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EXPERIENCE THE STUNNING TEULADA MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

In this full-day excursion you will learn all you need to know about the wildlife and Mediterranean flora of the area, as well as its unique geography.

Secrets of Sardinia will take you through the forest of Monte Maria, visit a Sardinian shepherd, have a brunch with local goods and excellent red wine and finally tour along the south-coast to admire the beauty of the bay of Tueredda and Chia.

The full day excursion starts from Pula and Santa Margherita around 9:00 am and costs 80€/person including

  • Trip through the forest of Monte Maria
  • Visit by a Sardinian Shepherd
  • Brunch with local goods and excellent red-wine
  • Tour along the south-coast
  • bay of Tueredda and Chia

For more information: http://www.secretsofsardinia.com/escape-cagliari-and-experience-the-stunning-teulada-mountain-village.html

Photo credit (Brunch at the shepherd): www.secretsofsardinia.com

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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: 4 are in Gothic Aragonese style and 2 in Baroque style. However the most important is the Cathedral of Santa Maria, which was built by the Pisans in the thirteenth century and underwent profound stylistic changes over the centuries. In 1930, the facade was restored in an effort to give back to the church the original Pisan-Romanesque style. The church obtained cathedral status in 1258 and is now the seat of the archbishop of Cagliari.

The Cathedral is open daily from 8:00 – 12:00 and from 16:00 – 20:00. On request you can also visit the Cathedral Museum, where are held the most important works of the Cathedral Treasury.

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THE PEACEFUL COUNTRYSIDE NEAR SANT’ANNA ARRESI

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Visiting the lovely area around Sant’Anna Arresi can be a very rewarding excursion for the whole family. Take a stroll through the graceful town, spend a relaxing afternoon at Porto Pino beach with the white dunes in the back, visit the caves of Is Zuddas or observe the wildlife by the lagoon of Santa Caterina

From the Chia area, Sant’Anna Arresi can be reached in 45 minutes by car. A great way to see more of this surprising island.

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SPECTACULAR BIRD LIFE IN SOUTH SARDINIA

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.

If you particularly love flamingos, come visit in May when you can observe an estimated 10,000 breeding pairs. What a show!

Opening hours:
– from 16 October to 31 March, from 07.00 to 18:00.
– From 1 April to 16 October, from 06.30 to 21.00

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

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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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A VISIT TO THE COMMUNAL ART GALLERY – CAGLIARI

Escape the beach for just a few hours and head to the Communal Art Gallery of Cagliari, located near the public gardens in the Castello district!

The Gallery holds the greatest collection of works by Sardinian artists, plus a fascinating collection on art trends of the 1960s and the 1980s, a collection of ethnographic materials from Sardinia, dating from the late 18th to the mid 20th century, as well as a large collection of prints.

Address: Giardini Pubblici, viale San Vincenzo, 2 – 09124 Cagliari
Opening times: 10.00 – 18.00 (winter); 10.00 – 19.00 (summer); closed Tuesdays. Tickets: € 6.00 (for adults); € 2.60 (for children); free for children under 6 years. Guided tours of the museum available.

Info: http://www.galleriacomunalecagliari.it/
Photo: www.comunecagliarinews.it

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BYSSUS – GOLDEN SILK FROM THE SEA

If you wander around in Sant’Antioco (San Pietro Island), in South Sardinia, why not pay a visit to the Byssus Museum?

Oh! Never heard about byssus? They are groups of strong and silky filaments, in this case, secreted by the Pinna nobilis, a saltwater clam that lives attach to the seabed. The “Sea Silk” has a long history and is even mentioned in the Bible. It was used to create and decorate gorgeous fabrics by spinning and weaving byssus.

Chiara Vigo is the only sea silk weaver master in Europe. She continues to weave byssus into all sorts of fabrics and clothing items and you can find her at the museum, where she holds workshops to demonstrate the magic of this ancient craft.

Photo: Luigi Garavaglia

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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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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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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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