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Sardinia is home to 8,000 Nuraghi. These beehive-like Bronze Age dwellings are unique to Sardinia and are great places to visit for anyone interested in ancient history or architecture. All Inclusive Sardinia holidays are perfect for beach goers, many believing Sardinia to have the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. The La Pelosa, near Stintino is known as the most amazing beach of all, with thousands of foreign and Sardinian tourists flocking to this small beach town during the summer.
With cheap last minute deals to Sardinia you could be enjoying local Sardinian food and drink such as the local Cannanau wine and the local delicacy of Culurgiones, a ravioli-like pasta filled with pecorino cheese, mint and other ingredients. Most of the Sardinian capital of Cagliari can be seen from the vantage point of Bastione San Remy, along with a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea. While up there you can also visit the Romanesque Cathedral of Cagliari.
This picturesque island is a stunning holiday destination and you could be visiting it soon with cheap Sardinia sun package holidays from Dublin Ireland.
Sardinia has a typically Mediterranean climate, but the south is generally much drier than the north-western region, which receives a lot of rain in winter. The wettest months are November and December, while July and August are the hottest and the driest with an average temperature of around 95°F (35°C), and sometimes reaching 104°F (40°C). In winter, temperatures average about 50°F (10°C) along the coast.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.