Welcome to Sassari

Like many Italian towns it hides its charms behind an outer shell of drab apartment blocks and confusing, traffic-choked roads. But once through to the inner sanctum it opens up, revealing a grand centre of wide boulevards, impressive piazzas and stately palazzi. In the evocative and slightly rundown centro storico (historic centre), medieval alleyways hum with Dickensian activity as residents run about their daily business amid grimy facades and hidden churches.

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Road of Tastes Sardinia

Day 1: Arrival at Alghero/Olbia airport/port, transfer (optional) and check-in in the hotel. Day 2:  RIVIERA DEL CORALLO, SARDINIAN VILLAGE & TRADITIONAL CUISINE. One of the most beautiful Mediterranean coasts Coral Riviera, the marine park of Porto Conte, the highest point of the promontory of Capo Caccia, Neptune’s Grotto and the famous stairs Cabirol.  Traditional dinner in Sardinian village. A journey into the traditional life, culture and cuisine of Sardinia. Agriturismo, typical farmhouse, home-made food, cooked according to the old traditions.  Day 3: ALGHERO AND TYPICAL CUISINE. Walking tour around a charming old town of the 12th century. Medieval streets, romantic landscapes, small boutiques and typical jewelery shops with a famous coral of Alghero.  Seafood lunch with a typical cuisine and wine of Alghero. Day 4: CASTELSARDO, LOCAL WINERY, OLIVE OIL AND SEAFOOD. Medieval town of Castelsardo, which stands on a promontory in the center of the Asinara Gulf with breathtaking landscape from the top of the chapel on the sea around the island of Asinara and Corsica. Elephant Rock in the natural form of an elephant and a prehistoric burial «domus de janas». Wine and olive oil tasting in a typical local family winery.  Sardinian sea-food experience in the famous local restaurant. Day 5: SASSARI AND TYPICAL CUISINE. Sassari, the north capital and cultural center of the island, with one of the largest old centers one of the oldest university in Italy, small charming squares, strong local traditions, recognized as one of the best places for quality of life and climate.  Dinner in the traditional “trattoria” of Sassari.Day 6: MYSTERIOUS NURAGHE, ANCIENT CUISINE WITH BREAD. Nuraghe, huge conical stone towers, is the symbol of ancient civilization existed in Sardinia 5-7 thousand years ago, an important example of the prehistoric architecture of the Mediterranean.  Lunch in the typical “panefratteria”, cuisine made only with local bread  according to the old traditional recipes.Day 7: GALLURA AND AGGIUS. Gallura with the sculptured granite rocks, wild forests with ancient cork oaks, breathtaking landscapes and beaches. Aggius, amazing medieval town called “granite village” among the rocks and forests also known for its beautiful  carpets, ethnographical and banditry museums. Spectacular Moon Valley (or Plain of the Great Stones) surrounded by large granite boulders with anthropomorphic forms.  Lunch in typical restaurant with traditional cuisine of Gallura or picnic in the Moon Valley. Day 8: Breakfast, check-out, and transfer to the Olbia or Alghero airport/port.