Sardegna Things to Do

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Sardegna Things to Do

  • Pizza hunting

    You probably can't go wrong wherever you go in search of a good pizza. Yet, just like looking for animals, there are some tell tale signs of a guaranteed good pizza - the fiery hearth of a wood-fed pizza oven and the "pizzaiolo" standing guard. We found this gem in Palau! As soon as we caught sight of this from the street window, we knew exactly...

  • Aperitivo Italian style

    After a long day of walking, it's nice to settle down with a pre-dinner snack and perhaps a drink. In Cala Gonone, we had a nice break in Road House, with views of the beach and some good music in the background. Some pizza and bread for a snack? Why yes, thank you!

  • Bue Marino - Cave

    If you enjoy walking and don't mind slightly shakey bridges hugging cliffs above little crashing waves, the walk from Cala Fuili to the Bue Marino cave is highly recommended. It's a well-marked path, so you really can't go wrong. From there, a hike up to the joining path towards Cala Luna makes for a great morning/afternoon hike. We did it in...

  • The coast

    Sardegna's coast is much more empty and wild than we expected. I couldn't imagine vacations there without a car (or boat). Travelling around, it's easy to find a beach that suits your preferences in a short distance.

  • Argentiera

    Many places in Sardinia recall the mining industry, in Argentiera in the province of Sassari , the Romans mined in the Middle Ages and the Pisans precious metals. The area has evaluated its name ( argento means silver) this town is one of the most fascinating examples of industrial archeology on the islandBut today, they named the place "The Ghost...

  • Porto Torres

    Is a city in the province of Sassari in the north of Sardinia, Italy. The city of Porto Torres is on the coast of the Gulf of Asinara, about 20 km northwest of Sassari. The busy port city of almost entirely artificial, is located on the right side of the mouth of the Mannu River. The settlement developed rapidly and became an important trading...

  • An agricultural and fishing village...

    Despite tourism is the historic center remained fairly characteristic. Small narrow streets, piazzas, along with the jewels of the historic center; the Sant'Antonio Abate Cathedral and the church of Santa Maria. Addition, one finds many restaurants, bars and shops where you can watch at braiding traditional Sardinian wicker baskets. With luck Also...

  • Castelsardo

    Coming from Porto Torres to the east and we arrive in this small village. The medieval town of Castelsardo is perched on a volcanic rock on the Gulf of Asinara and has had different names over the century, a magnificent view of the bay and one can even discern in a clear day from the distance of the mountains from CorsicaThe village is known as a...

  • Capo Testa

    Is a peninsula located in the north of Sardinia, about 5 km from the town of Santa Teresa di Gallura From the lighthouse at Capo Testa can be made ​​delightful walks through a marked trail, in addition there are billboards which indicates the flora and fauna present in the area the perfect place for lovers of hiking , nature and bird...

  • More rock formation in Capo Testa

    You can visit here if you join on the group or if you have a car. There were tour buses when we arrive. Most of the visitors coming with a car. There are no public transport around. Capo Testa is a peninsula in the north of Sardinia, where the elements an interesting rocky landscape is formed.from the lighthouse at Capo Testa lovely walks can be...

  • La Caletta small port

    Were on our way to Olbia, and passes through here, is worth to stop by if you are with a car. The place is more to do for people with boat as we see around the harbor are full with yachts. You can walk to a promenade and admire those nice yachtIs just a seaside resort located about seven kilometers from Siniscola and fifty miles south of the city...

  • How more you explore,how more murals to...

    Many tourists find during their visit even signs of the past, what led up to the residents to provide them with bullet holes, traffic signs and street signs is amazing to wander around in the area. The walls of Orgosolo tell the story of the hopeless existence in Sopramonte.So, take a time to wander around, each mural tells a story. Sometimes, even...

  • More painting to view in Orgosolo

    Orgosolo located in the mountains of the Monte Sopra, the inaccessible heart of Sardinia. Once the village was a center of banditismo (Bandit). Street Poor shepherds who stole the cattle of the rich to keep their families alive and on the run from the authority a lifetime hiding in the mountains. Later, the bandits were about to kidnap and ransom...

  • Orgosolo

    One of the most visited places in Sardinia Orgosolo, which is known for its many murals that can be admired here. There are a lot rumors that the murals in Orgosolo are politicized and the first date from the 60s of the 20th century. Initially, the paintings are an expression of protest against the social oppression on the island. Later the mural...

  • Oristano

    The old town of Oristano dates from the Middle Ages. One of the attractions of the place is the 13th century cathedral with an octagonal bell tower and egg-shaped roof, which dates from the 18th century. Visiting on a Sunday morning is not ideal, there were mass, you can't see the interior of the chuch. In the San Francesco church you will find a...

