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Top Choice Food in Cagliari

Durke

In Sardinian, durke means ‘sweet’, and they don’t come sweeter than this delightful old-fashioned store. Its dolci (sweets) are all made according to age-old recipes, often with nothing more than sugar, egg whites a…
Top Choice Books in Alghero

Cyrano

A cool independent bookshop doubling as a cafe and cultural centre. Most books are in Italian, but in summer it stocks a small range of English-language titles. Books apart, it's a lovely spot to hang out over a cof…
Top Choice Market in Cagliari

Mercato di San Benedetto

Cagliari's historic morning food market is exactly what a thriving market should be – busy, noisy and packed with fresh, fabulous produce: fish, salami, heavy clusters of grapes, pecorino the size of wagon wheels, s…
Jewellery in Alghero

Agostino Marogna

Coral has long been harvested in the waters off the Alghero coast (the aptly named Riviera del Corallo) and transformed into jewellery. Agostino Marogna is one of Alghero's finest coral shops, selling a dazzling ran…
Arts & Crafts in Alghero

l'altra isola

If you're looking for a souvenir, this well-stocked showroom specialises in traditional Sardinian craftwork. You'll find everything from rugs and handwoven linens to wicker baskets, painted ceramics, jewellery and p…
Books in Cala Gonone

Namaste

For trekking and climbing maps and guides, check out Namaste. It stocks Maurizio Oviglia's Pietra di Luna (€50), a comprehensive rock-climbing guide covering the Cala Gonone, Jerzu and Baunei areas; Corrado Conca's …
Food & Drinks in Olbia

Disicios

This shop's name translates as 'desires', and you'll understand why once you see its tempting array of Sardinian food and drink. Choose from pane carasau (Sardinian flatbread), delectable Sardinian sweets from Olien…
Fashion & Accessories in Cagliari

Sorelle Piredda

For haute couture with history, search out this oh-so-stylish Castello boutique. The shop itself is a sight, set over a Punic cistern and ancient Roman streets, but it's the imaginative designs of the Piredda sister…
Clothing in Tempio Pausania

Anna Grindi Atelier

Tempio native Anna Grindi works magic in this innovative clothing shop, which sells dresses, shoes and bags made entirely of native Sardinian cork. Using a process developed and patented by Grindi herself, cork from…
Food & Drinks in Cagliari

Sapori di Sardegna

Roberto, his brother and their enthusiastic team do a brisk trade in glorious Sardinian food at this breezy Marina emporium. Stop by for the finest pecorino, salami, bottarga (mullet roe), bread, wine and prettily p…