A SUNDAY LUNCH WITH A VIEW ON THE GULF OF CAGLIARI

Even if it's hard to believe for some, today the weather forecast of South Sardinia announces 20 degrees warm and sunny. If you are in the area, we strongly recommend a stroll in the touristic harbor of Marina Piccola.

It is located just outside the city – at the beginning of the Poetto beach – and at the foot of the promontory Sella del Diavolo, one of the most famous symbols of the island capital.

The marina can accommodate up to 350 fishing and leisure boats and beside the many fish restaurants, there is also a lovely promenade with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Cagliari. Marina Piccola is the most coveted harbor in the area due to its proximity to the beach and its large parking .

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THE SARDINIAN VERSION OF HALLOWEEN

Although Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Italy, Sardinia has its own way of celebrating the souls, which is called “Is Animeddas” or “Panixeddas” in the south and “Su mortu mortu” in the central part of the island.

The Sardinian version of Halloween goes back to an ancient tradition which celebrates the goodness of the souls on All Saints day (1st November). Here too appears the theme of carved pumpkins and children dressed as ghosts who knock at the doors asking for gifts or else threatening with tricks.

Originally, homemade goodies such as pabassinas, su pani de saba, and especially a biscuit called ossu de mottu (dead’s bones) along with pomegranates, chestnuts and dried fruit were given to the kids. The tradition was to light an oil lamp to honor each deceased member of the family. Happy Halloween!

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SARDINIA – WATER, WAVES, WONDERFUL!

Missing the beauty of Sardinia already? There is only one way to make it stop: choose your perfect accommodation from a selection of stylish properties and book your next holidays now. Be all set for the next season!

Photo by Diane Leibinger

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A GOOD YEAR FULL OF GRAPES

Thanks to the favorable climate, this year promises to be good and full of grapes and consequently of good wine. The harvest of the grapes takes place in September and is the culmination of a hard job: the last effort before testing the produce.

The wine-making tradition in Sardinia has an ancient past: it is thought to date back even to the Nuraghic period. Then, over the years, it has developed quite substantially, to the point that now the wine industry represents one of the most important sectors of Sardinia.

If you are staying in the Chia region, we recommend a visit to the beautiful and stylish winery Cantina Mesa. The estate comprises 70 hectares in the heart of Sulcis Iglesiente, near Sant'Anna Arresi, and is surrounded by the sea. Their production focuses on Carignano del Sulcis, Vermentino di Sardegna and Cannonau di Sardegna grape varieties, along with Chardonnay and Syrah. The winery proposes tastings and retail sales. A great opportunity to bring back home a taste of Sardinia!

For more information and the exact location, see www.cantinamesa.it
Photo credit: http://tottusinpari.blog.tiscali.it

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EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAY – YOUR CHANCE TO DISCOVER THE MYSTICAL BEAUTY OF NORA, NEAR PULA

For all those who are now enjoying the late Summer in South Sardinia, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th 2017 September you will have the opportunity to participate to a guided tour of the Tower of Nora (Torre del Coltellazzo), the Nora Archeological Site and the Submarine Archeological Exhibition in Casa Frau, on the Piazza del Popolo (main square of Pula). The guided tours take place all day for a symbolic price of 1 euro. Don’t miss it!

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HOLIDAY HOME VS. HOTEL

 

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Have you ever asked yourself what are the advantages of renting a holiday property rather than booking a hotel?

Here are the top reasons that might change your mind about renting a home:
1) It’s cheaper per person
2) There is enough space for everybody to retreat and relax
3) You can enjoy the same comfort as in your own home
4) Privacy is king
5) Swim in your own pool, whenever you like
6) Prepare together your favorite meals
7) Experience quality time with family and friends
8) Take your beloved pet with you

Next time you plan your holidays, let us know what is important to you and we will find the perfect holiday property. For more information about our holiday homes collection in South Sardinia check www.simplychillout.com!

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AUTUMN IN SARDINIA

Hold on to that summer feeling with an autumn break in South Sardinia!

You can just kick back on one of the island's near-empty beaches, soak up some rays, read a book, meditate and just feel the moment …. The late summer warmth and the remaining warm water swims make it an exquisite time to enjoy the southern part of the island.

Check out our stylish rental holiday homes in South Sardinia!

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RITES AND TRADITIONS IN SANTADI

Each year on the first Sunday of August, an exciting event takes places in Santadi: the Mauritan Wedding!

On Sunday 2 August, visit Santadi for this occasion and experience a traditional wedding that will be celebrated in Sardinian language! The bridal celebration will be preceded by a long wedding procession accompanied by the sound of the Launeddas (kind of ancestral flutes), traccas (decorated carriages), knights and folk groups from the Sulcis and throughout the island. This is a colorful Sardinian event to remember!

Santadi is approximately 1 hour drive from Chia and can be combined with a visit to the caves Is Zuddas (see http://bit.ly/1fRJazg)

Photo: www.sulcisiglesiente.eu
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GREAT NEWS – FREE VISIT OF THE TOWN HALL

If you happen to visit the fascinating city of Cagliari during your holidays, I strongly recommend a tour to the Town Hall of Cagliari. Besides the beauty of its architecture, inside you will find large decorated rooms with original and imposing furniture reminding of the past, as well as many art treasures such as works of Filippo Figari, John Marghinotti and Francesco Ciusa.

The building was built between 1899 and 1907 in Gothic Aragones style. You will notice the importance of floral designs which are typical of the Art Nouveau. Today the building is the municipal headquarters of the Sardinian capital.

The building is located on the port front (Via Roma) near the main station. Visits are possible each Saturday until the end of 2015, from 9:00 to 13:30 and from 14:00 – 19:00. Entrance is free and no appointment is needed. Definitely worth a visit!

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FREE WIFI AT POETTO BEACH – CAGLIARI

The Poetto beach in Cagliari has now been equipped with free wifi! The first time you connect, just accept the Terms and Conditions, then Go for It!

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