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Sardinia, with an area of ??24,089 km2, is the second largest island of Italy and the Mediterranean. The Sardinian territory consists of small solid more or less isolated which successive plateaus and hills from modest elevations. The shores are mostly rocky , jagged numerous coves that give rise to picturesque bays. Divided into eight provinces of Cagliari, Carbonia – Iglesias, Medio Campidano, Ogliastra, Olbia – Tempio, Oristano and Sassari, the region has an economy based on both the agro-pastoral activities that industry. The main agricultural products are wheat – grown primarily in the flat areas of the Campidano – grapes, vegetables, olive trees and cork oaks, most common in Sardinia and the rest of Italy. activity prevailing view is, however, the sheep that produces delicious cheeses, meat, leather and wool. industry, once strongly linked to the mining industry, is currently directed towards the petrochemical industry, but also serves, for example, the production of plastics and artificial fibers. factor no less important Sardinian economy is tourism: the Costa Smeralda with its prestigious residential complexes and nightlife is certainly the most famous, but they should forget other places of great natural value and landscape. entire island, in fact, is characterized by a clear sea shades breathtaking Stintino, with the island Asinara a few kilometers from the coast, is one of the most beautiful spots from environmental point of view; Alghero, pretty village, retains in his ways different testimonies of the Spanish domination; Villasimius, in the southern part, boasts beautiful white beaches, the coast of the Iglesiente Finally, once affected by abandoned mines today, offers a wild stretch of coast, where the few towns give way to a beach and a landscape of rare beauty. Sardinia is, however, also rich in history and art: We are reminded, for example, the megalithic funerary monuments, the so-called “giants’ tombs”, the “Nuraghe” fortress-houses built entirely of stone and the characteristic appearance of truncated conical towers, and the two archaeological sites of Nora and Tharros, but also that many churches scattered along the whole territory, are valuable evidence of the Pisan-Romanesque style.



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