There is an island in the Mediterranean where the air is fragrant with the sea, the earth and myrtle: Sardinia. Sardinia offers enchanting and unforgettable landscapes, revealing moments of bewitching magic and unsuspected emotions. Lovers of nature, history and tradition can find impressive evidence of the past: infinite varieties of colours, sounds, perfumes and flavours as well as numerous and comfortable forms of hospitality.
This is a land where Mother Nature offers herself with limitless generosity: mountain landscapes standing in enthralling solitude: gentle hills and fertile plains: grottos revealing fabulous and almost fairy-tale like atmospheres.
Endless beaches with white or golden sand; isolated creeks and majestic rocks, lapped by a sea that is tinged with infinite nuances of blue and emerald green, grandiose dunes modelled by the wind. In these rugged and harsh landscapes, the fauna has been preserved with countless species: the impenetrable forests offer protection for boars, mouflons and wild cats and are a safe refuge for the last specimens of the Sardinian deer; the coastal lagoons, are populated with many bird species, specially pink flamingos, who live and nest there; the Giara, is home to Europe’s last wild ponies (the Sardinian Cavallini).
Every corner of Sardinia reveals a history going back many thousands of years. Evidence of the Neolithic age, with the Menhirs, the Domus de Janas, primitive burial places. The Nuraghi, impressive dry-stone architecture and mighty fortresses are the magnificent and mysterious symbols of this past.
Silent witnesses of this period are the temples dedicated to worship, the impressive burial places, the Giants’ Tombs; Bronzetti, small bronze figures treasured in the major museums of the island, the history of the passage of a thousand peoples and many dominations: Phoenicians, Carthabineans, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arab raiders, up to the independents Giudicati. And then Pisans, Catalonians-Aragonese, Spaniards, Austrians and Piedmontese.
There are infinite and superb pieces of evidence that reveal the wealth of this past: archaeological sites dating back thousands of years; churches rich in works of art; fortified towns and ancient coastal watch-towers; old mining towns, now abandoned, which tell of tormented stories. Sardinia is also a place of authentic and fascinating traditions. Each small town, whether agricultural or pastoral, each village of the coast, however small or large it may be, has its festivals and celebrations throughout the year. These are moments when the sacred and the profane come together, always remaining distinct: religious rites that are lost in time immemorial; sounds, songs and dancing of ancient memory; processions in traditional costumes in many colours and with splendid embroidery; frenzied horse races and figures, moments of extraordinary intensity and exceptional participation.
The warm and sincere hospitality of its inhabitants can be experiences at first hand everywhere in the island, with its unique traditions and exquisite, simple and genuine dishes can be enjoyed. Bread made in a variety of shapes that are almost works of art, pasta made with experience and love; flavoursome meat from wild pastures, cooked with patience, fish dishes; superb cheeses; fruit and vegetables from a land of bounty; sweetmeats and pastries made from almonds, cheese and grape must; wines created to complement different dishes and exalt their flavours, homemade wine and sublime wines produced by famous wine cellars. Sardinia Accommodation can plan a short eno-gastronomic tour visiting local producer with the modular combination of a short Sardinian cookery course.
Sardinia offers many beautiful things: skilled craftsmen and craftswomen are active throughout the area and with an ancient passion, which is handed down from one generation to the next, shape unique pieces and create precious objects. They are goldsmith and weavers, ceramists and basket-weavers, smiths-sculptors and woodcarvers, knife makers and embroiderers, whose skilful and expert hands work within the walls of ancient workshops.
A journey to Sardinia can offers time for well-being and for leisure; to move in freedom and do a thousands sports, from traditional ones to the most extreme. Its is a journey to a welcoming and hospitable land, in a unique spot on the earth, where people are proud and passionate and where friendship is true and lasts forever. It is a journey of infinite beauties to be admired, of marvellous places to discover and splendid dreams to come true. Sardinia is a journey of pure emotion!
Sardinia Accommodation Ltd offers a wide selection of Self Catering, Hotel, B&B and farmhouse accommodation all over Sardinia, together with information about local festivals maps and advice.