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Sicily is often considered a staple of Italy tours, but it is not the only island in the Mediterranean Sea you should make a point to visit. Sardinia, which is located off the west coast of Italy, has plenty to offer in its own right. There is something for everyone on the second-largest island in the sea, whether you want to sample some of its unique culinary fare or its stunning landscape.
One of the best spots to start in Sardinia is the port of Villasiumius. Situated on the southern tip of the island, this region has played an important part of the culture of Sardinia for centuries. The first thing you'll notice will undoubtedly be the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean's azure waters, which are complemented by the beautiful mountains and hills that surround it. However, it's the cuisine native to Villasiumius that stands out. The port is especially famous for it seafood including delicacies such as stuffed mussels, marinated anchovies and octopus salad.
After you move away from the coast, the culture and landscape shift dramatically. This is especially evident in the municipality of Las Plassas. Miles from the coast, this region is considerably flatter and is typified by alluvial plains such as Campidano. But it's not just the landscape that's different - the culinary offerings have changed as well. Rather than a focus on seafood, land-dwelling animals are the fare of choice among residents in the center of the island, but it's not traditional fare. Instead, porceddu, also known as suckling pig, is one of the most popular options.
Regardless of whether you prefer seafood or meat, there's no denying that Sardinia will leave you feeling fulfilled in more ways than one.
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