HAVE YOU EVER TRIED THIS BERRY?

This small dark red fruit grows on the corbezzolo (strawberry tree in English), a bush that can be found everywhere in South Sardinia.

The berry, only 1-2 cm in size, blooms from October to December and generate fruits the following autumn. The extracts of the berries , leaves and flowers have astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and digestive properties.

The corbezzolo fruit is edible and can be used to make jams, jellies, syrups, juices, creams, sauces and candies. So why not try them next time you see them on your way?

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Corbezzolo
Arbutus (or strawberry tree)
latin: Arbutus unedo

What to do in SouthSardinia – Bird watching – FLAMINGO CHICKS WERE BORN!

WHAT A SHOW ! THE FIRST FLAMINGO CHICKS WERE BORN IN THE MOLENTARIGIUS PARK

The Parco Molentargius-Saline located between Cagliari and Quartu is one of the most important sites in Europe for the staging, wintering and breeding of numerous wading bird species. A common sight is the pink flamingo, which has been nesting here since 1993. Ponds are also home to the black-winged stilt, the common water hen, the marsh harrier and the Eurasian wigeon, as well as the extremely rare purple heron, great egret and cattle egret, the little egret, the mallard and several species of ducks.

Birdwatchers can admire spectacular views such as the flight of the pink flamingos at sunset or the mating dance of the black-winged stilt.

Join one of the guided tours to observe the park’s plant and animal life! The park includes an area of green parkland with fitness trails and other paths across a beautiful and precious wetland habitat. We recommend to discover the area in push-bike, which you can rent at the entrance, in the “Sali Scelti” building.

Opening hours: From 1 April to 16 October, from 06.30 to 21.00

For more details check (Italian only):
www.apmolentargius.it/
www.parcomolentargius.it/

Photo: http://www.sardegnalive.net/

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DEERS, EAGLES, MUFFLONS AND WILD BOARS

It is no longer a secret that the beaches of Sardinia are among the very best of the Mediterranean. However, not everybody knows that South Sardinia also has the largest holm oaks forest of Europe. If you are looking for an amazing excursion with family and friends, take a break from the beach and go discover the natural beauty of Is Cannoneris Wildlife Reserve !

In this magic place you may meet up with deers, eagles, mufflons, wild boars, which are the most important species that inhabit the park.

Join Sardeo’s jeep excursion, which also includes the visit at the prehistoric ruins of Nuraghi, ancient stone buildings, huge examples of “drystone” technique, dated from 1500 b.c. This interesting tour ends with a typical Sardinian snack (that in Sardinian language is called “Sa Picchettada”), offered by the guides.

For more information, contact info@sardeo.com
Photo credit: www.sardegnadigitallibrary.it

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SEA DAFFODIL – SYMBOL OF PURITY

This delicate white flower grows spontaneously on the coasts of Sardinia, for example on the protected dunes of Chia. It blooms and reproduces from July to September and its scent is sublime and persistent.

So, please help protect this gift of nature and never step on the dunes.

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TAKE ME THERE!

It might have been the Costa Smeralda with its millionaires, models and mega-yachts that made Sardinia internationally famous, but if you want to explore the real Sardinia and its untouched nature, get away from the glitzy Porto Cervo and travel to the south of the island.

Take the Chia area as a base and from there discover the splendid south-western coast – white-sandy beaches adorned with junipers, fragrant maquis and spectacular views will just take your breath away! Explore the lively little town of Pula, visit the local artisans’ shops and relax at one of the cafés around the large piazza… ohhh, while there, don’t forget to visit the historical site of Nora and its gorgeous beach just outside town.

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