VILLAS AND APARTMENTS TO RENT IN CARBONIA-IGLESIAS, ITALY.
Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Carbonia-Iglesias, Italy.
Situated in the south-western corner of the island, Carbonia-Iglesias is the smallest of the provinces on Sardinia. There are few large towns in this mainly rural region, parts of which feel like they have not changed for centuries. Home to picturesque, traditional Sardinian villages and prehistoric remains, the area has long been a popular destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you prefer to explore on foot, bike or even on horseback, there are trails and paths across Carbonia-Iglesias taking visitors through the heart of the island's stunning countryside.
The main town in the region is the province's capital Iglesias. Many visitors choose to stay here while exploring the region, as it is home to most of the things worth seeing, as Iglesias itself has many historical and cultural attractions. The 13th century Cathedral of Santa Chiara is not only a stunning building, but also houses some fine works of religious art. The Museum of Mining in the town tells the story of the region's mining industry, which made Carbonia-Iglesias the wealthiest province in Sardinia after the war.
A short distance outside of Iglesias is the Valley of Antas, where you can visit an impressive collection of prehistoric and ancient ruins and remains, including a temple which dates from the 6th century BC and Roman buildings from ancient settlements. If you go a little further inland, you come to the vast Historical and Environmental Geo-mineral Park of Sardinia, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some intriguing relics of the region's mining past.
The province of Carbonia-Iglesias has a wild and rugged coastline, punctuated by fascinating caves, some of which can be explored on foot and others which are more suited to being entered via the water. These coastal caves are best left to experienced divers, but a boat trip around the coastline will allow tourists to enjoy the scenery. Two islands sit just offshore Carbonia-Iglesias; Sant'Antioco and San Pietro. Sant'Antioco is connected to the mainland by a causeway and is home to more prehistoric remains, while San Pietro is an unspoilt natural environment with some of the best sandy beaches in the province. It is only a short walk along the causeway to Sant'Antioco, but the path becomes covered at high tide so make sure you check the best time to return! In the summer, boat trips run to both islands daily.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Carbonia-Iglesias? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Carbonia-Iglesias and villas in Carbonia-Iglesias that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.