The Italian island of Sardinia touts 125 miles of spectacular coastline with powder-like sand and azure waters, towering oaks, and steep cliffs. Here, you can explore Neptune’s Grotto, a sprawling complex of caves at the base of the 65-million-year-old Capo Caccia cliffs just outside the northwestern city of Alghero. Discover the breathtaking archeological site of Nuraghe Palmavera, an ancient settlement from 1300 to 1200 B.C. dotted with large stone structures called nuraghes. Finally, learn how to make gnocchetti
, a favorite local pasta, from a resident chef and enjoy the fruits of your labor at lunch, along with other Sardinian specialties.