Italy's most glamorous destination
Of all Italy’s regions, Sardinia is perhaps the most enigmatic. Its impenetrable mountains were long the domain of bandits and kidnappers, yet home to some of the friendliest people anywhere. It is hard to say which is more stunning: the verdant sheep-covered hills of the interior or the vertiginous limestone cliffs plunging into a cobalt sea. Focusing on one corner of the vast island, this trip will take you from the towering Limbara massif to local artisanal shops and the Costa Smeralda, one of Europe’s most glamourous destinations. Along the way, superb cycling and a day of discovery in the Maddalena Archipelago render the experience all the richer.