  • Bosa

    Situated about 40 km south of Alghero is you have a car is the only way to this small town and is all worth to see. Is a medieval town dominated by the Malaspina Castle and the high soft colorful houses, offers stunning views of the valleyIf follow the coastal route and you will be treated to stunning views every time. Bosa itself is located in the...

  • Do not miss the city wall

    The city is largely surrounded by an ancient city wall. On top of the city wall you'll find a wide footpath, the Lungomare, with wonderful views of the harbor, the sea and the city center. Within the walls is a well-preserved medieval town center.A destination visited by many tourists every season, this ideal location right on the seafront. Wander...

  • Capo Caccia

    A place worth to stop if you just outside Alghero only few minutes drive from the city. Just as alive as the sea voyage. The road winds around to Capo Caccia and ends short of the climb to the lighthouse on a small parking lot. This can be very busy in the summer, but it is possible to leave on the side of the road near the beginning of the decline...

  • Coda Cavallo

    One of the best sights in northeast Sardegna is at the Horse's Tail Cape, so called because... of course, its shape. The forms of the coast, the colors of the water, and the wide views from the panoramic road are a must, and the beaches are excellent. So captivating, that I forgot there my camera's bag, and extras. Yes, that one in the picture,...

  • Budoni

    We travelled a lot in Sardignia, searching for an animated beach, but everything was calm and discreet in the area. Budoni is a wide beach, but with nothing more than we had at our hotel and its private beach.

  • Costa Smeralda

    If the landscape in Sardegna is beautiful (and it is), Costa Smeralda is the best area, and the most developed for tourism. Wherever you look, you feel that the whole was conceived to people with a boat. The so many calas and islands make me believe, that, if you can afford it, this may be one of the best places for nautical holidays. But if you...

  • Wild Strawberries hanging on wild Trees...

    Honestly, I have seen so many fruits but these fruits I found in the Sardinian wilderness was something unusual and questionable to me. I was not sure about these fruits because it was my first time to see them. Asking myself if they are eatable, edible, sweet or sour? Maybe poisonous or whatever? All the way to the Gorropu Canyon was filled with...

  • Trekking at Gorropu Canyon

    Gorropu Canyon is considered one of the deepest Canyon in Europe or even so far the deepest among the European Canyons and marked as the Grand Canyon of Europe. It was known that for thousands of years ago this Gorropu Canyon was created due to some erosive actions caused by the Flumineddu river that continuously flow northward embedded within the...

  • Sardegna´s Rocks and Stone...

    I was so impressed about this holiday because I didn´t expect that Sardegna offers phenomenal numbers of natural rocks and stone formations which I enjoyed very much. I love rocks and stone formations in general. I am always fascinated whenever I visit a place or see houses made of natural stones and bricks or see huge rocks that formed like cakes,...

  • Visit Bear Rock

    Since 1993 it has been recognised as a natural monument. It is a huge granite rock which is in the form of a bear. From the top of the hill (122m) you will have really great views over the Arichipelago of Maddalena. Its a small hike and can be hot. Bring some water.Opening hours: April to October from 09:00 till sunset. Adult rate is 2 Euros, Kids...

  • Take a boat trip to the Maddalena...

    If you like boat trips you should spend a day in the Archipelago. For example with Consorzio del Golfo. We had a nice day out. However keep in mind that the beaches you head to will be very crowded as there will be other boats doing the same tour.The mentioned company has three boats which depart between April and October from La Conia, Cannigione...

  • Hunting Season Sardegna 2011-2012

    Hunting season is a rite of passage for most young boys in Sardinia. Their father and their father’s father have passed down generations of knowledge and whereabouts of the islands fine animals. Hunting on the island of Sardinia has taken place since the first inhabitants set foot on this sprawling lush island.For those that love to exercise...

  • Barumini

    Barumini is about 1 1/2 hour bus ride north of Cagliari and is famous (?) for its Nuraghe Su Nuraxi. This outstanding archaeological site has recently been named UNESCO World Heritage Site.You can only visit with a guided tour. The wonderful part (maybe not too environmentally acceptable) was that we were guided through the whole premises and were...

  • discover the charme of Sardinia

    this is a typical fly & drive tips I would like to post for those traveller who,like me, like to eat well, stay away from mass tourism and live the nature all in charming hotels: Arrival in Olbia and 3 overnights at hotel Pellicano D'Oro, Costa Smeralda is very near and day boat excursion to la Maddalena suggested. drive from Pittulongu to oliena,2...

  • Visit the Beaches

    With waters so clear you can see the seabed and unspoilt stretches of golden and white sand, you can see why Sardinia attracts sun lovers from the Italian main land. At present, the beaches remain relatively uncrowded throughout the year, except for peak season, as these beautiful sections of coast have yet to become major resorts. Instead, the...

