“This land resembles no other place. Sardinia is something else. Enchanting spaces and distances to travel-nothing finished, nothing definitive. It is like freedom itself.”
— David Herbert Lawrence
An inspiring photo tour and workshop created with our friends at Gaveena, Your Travel Mate in Sardinia.
Many people see Sardinia as a small continent in itself, because of its unique variety of landscapes, wildlife, traditions, people and food. Photography lovers will have some serious exercise to do while enjoying this experience with a photography instructor and friendly local fellows who take you on a journey of discovery to admire – and above all to shoot – the surprising beauty of this land.
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Arrival in Alghero, transfer to city center and accommodation in hotel. Welcome aperitivo followed by a delicious dinner in restaurant.
Walking tour in Alghero old town between narrow cobbled streets, romantic atmospheres and stunning coastal views from seafront bastions.
After a sardinian style snack, it’s time to explore Porto Conte, the natural reserve surrounding this charming town. Get ready to be wowed by massive rocky cliffs, stunning coastal sceneries captivating mediterranean scents and a rich fauna such as wild boars, wild sardinian horses and donkeys, as well as rare birds like griffon vultures; its fantastic environment has been inviting human beings for thousands of years, that’s why you’ll have the opportunity to admire also the ruins of Palmavera, a remarkable example of prehistorical village of Nuragic civilization, built during bronze age 15 centuries b.C.
An itinerary along the seaside road heading south will let you admire 40 km of coastal wilderness; several marine birds live in this area and place their nests amongst unique geological formations towering on Mediterranean sea. This stunning wild coast lies between the most charming towns in west Sardinia Alghero and Bosa a colourful town on the shores of Temo river built around a medieval fortress.
After a seductive walking tour in the old town, step into an antique cellar to discover Malvasia, the indigenous fortified wine produced in this area.
Some more action is waiting for your lenses during this exciting day: an excursion in the hills surrounding Bosa to spot griffon vultures and other birds nesting in this area, together with a sunset warmly lighting up the scenographic coast at Torre Argentina.
Today we leave the “Red Coral Riviera” and head southeast towards the heart of the island. On the way, a visit at Nuraghe Santu Antine and Santa Sabina historical site will show once again the unbelievable density of archaeological sites spread in the territory.
Before reaching our new accommodation, we can’t miss a visit of Nuoro where smiling local folks will take us into cozy workshops to meet artisans artistically shaping cork, iron, wood and gold to create lovely objects insipired by ancient traditions of Barbagia region, the mountain area in the heart of Sardinia.
A food and wine tasting will introduce you to the most delicious side of this dive into the cradle of Sardinian culture. The day ends with a typical dinner at your hotel, nestled between the hills surrounding the village of Oliena.
Orgosolo is a unique mountain village decorated with over 100 colorful mural paintings inspired by historical events, politics, everyday life and local culture; of course we will not miss the opportunity to let cameras work in front of these cool subjects!
During the day, your hunger will be properly calmed down with some bites of the best local food specialties.
The second stage of the day is Mamoiada, another interesting village where the Mamuthone tradition was born; this is the iconic mask of carnival and a real ambassador of Sardinian culture abroad. We’ll have the pleasure to meet up with a Mamuthone and admire this bizarre costume.
Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
The route back to Alghero, crosses Pattada a countryside village worldwide famous for high quality knives; the most popular Sardinian knife ‘Pattadesa’ is produced here by skillful craftsmen.
After visiting a knife workshop, a stop at Saccargia church allows to admire and shoot a remarkable example of romanic style architecture.
Sassari, the main city in north Sardinia, is the last stop of the day with its old town maze and aristocratic palaces.
Arrival in Alghero and accommodation at hotel, before enjoying a delicious farewell dinner.
Transfer to Alghero airport.
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Please note that the above program as well as selected hotels may change due to operational needs.