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Vegetation , Prickly pears , Italy
Prickly pears

That great Mediterranean classic the prickly pear is everywhere on this island.

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

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The maquis covers (and perfumes) the north of the island where lavender, thyme and rosemary grow wildly. The region is also home to a large number of cork oaks. This type of tree can be easily recognized by the peeling bark of its trunk, and, depending on the quality of cork removed, the wood is used to produce corks or the soles of shoes.


Vegetation , Sardinian olive trees , Italy
Sardinian olive trees

The olive tree is the epitome of all things Mediterranean.

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Vegetation , Vines , Italy

Sardinia produces a good red wine and some excellent whites, its vineyards only adding to the charm of its landscapes.

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Vegetation , Oak forests , Italy
Oak forests

You'll mainly find holm oak and cork oak forests concentrated inland, with the coastal forests consisting primarily of pine trees.

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Vegetation , Bougainvilleas , Italy

The bougainvillea is by no means unique to Sardinia but you will find some superb examples of them on the island!

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Vegetation , Eucalyptus , Italy

Eucalyptus trees, which are primarily recognisable by their fragrance, have adapted particularly well to the Sardinian climate.

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