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A trip to Sardinia features the sea as its absolute protagonist: always of a clear emerald color around the small and large remote coves, with white or rocky beaches that can be wild or well serviced. A tour of Sardinia also means learning about a proud culture of a people with traditions rooted in history and a still well-preserved nature.
Events and festivals in Sardinia
In Sassari, the second-last Sunday of May there is the Cavalcatura sarda, an ancient cultural and folklore event that consists of parade, on horse and on traccas (characteristic carts decorated with flowers and everyday objects) by groups hailing from every part of Sardinia). The participants wear the characteristic costume of the location from which they hail, embellished by fine embroidery and filigree jewelry.
Among the events in Sardinia, in Stintino at the end of August is the regatta of Vela Latina, an international competition of ancient boats with the most traditional veiling. In September, the Emerald Coast is also transformed into a competition field for one of the most important sailing events: the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, around the Maddalena islands and a series of social and gala events surround it.
Places to visit in Sardinia
One of the things to do in Sardinia that cannot be missed is visiting, accompanied by a guide, the Nuraghi of Barumini, the legendary megalithic stone monuments among the best preserved in Europe. You cannot talk about Sardinia without mentioning the Costa Smeralda, which is almost an iconic destination: Porto Cervo with Porto Vecchio has become a favorite destination of rich boat owners. Porto Rotondo, on the Gulf of Cugnana, is a paradise of villas and squares framed by nature.
What are the main reasons for a visit in Sardinia?
Sardinians are a proud and rooted people. They value their traditions, culture, language and cuisine, showing a pride that hails from history. Like every territory with a long history, visiting Sardinia means discovering archaeological locations full of mystery, like the Giants' tomb and the domus de janas. A tour of Sardinia requires a visit to the Nuraghi, prehistoric constructions of mysterious origin.
lso Sardinian cuisine has the island's strong characteristics such as the intense flavors of mountain goat milk or smoked ricotta, accompanied by the original carasau bread. Lamb meat and piglet on a spit are a tradition full of flavor, just like the seafood. Each meal ends with the unmissable almond or ricotta cakes and a good glass of myrtle.