May 30, 2023 – Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
From spectacular beaches to prehistoric relics to a sublime culinary scene, Sardinia is a treat for any traveler. The National Archaeological Museum in Olbia lends historical context by illuminating the island’s ancient pre-Nuraghic culture as well as more recent naval history. Just outside of Olbia, get a firsthand look at Sardinia’s rich archaeological heritage at the Tomb of the Giants, a Nuraghic monument dating back 4,000 years. Of course, any visit to Sardinia must include exploration of the famed Costa Smeralda, a winding coastline of pristine beaches in hues from pearl to pink lining impossibly clear waters that deepen to vivid turquoise. Rocky outcrops and a backdrop of green hills complete the seascape, where the only challenge is choosing which powdery sands to call your own. For a more energetic vibe, join the jet set in the designer boutiques, gourmet restaurants and chic lounges of nearby Porto Cervo, sipping Sardinian wine as you take in the scene.