Gourmet Mini Tours - Alghero
3 days - 2 nights
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.
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.
1 - Alghero
will arrive at nearby Fertilia airport after which you will be given a
chance to check in at one of Algheros 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.
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.
2 - Sassari
and Beautiful Vistas
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.
exploring the museum and its nearby areas you will sit down at one of
Sassaris noted restaurants for a fine lunch where you will sample
some of the specialties of the area.
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.
3 - Bosa
and Wine Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.