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PECORINO SARDO DOP

Pecorino is a generic term and as such can be used to indicate any cheese made from sheep’s milk. And in fact, in Italy there is a great variety of pecorino cheese, all specific to regions or sheep breeds. The Pecorino Sardo, despite the recent recognition of designated origin, is long known and has an […]

Things to know about the Posidonia

In late autumn you may notice on the shore of the most beautiful Sardinian beaches an accumulation of brown leaves, which is caused by the Posidonia. In fact the Posidonia is not a seaweed but a plant that forms large underwater meadows that are an important part of the ecosystem. It consists of roots, stem […]

AN ENCHANTING COVE WITH FINE AND GOLDEN SAND

Behind sandy dunes with Mediterranean vegetation and a forest of pines and junipers, appears the beautiful and wild cove of Cala Cipolla. It is framed by two headlands of pink granite that stretch towards the sea and make it appear like a natural pool. The beach is located just east of the promontory of Capo […]

VISIT BARUMINI AND ENJOY AUTHENTIC SARDINIAN FOOD

If you are staying in South Sardinia, we suggest a visit to Barumini, just a 1.5 hour drive from the Pula/Chia area. Barumini features one of the most important archaeological sites of the island (UNESCO heritage) where you can see the remains of the largest nuragic settlement dating from about 1600 BC! The entrance fee […]

FOLLOW THAT TRAIL!

South Sardinia is ideal for mountain and road biking. It offers several excursions and tours with different routes, slopes and levels of difficulty from easy to hard. We recommend a ride along the coastal road between Pula and Teulada, following the old Roman road leading to the archaeological site of Bithia near Chia. No doubt […]

FOLLOWING THE STEPS OF SANT’EFISIO

If you are planning a visit to South Sardinia next Spring, you may be interested in a wonderful guided experience that will give you insights about the Celebration of Sant’Efisio (the saint protector of Sardinia) which takes place each year early May in the small town of Pula. This 3-hours tour will give you the […]

SAFFRON – THE SPICE BEYOND PRICE

The story goes that the saffron plant, originated in Greece, is the fruit of Crocus’ love for the nymph Smilax. As the gods were opposed to this love affair they transformed Crocus into a saffron plant and Smilax into a bindweed … Hermes, lovers’ adviser, used the plant as an aphrodisiac spice … The plant […]

SO MANY IMPRESSIONS IN ONE PLACE

What to do on a grey winter day? My suggestion is to go to the amazing market of San Benedetto in the center of Cagliari. This experience is a feast for all senses! I never can get enough of the vibrant colors and wonderful smells of all the delicious food gracefully put on display. For […]

IT’S AGAIN POMEGRANATE TIME!

In Sardinia the pomegranate fruit is often seen on party tables, as a symbol of abundance, fertility and prosperity. It is considered the king of fruits for his particular petiole shaped crown. Pomegranate plants are found in private gardens and orchards – they have a great ornamental effect, especially the specimens with twisted trunks and […]

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 […]