things to do
beaches in the north
We are located 15 km from the sea: wild, unspoiled and off the beaten track beaches in the west, water sports paradise and beaches with facilities – sun umbrellas and loungers – at Porto Pollo and Palau or more fashionable beaches along the Costa Smeralda. In the North, Corsica and the enchanted islands of Archipelago della Maddalena are easily reached by boat.
beaches in the south
We are less than 20 km from the Poetto and Sant’Andrea beaches. A little further on, the wonderful beaches of Cala Sinzias, Solanas, Torre delle Stelle, Is Molentis, Costa Rei and Villasimius to the east or Chia and Turedda to the west.
diving in the north
Unique and spectacular sea beds in the marine reserve of the strait of Bonifacio offer themselves to divers and snorkelers (divingmediterraneo.it).
diving in the south
A must for scuba divers is Villasimius: more than 20 dive sites among which the Santa Caterina Shoal (subaquadive.it)
surfing in the north
For kitesurfing and windsurfing Porto Pollo and Isola dei Gabbiani are a real paradise! (portopollo.it).
surfing in the south
Windsurf at Poetto, Villasimius, Cala Sinzias and Costa Rei.
trekking in the north
Lovers of trekking may enjoy the uncommon, moon-like rocky environment of Capo Testa and Moon Valley and also the Pulchiana monolith and Mount Limbara.
trekking in the south
Trekking and mountain biking along the many trails of the Sette Fratelli Park, one of the largest in the region (sardegnaturismo.it) Stroll in the Molentargius Park, one of the richest sites in birdlife in the whole island and the most important in the Mediterranean for the nesting of flamingos. Trekking with stunning sea view along the ancient Roman road that connected Nora to Bithia. Walking to the Sella del Diavolo, with a view of the Molentargius' ponds and the Golfo degli Angeli.
history in the north
Llittle churches, ancient "stazzi" and numerous archaeological sites (gesecoarzachena.it).
history in the sud
Cagliari, just half an hour away. With its historic districts of Castello, Marina, Stampace and Villanova. Saline Conti Vecchi: huge naturalistic area and industrial archeology site (wonderfully managed by FAI) within a still productive plant. The archaeological area of Nora, the first Phoenician city in Sardinia (8th century BC) The Giants' tomb of Is Concias The church of San Giuliano in Selargius (XII-XIII) Porto Flavia and the ancient mining area of the Iglesiente Brecca mining village (visitbrecca.wordpress.com).
nature in the north
All around, beautiful unspoilt surroundings caracterised by wild olive trees and cork oaks.
nature in the south
Long sandy beaches, trekking along the paths of the Parco dei Sette Fratelli, lagoons, salt pans, ancient mining villages in a luxuriant nature (Brecca).
tradition in the north
Genuine, typical food abounds at rural fetes (in the old days the only events for the inhabitants of the region to congregate) and in the more traditional agriturisms.
tradition in the south
Wine tasting and visits to cellars (Audarya, Argiolas, Lunalughente) and possibility of wine trekking at Argiolas. Cheesemaker for a day or visit to cheese factory with cheese tasting at Argiolas cheeses (argiolasformaggi.com) or visit and tasting at Aresu (formaggiaresu.com) Visit to the covered market of San Benedetto
music in the north
Some events not to be missed: "Musica sulle Bocche" (music on the Strait) at Santa Teresa di Gallura with concerts by the sea from sunrise to sunset; "Time in Jazz" with Paolo Fresu at Berchidda and the Aglientu Summer Festival.