New PDF release: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sardinia

By Fabrizio Arditio

ISBN-10: 0756670225

ISBN-13: 9780756670221

Sardinia, one of many nice prizes of the Mediterranean, used to be fought over via the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Spanish and Austrians prior to finishing up as a part of the unified Italy. It bears strains of some of these cultures plus hundreds of thousands of prehistoric stone dwellings known as nuraghi. nowadays it's well liked by jet setters, rock climbers, sailors, and windsurfers. With a lot happening, you wish a close consultant, and the Eyewitness trip consultant: Sardinia presents every little thing you may want for, from lodge and eating place suggestions to unique maps or even tips about the place to pattern the simplest neighborhood cheeses.
You'll locate cutaways and flooring plans of all of the significant points of interest, walks, scenic routes and thematic excursions. no matter if you want to discover the attractive outdated zone at Alghero or soakup a few solar at the stylish shorelines of Costa Smeralda, this up-to-date and increased variation is indispensable.

Don't pass over a specific thing in your holiday with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to Sardinia.

filled with photos, illustrations, and maps
Cutaways and flooring plans of all of the significant sights
3D aerial perspectives of the city's best districts
large number of motels, eating places, shops, and leisure venues

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Philip V (1683–1746) Forced to relinquish France and Sardinia, Philip tried to reconquer Sardinia in 1717 with the help of his chief minister Alberoni. 1620 Under Philip III the University of Cagliari is founded Charles V 1600 San Francesco in Alghero (14th century) was rebuilt in the Gothic-Aragonese style. 1688 Discontent and uprisings: the Spanish viceroy is assassinated 1700 1717 Philip V of Cardinal Alberoni, Philip V’s chief minister 39 Spain tries to reconquer Sardinia and Naples 1718 Treaty of London: Sardinia ceded to the House of Savoy 40 I N T R O D U C I N G S A R D I N I A The Kingdom of Sardinia One of the first acts of the Savoyard government was to reinstate the island’s universities.

SEPTEMBER Pilgrimage to the Madonna di Gonare Sanctuary (8 and Traditional costumes worn for the Madonna della Neve festival at Desulo 16 Sep). Departures to this hilltop church alternate between the centres of Sarule (see p103) and Orani. Fiera del Bestiame (third Sun of month) at Serri. A livestock fair on the day of Santa Lucia. San Cosimo (27 Sep). The Mamuthones (see p102) parade through the streets of Mamoiada in sheepskins. S A R D I N I A T H R O U G H T H E Y E A R Temperature Chart AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE °F °C 30 90 25 80 20 70 15 60 10 50 5 40 32 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Masked figures (Boes) with cowbells during carnival at Ottana OCTOBER Santa Vitalia Festival (first Mon of month).

At least 170 species have been identified here, which is one-third of the entire bird population of Europe. Between August and March, flamingoes attract dozens of naturalists. Since 1993 these creatures have begun once again to nest along the banks of the Molentargius marsh. A Naturalist’s Paradise In autumn the marshes are filled with migratory birds and are a favourite with bird-watchers. 13 0 1 13 The Saltworks Of the numerous saltworks that once operated around Cagliari, only those in the Macchiareddu industrial area are still active.

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