Entries by psarais

CREATIVE EASTER BREAD

In Sardinia it is tradition to prepare a very special and elaborated Easter bread, the forms of which are manifold: crown, chick, girl, lapwing, fish, small baskets with holes in the shape of a fruit or flower. Even their names are different: ‘coccoi cun s’ou’, ‘coccoi to pippia’, ‘coccoi de pasca’, ‘coccoi de ou’ and […]

SNORKELING IN CHIA BAY

With its 1800 kilometers of coastline, Sardinia is a paradise for those who love diving and snorkeling. In its seabed you can discover ship and aircraft wrecks as well as archaeological finds, which now seem like they always belonged to that world. If you are staying in South West Sardinia we recommend the Chia Bay, […]

BYSSUS – GOLDEN SILK FROM THE SEA

Sant’Antioco has many attractions, but one of the most interesting is the workshop of Byssus master Chiara Vigo, the only sea silk weaver in Europe. Byssus silk is obtained from the threads of the rare “Pinna Nobilis”, a saltwater clam that lives attach to the seabed and can be up to one meter long. The […]

7 CHURCHES IN THE HEART OF CAGLIARI

The medieval district of Castello (Castle) is the oldest of the four historic districts of Cagliari. It is prominently located on a hill, about one hundred meters above sea, and is the heart of the city with its mighty walls that still surround most of the district perimeter. Alone in Castello there are seven churches: […]

5 GOOD REASONS TO VISIT SOUTH SARDINIA IN THE SPRING

1. Pleasant Climate The climate is already warm and sunny but without the sultriness of high Summer that knocks you out. The minimum temperature is around 17 degrees! 2. Less crowded Beaches Beaches are decidedly less crowded and you do not have to walk for hours under the scorching sun to find a square meter […]

MASKS, DISGUISES, SATIRE AND BIZARRE PANTOMIME

The Carnival, the only festivity not linked to Catholic liturgy, is deep rooted in the Sardinian culture. Across the island the festivities start with the bonfires of Saint Anthony on 17th January while the main celebrations take place between Ash Thursday and Ash Tuesday to conclude on Ash Wednesday. Interestingly the main carnival characters vary […]

BIRDWATCHING IN THE NORA LAGOON

The Nora Lagoon includes the branched system of channels and little islands that characterize the mouth of its river, the Rio Arrieras, and it is separated from the sea by the Fradis Minoris peninsula, geological formation known as the Tyrrhenian Bench, rich in fossil inclusions. The Peninsula was used, in the Punic and Roman times, […]

SPECTACULAR SOUTH-WESTERN COAST SARDINIA

The south-western coast between Chia and Teulada offers without doubts one of the most stunning stretches of the island. More than 20 km of panoramic road unveils breathtaking sea views with all shades of blues, pristine nature and scented vegetation. Along the road you will discover soft green hills, picturesque coves, exceptional white sandy beaches […]

DISCOVER SOUTH SARDINIA ON A BIKE

The Bike Center of Santa Margherita di Pula, on the South West Coast, offers the rental of different bikes and accessories. The environment is ideal especially for mountain bike lovers and offers excursions and tours with different routes, slopes and levels of difficulty from easy to hard. But also for those, who love road-biking there […]

CARNIVAL KICK-OFF WITH THE FIRE OF SAINT ANTONY

Each year in the night of January 16 many bonfires are lit across whole Sardinia in honor of Saint Anthony, a leading exponent of Egyptian asceticism of the third century AC. Christians see this ancient cult as a devoted opponent of the devils and hell fire. The legend says that St. Anthony stole a glowing […]