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Top Gourmet Mini Tours - Alghero
3 days - 2 nights
Catalan Specialities

The Spanish influence on this northwest corner of the island is still much in evidence today. From the colorful domes of the churches to the watchtowers standing vigilant over now calm seas the influence of the former Catalan rulers is ever present. This tour will expose you to the classical cuisine found in these three small areas.

In spite of the fact that these areas are close in geography, you will see that each has its own distinct culture, style, and, believe it or not, dialects. In this short gourmet tour you will have a chance to sample the cuisine that is typical to this northwest area as well as enjoying its leisurely lifestyle and spectacular scenery. These areas are not highly frequented by American tourists and you will find your Sardinian hosts pleasant and professional. Restaurants and hotels are carefully selected to provide you with the best experience possible.

Day 1 - Alghero
Arrival and Dinner

You will arrive at nearby Fertilia airport after which you will be given a chance to check in at one of Alghero’s premium hotels. Dinner will be arranged at a restaurant where you will be presented with the typical Catalan cuisine for which the area is famous.

While you are here, enjoy the beautiful seaside setting of Alghero and its distinct way of life. Walk along the remnants of its medieval wall or by the old Spanish towers that dominate the seaside prominade. Take some time to stroll through the narrow, cobblestone streets and visit the cathedral of San Francesco.

Day 2 - Sassari
History and Beautiful Vistas

After breakfast, you will spend a half day visiting the nearby town of Sassari. The rich history of Sardinia will be presented to you at the Sanna Museum, which holds a large collection of artifacts from the neolithic to medieval times. Additionally, you will see many of the costumes and musical instruments of the island, many of which are still used today.

After exploring the museum and its nearby areas you will sit down at one of Sassari’s noted restaurants for a fine lunch where you will sample some of the specialties of the area.

You will then return to Alghero and take some time enjoying the spectacular panoramic views of this coastal area. The day will end with another splendid meal and overnight in your hotel.

Day 3 - Bosa
Agriturismo and Wine Tour

This day starts out with breakfast and then a trip over the high coastal road to the classic town of Bosa. The journey there will offer breathtaking panoramic views accross the deep blue of the Mediterranean sea. You will pass many examples of the Spanish coastal torres as well as some prehistoric nuraghe. Below, the clear water gently washes over the rocky coastline.

Your destination, Bosa will offer a unique look back in a small town by the sea. Founded by the Phoenicians, Bosa is situated on the only navigable river in Sardinia. Located in a small valley it is still protected by the castle of Sarravalle, built in 1112. Wind your way through the narrow streets and alleys in the Sa Costa district which can only be explored on foot and take you back to days of the past with each step.

A traditional home-cooked meal will be served at a local farmhouse that prepares typical meals for traveling guests. These agriturismos give you a chance to sample fresh food and products grown right outside.

In the afternoon we will visit one of Sardinias noted wine cellers famous for producing a light and refreshing Vermantino as well as a supple Cannonau.