Sardinia. *Book - 1998-
Sardinia, one of the great prizes of the Mediterranean, was fought over by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Spanish, and Austrians before ending up as part of unified Italy. It bears traces of all these cultures -- plus thousands of prehistoric stone dwellings called nuraghi. These days Sardinia is equally popular with the jet set as with rock climbers, sailors, and wind-surfers. Provides information on everything, from hotel and restaurant recommendations to detailed maps, to tips on the best local cheeses. You'll find 3-D cutaway illustrations and floor plans of major sights, suggested walks, scenic routes, and thematic tours. --Publisher's description.