Sardinia real estate remains very popular with second home buyers. Hardly surprising, as the island has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world: almost 2,000 kilometers of coastline, fine beaches and cliffs. Properties for sale on Sardinia's Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) in the north east of the island are always in demand with property prices around 2,500 Euro per m2. Inland, and on the western coast, prices drop to around 1,000 to 1,500 per m2.
Sardinia is a vibrant island that attracts many holiday home buyers because of its climate, natural beauty, history and the myriad of activities that it offers.
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, surrounded by the blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The picturesque landscape consists of mountains, green valleys and a sandy coastline.
Sardinia has been ruled by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines, Spanish and Savoyards resulting in a rich culture that can be felt throughout the island.
There are also unique archaeological remains dating back thousands of years called "Nuraghi". There are many Nuraghe castles, temples and tombs scattered around the island.
Sardinia is famous for its mountainous, rugged territory. Mountains such as Limbara, Supramonte, Ogliastra, Gennargentu, Iglesiente and Sulcis are characterized by a very different geology from the rest of Italy. Off the coast there are many smaller islands, such as Asinara, the Maddalena group with pink sand beaches, Tavolara, San Pietro and Sant'Antioco.