Sardinia is a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. It has nearly 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails. Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of nuraghi – mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like bee hives and its capital and largest city is Cagliari
As the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is the perfect getaway destination for idyllic holidays. The island boasts of stunning, spotless beaches, luxurious hotels and a vibrant culture. There are plenty of things to see and do on this fantastic idyllic Italian island. Located at the north end of the island is Costa Smeralda located on Sardinia’s Emerald Coast which offers exclusive resorts with elegant restaurants, exclusive hotels and plenty of watersports opportunities. The southern coast end of Sardinia boasts long beautiful stretches of white sand, secluded coves, the most beautifully clear, turquoise waters and interesting ancient ruins. Sardinia enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with long, hot and dry summers and beautiful weather all year long.
Typical Local Food and Wine
Sardinia is one of the most scenic areas of the Mediterranean, with a still untouched nature where many products also celebrated abroad were created, particularly breads, pastries, cheeses, wines and liqueurs. In Sardinia, the grapevine has been cultivated since the antiquity, but only recently has the excellence of Sardinian wine been recognised on the national and international market, distributing fine wines such as Cannonau di Sardegna Doc and Vermentino di Gallura Docg.
Typical dishes: Suppa cuata, Orziadas, Pani frattau, Bottarga, Panadas, Scabecciu, Pardulas, Sassari monzettas, Astice Catalano.
Local Wine: Nasco, Torbato, Vermentino, Nuragus, Cannonau, Monica, Carignano.
Tours and Activities
Nuraxi of Barumini
Departure both from Villasimius and S. Margherita di Pula After the departure from our hotel we drive through a very fertile area of south Sardinia, the Campidano. Cereals, artichokes and wine camps accompany us until we reach the station of Senorbì from where we take the “little green train” of the Sardinian railways, a panoramic train with which we head for Mandas (about 30 minutes, ticket included). Then we continue by bus to the village Barumini and not far from it the famous Nuragic complex “Su Nuraxi” is situated. Thanks to its gracious and well-kept architecture this building can be considered as one of the most important testimonies of the Nuraghe culture which is unique in Sardinia and had its “high-period” about 3.500 years ago. It consists of a central tower (1500 B.C.) which is surrounded by four more towers. Around this kind of “fortress” the ruins of the ancient village can be seen, with the cult-places, meeting places and housings. After the guided visit of the ancient building we will have a tasting of Sardinian specialities for lunch in a typical restaurant (not included): Sardinian raw ham, salami, cheese, ricotta with honey, olives, brad specialities: pane civraxiu, pane carasau, Sardinian sweets, water, wine. Then we continue to the high-plateau of the “Giara di Gesturi” with its special plants and scents but most admirable are the famous wild horses, the “cavallini della Giara”. Returning to Cagliari we pass by the village Villamar which is famous for its wall paintings the “murales”.
Cagliari city tour and shopping
Departure both from Villasimius and S. margherita di Pula Departure from your hotel heading for Cagliari, the main town of Sardinia. Its ancient name was Karalis. When we arrive at the centre we drive up to the Monte Urpinu hill, a panoramic point from which we have a marvellous view over the old town „Castello“ and the Poetto beach of Cagliari. It’s absolutely worth to take a photo! Afterwards we will pass at the Basilica of Bonaria who is the Saint Patron of the sailors. Shortly we will arrive in the old town, the medieval part of Cagliari “Castello”. We will continue by foot for a walk through the Castello quarter starting at the entrance Porta Cristina. We see the tower St. Pancratius, Piazza Palazzo the old town centre with the beautiful Cathedral S.Maria, the seat of the archbishops, the Palace of the prefect and the old Residence of Vice King Carlo Alberto. We will stop at the terrace Umberto I° which is the head of the Bastion S.Remy. We will go down the steps to the Marina quarter with the shopping street “via Mannu”. Before we return to the bus that takes us back to the hotels you might have time to enjoy a Cappuccino in one of the lovely Cafés of via Roma.
Excursion to the village of Orgosolo: Murals, the Supramonte and Lunch with shepherds
In the village of Orgosolo, you proceed to the alleys of the historical town centre, to admire the beautiful murals, the famous wall paintings that colour and brighten up the entire village and give an artistic touch to its original beauty.
Once we have visited the village, we continue with an off-road vehicle to reach the Montes forest, one of most beautiful, enchanting and mysterious forests, in the Mediterranean.
Going into the mountain, after a short stop in the vicinity of one of the largest oak trees in the area, we arrive in Su Vadu ‘e S’Enis. Having visited the sheep pens, after admiring cheese and ricotta, we set of again and, beyond the woods, forests, sheep pens, fords and small streams that surround Mount Novo S. Giovanni, we return to the forest barracks and then the village of Orgosolo.
Excursion by Sailing Boat Maby II – Villasimius
We arrive by bus at the harbour of Villasimius and start our tour at about 10.30. The captain and his crew is pleased to welcome you on board and takes us with them on a discovery tour along the coats of Villasimius through the natural reserve marine park of Capo Carbonara. Here we are far away from any noise of civilisation and can entirely concentrate on the rush of the sea. The crew is always at your disposal very discretely. The route of our boat trip goes around the Capo Carbonara and we will also reach the small island “isola dei Cavoli”. Here we will stop and those who wish can do a walk up to the lighthouse standing on the top of the rock. At lunchtime the crew is pleased to serve you a small Sardinian Snack and in the afternoon we will continue to discover other beautiful bays and beaches which invite to take a bath and to relax. We shall return to the harbour by about 5 p.m.
Types of quad excursion differ based on ability and the needs of the customer. Very often, mothers and fathers set out with their young centaurs, or groups of young children, but also younger and older couples. Experience teaches us how it is important to differentiate quad biking.
Costa Rei is perfectly suited to all needs, because it has long stretches of coastline but also very steep slopes, where the biggest daredevils can have a go.
The quad excursion in Costa Rei is pure fun! – the experience of those who do this every year!
There you find our hotel collection. More accommodation available on request.
5 Star – Porto Cervo
Set among hillside gardens, this lavish hotel is a 12-minute walk from Spiaggia del Piccolo Pevero beach, 2.9 km from Porto Cervo.
The elegant rooms with tiled floors have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. All feature balconies or terraces, and some offer ocean views.
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3 Star -Villasimius
Hotel Bouganville is conveniently located in the heart of the complex close to the main swimming pool and spa and enjoying easy access to the almost endless sports and leisure activities available within the resort.
The bright, low-key rooms, some with sea views, offer Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screens, balconies and minibars.
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4 Star – Porto Cervo
Located in the lush tropical surroundings at Forte Village Resort and ideally situated for a beach and resort centre, Le Palme is perfect for vacationing families. Set amongst palm trees on the bay of Cala Pitrizza, this sprawling resort lies 3 km from Stella Maris church and 3.4 km from Porto Cervo square. Le Palme features beautifully tiled floors, warmly decorated, elegant rooms and suites including cable TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars.