Easter Break in Sardinia:
Cagliari and the surroundigs
Luxury Tour on private basis
Boutique Hotel VILLA FANNY 4*
You will realize that Sardinia in Spring is full of interesting places and things to do, but at the same time peaceful and quiet, letting you really have a break from the stressful life.
The aesthetic appeal of Sardinia’s landscapes will never disappoint your expectations, travelling through the island is a continuous change of scenery and colours
Places visited: Cagliari visits and showcooking - the archaeological sites of Tharros, Barumini and Orroli
01 April – Arrival at Cagliari airport and private transfer to the Hotel in Cagliari. Accommodation at the boutique Hotel Villa Fanny. Time at leisure for relax or private visits.
02 April – Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning Cagliari city tour with your private guide and driver. Cagliari boasts its origins to 6000-3000 b.C. overcoming several colonizations until 1794, which have left precious evidence of their time. Among the most important sites: the necropolis of Tuvixeddu dating 6th to 5th millennium b.C, the roman Amphitheatre from the 1st century a.C. to the San Saturnino church from the 5th century a.C., and more recent centuries with the Castello Quarter with its ramparts and Cathedral. Afternoon free. The rites of the Holy Week are particularly felt in Italy as well in Sardinia with religious processions leading to the main churches and to the Cathedral. Overnight at the Villa Fanny.
03 April - San Benedetto Municipal Market & Show Cooking – After breakfast meeting at the local Market in the early morning with Chef Laura. Today you will visit with the skill of Chef Laura the most important and famous Municipal Market of the Island, the Mercato di San Benedetto. One of the largest city markets in Europe, coloured and with intense aromas, crowded with the usual clients and tourist, you will experience a great deal of fresh fish, meat and vegetables coming from the local production of the Island. After the shopping of the products for the lunch, you will reach the restaurant and assist the cooking class, ending with the tasting of the delicious meal!
Afternoon at leisure for private visits. We suggest to visit the municipal gardens, explore the narrow street of the Villanova and Castello quarter, walk to the top of the Devil’s Saddle overlooking the city and the Poetto Beach or attend the rituals of the Holy Saturday.
04 April - After breakfast departure towards Oristano and Sinis the Natural Park of the Sinis Peninsula. Here you will visit the ancient archaeological site of Tharros, among the most important of Sardinia, a precious evidence of long-lasting human settlements that provide a lecture of subsequent events of the entire Mediterranean: tokens of Neolithic culture of Bonuighinu in IV millennium, the Nuragic culture, Punic and Roman age and the Byzantine period. The visit goes on with a walk along the peninsula to the extreme San Marco Cape and the lighthouse. For lunch you’ll enjoy an amazing SEAFOOD meal at an ITTITURISMO, the restaurant of one of the historical Fish farms in Cabras. The fishponds of the area provide top quality fish from the eggs of which are used to produce the Sardinia caviar ‘’Bottarga’’ excellent to enrich the dishes served in the best restaurants. After the gorgeous meal the tour goes on with the visit of the Museum in which you have the opportunity to admire the unique human statues buried for three thousand years long in the fields of the village of Cabras. Return in the evening to Cagliari.
05 April – 09.00: Leaving Cagliari you will cross the flat countryside, bordered on the left by the massif of the Monte Linas, to the lush and green rolling hills of the Marmilla in one of which raise the ruins of the Castle of La Plassas. After one hour drive we reach Barumini for the visit of the Su Nuraxi, the well preserved Nuraghe dating back to 17th century BC and Unesco Heritage. The tour goes on to our next destination Orroli, with stops in the villages along the way to admire their beautiful and well preserved historical centre. Walk through the narrow streets and the ancient buildings build with the typical local stones. Arrival at noon in Orroli where you will enjoy a real Sardinian Easter Monday lunch in an historical and typical Sardinian house converted in a Restaurant-Museum. After the gorgeous meal the afternoon is dedicated to the visit of the Nuraghe Arrubiu, red Nuraghe due to the red lichens that colour its basalt stones, among the largest and well preserved protohistoric monument. The archaeological area is an important historical heritage hosting findings from the Neolithic to the Bronze and Iron Ages to relics from the Roman Period and the Early Middle Ages. Return to Cagliari in the early evening.
06 April – Breakfast at the Hotel. According to your flight departure, private airport transfer. You can spend longer in Sardinia if you book this tour as part of a Multi-Destination holiday.
Private Tour - price per person
in double luxury room
* 5 overnights accommodation at the Villa Fanny 4* Boutique Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis;
* all transfers and transportation as described;
* 1 half day and 2 full day tours with english speaking guide;
* 1 lunch at the fish farm in Cabras (beverage included);
* 1 lunch at the restaurant in Orroli (beverage included);
* 1 lunch at the restaurant in Cagliari (beverage non included);
* guided tour of the San Benedetto Market + Show Cooking
Price does not include:
* Entrance fees at the museums and archaeological sites, meals where not mentioned, tips, extras unless otherwise stated;