Cagliari This evocative town boasts a two thousand year old history, along with alluring restaurants, cobble stoned streets and beautiful stretches of coastline. You will walk through the medieval district “Castello“, which is still surrounded by the 14th century walls and visit the Cathedral and its crypt. One of the must see places is the fish market San Benedetto. If you really like to feel the local everyday life the San Benedetto Market is one of the must see places on the Island. It was opened in 1957 and it soon became “the market” where every “mamma cagliaritana” shops for fresh, local food.
Vernaccia & Bottarga Two very special products from Sardinia: Vernaccia and Bottarga!! Vernaccia di Oristano DOC is a very special wine typical of the region around Oristano end the Tirso Valley. The region of Cabras and Sinis.You will love it! At winery visit of vineyard and tasting with wines salumi and cheese. You will visit two family owned wineries, one producer of bottarga, also known as “L’Oro di Cabras” (the gold of Cabras).
Alghero Alghero is one of the most charming towns of Sardinia, an ancient Cathalan city, the little Barcelona, and it is also a fantastic wine and food region. Alghero’s golden sea walls, built around the centro storico by the Aragonese in the 16th century, are a highlight of the town’s historic cityscape. Running from Piazza Sulis in the south to Porta a Mare and the marina in the north, they are crowned by a pedestrianised path that commands superb views over to Capo Caccia on the blue horizon. Following Your walking tour of Alghero, proceed to the Marine Protected Area of Capo Caccia for a panoramic tour of the coast. Then visit a famous archaeological site the Necropolis “Anghelu Ruju” (3500-1800 b.C.), made up of 38 tombs carved out of a sandstone and limestone bed of rock. The decoration in the tombs is evidence of their sacred value. Next, visit a local winery and an olive oil producer and taste their products while learning about ancient production methods still in use today. Move on to an organic farmhouse for a typical, full lunch. Taste traditional Sardinian recipes and local wines. Dinner with fish menu gives the opportunity to taste delightful sea food, from the sea urchins to the lobster cooked in catalan style; all this served with the two typical wines of this area.
Sassari The area was already inhabited in prehistoric times, as witnessed by many remains, including the Nuraghic complex of Monte d’Accoddi. This structure is one of a kind in Sardinia: a majestic megalithic altar, reminiscent of the ancient Mesopotamian temples. The historic heart of the city is packed with beautiful monuments: the most imposing is certainly the Cathedral of San Nicola di Bari, closely followed by the charming churches of Santa Maria di Betlem and Sant’Apollinare, the latter being the oldest in town. On the city’s outskirts stretches a beautiful park. The territory of the province of Sassari, offers specialities like the horse meat and the “fainè”, a typical Genoese dish. In this part of the island the evolution of the cheese production has brought to some new and original version, like the “Grananglona” and the “Ovinfort”.
Castelsardo Castelsardo is one of the most picturesque towns in Sardinia , mainly because of its old town , perched on a promontory overlooking the sea . Name has changed over the centuries , depending on the political forces that have controlled , using it as a defensive and strategic stronghold not only control of the land but also the sea lanes that passed to Sardinia.
Nuoro Head to the inner part of the province of Nuoro, home of the Cannonau wine with plenty of versions, like the Nepente di Oliena, you might taste the different sausages, typical one those from Irgoli and the Sardinian raw ham, to eat with the original bread “Pane Carasau”. The best pig you can taste (Porcetto) can be found in the traditional shepherds lunch, cooked with local recipe and served with leaves of Mirto (local plant). Finally we suggest a selection of sweets, like the “Aranzada” and the “Torrone diTonara”. A stroll through Nuoro’s cobbled streets and paved roads to discover the old city, also called the Athens of Sardinia to describe the lively intellectual activities and the famous people who lived there. A walk in the old town to feel the atmosphere of ancient times when thinkers, writers, politicians, poets and sculptors who enriched the cultural life of the city between 800 and 900. The first stop is at the Museum of popular traditions . It displays a wide range of local costumes , jewels, masks, objects typical of Sardinian life and handicrafts from different towns, mostly made in the Barbagia area. Visit of a cellar to taste Cannonau wine. In the area of Mamoiada the Sedilesu winery has got fifteen hectares of vineyards which are mainly cultivated with Cannonau vines trained by the alberello (bush vine) technique. Only a small part, 5% of the wine-growing area, is cultivated with a white grape variety called “Granazza”.