Sardinia's island location off the beaten track is what makes it such an appealing holiday destination. It's rich in history and culture, and has a wonderfully scenic coastline with plenty of idyllic, isolated coves and unspoilt beaches. Sardinia holiday nightlife is relatively quiet, and tends to centre on romantic restaurants and cosy bars.
The capital, Cagliari, is a good base from which to explore other parts of the island. The National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari contains prehistoric tombs and other significant artefacts from the Punic and Roman periods. The landscape is peppered with constructions from the ancient Nuragic civilisation which are unique to Sardinia.