Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, with a predominantly mountainous area but without high peaks, Sardegna offers the visitor a unique natural environment with vast, magically intact habitats, inhabited by deer and wild horses. An emerald sea that reigns unrivaled with its colors and creeps into winding coves, along the coasts and beaches, in the most popular resorts of the Emerald Coast with its pearl: Porto Cervo. Those interested in the sea prefer the mountain can go to the discovery of the Gennargentu region with its pictorial scenarios where nature occupies a prominent place.
There are many islands scattered along the beautiful coastline. Among the most famous are the Asinara and the Archipelago of La Maddalena off the Emerald Coast. The city of Alghero, in the province of Sassari, is also known as Barceloneta, the small Barcellona: the city has in fact preserved Catalan use. It is the capital of the Riviera del Corallo, as there is the largest quantity of the precious red coral of the highest quality.
Sardegna is composed of 377 communes, and the most important are Cagliari, Carbonia-Iglesias, Nuoro, Olbia-Tempio, Oristano, Medio Campidano, Sassari, Ogliastra, Alghero, Porto Torres, San Teodoro and Stintino.