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Rough guide to Sardinia: Cagliari - Villasimius [Travel Guide]


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Rough guide to Sardinia: Cagliari - Villasimius [Travel Guide]

  1. 1. SARDINIA„In Italy you won’t find what you find in Sardinia and in Sardinia you won’t find what you find inItaly“ that wrote the natural scientist and Jesuit monk Francesco Cetti during a visit at the end ofthe 18th century .Sardinia, that means respect for the traditions which are deeply laid down in the minds of thepeople and they are living them day by day. This means passionate resistance against everyinvasion as a result of an ancient and constant fight against the ambitious MediterraneanEmpires who wanted to enlarge their territories. During the course of the history the Sardinianshad only few contact with the sea. Their history and their activities developed in the interior partof the country where they retired in order to escape from the coasts that were occupied by theinvaders and conquerors. There they developed a civilisation which is firmly connected with themountains and plains as well as the meadows. The origins of the Sardinian economy lay in theanimal breeding (especially sheep) and agriculture.Sardinia has a lot to offer! Most peoples visit the second biggest island in the Mediterranean seabecause of it’s 1.850 km long coast line and the crystal clear seawater that gleams in all facets ofgreen, blue and turquoise. In fact, the water around Sardinia is among the cleanest in wholeMediterranean basin.On the other hand there is a lot of history to discover: thousands of years old archaeological sitesare testimonies of the strategic and geographic importance of Sardinia and the peoples whosettled on it. Starting with the prehistoric tombs caved in the rocks – Domus de Janas, followedby the “nuraghe” buildings which are unique in Sardinia and the most monumental andastonishing buildings of the ancient history after the pyramids – giant tombs, sacred wellscontinuing with Phoenician-Punic-Roman trade centres and commercial cities – Paleo-Christianchurches, Medieval abundance and richness and the Spanish occupation as well as the modernlive of today.Centuries old traditions, wild, uncontaminated nature, intact landscapes give Sardinia a strongtaste of originality – get enchanted by the magic of the island!Also discover the interior of the country the landscapes where olive trees grow on granite rocksand longhair sheep graze the highland meadows around the villages of the mountains. Feasts in Sardinia beaches of SardiniaFeatured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  2. 2. GEOGRAPHIC ASPECTSSardinia is situated almost in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. It has a surface of almost24‘090 km2 and is therefore the second biggest island of Italy and the whole Mediterranean Sea.It’s about 3 times Corsica and 7 times Mallorca. The rhomboidal shape of the island explains thename that it was given by the Greek Ichnusa (Icnos = trace footprint) and Sandaliotis (sandal).The Roman name Sardinae is supposed to result from the legendary Sardus son of Hercules,who is supposed to have brought a group of Libyans to the island.Sardinia has a lot of space and landscape but the population is rather few with only 1.7 millioninhabitants. 17% are occupied with sheep breeding and agriculture which is the double of theEuropean average. In Sardinia there are about the double of sheep rather than inhabitants!Sardinia is mostly hilly, the biggest mountain massif is the Supramonte – Gennargentu in thecentre of the island. The highest summit is Punta La Marmora with 1‘834 m. Nevertheless themountain chains seem very majestic because of their bizarre granite rocks looming up to the sky.The steep cliffs of the mountains that end in the sea on the West and East coast, the fertileplains, of the West or the fjords in the North are typical imagines of this very individual island.The short rivers which deserve their name only in spring during the melting of the snow and therain period. After short flooding periods most of them dry out in summer. The biggest river is theTirso. It has its source in the mountains close to Buddusò and leads to the Golf of Oristano. Theonly navigable river is the Temo which passes through Bosa. When the river deltas were driedout in order to extinguish the marshland because it was dominated by malaria flies which transmitthe malaria disease until the 1950’s, the water was blocked and accumulated at the beginning ofmany rivers. In this way small lakes were created like the Lago Omodeo (not far from the Tirso),the Lago Coghinas etc. In the rivers there can be found eels, trouts and mullets.Sheep breading and minery have a long tradition in Sardinia. Coal, iron, lead, zinc, copper andsilver were mined. Lead and zinc mineries were founded as well as petrol refineries, chemicaland textile works. In the Gallura, in the North-East of Sardinia, there are many granite caves andalso the cork production and elaboration is an important economic branch. Another good is seasalt from the Salinas of Cagliari for example which has been traded since ancient times. ButSardinia is also famous for wine- and olive-oil production.Sardinia has about 64‘000 acres forest territory with mostly cork oaks which are the origin of thisbranch. Sardinia for a long time was leader in the cork production until it was passed by Portugaland Spain.Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  3. 3. HISTORYIn order to understand Sardinia better we would like to introduce you to Sardinian history.Sardinia never “made” history but Sardinia had always to stand it.Some parts of Sardinia are 600 million years old. The island has situated in its today’s position for65 million years. Geologically it is one of the oldest territories of Europe, older than Italy, and hasbeen inhabited for about 10.000 – 8.000 yearsThe Sardinian people of the prehistory lived in villages with huts or pile dwellings, in grottos alongthe lagoons or in megalithic fortresses (nuraghs). Their religion consisted in the symbols of lifeand fertility. They worshiped the mother goddess and the bull deity, did the death cult and buriedtheir death in tombs caved in the rock which were called “Domus de Janas” – fairy tombs.From the year 2.200 – 1.800 B.C. other peoples of the East arrived in Sardinia, spread over thewhole island and constructed buildings megalithic style, that means with big stone blocks, onheights, on the promontories or at the valley’s ends. From this nuraghe civilisation there are stilltoday 7’000 nuraghe ruins on the island. The nuraghe people worshiped the water cult with theirsacred wells “pozzo sacro” and venerated their ancestors with the “giant tombs” by offeringthem bronze figures. archaeological monuments historical monumentsFeatured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
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  5. 5. CAGLIARI The main town of Sardinia is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The area around Cagliari has been settled for at least 3.000 years. The Phoenicians who came around the year 1.000 – 900 B.C. to Sardinia and established commercial places and storage houses had their centre on the Laguna S. Gilla where today the airport is situated. When Carthage in the 6th century B.C. achieved more commercial and political importance than their homeland also the Phoenician places on Sardinia became Carthaginian colonies.„Karalis“ was nominated for the first time as a city foundation and the settlement enlarged slowlyfrom along the today’s viale Trieste in direction to via Roma. 239 B.C. when the Punic lost thewar against the Romans Sardinia became a Roman colony.During the Roman domination the city centre run from Piazza del Carmine to via Regina Elena.Especially in the Marina quarter testimonies of the Roman period were found. After thedecadence of the Roman Empire in 455 A.C. for 80 years Sardinia came under the domination ofthe Vandals which lasted about 80 years.Until the year 800 A.C. the island suffered from the incursions and attacks of Sarazenes, piratesand Arabs. During the domination of Emperor Justitian I. Sardinia was brought back to the EastRoman Empire. The island together with Corsica and the Balearic islands was part of the dioceseAfrica which was part of the Byzantine Empire. Because of the distance to Byzance theconnection between them was rather weak. Therefore Sardinia was able to develop a kind ofindependence und the island was divided in four parts. These areas were called “Giudicati”.Every area was governed by a “judge” who had the entire might.However, the judges were not able to stop the invasions of the Arabs and when in 1014 theArabian fleet appeared in front of the Sardinian coast the Marine Republics Genoa and Pisacame to help the Sardinian people. Once they drove the Arabs away they settled on Sardinia: theGenoese in the North and the peoples from Pisa in the South and an important exchange ofknowledge, methods, handcraft took place. Sardinia was living a prosperous period of commerceand trade.On the limestone hill which overlooks the Gulf of Cagliari called “Angel’s Gulf”, the peoples ofPisa built a fortress “The Castello”. On the Castello hill in the Castello quarter all the importantpublic offices were located. It was the religious, economic al and political seat of Cagliari until 100years ago.Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  6. 