For someone that island we call Sardinia so close to Italy, but as well so far away, named by the ancient Greeks Ichnussa because of its shape similar to a foot, was the mythical Atlantis of which Plato told and then never disappeared. We still breathe this ancient atmosphere, it is still reflected on the globalized present. We invite you to discover, during a tour, the amazing diversity of nature, landscapes, history, cultures and architectures contained by this island.
Arrival in Olbia airport. Your guide will bring you to discover one of the most popular sites on the island: the Costa Smeralda with its pink granite rocks. Continue to Orosei and accommodation (2 nights).
Orosei, Orgosolo and the "Supramonte"
Visit of Orosei. At Orgosolo, the city of murals, antique center in Supramonte, we’ll have a typical shepherds lunch accompanied by the singing of the sardinian tenors. In off-road vehicles we’ll know more closely the wild landscapes of the “Sardinian Dolomites.”
On the way to Cagliari, visit of the Nuragic “sacred spring” of Paulilatino. In the capital of Sardinia we’ll visit the old town and the archaeological museum. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cagliari (2 nights).
Sant’Antioco and Nora
Along the way we will visit the ruins of the ancient Phoenician and Roman city of Nora on the seaside. Sant’Antioco is also a Phoenician foundation, where Chiara Vigo continues an ancient family tradition, that of producing the marine byssus, without profit. Chiara is one of the few people in the world still able to do it: meet her is a deep experience.
Northward: Tharros and Bosa
The visit of Tharros is quite a relaxing walk on a narrow peninsula between the sea and the Gulf of Oristano. Then it is the turn of Bosa, the romantic city on the river Temo. Finally we reach Alghero where we’ll stay 3 nights.
Today we visit Alghero, the “little Barcelona” of Sardinia, with its picturesque old town. At a winery we’ll taste the pillars of Sardinia’s wine production: the Cannonau and Vermentino wines. In the afternoon a walk to Capo Caccia is the natural complement to a relaxing day.
Valley of the Nuraghes
The day is dedicated to the discovery of the so-called Valley of the Nuraghes: 30 of these mysterious buildings dot a small territory, along with Romanesque and early Christian necropolis. A lunch in a typical restaurant is the best way to remember in the future a particular day.
Today we close the circle. Transfer to the airport of Olbia, but if time remains we visit before the island’s most famous Romanesque building: the church of SS. Trinity Saccargia. And then…Goodbye Sardinia