Frequent travelers to Italy will enjoy yesterday's New York Times article "Off Sardinia, an Island With Wilder Shores" - a look at one of Italy's quieter corners. In it, writer Joshua Hammer takes the reader to Sant'Antioco, a small island connected to Sardinia by a mile-long causeway.
As Hammer notes, Sant'Antioco is the antithesis of Sardinia, with "quiet roads and empty, rolling hills covered in thickets of myrtle, wild olive trees, scrubs called strawberry trees and heather."
The article details his stay on the island. But perhaps more interesting? Check the "If You Go" section at the article's end, which provides flight and rental car information in addition to hotel, restaurant and shopping recommendations. Use it to do some exploring of your own!
What are some of your favorite quiet corners in Italy?