6. CAGLIARIIn 1323 the Aragonese army conquered Cagliari and so slowly the whole island. They introduceda feudal system and the island and the local inhabitants were exploited and hat no civil rights. In1708 after the Spanish heritage war Cagliari was assigned to the Habsburg court and becameAustrian. In 1717 the Spanish tried again to re-conquer the Sardinian main town. In 1718 theywere forced to leave it to the Savoyan court but they assured their privileges until 1836.The economic and social problems which had appeared in 400 years of Spanish reign remainedunresolved until 1836 when the feudal system was abolished.In 1861 Italy was united thanks to the efforts of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Sardinia became Italian.All that conquerors left traces in the main town of the island therefore one can find Phoenician-Punic-Roman testimonies as well as Byzantine, Romanic-Pisan, Gothic-Catalan and PiemonteseBarock. A visit of Cagliari means also to get in touch with the various epochs of the Sardinianhistory. Via Roma Port church “San Saturnino” town hall Gulf of Cagliari Bastione “San Remy” CathedralFeatured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  7. 7. SOUTH COAST – VILLASIMIUSGENERAL INFORMATIONVillasimius is located around 50 km from Cagliari – the island capital city.In early history this area has been populated grace to the very good strategically location. Theyoungest testimony goes back to 1820 where proves of a little neighbourhood district has beenfound. A Spanish successor of an aristocratic family was the creator as he was enchant of thebeautiful nature and fruitful land.The territory of Villasimius covers an area of 58 square km. It starts at Capo Carbonara in thevery South East of the island and it connects, in a natural way, directly to the Gulf of Cagliari.From the city of Quartu the itinerary passes by the “Seven Brothers” mountains – National Parkwith it’s highest mountain Monte Sette Fratelli of 1,023 meters.Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  8. 8. SOUTH COAST – VILLASIMIUS This place has been growing more and more by tourism since the sixties thanks to its various landscape and its picturesque bays. Villasimius has about 2,860 inhabitants, in summer it raises up to 50,000 and from June to September more than one million visitors.The village Villasimius is located in the area „Sarrabus“ and it is known for its shepherd traditionsand agriculture. Almonds, lemons, peaches and oranges are cultivated mainly in this area andthen exported to Middle Europe as well wine cultivation has good results.You definitely should try the fresh sea food and fish! The seawater of Sardinia are among themost clear and clean ones in the whole Mediterranean area. There are mussels and clams aswell as lobsters and crabs, oysters, sea bass, dentex, pikes, guilt head, tuna fish, sword fish andmany others are on the Sardinian fish card.There are several professional fishermen in the area, however most fishermen do fishing as afree time activity, some do also organise excursions and as their policy they highly respect thenature and surroundings.In 1998 the sea around the Villasimius coast has been declared as natural “Sea Park” andtherefore fishing and water sports can be practiced only on a limited way. Nevertheless with ourprofessional diving schools you are able to discover more of the fascinating underwater world!Besides the good fish specialities, the typical Sardinian food belongs to the shepherd tradition,which comes mostly from the heart centre of the island. The good meat of the little goats, lambsand suckling pigs is legendary and also well known to our visitors.Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  9. 9. SOUTH COAST – VILLASIMIUSBEACHESDriving along the costal road, before arriving to Villasimius, you will see marvellous beaches asGeremeas, Torre delle Stelle and Solanas with their turquoise-blue and emerald-green waterwhich are surrounded by the typical vegetation, the Mediterranean maquis consisting of myrtle,lentisc, juniper and broom.The most known and famous beaches of Villasimius are Capo Boi, Porto Sa Ruxi, Campus,Campulongu, del Riso, di Simius, Porto Giunco, Cala Burroni, Cala Caterina and north way indirection of Costa Rei there is Punta Is Molentis. In front of Capo Carbonara there are locatedtwo small islands the “Isola dei Cavoli” and “Serpentara”.In front of the fantastic Timi Ama Thalassa & Spa Hotel is the lagoon Notteri where the big nicebirds Flamingos can bee watched.Nowadays Villasimius is a popular and loved holiday and tourism centre which offers more than6,500 guest beds, moreover some camping places as several holiday residences and further thenew tourist harbour, which was opened some years ago, offers parking space for about 750boats.We recommend following hotels on Thalassa Timi Ama – Villasimius Caterina – Villasimius Maris – Villasimius Resort – Villasimius by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  10. 