Top 10 Taste Sensations to Leave Your Mouth Watering in Sardinia, Italy

Everyone loves a good nosh, and there is no other place in the world where they do food, as good as they do here, in Sardinia.

The Sardinian natives have for centuries used the land to farm pig, sheep, wild boar and rabbit. Never in my life have I tasted food so fresh and unique, my taste buds scream with happiness every time I take a bite.

If you are planning a trip to Sardinia, I offer one piece of advice: Eat like the locals, enjoy the flavours and uniqueness that only this island can offer.

Top 10 Taste Sensations to Leave Your Mouth Watering in Sardinia, Italy

10.  Horsemeat or cavallo is high in protein, tender, sweet and low in fat. You will find horsemeat on most restaurant menus and in the butcher shop. Horsemeat in Sardinia is as natural as eating a 14 oz beef steak in Texas. Ask for: cavallo.

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Top 10 Fantastic Festivals & Events in Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia is a smorgasbord of colourful annual festivals that are held high in the mountains or close to the sea. Sardinia will not disappoint those looking for tradition, culture, energy and fantastic feasts.

Sardinia is yours to discover, on your own time and by your own two feet. Just try it and you will see.

Follow me on my voyage to discover and share Sardinia’s most imporant festivals.

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Top 10 Adventures in Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia blessed with rugged coastlines, pristine sandy beaches and deeply rooted traditions. It is also a haven for adventure seekers.

If you are planning a trip to Sardinia and are not the lounge-lizard beach type, then these 10 diverse adventures will surely quench your thirst.

Top 10 Adventures in Sardinia, Italy

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Top 10 Sights in Northern Sardinia

In no particular order of importance, as each town, beach and island, is a spectacular assault on the senses. All ten areas will leave you breathless and in awe.

Top 10 Sights in Northern Sardinia

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10 Remarkable Reasons to Visit Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia is another thing. Much wider, much more ordinary, not up-and-down at all, but running away into the distance. Unremarkable ridges of moor-like hills running away, perhaps to a bunch of dramatic peaks on the southwest. This gives a sense of space … lovely space about one, and traveling distances-nothing finished, nothing final. It is like liberty itself … ” D.H. Lawrence. Sea and Sardinia. 1921.

10 Remarkable Reasons to Visit Sardinia, Italy

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Top 5 Beach Photos to Keep You Warm

Tired of the white, cold mess of winter? Longing for days where the sun shines and the ocean laps at your feet?
I’ve had enough of winter, of the cold, of the endless days and nights of watching snow fall. I’ve complied a short Top 5 list of beach photos that can keep you warm during the winter storm of 2012.

Top 5 Beach Photos to Keep You Warm

1. Cayo Coco – Cuba.

2. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

3. Whitsundays, Australia

4. Copacabana, Brazil.

5. Sardinia, Italy

A little warmer now? Have you spent your winter days dreaming of summer? I have.

Top 11 Reasons Why Living in Sardinia Rocks

It’s been four years since I set foot on this rugged beautiful island, and I’m still in love with Sardinia. It wasn’t an easy transition, but I did it. I’m proud of the area I now call my home, and I’m proud of myself for learning two new languages.

I have complied a short Top 11 list on why I think Sardinia rocks.

  1. The sun shines on average 300 days a year!
  2. There are endless beautiful beaches on this island oasis.
  3. The food is amazing. There are no other words.
  4. Plenty of activities to choose from, year round: cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, nature walks, running, and so much more.
  5. Summer lasts for six, sometimes eight months a year.
  6. The people are happy and friendly.
  7. The locally grown fresh produce is the best I’ve ever tasted.
  8. Even in the winter the sun shines.
  9. The rugged, red landscape leaves the poet in you without words.
  10. Freshly caught dentice snapper is the bees knees.
  11. In a 2010 study done by International Living, states that Sardinia is one of the worlds healthiest places to live. Sardinia does boost at having the worlds highest concentration of centenarians.

Have you traveled to Sardinia? What did you think about this ancient island in the sun?

Click here for a list of annual events in Sardinia.

Top 5 Beaches in The Gallura | Sardinia, Italy

Are you seeking a private haven where you can sit on the beach and do nothing, for hours? Or maybe, it’s a family beach oasis that you are after. Which ever beach vacation you are looking for The Gallura will fill your senses with peaceful shorelines and endless turquoise waters.

Isola Rossa and La Marinedda

The name ‘Gallura’ derives from a shortened Latin term ‘Galli-Rura‘ or ‘Galilensi Islands.’ The Romans marked the map to show the boundaries of the islands, known as Sardinia. The Gallura is located east of the Tyrrhenian Sea, North of the Straits of Bonifacio and west of The Gulf of Asinara.

The Gallura is family friendly, offering various styles of housing to suit every budget.There are plenty of recreational sports and activities to choose from. It is here that you find unspoilt private havens, coves, bays and inlets. The Gallura is composed of twenty-eight provinces rich in nature and culture. In this Top 5 list I will focus on the province of Trinita D’Agultu and Vignola. Continue reading