Where to Go in Sardinia? A Brief Guide to the Top Attractions
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The following tips are provided by Residence Hotel Lu Nibareddu, a holiday village close to Porto Taverna and Olbia.
Capo di Coda Cavallo beaches in Gallura
Capo di Coda Cavallo is a granite promontory located in Gallura region: its name derives from the horse tail’s shape of the peninsula and here there is a wonderful beach nestled between the mountains.
In my opinion this area encloses some of the top features of Sardinia, because the view of Isola Molara and Isola Tavolara is astonishing, the shallow waters are suitable for children and people who aren’t strong swimmers, the sand is white and the beach is surrounded by cliffs, small coves and lagoons.
Capo di Coda Cavallo peninsula includes the following beaches: Capo Coda Cavallo Est, Cala Brandinchi, Cala Suaraccia and Baia Salinedda, considered the most charming destinations of the East coast.
About the island origins, during my trip I discovered that, according to a legend, God created Sardinia with all the leftovers pieces remained after making Earth, then threw them in the sea and stepped on them to create it. The ancient Greek name of the island, in fact, is “Ichnusa”, that means “footprint”.
Gennargentu National Park
I continued my travel on the east coast and I reached the National Park of the Bay of Orosei and Gennargentu; many Sardinian people recommended me to visit the inland, because here there aren’t only beaches and the rocks of Gennargentu massif are among the oldest in Europe!
If you like to see a place from above you absolutely must go to Punta La Marmora, the highest peak on the island (1834 mt): on a clear day, it’s possible to admire the entire coastline and the surrounding mountains. Following the guided itineraries (for more info check the website of the park www.parcogennargentu.it) you have the chance to closely see the fauna that inhabits this nature reserve, such as the mouflons.
Sardinia is the Italian region with the largest number of natural monuments and one of the most stunning is, without a doubt, Perda Longa (also known as Pedra Longa) di Baunei in Ogliastra.
This limestone rock overlooking the sea was declared natural monument for its biological and landscape features.
Myrtle feast in Telti
One of the most popular Sardinian specialties is myrtle liqueur, obtained by Myrtus flowers, a typical product very sought-after by tourists.
To celebrate this unique liqueur you can join the Myrtle Feast in Telti, a town located at a few kilometers from Olbia, an event that usually take place from 15th to 18th August, a nice opportunity for travelers who are in Sardinia for summer.
During the festival, which takes places on the streets of Telti, there are food tastings, markets of handcrafted products, costumed processions, myrtle tastings and live concerts. This feast is a genuine immersion in Sardinia’s history, a land full of myths and charming glimpses.
For further information about Sagra del Mirto, you can visit the official website: www.mirtotelti.it