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MONTE COGONI – NATURE AND BEAUTY AT YOUR FEET

The Monte Cogoni beach is located in Chia in the municipality of Domus de Maria. It is next to the beach of Sa Colonia, which can also be accessed on foot following a path around the the tower of Chia (watch video). The beach of Sa Colonia, in turn, joins the beach of Su Portu […]

SOUTH SARDINIA BEACHES – CALA MARINA

This post starts a series about the beaches of South Sardinia, near and around Pula, Chia and Teulada. Today we start with the beach of Cala Marina (also called Cala Bernardini). If you are staying in one of our rental properties in Eden Rock, the beach is never too far away (600 – 1500 m) […]

NORA – THE VERY FIRST CITY OF SARDINIA

Spring is the perfect time to book an excursion to the ancient ruins of the very first city of Sardinia, Nora. The theater, the baths, the patrician villas, the market and the tower evoke a glorious past, which was never forgotten. In the streets of this city you can rediscover the old urban wisdom, merchants‘ […]

DON’T EAT ME PLEASE!

The Mangiabarche lighthouse (named Boat Eater) is one of the most evocative beacon of South Sardinia. Despite its name, its purpose is of course to keep boats from crashing on the dangerous rocks which are hiding just underneath the surface. In front of the lighthouse and behind the cliffs overhanging the sea, you will find […]

FIND THE HIDDEN GEMS OF CAGLIARI

UNisola proposes a selection of 2-hours easy cultural itineraries to discover the most interesting neighborhoods of the Sardinia’s capital: Castello district: the most symbolic district of Cagliari, with its wide and narrow streets, civil and religious architecture. Stampace district: commercial suburb, with its streets animated by small artisan shops and traditional restaurants. Marina district: commercial […]

A GUIDE TO ARTISAN MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL SHOPS

This very interesting guide (in Italian and English) describes the artisans museums and historical shops of Sardinia related for example to art textiles, basket weaving, wrought iron, as well as oil and wine production. To learn more, download the guide here: http://www.sardegnadigitallibrary.it/documenti/17_151_20091001165750.pdf Photo: http://www.omuaxiu.it/

ALWAYS AT EASTER – COLOMBA DI PASQUA

For sure this traditional Italian Easter yeast bread called „La Colomba“ (Easter Dove) will not be missed on any Italian table. It’s shape recalls the dove symbolizing peace and resurrection. The dough is soft and fragrant, rich in butter and eggs, mixed with pieces of candied oranges. The almond icing is applied before baking, giving […]

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 […]