7 Days / 6 Nights - Cagliari - Sinis Peninsula
Day 1 - Arrival in Cagliari
Pick up at the airport Scenic drive through Cagliari most beautiful panoramic sites and belvederes through the narrow-cobbled streets of “Castello" viewing the charming cathedral of Santa Maria, the Royal Palace and Pisan Towers… Welcome aperitif at Poetto beach and light lunch. Time to relax. Overnight at hotel in Cagliari (Hotel Italia or similar).
Day 2 - Cagliari Sightseeing
Visit to the lively San Benedetto market and its colorful fish stalls, including delicious tasting of local produce and crudities. Transfer to the village of Villamassargia for a light lunch at a picturesque traditional unfired mudbrick house. In the afternoon enjoy a fun hands-on cooking lesson on fresh traditional pasta followed by a refreshing aperitif at the astonishing “s'ortu mannu" with its majestic ancient olive trees. Dinner and overnight at local B&B (e.g Ventanas or similar).
Day 3 - Cagliari - Sinis Peninsula
Morning visit to the fascinating Monte Pony or Porto Flavia historic mines. We will then move along the near dreamlike coastline with breathtaking views on “Pan Di Zucchero" islet. Time for swimming followed by lunch at a bar-restaurant on the beach. Leave south Sardinia and drive to the Sinis Peninsula. Check in at hotel (Acquae Sinis or similar).
Day 4 - Sinis Peninsula Sightseeing
Morning visit to Tharros ancient Phoenician city set on an enchanting bay. We will then explore the wild SEO park and enjoy an aperitif followed by lunch by the beach or at a local restaurant. Time to relax at the hotel. Afternoon visit to the intriguing Mont’e Prama Stone Giants exhibition at Cabras museum. Evening tour of a Vernaccia unfired mud brick cellar where you will meet the welcoming owners, enjoy a wine tasting and a fun rustic dinner. Overnight at Acquae Sinis or similar.
Day 5 - Sinis Peninsula
Morning Visit “Su Nuraxi", an amazing Nuragic site from 1800 BC, also declared Unesco heritage site. Will then move to an olive oil grinding mill, meeting a family of millers and taking a guided tour followed by tasting and lunch with traditional local and organic produce. In the afternoon we will take a walk to the beautiful Giara plateau and with a bit of luck we will spot some of the last surviving wild horses in Europe and observe many local endemic botanical species. Evening cellar tour and wine tasting of Sardinia red wines followed by pizza dinner at hotel. Overnight in the area (Domu Antiga or similar).
Day 6 - Sinis Peninsula
Morning visit to a flour grinding mill for a guided tour and flour shopping to be used during your bread making lesson. Spend the rest of the day with a local family learning how to make and bake bread and enjoying an unformal lunch and a launeddas private concert with them. Overnight in the area (Domu Antiga or similar).
Day 7 - Depart
Free time for shopping followed by transfer to airport.