Invest in Sardinia, one of the most beautiful places in the world and gain a home away from home as well as a rental income.

Invest in Sardinia, one of the most beautiful places in the world and gain a home away from home as well as a rental income.


why invest in Sardinia

Why invest in Sardinia?

‘Why invest in Sardinia’ is often the first question I am asked when approached by a new Client. There are several reasons why one should think about investing in properties in Sardinia. I have given a few on this page all related to the beauty of the island, her history and traditions. But the big gain is that you get a home away from home in one of the most beautiful areas of the world.  Last but not least, you can earn a handsome rental income at the same time thanks to the numerous direct flights to and from Cagliari. Sardinia’s capital is in fact now easily accessible from many cities in Italy and most countries in Europe. It takes just over 2 hours’s to get to Cagliari from the UK with either British Airways, EasyJet or Ryanair.

Why invest in Sardinia?

For the wonderful sun and sea

Sardinia is mostly known for its idyllic beaches, coves and inlets.

With over 1850 kilometres of coast, Sardinia sea and beaches have not failed to entrance even the most cynical of visitors. The colours of the water, the whiteness and softness of the beaches, the rocky shores, the  hidden bays and the greenness of their surroundings have given reasons enough even to the most well travelled visitors for wanting to come back and see more.
The most celebrated stretches of coast are situated in the Litoranea of Villasimius starting from il Poetto in Cagliari and up to Costa Rey in the south east, the Gulf of Orosei in the east, the Costa Smeralda in the north-east, Santa Teresa di Gallura and Stintino in the north, the Riviera del Corallo and the Costa Verde in the west and Chia and Santa Margherita in the south west not to mention the stunningly beautiful Archipelago of La Maddalena.

Why invest in Sardinia?

For her incredibly unspoilt environment.

To date Sardinia has been known and appreciated mostly for the spectacular colours of its sea and for the beauty of its beaches. However, things are now changing and the interest in the so-called ‘other Sardinia’ has constantly been growing in the last few decades. The typical Sardinian vegetation is known as Macchia Meditteranea. Llaurels, holm oaks, cork oaks, myrtle, arbustus berries, juniper berries and palmets are especially common. In springtime and September most of the Sardinian landscape is covered with several different species of endemic wild flowers of rare beauty. As for the fauna, amongst the most endemic species are the wild boars and the moufflons that can be found in several areas, the deers, the wild grey donkeys (typical of the Asinara island), the wild little ponies (in the Giara of Gesturi), falcons, griffons, hawks, eagles, flamingoes, sultan chickens and several other species of birds of prey. Most of this species are protected by law. Along the coast of S. Antioco and S. Pietro it is possible to assist to the fascinating passage of the tunas, and the encounters with the lovely dolphins are far from rare all around Sardinia when going by sea.

With its 500.000 hectares of natural reserves Sardinia is one of the most protected areas of the Mediterranean. At first it was just the sea and the coasts, the islands and the archipelagos that were protected by law. The purpose has always been one and the same: preserving the exceptional environmental value of this territory, of its flora and fauna. New areas are now being added to the already existing ones: Capo Carbonara, Tavolara, Punta Coda Cavallo, The Sinis Peninsula-Island of Mal di Ventre, Capo Caccia-Piana Island, the Asinara Island and the Archipelago of La Maddalena (already National Parks) are soon to become a marine protected area together with the Orosei Gulf and Capo Testa. These are just a few of the chosen areas and testify the constant effort of Sardinia to contribute to the development of tourism in respect of its natural treasures.

– Capo Carbonara is situated in the south-east coast of Sardinia. Here the marine fauna is extremely varied and the depths of the sea are laden with the wrecks of the many ships that in ancient times tragically ended here their navigation. It is a real paradise for divers. Just off the coast lays another beauty: the Island dei Cavoli which is totally uninhabited and full of many endearing surprises for the nature lovers. –  Further north lays the massif  of the Gennargentu and the Orosei Gulf which are soon to become a national park. The justly celebrated Cala Gonone boasts about 40 kilometres of breathtaking coast and stunningly beautiful beaches some of which can only be accessed by boat or on foot, wonderful grottos that were once inhabited by the rare Monk Seal (the last record dates back to the mid ’80s) and dramatic rocky cliffs.

