The city of Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia, lies on land that has been occupied by humans for 5,000 years, and the unique blend of each culture's architecture, including a handful of famous art-nouveau buildings, is a real treat. Cagliari has an airport and a busy port, which make it easily accessible from mainland Italy.
Outside of the city, the island's rugged landscape has been the focus of a recent preservation push. Sardinia's location promotes soft-sand beaches ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.