Sardinia: Island of forgotten riches - small group

Titolo

 

• Charming 3-stars’ hotels
• Assistance and professional, English-speaking guiding through the tour
• Entrances to listed sites included
• Carefully selected restaurants
• All transportation included
• Fascinating marine, coastal and alpine environments that have nurtured unique species
• Unique Prehistoric sites such as the nuraghi of Sardinia
• Phoenician and Roman colonial settlements reflecting the vitality of trade in the ancient Mediterranean;
• Lovely Pisan Romanesque churches and coastal watchtowers ;
• Small inland hilltop towns built in the Middle Ages;
• The visual culture of island festivals and local cults in which pagan strains mix with those of Christianity;
• A unique cuisine born of the interaction of invading and indigenous cultures with the climate and soils of the islands;
• The distinctive folk music, costumes, pottery and woodwork of peasants and shepherds;

DAY 1
Arrival to Alghero by airplane. Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport. Visit to one of the widest natural bay in the Mediterranean, stopping occasionally to admire what the Romans called the Lake of Nymphs. Few stops for exceptional sights and a breathtaking views. Lunch at leisure. Guided walk around town: Alghero's landmark churches and small squares are nodes in a network of narrow, paved and cobbled ways - Italian, but with a strong flavour of Spanish and even a dash of Moorish. As sun starts setting, we will do a beautiful coastal drive South to Bosa, a lovely medioeval town. Accommodation in a charming 3-stars hotel, in a restored building in central Bosa.

DAY 2
Breakfast. Our tour today takes you to the ancient Carthaginian stronghold of Oristano, built on reclaimed marshland and centre of Sardinian rice cultivation. Lunch at a selected restaurant. On the Northern promontory of the Gulf of Oristano, we find the ruins of Tharros, in magnificent surroundings, with its original urban complexes dating back from the Phoenicians times, is one of the most important Mediterranean complete site. Drive back through The Montiferru: to discover excellent food and wine productions as olive oil, grappas, cheeses form and the local breed “Bue Rosso”. Night in charming hotel in Bosa.

DAY 3
After breakfast, guided hike on the mountains overlooking Bosa. The mountain still hide the last vultures of Sardinia and a great number of local species of flowers and plants. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, discovery of the Malvasia, a local white wine with a long heritage. Visit to a local winemaker. Night in Bosa.

DAY 4
We will leave the hotel in Bosa and head East to the town of Orani, and visit a local tailor and dressmaker of typical corduroy vests (he is now very famous, with Italian presidents coming to his atelier to have his vest done- his maturity, the Great Mothers sculpted in white dressed marble, the architectural bronzes, the small earthenware in which the female figure pressingly stands out and finally a room dedicated to sand-casting, a technique created by Nivola himself and that made him famous in the name is Paolo Modolo, in the central Corso Garibaldi) and for a visit to the Ruth Guggenheim-founded Museum of Costantino Nivola (www.museonivola.it). It is a journey through the works of the artist’s USA in the 60’s and 70’s. Continue on to Orgosolo for a discovery of the Murales, wall painting with a strong social and political message. Continue on to Dorgali, a traditional small town near the East coast and near the maritime park. Dinner and overnight in charming hotel in Dorgali.

DAY 5
After breakfast, we will try to reach Tiscali, a pre-historical, astonishing village on a top of the mountain. Walk through strong maquis, in the smell of juniper, with beautiful views. Lunch included. In the afternoon, we will stop at the nuragic tower of Serra Orrios. Since the Neolithic period Sardinia produced flourishing diversified cultures, that have left their traces in numerous monuments and handicrafts. Dinner included. Overnight in charming hotel in Dorgali.

DAY 6
After breakfast we will drive North, passing via Orosei a lovely preserved town of this area: the wildest, traditional Barbagia. This area is known for original towns, thin-crispy bread and superb wine makers. Stop for a swim in a unspoilt beach with crystalline waters. Continue North to Olbia area and accommodation in a Agriturismo (with a charming 3 stars level) for a good dinner and overnight in charming hotel in Gallura Area.

DAY 7
After breakfast (depending on the time of departure) we would board a ferry to La Maddalena (ticket for bus and passenger not included – 20 euro per person). The Archipelago of La Maddalena encloses seven islands – Maddalena and Caprera (connected by a bridge and hosting the Museum of Italia Hero Giuseppe Garibaldi), Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli and Santa Maria are only accessible by private boat - and 55 little islets. The entire area is included in the national marine park. Transfer to the airport in Olbia (or Alghero). 

    Price
    Starts at 900 euro
    Standard package includes
    • 6 Overnights and Breakfast in hotel***
    • 3 Dinners with water
    • Entrance to sites (when indicated on program) MIN 4 PAX MAX 8 P
    • Bus with AC (including driver’s lodging and meals)
    • English speaking guide for the all program
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    Mario Delitala

    Mario, 45 years old, is the managing director of Motus. Before co-founding Motus in Sardinia in

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    Mario, 45 years old, is the managing director of Motus. Before co-founding Motus in Sardinia in

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