A regional guide to Italy’s Islands

Capri Campania, one of Italy's Islands

Italy’s Islands are very distinctive places where traditions, languages, and wildlife have evolved in their own way. Pick your next destination with this regional guide to Sardinia, Sicily and the rest… Italy, as a nation-state, has existed in its current form for about a century and a half – no more. Regular visitors, travellers and […]

Living on the Islands of Italy

Isola Bella, Taormina

Italy has some of Europe’s most beautiful islands. From sizeable landmasses to tiny gems, you’ll find every kind of Mediterranean idyll here. Island homes make an excellent investment, says Fleur Kinson. Ah, the lure of islands! Naturally romantic places, these spots of sea-encircled land offer a natural sense of escape. An island is a little […]

Get away from it all… in north Sardinia

Cannigione, Sardinia

From beautiful bays to the wilds of the inland reaches, there’s more to northern Sardinia than the glitz of Costa Smeralda. Amanda Robinson travels away from the tourist hotspots… Photos by Amanda Robinson unless otherwise stated   Ahh, Costa Smeralda – the glitzy millionaires’ playground in north Sardinia where the jetset have gone to kick up […]

Viewpoint: Bosa old town

Bosa in Sardinia, Italy

Bosa Marina is the area that is interesting international property buyers right now, but the coloured houses of the old town of Bosa have their charm too… Photo by Getty Images Regular readers will recall that we visited Bosa in our ‘Homes in Sardinia’ feature recently. This is the first coastal town of notable size […]

Sardinia regional property guide

Porto cervo, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

Find out which part of this beautiful island is the best place for you, with Fleur Kinson’s guide to Sardinia’s property market… Photos by Getty Images Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, and only marginally smaller than Sicily. In contrast, however, its population is not much more than 1,500,000, making it comparable […]

Homes in Sardinia

Bosa, Sardinia

White beaches, turquoise water, pristine landscapes… Sardinia offers a fat packet of charms. Surprisingly, there’s property here to suit every budget, says Fleur Kinson Photos by Getty Images   Italy certainly has no shortage of beautiful places, and if you were asked to come up with its top ten, you’d struggle to make so short […]

Villa in Budoni, Sardinia

Villa in Budoni, Sardinia

Seafront villa in a friendly village in one of the most visited and loved holiday destinations on the island, just 30 minutes’ drive from the international airport of Olbia, 15km from the 9-hole golf course of Puntaldia and also near the modern 400-berth Marina of Ottiolu. The villa is part of the Borgo del Mare […]

Costa Smeralda villa, Sardinia

Villa in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

This splendid rustic villa is to be found in an appealing residential area known to the locals as La Murichessa, a charming rural hamlet close to the famous resorts of Cannigione and Porto Cervo, two of the preferred hideouts for many celebrities and discerning investors. The place is noted for its proximity to the beach (2.6km) and to other prestigious resorts […]

Palazzo in Bosa Marina, Sardinia

Palazzo in Rosa Marina, Sardinia

Set on a quiet street in the charming seaside resort of Bosa Marina, just 100 metres from the award-winning beach and bars/restaurants, this palazzo has been fully restored and divided into four spacious two-bedroom apartments. The apartments are all slightly different but are all set up as summer holiday lets. There is a large roof […]

S’Acqua Salia agriturismo, Sardinia

If you’re seeking a special place to eat in Sardinia, Mary Novakovich shares a hidden gem, nestled in the hills in the island’s tranquil southwest Photos by Adam Batterbee   Magnetic though the coast is in this area, eventually we headed into the hills – specifically to Paola and Antonello’s agriturismo, S’Acqua Salia, outside the […]