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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 opportunity to visit the very old church of Nora (dating from 1100), learn everything about the preparation for the procession and even test your baking skills with Sardinian recipes.

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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ESCAPE THE CROWD – A PERFECT CHILL OUT

For most people, July and August means “Summer Holidays”. However, if you have the chance to avoid the high season, why not come and enjoy South Sardinia, when most of the tourists have left the island?

Here are the 5 top reasons why South Sardinia is better out of season:

1. Pleasant warm weather – an average of 28 degrees in September and 24 in October! Excellent for excursions and sports 🙂
2. Less crowded beaches – no shouts, no ringing phones, no parking fees, just you and the sea!
3. Stay for less – accommodation, ferries, flights and rental cars massively drop their prices past August.
4. Cultural highlights – enjoy local festivals, explore historical sites, visit museums and learn more about the island.
5. Meet the locals – visit the local markets, enjoy the buzz of the city, learn from and become friends with Sardinian folks.
AND MUCH MORE!

For your stay in South Sardinia, why not check out our selection of holiday homes, even available when most hotels have already ended the season…!

Photo: Diane Leibinger
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PINUS BEACH – LOVED BY FAMILIES

If you are staying in one of our rental properties in Eden Rock, the beach is never too far away (600 – 1500 m). The family-friendly beach of Cala Marina has fine white sand, clear emerald waters, sandy and shallow bottom for several tens of meters from the shore. A few rocks can be found […]

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’ trading and the art of the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean. You will also visit the charming town of Pula with its great shopping and lively nightlife.

Want to join this excursion? For more information contact reservations@sardeo.com

Photo: sardeo.com
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A FLIGHT IN THE TREES

Feeling a bit adventurous? Want to try something different with your kids and friends? Then have a day of fun at the *Pula Adventure Park* – it’s great for the entire family!
This amusement park is surrounded by nature, with flight paths placed at different heights from the ground. With the help of lianas, ropes, Tibetan bridges, cable (zip-line), nets and gangways, you can fly from tree-to-tree in total safety. They offer different courses for kids of all ages and adults.
The park is open daily from mid-June to mid-September and Sundays from April – November. It is located just 10-15 minutes’ drive between the Forte Village Resort and La Perla Marina community. Drive the Strada Statale (SS) 195 and turn seaside at km 39.9. The fun park is about 50 m from the beach.
For more information: www.pulavventura.it

WE RECOMMEND … RISTORANTE SU FURRIADROXU IN PULA

Su FurriadroxiuSu Furriadroxu is the name of a typical house built around a courtyard that distinguishes the architecture of the villages and boroughs of the Campidano region (South Sardinia).

Situated in the heart of Pula old town, near the Piazza del Popolo, Su Furriadroxu serves specialities of the local campidanese cooking. The ambiance is very friendly and feels very original – you immediately feel like you are being welcomed in a private home (which it used to be for a long time!). Architecture, furniture, paintings, decorations and even the costume of the personnel remind us of past times.

You can take a seat either in the courtyard amidst the perfumed orange and lemon trees, under the charming loggia or in the living room covered by a beautiful truss ceiling.

 

Their menu offers a wide range of original dishes made only with local produces. Start your meal with an antipasto or salad, and continue with a yummy specialty such as Malloreddus alla Campidanese (pasta with sausage and tomato sauce), Ricotta and saffron ravioli in cheese cream sauce and orange, pasta bags filled with mashed potato and mild mint in tomato and basil sauce, Suckling pig on the spit (on order), Boar stew in red wine sauce, or Mixed grilled meat, just to name a few.Su Furriadroxu

But don’t leave without trying their divine Sebada (large fried raviolo stuffed with fresh cheese and topped with honey) or Ricotta cheese cream on soft Sardinian biscuits … Heaven!

The restaurant is open in the evenings. Check the menu on the webbsite: www.sufurriadroxu.it

 

 

Visit local markets

Pula market

Remember that local farmer’s products always taste better! Not only that! They also have higher antioxidant levels and haven’t been fumigated with toxic chemicals. If you care about your health, want to contribute to a cleaner environment and support the local family businesses at the same time, then why not head to the daily or weekly market in your area.

Are you spending your holiday in South-West Sardinia? Then these are the local markets you should head to:

Domus de Maria: Saturdays
Pula: Tuesdays
Santa Margherita di Pula: Sapori di Sole – daily
Teulada: Mondays
Cagliari: Market of San Benedetto and of Via della Quirra – dialy

Enjoy the experience!

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A GOOD ADDRESS – OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

Whether you’re looking for a lively place to drink a Prosecco with friends, are longing for a savory pizza or delicious local food, this is the ideal place to visit.

S’Incontru Pizzeria-Steakhouse Restaurant in Pula is located in the large piazza just in the middle of town and is a lovely and sunny place for people watching and enjoying the good life. It is open daily for lunch and dinner!
http://www.sincontru.it/en/

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HIGH-QUALITY GOLF WITH A VIEW!

The Is Molas golf course is one of the most famous golf courses in Italy. Thanks to the proximity of the sea and the protection of the surrounding hills, Is Molas enjoys a unique micro-climate; mild and particularly favorable for golf all year round with winter temperatures often above 10 degrees Celsius and summer temperatures reaching 30 degrees.

The great Henry Cotton and the renowned Frank Pennick (of Vilamoura Old and Noordwijk in Holland fame) designed the golf course and it’s a gem. The Is Molas Championship course (White+Red par 72 – 6.383 mt.) is considered technically challenging and the views and setting make it rather spectacular. From Chia, Is Molas can be reached within 20 minutes.

There are only a few places left in Europe where you can play golf in such tranquility and beauty.

Check out the website: http://www.ismolas.it/golf/

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