Asinara Island and the coasts of Sardinia

Along the coasts of Sardinia there are many small islands, with a rich history. The island of Asinara is one of them, located between the Sardinian Sea and the Sea of ​​Corsica.With its characteristic elongated shape and very jagged coasts, this island covers an area of ​​about 51 km and has a hilly area largely covered with maquis. During the ancient Rome age, the Sardinian island of Asinara was known as the Herculis insula (“island of Hercules”) and it was considered a benchmark for all sailors who wanted to reach Sardinia. Before becoming a national park with animals threatened with extinction as the white donkey and some types of wild sheep, this territory has experienced a long periods of discomfort. (more…)

Sardinia caves: guided tour to Grotte di Nettuno

The Grotte di Nettuno (“caves of Neptune”) are among the most famous of Sardinia: they are located 24 km from the city of Alghero, inside of Capo Caccia. This place was unknown until the Eighteenth Century when a local fisherman discovered it by accident. And since its discovery, the turnout in this Sardinian cave has never diminished. The tourists have two possibilities to reach it: the first, more convenient and fast, is to go by boat from Alghero and to reach the main entrance; the second possibility is to  start from the center of Tramaglio and to reach the cave by the Escala del Cabirol, a staircase of 654 steps that winds around the headland of Capo Caccia. (more…)

Typical handicrafts of Sardinia, some tips

Sardinia is a land that always has a great tradition of craftsmanship. The handicraft  that are produced have been tools of everyday life and in some cases means of livelihood of the local economy but now are also popular souvenirs for tourists, curious and lovers of beauty. There would be many handicrafts of Sardinia to speak about, but certainly some products are distinguished by reputation such as the famous Mamoiada masks that are worn by Mamuthones during the Carnival representation of the city. (more…)

Beaches in Sardinia: the coast of Alghero

The most popular beaches of Sardinia are located on the Costa Smeralda, but equally fascinating is the coast of Alghero: this area is called Riviera del Corallo (“the coral coast”) for the magnificent coral jewels made by the skilled master craftsmen of this place. The beaches of this coast of Sardinia are white sand ones, and gently accompany the swimmers in the shallow clear waters. In particular, the beach of Bombarde is one of the busiest on the coast of Alghero during summertime, located between the cliffs of a small creek and famous for its very cold waters even during periods of hot weather. (more…)

Costa Paradiso: beautyfull beaches of Sardinia

Costa Paradiso (“the paradise coast”) is today one of the most popular tourist sites in the north of Sardinia. The famous beaches extend from Cruzitta point to Mount Tinnari, offering unique and breathtaking sceneries. One of the most famous beaches of Costa Paradiso in Sardinia is Rena Bianca, located in the Santa Teresa di Gallura: the name of this crowded beach comes from the fine white sand that forms a strip of land protected from the strong mistral winds that usually blows in this area. (more…)