10 Places To Visit in Sardinia 0 Comments
If one day, during your beach holiday at Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, the sun decides to play hide and seek with the clouds ... here are some places not too far away for you to enrich your acquaintance with Sardinia, with its towns, its villages and its characteristic sites, each with its own peculiarity, which will indeed tickle your interest and curiosity.
Even today its colourful houses on the seashore at the end of the village inhabited by fishermen, retain their original identity, with its instinctive soul. Golfo Aranci is, in fact, famous for its fishmongers having the ancient savour of good fresh fish sold all year long because fishermen bring home the fruits of their work each morning as their fathers always did.
The morphology has placed the city of Olbia in a privileged position, like a pearl that, looking at the Gulf of Olbia, is set between the left shoreline that ends with Golfo Aranci and the right one that ends at Capo Ceraso, with the Tavolara Island placed as a sentinel. For the guest of the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites in search of a total leisure experience, Olbia, 18 km away, offers the experience of really interesting cultural sites.
Just 60 km far and an hour by car from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, Berchidda deserves indeed a trip to appreciate one of the places where landscape, history and traditions come together offering an all-round experience.
A half-hour drive and 64 km far from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, Posada is a small pearl worth to be discovering. The borough rises on a hill culminating with the tower of the Castello della Fava and vaunts ancient history, being one of the oldest inhabited Sardinian centres.
At about two hours by car from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, Castelsardo is a place worth to visit. Its craftsmanship is well known all over the world for the particular processing of the dwarf palm leaves. Walking through the streets of the village you can find corners where the women of the village create beautiful baskets weaving such leaves.
Atzara is a village of medieval origin that dates back to the early years of 1000 AD. and it belongs to the 200 most beautiful boroughs in Italy, rich in natural, historical, artistic and cultural wealth. It is 190 km far from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, a 2-hour and 20-minute drive away.
The atmosphere of the house, which has kept the atmospheres of the past, lets the mind flying free with imagination. The visit has been a fascinating journey into the Sardinian past of three centuries ago, the perfect stage to locate the characters of Canne al Vento (Reeds in the wind), a novel by the Sardinian Nobel Prize Grazia Deledda. Galtellì, in the Nuoro province, 110 km far, one hour and forty by car from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites.
At about 130 km far and two hours’ drive from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites, we may move from the coast’s summer heading for the “barbaricine” hinterland where seasons have an alternation. As Salvatore Niffoi says: "Because as summer is giving legitimacy to the sea, winter is legitimating the mountains ... in Nuoro, in Barbagia, in winter ..."
Nuoro is one hour and a half drive from the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites. Walking today in the historic centre of Nuoro is like taking a journey throughout time, strolling on the cobblestone alleys amid the old stone houses, peering into the courtyards, passing under the arcades leading into the squares. Nuoro was also called "the Sardinian Athens" thanks to those artists, Francesco Ciusa (sculptor) and literary men such as Salvatore and Sebastiano Satta, and, needless to say, Grazia Deledda, who altogether opened Nuoro’s borders to Europe.
From the Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites (136 km and 40 minutes), arriving in Orgosolo in the Barbagian region of Ollolai, in the Nuoro province, the colours of the indomitable soul of the “barbaricina“ city are displayed on the wall paintings decorating the houses. More than 200 murals attract thousands of Italian and foreign tourists as well as wall-art lovers, artwork very common in Sardinia.