10. SOUTH COAST – VILLASIMIUSFEASTS & TRADITIONSTraditions on Sardinian Island are very important and the folk is very proud of it. Sardinia hasmany folkloristic festivals where shepherds, farmers and fishermen show proudly their cultureand knowledge about local values. On these feasts and traditional ceremonies guests are alwaysvery welcome and it is a great pleasure to participate and for them. In this way tradition, history,hospitality and Sardinian kindness is shown.A big and famous event during the summer month is the feast of the “holy Madonna of thecastaways” who’s stone statue has been placed in 1979, 10 meters below the sea level and infront of the little island “Isola dei Cavoli” in order to protect the navigators. The feast starts each third Saturday in July. The stone statue is brought by a procession and after a ceremony in the church of the village to the harbour of Villasimius where the festivities starts with several food tasting of specialities accompanied by folkloristic music. The next day the Madonna statue sails on a decorated flowered boat to the “Isola dei Cavoli” where a priest practice a ceremony and the day ends with further festivities.Another nice traditional feast is the Santa Maria feast which takes place the 7th and 8thSeptember. The statue of the Madonna is brought from the church of the village to the smallchurch Santa Maria. The origin of this feast comes from the agriculture folks, where farmersprayed for rain during this procession.Shopping in Villasimius – is possible one the main road where the central Piazza and thevillage church is situated. There is a post office, some banks, supermarkets, bars, ice-creamshops, restaurants and cafés and many other little shops where particularly Sardinian specialitieshand handcraft products can be found.Saturday mornings the local market takes place where you can buy fruits, vegetables, cheese,bred, eggs but also shoes, household articles, clothes, leather products, souvenirs, etc.Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  11. 11. SOUTH COAST – VILLASIMIUSGASTRONOMYRESTAURANTS & PIZZERIAS IN VILLASIMIUS At the entrance of Villasimius Loc. Campus is the Trattoria il Miraggio know fort he seafood and fish specialities phone n° 070 798 021 On the main road of Villasimius Loc. Campus is the Restaurant Santa Maria with traditional and Italian food. Next door is the Restaurant El Pejote with Mexican food and disco club La Fortezza. The Hotel Simius Playa has a known à-la-carte Restaurant suggested in the Michelin Guide, they offer a variety of Sardinian, Italian and international specialities phone n° 070 791 227SANTA MARIA (on the main road around 3 km in direction of Villsimius) phone n° 070 790 205IL MORO (on the main road in direction of Villasimius, close to restaurant Santa Maria, typicalfood phone n° 070 798 180TRE LUNE (Villasimius Beach) Seafood and fish specialities phone n° 070 790 302LA LANTERNA (Centre of Villasimius) Seafood and fish specialities phone n° 070 791 659ANCORA (by the Hotel dell’Ancora, Centre of Villasimius) local food and Seafood and fishspecialities phone n° 070 791 272IL RAGNO BLU (by the Hotel Cala Caterina, Loc. Santo Stefano) Restaurant-Pizzeria andspecialities phone n° 070 797 061EAT & DANCELA FORTEZZA Restaurant in Loc. Su Pranu (main road around ca. 3km in direction ofVillasimius) phone n° 070 791 539IL PEYOTE Restaurant and Disco-Club in Loc. Su PranuBARS & NIGHTLIFEBAR GARIBALDI Via Garibaldi 1LAGOON CLUB Via del Mare direction Simius BeachIL PEYOTE Disco-ClubFeatured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  12. 12. COSTA REI – CASTIADASThe Beach-Holiday destination Costa Rei is 70 km far away fromCagliari and 20 km located north from Villasimius. Costa Rei belongs tothe area of Castiadas which is located around 10 km inland.Unique and beautiful landscapes with hills and forests and kilometre longwhite sandy beaches and clear blue turquoise sea water cover a big partof the whole south east coast of Sardinia.The long sandy beach is interrupted from time to time from rocks andsand dunes. The area is limited from Monte Nai, on the very south ofCosta Reiy territory until Capo Ferrato on the very north.BEACHESStarting from Villasimius up to the north point of Costa Rei the beaches that you can find are: LePiscine, Cala Pira, Cala Sinzias, Cala Marina, Monte Turno, Sant Elmo, Santa Giusta.Costa Rei is a popular holiday destination and is developing every year more and more thanks totourism. During high season – July and August – Costa Rei is very lively and crowded. Duringspringtime and autumn Costa Rei is peaceful and quieter and you are able to find less crowdedbeaches and many restaurants are starting to close down for the winter break.Magic atmosphere with lot’s of flowers and colours with Mediterranean perfume in the air is givenduring spring and autumn time. Costa Rei’s sea water is famous for its clearness blue colour andinvites for swimming or long walks on the beach. For whom likes to discover more of this areainteresting walks can be found on nature path inland.On the 2 km long beach of Cala Sinzias the maquis blooms in luxuriance. The region of lemonsand oranges grow best in the plain of Castiadas. How about a walk north way of "Capo Ferrato" – here the landscape is signed by various lagoons, for who wants to watch birds in the “stagni" (little saltwater lakes) has to be literally “an early bird” and who is a bit curious to know what is away from the big tourist masses you will be remunerated with silence and beauty.Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  13. 13. COSTA REI – CASTIADASThe landscape consists in hills, rocks and mountains (the area of the “Seven brothers”), whichare thickly over grown with centenary junipers, corbezzoli (Mediterranean bush kind withorange/red coloured round small fruits), well-smelling herbs like myrtle, rosemary, cyst and inspring the enchanting play of the colours of the oleander which blooms in white, pink or red.The closest location and villages are Castiadas, Muravera, San Vito and Villaputzu.Although the area around Castiadas was already inhabited in former times, it gained importanceonly from the prisoner’s colony from 1875 on. The prison was closed in 1956 and nowadays itcan be visited.FEASTS & TRADTITIONS25th June "San Giovanni Battista" the saint patron of the commune Castiadas takes place inthe neighbourhood of Olia for ¾ days with folkloristic festivities and fireworks.15th August "Festa dellAssunta Vergine" takes place in the neighbourhood of San Pietro witha nice fair along the “Via del Mare” celebrated and accompanied by decorated ox-carts andhorses. It ends with a procession by boat along the beaches Cala Sinzias, Cala Marina andMonte Turno.End of August the grapes – country fair takes place in the neighbourhood of Olia Speciosa incollaboration with the wine maker association of Castiadas. Together with traditional folkloristicperformances wine can be tasted.In July/August you can visit the exposition "Mostra dellartigianato e dellAgroalimentare"(fair of handcraft products and homemade specialities) which is every year newly organised.Local handcraft products are exposed and a tasting of typical specialities is offered. All this isaccompanied by traditional music, dances and folkloristic performances and takes place in theVilla del Direttore in the old prison colony at Castiadas.Shopping in Costa Rei is one the main road where different shops are situated.Thursday mornings the local market takes place where fruits, vegetables, cheese, bred, eggsbut also shoes, household articles, clothes, leather products, souvenirs etc. can be found.Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  14. 14. COSTA REI – CASTIADASGASTRONOMYRESTAURANTS & PIZZERIAS IN COSTA REI - LEscargot Via Marco Polo 7 phone n° 070 991 61 11 - Club Miraggio phone n° 070 991 444 Specialities of the sea - One Way Piazza Italia 15 phone n° 339 198 4287 - Il Vascello phone n° 070 991 188 - Restaurant “Spaghetteria” CHAPLIN MARE Via delle Ginestre 65 phone n° 070 991 233 - Soro Fabrizio Piazza Sardegna 46 phone n° 070 991 319 - Su Nuraxi da Luciano Location Piscina Rey phone n° 070 993 0991 - Rosticceria Rei Marina Via dei Tamerici phone n° 070 991 550GELATERIA (Ice-cream – house) - Pink Lady Bar, Restaurant, Pizzeria, Gelateria (home made) "da Gerardo" Piazzetta Rei Marina phone n°070 991 374 - Ristorante Bar Tropical Pizzeria, Gelateria phone n° 070 991 015 - Pittau Giuliana Piazza Italia phone n° 070 991 373 - Il Regno del Gelato Piazza Italia - Bar Gelateria Via Colombo phone n° 070 991 107NIGHTLIFEMAKLAS Disco-Bar-Club in Cala Sinzias Location San PetroFeatured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  15. 15. GENERAL INFORMATIONBus Public busses are more frequent during the main season (June – September).Car rental Charming Sardinia will helps you with renting a car. Please follow this link In case of emergency the hotel reception calls a doctor at any time. Important: You will have to pay right away for every visit. Please keep the receipt in order to get refunded by your insurance.Drinking water Water is very precious in Sardinia. Water from the tap generally is clean, if not indicated differently. However, we recommend to use bottled water for drinking. There is “frizzante/con gas“ (sparkling) or “naturale/senza gas“ without carbonic acid.Golf 18-hole-camp Golf Club Tanka in Villasimius.Horseback Horseback riding and scuba diving places are possible in the surrounding.Riding / Diving The hotels or the Charming Sadinia team will give you more information.Markets Typical Italian markets where you can get fruit, vegetables, fish, cheese but also clothes, shoes, leather articles, household and handcraft articles. They take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Wednesday Quartu S. Elena – in Via San Benedetto (food & cloths) Thursday & Saturday Costa Rei Saturday Villasimius Sunday Cagliari – Flee market Monday-Saturday Cagliari – “Mercato San Benedetto“ (food)Post office «Ufficio Postale» in Villasimius in Via del Mare General opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 08.30 – 13.00h Kosten für Briefe und Postkarten 0.65 EuroPrecious objects Cash, cheques, jewellery and other precious objects can be deposited in the hotel safe or in your room safe. No hotel is responsible if precious objects are stolen from your hotel room.Shopping Usually the shops are open as follows: Morning 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and in tourist areas during high season shops are often open from 6 p.m. until midnight.Souvenirs Baskets, products of cork, wooden sculptures or caved patterns on furniture, ceramics, hand-woven Sardinian carpets, embroidery, golden jewellery and leather articles. Sardinian wines are among the best in Italy. The Romans called Sardinia “a swimming vineyard”. You can find good Sardinian wines in every supermarket.Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  16. 16. GENERAL INFORMATIONSport On the beach in Chia you find some surf or scuba centre. It is also a very nice area to bike and hike.Tips Normally tip is included. However, every employee of the hotel will be pleased about a further recognition. In the restaurants, if not especially indicated, tips are not included and you are expected to give about 10% of the amount of the bill.Traffic rules It’s compulsory to fasten the seat belt. Speed limit is 50 km/h within cities. There are no highways in Sardinia. The speed limit on the “superstradas = SS” the fast roads is 90 km/h. Drive carefully and defensive, Italian drivers can hardly be previewed. Always be aware of animals (sheep, goats, cows, etc.) on the road, especially in the mountain regions. Keeping animals in stables is not very common in Sardinia. In the case you may have an accident please always call “Polizia” or “Carabinieri” and fill out the accident report “CID”. Your rent car is insured therefore you can’t do without the damage report. Please note the no-claims bonus. We ask you kindly to inform the Charming Sardinia Team. Sardinian handmade productsFeatured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  17. 17. SARDINIAN SPECIALITIESCarta da Musica very thin flat breadPane Frattau Carta di Musica with tomato sauce and fried eggsZuppa Gallurese a kind of “Lasagne” bread with broth baked in the ovenGnocchetti Sardi small noodle “Gnochetti” wit tomato sauce and pieces of meatRavioli alla Ricotta Ravioli filled with a fresh cooked cheesePorcetto suckling pig (about 6kg)Capretto small goatAgnello LambOrata, Spigola, Cernia, Dentice, gilthead, sea brass, brass, dentex,Pagello, Triglie, Ricciola, Sarago red sea bream, red mullet, other local fishAragosta Spiny lobsterArselle Venus clams (white)Vongole small Venus clamsCozze black musselsBottarga Dried fish eggs which are served with spaghetti or with celery as starter.Pinzimonio Raw vegetables consisting in tomatoes, celery, radishes, carrots served with a dip from olive oil, lemon juice and salt.Seadas Sweet dessert: “pastry bag” foiled with fresh Pecorino cheese, fried and served with a spoon of honey or sugar on top.Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  18. 18. LOCAL DRINKSDry white wines Torbato, Cala Viola, Terre Bianche, Funtanaliras, Vermentino, Seleme, Giogantinu, Ladas und Balari lightly sparklingDry red wines Thaora, Rosé di Alghero, Filieri rosatoRed wines Cannonau, Monica, Tanca Farra, Filieri, Terre Brune, Santa Cristana Abbaia, NepenteAs an aperitif you may have “spumante“ or “frizzante“ which is a dry sparkling white wine.Vernaccia is a kind of dry Port wine as aperitif or the sweet “moscato” and among the dessertwines there is “Malvasia di Bosa” or “Malvasia di Alghero” which is a kind of “Vin Santo” sweetwhite wine for after meals, ideal digestive.The most produced liqueur of the island is the “Mirto”, red (berries) or white (leaves) made fromthe myrtle bush.The famous “Filu e Ferru“ is another “effective” digestive. It’s the Sardinian grappa which is verystrong. “Fil de Ferru” means a peace of wire. „Mallureddus“ and „Culurgiones“ typical Sardinian pasta „Dolci Sardi“ Sardinian sweets Variety of Sardinian cheese, dry sausage, typical bread and wine grilled suckling pig – the traditional main courseFeatured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail:
  19. 19. Looking forward and interested coming to Sardinia, spend some beautiful and unforgettableholidays on this wonderful island?Book here and now with, your online specialist for luxury holidays inSardinia.We are pleased to give you more information or further particulars, kindly contact us general office opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. OFFICE Royal Travel Jet Sardegna S.r.l. Via S. Tommaso D’Aquino 18 09134 Cagliari – Italy tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964Featured by Charming Sardinia tel.: +39 070 513 489 fax: +39 070 554 964 E-Mail: