Sardinian Holiday oasis.

Those who choose to stay in a Holiday farm are looking for a different holiday, more personal, in the search of true beauty and genuinity, crucial characteristics of many Holiday farms in Sardinia that need to be discovered in all their nuances.

Sardinia is in fact the ideal location for accommodation immersed in nature, here the Mediterranean vegetation thrives luxuriantly in every corner, unspoilt is its keyword. The green of the pine trees, the cypresses, junipers is in a variety of shades only to be interrupted by the vivid orange of the strawberry trees or the vibrant yellow of the brooms. If particularly lucky, we might get a glimpse of a wild boar or admire the regal elegance ofa deer. Such a joy to the eyes and the senses. Just about everything has been said about the colurs and fragrance of the sea, in truth difficult to describe eloquently, I can merely suggest to see it with one's own eyes and “savour” the sensations it gives. (more…)

Ricotta gnocchi: a Sardininan variation

Gnocchi are usually made with potatoes or semolina, this recipe comes from Sassari and uses ricotta cheese instead of the potatoes, therefore making the dish much lighter, though equally scrumptious.  Here it is served in a tomato and basil sauce  and topped with some grated parmesan. Another very popular version is with  butter and sage, again topped with a coating of grated parmesan.  This is just an example of the excellent food one can find in the many B&Bs or holiday farms scattered all over the island.

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Poetry and feeling in Nuoro

Maria Grazia Deledda is no doubt Sardinia's best known writer, but few know that most of her education was self taught as she finished her studies at primary school as was the custom (for women in particular) in those days. What moved her was a passion for Sardinian tradition and all that concerned the social and political issues of her much loved land. She was born in Nuoro from a wealthy family (her father was a landowner and mayor of the town) but her youth was characterised by a series of unhappy events; the deaths of two sisters, of her father and the imprisonment of a brother. All this sadness created in her an acute perception of pain and love which she managed to transmit superbly in her novels.  (more…)