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by Nellie Huang
She’s hot, sassy and sultry. In the sizzling Mediterranean heat, her shapely curves and sculpted body give her an even bigger sex appeal. Lively and spontaneous – she’s every man’s dream. While not many get the chance to truly understand her, those who do always end up falling for her charms.
I’m talking about the island of Sardinia (what were you thinking?): the second largest isle in the Mediterranean Sea and a jewel in the Italian seas. Located closer to the French island of Corsica than mainland Italy, Sardinia (whose name, in case you’re wondering, has nothing to do with sardines) is plopped in the middle of the Med, surrounded by virgin turquoise Italian beaches. Featuring craggy, rugged coastlines, the island is dotted with deep bays and pebbled inlets. Further inland, Sardinia is mapped out with a network of mountain chains – the Marghine and Goceano chain cutting across the center, Monte Limbara in the northeast, Monte Albo in the southeast and the Sulcis Mountains in the southwest.
Sardinia is also home to one of the hottest names on Italian TV: Giorgia Palmas. As sexy and sensual as the island, this much-talked-about TV personality is one of the most famous Sardinians these days, having kicked up quite a storm in Italy after coming in second place at Miss World 2000. She’s since become a household name, pursuing a successful career as a model and showgirl.
Giorgia Palmas’ Birthplace
While there are probably few chances of finding Giorgia sun-bathing in Sardinia, there are certainly other ways to get acquainted with her and her hometown. Head on to the capital of Sardinia, Cagliari, a small maritime town where Giorgia spent most of her childhood. With striking historical architecture and outstanding sea views, the town of Cagliari (literally means castle) is brimming with historical attractions, such as the Castello, the Cagliari Cathedral, Basilica di San Saturnino and the Balletto Palace.
Beyond Cagliari, visit the most famous site on Sardinia: the fascinating Bronze Age stone fortifications at Su Nuraxi di Barumini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just 60 km (36 miles) from the capital. For more archaeological discoveries, hop over to Nora or Tharros to wander through the ruins of columns, thermal baths and city streets. And, of course, you can’t leave Sardinia without trying its food – sample porcheddu (pork) and culurgiones (pasta) with some Sardinia wine at one of the numerous restaurants in Cagliari.
Oh, and do be on the lookout, because who knows? You just might bump into Giorgia.