  • Nuraghe la Prisgiona

    Mauro is a man with a passion. His passion is Sardegna, his love is history. Mauro could talk for the whole day about it without everyone getting bored. Mauro brings things to life, as do all people who speak with passion.How lucky was I that I mentioned, as an aside, that I did a bit of freelance journalism. From that moment on we had his...

  • Olbia

    Olbia has a port, the port has Olbia, and never shall they be parted. Without the daily influx of multiple tourist ferries one wonders what Olbia would be like.As it is, it has the brashness and life that one expects in a port city although, because it's in Sardinia, it's a little bit more subdued.The town itself is not as pretty as the coast...

  • The old mill

    We drove past this lovely old restored mill often, en route to one place or another. In order to get better light I drove out one morning and photographed it while the sun was coming up.This is how the owners describe their estate:"Il Mulino di Arzachena is a charmingly converted old Mill House and stables made into apartments and set in 2 acres of...

  • Arzachena

    Arzachena is a town that is burgeoning because of the tourist industry. Not because you'd particularly want to stay there it's simply that it has the services they require and is conveniently positioned for clients of the Esmeralda Coast."Arzachena is accessible via the island's main road (S.S 125) and from the ports of Olbia and Palau. Its...

  • Posada

    Our host at our accommodation recommended Posada. So it was with heightened anticipation that we set out. Sadly, Italian road works without proper signage delayed our entry into the town by about 2 hours. Plus, it was raining. Perhaps that's why I don't share the enthusiasm of others about this place. The road to the old town was also closed due to...

  • Cannigione

    This town is unashamedly tourist. It's really the only reason for its being.Expensive boats lined up at the marina and a variety of restaurants and supermarkets (3) mean that you won't starve.If you want to laze around and do nothing this would be a reasonable place to do it but whatever you want to do it should involve water somehow because, apart...

  • Visit Isola di San Pietro

    San Pietro's Island is a special island in Sardinia's area: some sailors coming from Genova settled there in the middle ages so everything there is much more similar to Liguria than to Sardinia. People's accent when they talk, what they eat, houses...everything reminds you about Genova and Liguria. Nevertheless, San Pietro lives on thuna fish...

  • Giants Tombs

    Along with the villages there are the tombs of the Nuraghe. They are generally located a little distance from the towers.Just south of Arzachena, on the main road, there is a tourist centre and information centre with excellent guides to local sites. Throughout Sardegna there are over 300 known burial sites and they were used for communal burials,...

  • Alghero

    Alghero is a place you might like to visit. It has beaches, it has history, it has shops, what more can you ask for?This port has a historic look about it, more so than anywhere else. A formerly fortified town it has towers that flaunt its past, interspersed among the tourist shops and streets that make up the old city.The area of today's Alghero...

  • Palau

    Palau is a modern town, its reason for being is its location inasmuch as it's close to the Maddalena Islands and it has a protected port.Sitting in the north eastern corner of Sardinia it has a busy look about it, at least down near the waterfront where I visited. The north east never really happened until the Aga Khan spied what looked like a good...

  • Castel Pedreso

    The ten metres high tower sitting atop a granite outcrop attracts ones gaze constantly when heading west from Olbia. Erected by the Pisan workforce on the orders of the Visconti family in order to dominate the Guidicato of Gallura, today only one of the two towers remains.

  • Alghero again

    Located on the northwest coast of Sardinia, Alghero has become a major holiday destination in recent years and yet still retains its distinctive Catalan character. This derives from the influence of Pedro IV of Aragon who seized control of the town in the mid-fourteenth century and embarked on an intense period of colonization and building with...

  • Nuraghe history

    A nurague (plural: Nuraghi) is a monumental tower made of huge stones roughly worked. A nuraghe might stand as a single tower or several nuraghi might be joined together as a complex of many towers with connecting structures and walls. Either form might show remnants of a village in the immediate vicinity. The name "nuraghe" derives from the word...

  • Funghi or Mushroom

    Up on the hill where much of the old town of Arzachena is situated there's a famous rock labelled the Mushroom Rock or Funghi if you're keeping with the local lingo.It's worth a look and access is free. The location also affords quite good views over the local area.There are signs on the main road indicating its whereabouts so keep your eyes peeled...

  • Capo d'Orso

    In English it means cape of the bear and, like it or not, it's hard not to want to go and see it. Sadly, due no doubt to the ravages of tourism, it has been fenced off and there's a charge to go and visit it.Still, you do get good signage and explanations of how these formations occurred, though it's fairly obvious that the granite has been shaped...


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