just south of Italy. With beautiful architecture and cuisine, Sicily has been shaped by numerous cultures, including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and Spanish. Another great place for history lovers, there are plenty of ancient ruins and historic sites to explore. For the foodies, the cuisine is delicious, with a focus on fresh seafood, pasta and sweet pastries. The diverse landscape in Sicily makes it popular for those looking to get out into nature during their holiday, much like Sardinia.
Of course here at Sardinian Places, we are biased! But, we are sure you won't be disappointed with this stunning Italian island and all it has to offer.