Sardinia is mostly known for its idyllic beaches, coves and inlets. With over 1850 kilometres of coast, Sardinia sea and beaches have not failed to entrance even the most cynical of visitors. The colours of its waters, the whiteness and softness of its beaches, the rocky shores, the hidden bays and the greenness of their surroundings have given reasons enough even to the most spoilt of visitors for wanting to come back and see more.

The most celebrated stretches of coast are situated in the Litoranea of Villassimius starting from il Poetto in Cagliari and up to Costa Rey in the south, the Gulf of Orosei in the east, the Costa Smeralda in the north-east, the Costa Paradiso and Stintino in the north, the Riviera del Corallo in the west, the Costa Verde in the south-west and Chia and Santa Margherita in the south not to mention the stunningly beautiful Archipelago of La Maddalena.

To date Sardinia has been known and appreciated mostly for the spectacular colours of its sea and for the beauty of its beaches. However, things are now changing and the interest in ‘other Sardinia’ has constantly been growing in the last few decades.

The typical Sardinian vegetation is known as Macchia Meditteranea. Llaurels, holm oaks, cork oaks, myrtle, arbustus berries, juniper berries and palmets are especially common. In springtime and September most of the Sardinian landscape is covered with several different species of endemic wild flowers of rare beauty. As for the fauna, amongst the most endemic species are the wild boars and the moufflons that can be found in several areas, the deers, the wild grey donkeys (typical of the Asinara island), the wild little ponies (in the Giara of Gesturi), falcons, griffons, hawks, eagles, flamingoes, sultan chickens and several other species of birds of prey. Most of this species are protected by law.

Along the coast of S. Antioco and S. Pietro it is possible to assist to the fascinating passage of the tunas, and the encounters with the lovely dolphins are far from rare all around Sardinia when going by sea.

With its 500.000 hectares of natural reserves, Sardinia is one of the most protected areas of the Mediterranean. At first it was just the sea and the coasts, the islands and the archipelagos that were protected by law. The purpose has always been one and the same: preserving the exceptional environmental value of this territory, of its flora and fauna. New areas are now being added to the already existing ones: Capo Carbonara, Tavolara, Punta Coda Cavallo, The Sinis Peninsula-Island of Mal di Ventre, Capo Caccia-Piana Island, the Asinara Island and the Archipelago of La Maddalena (already National Parks) are soon to become a marine protected area together with the Orosei Gulf and Capo Testa. These are just a few of the chosen areas and testify the constant effort of Sardinia to contribute to the development of tourism in respect of its natural treasures.

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Mortgages in Sardinia

They are available from Italian banks but can be lengthy to approve, and usually you can obtain better terms from foreign financial institutes with borrowed amounts against purchase price of 80%. Remember to declare any funds brought in to your Italian bank. Maximum loans from Italian banks on property are usually 50-60% of buying price for second homes and nearer 75% for your main residence, usually up to 15 years. Click here to arrange a mortgage in Sardinia.

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