Which is the best part of Sardinia, Manuela?
I have been asked this question so many times and here is my answer for you:
“Sardinia is all beautiful from north to south. Where you go depends on what you are looking for, but if you are looking for the unusual and the most authentic side of Sardinia, then I would aim for its rocky heart”.
From the villages of Oliena and Orgosolo with those beautiful and controversial Murales (graffiti) to Mamoiada and its mysterious carnival masks; from the spectacular views of the “supramonte” of Oliena down to the woods of Gavoi, Tonara, Fonni.
..And if you still miss Sardinia’s blue waters among all this green, head for Tortoli and visit its golden beaches, or go to the Gulf of Orosei & Cala gonone stopping every now and then to enjoy its paradise bays.
There is so much you can do and see in this area of Sardinia, trekking, hiking, visiting some incredible archaeological sites such as Tiscali underground Nuragic village or some Tombs of the Giants .
One of our trip included a visit to Orgosolo and an outdoors lunch with the shepherds..delicious!…if you like cheese, fresh bread and suckling pig..off course.
We also took a guided tour of the mountains (Supramonte of Orgosolo) on a off road jeep. It was great, the shape of the rocks, the vegetation and the animals that you can view are unbelievable.
We finally allowed ourselves some time to view the Museum of the Masks in Mamoiada and to discover more about the ancient rite of Carnival here. Nothing like you can imagine. Forget about the lovely, elegant masks of the Venice carnival. Here it is a totally different story.. maybe for another post!