Sardinia

Climate Guide

These figures show Sardinia monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall.

  Temp °C Rain mm 
 January 12 83
 February 13 75
 March 16 68
 April 18 62
 May 23 45
 June 27 37
 July 30 19
 August 30 35
 September 27 75
 October 22 97
 November 17 117
 December 13 98

Set between Sicily and Corsica, and closer to North Africa than Italy, Sardinia offers a unique personality influenced by visitors and civilisations of the past, including Phoenician, Roman, Catalonion andGenoan. Its verdant valleys, grazing cattle, lemon groves, sparkling waters, old harbours and mysterious ruins provide travellers with a diverse landscape to explore on foot, by bike or boat.

The island’s natural environment is largely untouched since almost one quarter of the Sardinia is protected. Nature lovers will adore excursions where they may spot rare indigenous inhabitants such as the Sardinian fox.

Atmospheric ancient sites include the Su Nuraxi di Barumi which dates back to Megalithic times. The island is also dotted with thousands of ‘nuraghi’ (round-tower fortresses), tombs, chambers and other intriguing stone structures.

Visit the old towns where tradition remains undisturbed; elderly ladies still wear black and the historic buildings exude rustic charm.
 
The Costa Smeralda in the north east boasts luxury resorts, swanky yachts and superb accommodation. Visitors can swim in the romantic, secluded coves such as Liscia Ruja, Cala Pietra Bianca and Poltu li Cogghi.