Sardinia, a name that recalls the extraordinary beauty of the nature: a triumph of colours and fragrances which enchant anyone who sees them for the first time.
Wide territories covered by woods and forests, free and savage animals, magnificent beaches, small bays shielded by nature as true treasures and amazing cliffs overlooking the sea.
The sea is unique in the world for its pure waters and for the myriad of light blue, blue and green shades: a sea where diving becomes a unique experience.
Sanctuaries, necropolis, walls, bastions, domus de janas (Houses of the Fairies” in the local language), nuragic holy wells which prove the passage of populations and the influences that are still present in Sardinian traditions.
And the last but not the least… let yourself be seduced by the magical Nuraghes, megalithic edifice, dated back to the Nuragic Age, the symbol for excellence of Sardinia and its distinctive culture.
What to do:
Sardinia offers endless possibilities for an unforgettable vacation: horse back riding, mountain biking, trekking in the hinterland, where it is possible to admire the typical Mediterranean scrub. But overall Sardinia is world-famous for his coastlines: the incredible beaches that are surrounded by a wonderful turquoise sea and the rich variety of sea bottoms create a unique mix of nature.
Some of the best seaside areas are: the Gulf of Asinara with jewels as Alghero and Stintino, the luxurious Emerald Coast with Porto Cervo and the Archipelago of la Maddalena, the Gulf of Cagliari and many others.
Sardinia has also a high historic interest because of its ancient traces from the Nuragic and Medieval civilizations, especially the Gallura region, the inner city of Nuoro and Orosei, the human prehistoric settlement of Dorgali in the village of Serra Orios, the harbour of Arbatax with the Spanish tower and the lighthouse.
You can also join an organized tour to discover the best sites of Sardinia: the fly and drive tour passes trough Olbia, La Maddalena, Orgosolo, Cagliari, Chia, the nuragic site of Barumini, Alghero and Gallura. Otherwise there is a fantastic 8 days tour trough the best destinations in Sardinia and Corsica, as Tharros, Alghero, Porto Torres, Bonifacio, Ajaccio and Bastia, just to name a few.
What to taste:
Sardinian food is made of simple and natural ingredients, but it satisfies the most exigent palates, so you can try lots of delicious typical recipes made with local products.
One of the main ingredients is wheat, used to make the famous pane carasau typical flatbread from an ancient recipe conceived for shepherds, malloreddus, culurgiones and fregola that are some typical types of pasta.
Do not miss the savoury porceddu, a grilled suckling pig, or the lobster of Alghero and the bottarga of Cabras.
You can also accompany your meals with excellent wines, such as Vermentino di Gallura, just to mention the most famous white, or Cannonau, the world-famous red.