Top 11 Reasons Why Living in Sardinia Rocks

By on January 23, 2012

It’s been four years since I set foot on this rugged beautiful island, and I’m still in love with Sardinia. It wasn’t an easy transition, but I did it. I’m proud of the area I now call my home, and I’m proud of myself for learning two new languages.

I have complied a short Top 11 list on why I think Sardinia rocks.

  1. The sun shines on average 300 days a year!
  2. There are endless beautiful beaches on this island oasis.
  3. The food is amazing. There are no other words.
  4. Plenty of activities to choose from, year round: cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, nature walks, running, and so much more.
  5. Summer lasts for six, sometimes eight months a year.
  6. The people are happy and friendly.
  7. The locally grown fresh produce is the best I’ve ever tasted.
  8. Even in the winter the sun shines.
  9. The rugged, red landscape leaves the poet in you without words.
  10. Freshly caught dentice snapper is the bees knees.
  11. In a 2010 study done by International Living, states that Sardinia is one of the worlds healthiest places to live. Sardinia does boost at having the worlds highest concentration of centenarians.

Have you traveled to Sardinia? What did you think about this ancient island in the sun?

Click here for a list of annual events in Sardinia.

About Jennifer Avventura

Jennifer Avventura is a Canadian expat with over 10 years experience living the life as an expatriate. Writer, runner and a home-cooking house-wife who blogs about her Sardinian travel adventures at My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda:


  1. Sandra

    January 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I’ve never visited Sardinia but now it’s on “the list”. It sounds like a fabulous place and you get an ATTAGIRL for being courageous in your move AND for learning two new languages!

    Well done!

  2. Jennifer Avventura

    January 31, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Thank you Sandra for your kind words. Sardinia is truly a spectacular place. I hope you can make it here one day.

  3. Prudence

    February 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Jennifer – this has long been a dream of mine – to live in Italy (or one of it’s islands) for a couple of years at least. I have thought of retirement also.
    Would you be willing to tell me how you made the transition? If it is available on your blog let me know and I will go there.


  4. Jennifer Avventura

    February 3, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Hello Prudence,

    Thank you for your comment. Living in Italy sure has it’s ups and downs, all of which are chronicled on my blog My Sardinian Life.

    How did I make the transition? I fell in love and got married. 🙂 Please feel free to check out my blog for more information on Italy and Sardinia.

    All the best.

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Top 11 Reasons Why Living in Sardinia Rocks