Situated north of Tunisia and south of Corsica, Sardinia ranks as the Med's second-largest isle. One of the quieter Italian destinations, what this place lacks in swarms of selfie sticks, it more than makes up for with its therapeutic landscape. Being blessed with a diverse variety of ecosystems, it is home to dramatic mountain ranges, wild woodland areas, rocky coastlines and stretches of golden sand. We're heading to the vibrant city of Cagliari, a charming enclave brimming with ancient ruins, chocolate-box churches and towering Pisan-Romanesque palazzi. Start your day by visiting the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, which tells of the city's history by way of statues, goldsmithery and jewels. Come sunset, skip to the walled citadel of Castello to find free-spirited dancing and drinking in quirky bars.
Where to stay: Hotel Miramare Cagliari