The Gennargentu massif is probably the wildest area of Sardinia. Its outstanding beauty, spectacular gorges, rugged valleys and spare mountain summits have made of the Gennargentu area a real Eden for trekkers, climbers and birdwatchers. Many of the endemic species of Sardinia can also be found in this area. – Punta Coda Cavallo together with the islands of Molara, Tavolara and Molarotto represents the richest marine reserve of Italy. The area is considered the kingdom of divers as well as birdwatchers. – The Archipelago of La Maddalena is best known as the Polinesia of Europe: gulfs, bays, coves, inlets and white sandy beaches lapped by wonderful crystalline waters. The English language does not have the adjectives to describe the varieties of blues and green hues of Sardinia waters and the difficulty becomes greater still when attempting to describe the absolutely stunning colours of the waters all around La Maddalena. The archipelago, which is situated in the north-east of Sardinia is composed of over 145 km of coast and is characterised by its enormous rocks of granite that date back about 300 million years. – The stunningly beautiful and amazingly unspoilt Asinara Island is located in the north west of Sardinia. It is a national park that can only be visited with a guide to preserve this uniquely preserved environment and its endemic species. – Capo Caccia-Isola Piana (north-west). Capo Caccia is a rocky peninsula with dramatic cliffs. The absolute peculiarity of its waters lays in the bright colonies of the rare red coral.

Why invest in Sardinia?

– For the amazing archeological sites:

8000 years of history starting from 6000 B.C. have left many significant signs in Sardinia. Amongst the most mysterious and fascinating ones are the Nuraghe, stone towers built around 1800 BC by an ancient and unidentified people. There are about 7000 of them scattered throughout the island. Their original function is still unknown in spite of the incredible amount of research that have been, and are still been, carried out by both historians and archaeologists. Of great interest are also the ‘domus de janas’ (fairy houses), the ‘Tombe  dei Giganti’ and the Menhirs, all remnants of the Bronze Age. Areas of particular historical interest are: Nora, Tharros, Cagliari and Bithia. Although most of this towns were originally founded by the Phoenicians, traces of the later invaders such as the Carthaginians and Romans can also be found.

Why invest in Sardinia?

– For Sardinia’s mouthwatering food and celebrated drinks

Italy has always been celebrated, amongst other things, for its fantastic and healthy cuisine. Sardinia makes no exception to it, as its traditional recipies, made with the freshest and finest ingredients, epitomize the Mediteranean diet. Amongst the favourite dishes are the culurgiones (ravioli made with different stuffings that vary depending on the area); the malloreddus (pasta made with durum wheat) dressed with a sauce made with plum tomatoes, sausage, and herbs, and generously sprinkled with pecorino cheese and the utterly delicious spit-roasted suckling pig. Pages could be written about the various kinds of recipies made with different kinds of fresh fish and seafood, lamb and pork. The bread is handmade freshly  every morning in the local bakeries, and so are the various kinds of sweets and cakes (most made with almonds, pinenuts, hazelnuts and walnuts). And then there is the ham with all the other salumi and appetizers, and an incredible variety of cheeses amongst which is the famous Pecorino. The locally produced wines and liquors, which have now entered the list of favourites in many restaurants and delicatessens worldwide, are most varied. Cannonau, Vermentino, Malvasia and Vernaccia are the most popular amongst Sardinians, although many locals still make their own wine. There are also plenty of wine makers all over the island from which you can buy directly good quality wines at very reasonable prices. The liquors mirto, filu’e ferru and limoncello make the happiest complement to any meal, so if after a meal you are asked whether you would like an ‘ammazzacaffe’ (literally a coffee killer) do not say no too fast as you might be missing your chance to taste one of this fantastic liquours. Restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias are generally quite affordable and definitely good value for money.

  

Why invest in Sardinia?

–  For Sardinia’s festivals and traditions

Sardinians are reknown for the great respect and high consideration on which they hold their customs and traditions. This is testified by the many folkloristic festivals that are held all year round thorughout the island to celebrate a saint or an historic event. Often the festivals are complemented by real feasts of locally produced food.

   

 

I hope we have managed to answer, even is not exhaustively, the question ‘Why invest in Sardinia’. We offer an amazing selection of properties for sale and holiday homes to rent in the best locations of South Sardinia such as Pula, Chia, Cagliari, Torre delle Stelle, Villasimius, Poetto beach, Geremeas and Costa Rey.

If you wish to look for properties to rent please visit: www.myholidaysinsardinia.com