Sardinia is an island region of Italy in the Mediterranean to the West of the country. It is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean with a mountainous topography and rocky coastline. The main town is Cagliari and the island has a population of around 1.7 million. Whilst it is Italian, Sardinia also retains its own cultural identity and strong heritage; Sardinian is widely spoken across the island. Football is very popular and the Cagliari Calcio is one of the best teams in Italy.