“When you travel anywhere around the island of Sardinia, you’ll eventually come across the ruins of seemingly isolated circular or honeycomb shaped stone towers – these stone towers are called Nuraghe.”
“Sardinians obviously speak Italian – but not only. The main local language, inherent to the island of Sardinia, is Sardinian or Su Sardu.”
“Italy is definitely no stranger to a huge range of award winning wines the world over. Sardinia is no different.”
For this chapter of Viva La Dolce Vita’s ‘Beginner’s Guide to Sardinia’ I’ve decided to cover the Sardinia’s main city, the Mediterranean jewel, Cagliari.
“Barbagia is the true heart of Sardinia. It’s a place steeped in history and traditions, some dating back thousands of years.”
“Carloforte is most famous for their world-renowned bluefin tuna – the quality is so good that the fishermen actually ship a large amount of their tuna catch to Japan, to be used for sushi.”
“White quartz-stone beaches, Roman and Phoenician ruins, wild west villages, Byzantine churches, amazing mountains, waterfalls, and it’s the home of the last wild horses in Europe – with all of this in mind, it’s easy to see why Oristano is definitely up there as one of my favourite areas of Sardinia”
For my first chapter of ‘Viva La Dolce Vita’s Beginners Guide to Sardinia’, I’m starting with my favourite place on the island, and my wife’s hometown, Alghero.