Meeting point: Cagliari Elmas International Airport
1st day: we’ll meet in the morning, our destination is Oristano, a beautiful medieval city in the middle of the Island, along the road we visit a small village, where will meet two ladies that run a tiny hand made pasta laboratory, one of the last in Italy. There we are going to see the process of making one of the most precious and particular Italian pasta, “lorighittas”,. We then have lunch in a fantastic agriturismo, where our host Lucia and her old mother will make the typical Sardinian lunch, a real pleasure for the eyes and for the palate. After lunch we travel to our final destination for that day, a family run beautiful old mansion, for our stay in Oristano, some time to rest and freshen up at the hotel and we’ll meet for dinner which will be in a little boutique restaurant downtown, where you will have the chance to taste the traditional and mouth-watering cured meat and sheep cheese made still following the ancient recipes of native Sardinians, everything will be accompanied by a selection of the most delicious local wines.
2nd day “The Sartiglia Day”: after breakfast, we will attend the “Componidori dressing”, the dressing of the Chief of the ride, which that day is venerated as a god, then we’ll follow him and its masked riders along the day, in a sequence of breathtaking rides, dangerous evolutions and traditional processions, where you will have the chance to see local men and women beautifully dressed with the gorgeous ancient costumes, it is going to be a day full of emotions. For lunch you will try the traditional Sardinian Street Food and plenty of Vernaccia Wine, we will have fun! After the event, some time to rest at the hotel and we will meet again for dinner, where you will have the chance to taste the original Sardinian Pizza with salsiccia and pecorino (sausage and aged sheep cheese).
3rd day: The mystery of Sardinian Giants is worth knowing.. In the morning we will meet a local historian that will explain this still inscrutable story. Then our lunch in a peculiar “ittiturismo” (which is an agriturismo that only serves endemic fish) , you will have the chance to taste bottarga, the Sardinian Caviar, as well as the most traditional fish dishes of the Oristano area. After lunch back to Oristano for a stroll around the city, then some free time at the hotel, in the evening light dinner in a local trattoria.
4th day: we will leave to the mountains, we will visit a traditional knife artisan (Sardinian knifes are very precious). We are going to have lunch in a very particular place, an ancient almost uninhabited little village where still exists a seventeenth-century horsemen retreat, where it seem time has stood still. After lunch an ancient Sardinian distillery is waiting for us for a “grappa tasting”. Get ready! Then back at the hotel, a light dinner (sandwiches and dessert) will be served directly on your room.
5th day: we travel to a tiny town in the inner part of Sardinia for a special cooking class with our chef , then lunch with the results of our cooking class.Back to the hotel for some rest, we meet again for dinner in a special restaurant located in a cave, where we are going to taste the most traditional meat Sardinian dishes accompanied by plenty Canonau Wine
6th day: we will spent a very relaxing day at the hot springs (which are outside, throughout secular woods, we are going to have lunch there. We will be back at the hotel in the late afternoon, where a classy aperitivo Sardinian way is waiting for us.
7th day: in the morning we will leave to a tiny spectacular village where it is located a fantastic Michelin Starred restaurant. Chef Roberto we will bring us throughout the most delicious flavours of Sardinia, prepared with only organic products. After lunch back to the hotel, some free-time and get ready for an amazing “arrivederci dinner”, with a beautiful surprise, you’ll be amazed!
8th day: after breakfast the bus is waiting for you, you will leave to Cagliari Elmas Airport the hotel at 8.30 am.
Duration: 8 days (7 nights), starts on Saturday in the morning ends on Saturday in the morning.
Number of people suggested: Only 6 beds left !!
Period of availability in 2018:
start Saturday February 10th, it will end Saturday February 17th.
Price: on request
Booking: by 15th December 2017
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Transportation (from the collection point to the final tour destination)
Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, included beverages during the meals)
Accommodations for 7 nights
All the activities included in the highlight (breakfast, lunch and dinner are always included, extra beverage and food are not included).