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Sardegna

This land resembles no other place. Sardinia is something else. Enchanting spaces and distances to travel”. D.H. Lawrence, the great English writer saw here “nothing finished, nothing definitive”, yet this island was considered a continent. A land of almost violent contrasts, such as the towering, largely uninhabited Supramonte mountain range that stretch eastwards to the crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

An island caught between the luxurious Costa Smeralda, the playground of industrial magnates and celebrities, and the mountainous region of Barbagia, where ancient traditions thrive. This is the Sardinia of granite from the unreadable gazes of the Giants of Mont’è Prama, ancient stone sculptures, to the nuraghi, the enigmatic, megalithic structures. Yet it’s also rugged, tough environment where during month-long carnival celebrations locals don masks of mamuthones, characters that are both terrifying and bewitching. And last but not least, Sardinia symbolizes summer with its white, long stretches of beaches from La Cinta along the east coast to Piscinas’ majestic dunes in the southwest and Costa Rei and Chia in the south.

Sip a glass of Cannonau, a robust wine with a colour more black than red, and you’ll never be the same. From the Mediterranean brush’s sweet smells and the traditional menu’s endless savoury offerings, you’ll lose yourself in this heaven on earth in no time.

Civilization. The Nuragic civilization, naturally. One of the lost civilizations of the Mediterranean, the people who built nuraghe, their revolutionary structures, remain shrouded in mystery, just as those who built Stonehenge and ancient Egypt. A civilization with a culture as solid as the granite they used. The Sardinian language is spoken with pride in many parts of the island, a tradition in line with the islanders’ love for folk costumes, rural life and traditional craftsmanship. There are fascinating towns to discover like Orgosolo with its colourful murals. Among the signature events are Cagliari’s St. Ephysius festival, Sassari’s Cavalcata, a traditional procession on horseback, and the Sagra del Redentore, Nuoro’s religious and folk festival. This is the homeland of cutting-edge stylists like Antonio Marras who has transformed the ancient art of cloth and velvet into haute couture. Meanwhile, in the villages of Barbagia, you can still hear daily canto a tenore, a Unesco-recognized pastoral tradition in which four men sing and chant Sardinian prose to ward off evil spirits.

Are you familiar with the tender meat from a suckling pig raised in the wild in the Supramonte mountains? Wash it down with a wine made with native grapes and you’ll be rejuvenated. At the end of the meal, sip a liqueur made from myrtle berries, an excellent digestive. And sniff it too, enjoying the sweet smells of the Mediterranean. Don’t step off this island without trying its delectable desert called seada, dumplings made of a light dough that you’ll only find here, stuffed with fresh cheese and covered in sweet honey. Rethink your idea of bread. In Sardinia, it’s paper thin, crisp, and salted, the distinctive pane carasau. If you prefer seafood, you must try the delicious salted, cured grey mullet in the town of Cabras. Order a plate of Cagliari’s traditional spaghetti with sea urchins and make a beeline for Alghero to sample its unforgettable Catalan-style lobster.

Bring along an extra suitcase. There are serious shopping opportunities here. The island teems with opportunities not to be missed for high-end shopping. Sardinian craftsmanship is far more than traditional items. For instance, the centuries-old motifs that decorate carpets and folk costumes, such as the sa burra carpets made in Sarule, have been transformed into elegant, treasured garments that can be worn for any occasion. Leave a corner free in your bag to bring home a mask made by an artisan from Ottana. Make a stop in the traditional goldsmith shops, from Dorgali’s jewellers who work in filigree to Alghero’s coral artisans.

The finest local craftsmen ply their wares in the Centri Isola stores that can be found in main cities and in popular tourist areas.

Saharan-like dunes and atolls that mirror those in the Caribbean. Rice paddies and massive mountains, sea stacks and plains. The Sardinian landscape is incredibly varied. You might not know that it can get cold here, really cold. The island’s highest summit reaches 2,000 feet. And every winter snow falls! In one spot – Fonni – you can even ski. Yup, you got it right. You can ski in this summer vacation paradise. Canyons and caves, sinkholes and streams are the ‘roads’ that you’ll take to discover the Supramonte mountains, while Mississippi River-style ferries will guide you along the Flumendosa River. There are countless villages of mud-brick houses and alleyways lined in granite. The Mediterranean brush paints the landscape in bright colours and fills the air with the perfume of myrtle and helichrysum italicum.

For the Sardinians, the island is a year-round, open-air gym.

All year round, the sun-kissed coastline is the perfect spot for rowing or stand up paddle surfing, while the constantly blowing winds are just what’s needed for quality surfing and sailing. The surfer who rode the world’s tallest wave is Sardinian just as the sailor who attempted a solo trip around the world. Sardinia is also the island of horses. In fact, the award-winning jockeys who ride in royal horse races are Sardinian. Arab sheiks also often hire Sardinian jockeys. Finally, even avid bicyclists find plenty of riding opportunities here. A project is underway to build Italy’s longest bike path in Sardinia.

If virtually pristine countryside and mesmerizing sunsets are necessary elements for achieving wellness, you’ve found the right place. Sardinia is a blue zone, that is, an area in which the residents’ life spans are longer than in other parts of the world. Does the credit go to the healthy diet, simple life or clean air? Find out in person. Become one with nature while the sun rises and illuminates centuries-old ancient stone tombs called dolmens and megalithic standing stones known as menhirs. You’ll be revived. With a soak in the ancient Roman baths in Fordongianus and a night of stargazing, maximum relaxation is guaranteed.

The island offers an abundance of important cultural events, such as Cagliari’s St. Ephysius festival, the Isola delle storie (a literary festival), the Time in Jazz festival and films under the stars, a delightful summer tradition on the islands of Tavolara, La Maddalena, Asinara and Carloforte.

But if you’re looking for urban nightlife, Cagliari, Sassari and Alghero are right up your alley. No matter what period of the year that you choose for your Sardinian holiday, the island will keep you entertained with events, exhibitions at Nuoro’s art museum known as MAN, the coolest deejays spinning tunes on the east coast from Palau to San Teodoro and thousands of other local festivals throughout the island.

Sacred and pagan traditions blend together in the carnival celebrations, traditional events and the rites of Holy Week. Spirituality here is demonstrated in the small, country sanctuaries that have somehow sprung up in the middle of nowhere. Pilgrims are welcomed here as well as serious hikers who’ve reached their final destination in a trip around the island.

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