DISCOVERING SARDINIA

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DISCOVERING SARDINIA

The oldest Italian region, crossroads of people and culture for millennia but still on its fringes, remote and timeless… Sardinia could even be considered a micro-continent!
It surprises the visitor with its natural contrasts, with the lights and colours of a region with ancient traditions and wild and preserved natural environment.

DAY 1: OLBIA, THE EMERALD COAST AND THE MADDALENA ARCHIPELAGO

Arrival by ferry at the port of Olbia and departure to the Emerald Coast, famous for its emerald-coloured sea, luxury villas, exclusive restaurants and shops. We will stop and take a walk through Porto Cervo, the pearl of the Emerald Coast, a perfect combination of history, culture and ancestral traditions,  with a lively and colorful nightlife. We will then move to Palau and depart by boat to the Maddalena Archipelago, made up of about sixty islands and islets, a unique natural paradise.
At the end of the day, accommodation in a hotel in the area of Alghero, dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2: ALGHERO, BOSA, ORISTANO AND THE SINIS PENINSULA

After breakfast, departure to Alghero, one of the island’s most sought-after destinations:  take a pleasant stroll along its port rampart, see its red roofs almost touching the sky and its splendid natural bay overlooking the blue sea. Thanks to its Catalan origins, Alghero is often referred to as ‘little Barcelona’.
Next, we will move to Bosa, a charming little village where history and modernity merge.  A place with strong food and wine traditions (e.g. Malvasia wine) and coral workshops.
In the afternoon, we will continue to the Oristano area and discover the Sinis Peninsula, a natural unspoilt ecosystem. Ist landscape blends sea and lagoon, sand dunes and unique beaches made of transparent quartz grains.
At the end of the day, arrival in Cagliari, accommodation in a hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3: CAGLIARI, NORA AND SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA

Breakfast at the hotel and half-day guided tour of the capital of Sardinia, a wonderful town with a special character. It stretches over small hills, the most remarkable of which is Castello (the Citadel), its historic heart.
In the afternoon, visit of Nora, a beach of white, grainy sand, bordered by a cliff, and Santa Margherita di Pula, a beach of fine grey and pink sand.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 4: ARBUS

After breakfast, we will depart by small buses (max. 30 seats) to the Arbus area and enjoy a guided tour of the abandoned mining village of Ingurtosu, a “ghost village“, once one of the most important and productive mines in Sardinia. We will pass through timeless landscapes: ruins of houses, plants and wells, huge piles of debris and rusty wagons.
Along the road to Piscinas beach, we will pass the remains of building sites, wash houses, villages, disused railway and trucks and finally reach the natural area of the “Piscinas Dunes” , an authentic  sandy desert  by the sea, with imposing and sinuous dunes of fine, golden sand up to 50 metres in height, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This unspoilt natural paradise is home to rare endemic animal and plant species, such as the Sardinian deer and the Caretta caretta sea turtle.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 5: BARUMINI AND NUORO

After breakfast, departure for Nuoro. Stopover in Barumini, an important archeological site known worldwide for „Su Nuraxi, an imposing symbol of the Nuragic civilization and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
We will continue to Nuoro, also known as the „Sardinian Athens“.
Accommodation in a hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

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DAY 6: DORGALI, CALA GONONE, S. TEODORO, OLBIA AND HOME-JOURNEY

After breakfast, departure for Olbia with a stopover in Dorgali and
Cala Gonone, famous for its archaeological sites, artisanal attractions and the natural beauty of the coast and hinterland.
We will also visit an important village in the region of Gallura, San Teodoro, with its elegant villas and flowery streets overlooking the turquoise sea.
Finally, we will arrive at the port of Olbia from where we will embark for our home-journey.

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