MOUNT SIRAI: TESTIMONY OF CIVILIZATION IN THE HEART OF THE MOST OLD SARDINIA

If you visit the Sulcis in Iglesias area, you will find yourself in one of the oldest areas of Sardinia, on the land where the first Nuragic, Phoenician and Punic civilizations settled. Mount Sirai is a true open-air archaeological museum. It was inhabited by the Nuraghic people from the first half of the second millennium BC, from the Neolithic era. In 750 a.C., the Phoenicians of ancient Lebanon, who were already living in Sulki, the current Sant’Antioco, settled in the territory of Mount Sirai and lived in their village. When the Phoenicians arrived, they probably found a nuraghe 14 meters high that connected all the nuraghi in the area. The Phoenicians used it as a sacred area and around it they built the village and the tombs. The town was used as a civil settlement and not a military one. It extended to more than 2 hectares of land and…

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PIZZERIA MY FLOWER IN CAGLIARI

The pizzeria My flower is one of those of all life, well known in the neighborhood. A fine of the 1950s, in Cagliari, pizza was not as popular as it is today, it was a dish that began to prepare more and more on the menu of some restaurants. The family of the owners The current flower are one of the pioneers to open a pizzeria as such in the city. The first pizzeria MyFlower had its activity on Via Dante street, and in September 2011 they moved to the current Via Cavaro: a new pizzeria, cheerful and bright, where they have expanded the menu with other types of dishes, such as dishes combined with meats and salads. The menu of pizzas is huge, and there are some very different in their novelties such as pear and goat cheese or swordfish. They are very good!! The prices of pizzas are…

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PUNTA MOLENTIS BEACH, IN VILLASIMIUS

The beach of Punta Molentis is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and it amazes everyone who visits it. It is a beach of wonderful turquoise waters and fine white sand. You just have to see this spectacular video of Sardenga dal Cielo Its name comes from the donkeys (su molenti) that were used for the work of load in the extraction of the granite of the zone. Today it is part of the marine protected area of Capo Carbonara and its location avoids the winds and currents, often annoying for bathing in other nearby beaches. So it is ideal to visit it any day and snorkel in its waters. It has a very peculiar shape in the form of a small peninsula which allows taking some splendid photos to the lovers of photography, since it has a small promontory at its tip where the boats take…

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TABERN SU TZILLERI ‘E SU DOGE IN CAGLIARI

Su Tzilleri ‘e su Doge, a restaurant that was an excellent option to spend a Friday night in Cagliari, with a group of Sardinian and Spanish friends. The restaurant is managed by Claudio Ara, a chef with 40 years of profession.Claudio is part of a group of chefs determined to support the Slow Food and small local producers, custodians of biodiversity, who use only their products, every day. In Su Tzilleri ‘e su Doge we will find an ancient and typical flavor of two extraordinary regions, united by the mountains and the sea, by the agro-pastoral culture and by the maritime culture: Sardinia and Veneto. We have found an authentic Mediterranean cuisine very creative. On this occasion, we wanted to try different soups, a perfect dish for a winter night! La Minestre is a soup based on traditional recipes that our grandmother would have prepared. Then they offered us a…

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BAUNEI, A TOWN ISOLATED IN THE ISOLATED OGLIASTRA

Baunei, nestled between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gennargentu Mountains, in the heart of eastern Sardinia in the Ogliastra area, has a wild landscape, which prides its inhabitants and intrigues its visitors, who increasingly choose their holidays in Ogliastra . . It is one of the most uninhabited areas of Europe and, without a doubt, Baunei is the perfect option to get lost during a few days of rest or to enjoy the nature that surrounds it. The area is a paradise for lovers of trekking or climbing (it is rare that you do not see climbers! It has climbing areas considered the most difficult in the world!). The sensations are very different. Sometimes you feel relaxed in contact with nature and sometimes you even feel oppressed by the feeling of isolation. Therefore, the area does not leave indifferent! In Sardinia12, we like to share experiences that are valid throughout…

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THE POOLS OF THE GOLGO PLATEAU, MAGIC NATURE

During our stay in Ogliastra, we decided to visit the nearby Golgo Plateau or Altopiano di Golgo, which is reached after drive the 8 km of road that separate it from the city of Baunei. The Altopiano di Golgo is part of the Gennargentu National Park. Geologically, it turns out to be one of the oldest rock formations on the European continent. The park is characterized by one of the lowest population densities in Europe and preserves a great variety of natural beauties and biological resources. In the Golgo Plateau we can enjoy a whole day doing various activities.The first thing we can find when we get to the parking lot is the Pools. The parking area is very spacious. On the right, you can continue by car a little further on for the people who are going to do the Cala Golortizè trekking. On the left, you can walk…

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“SU STABILIMENTU”, THE OLD LITHOGRAPHIC QUARRY

If we are going to visit the famous Pedra Longa of Baunei, we can take a nice walk nearby and visit Su Stabilimentu. It is a short and pleasant walk, in easy and flat terrain, with impressive views. The lithographic quarry Su Stabilimentu was inaugurated at the beginning of the 20th century by the mining district of Iglesias, where a particular variety of limestone was extracted, called lithographic stone, considered the most important in Sardinia. The site is located 250 meters above sea level, from where you can see the needle of Pedralonga a few hundred meters in a straight line. In the quarry, ornamental stones of high quality competitive with those of the exterior were extracted. Much of the lithographic limestone was used as a decorative coating and in the construction of the cobbles of the city of art and especially in London. In 2014, the municipal administration of…

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10 THINGS YOU CAN NOT MISS IN SARDINIA

A quick list of things to do on the island that you should not miss!

  1. Try the Casu Marzu
  2. Visit a Nuraghe
  3. Try the Vermentino and the Cannonau
  4. Bathe in one of its beaches and enjoy the colors of its waters.
  5. Horse riding
  6. Look, enjoy and photograph a sunset.
  7. Eat a pizza with semolina flour Senatore Capelli
  8. Visit a market
  9. Eat the ice cream of the season
  10. Discover the villages of the interior of the island.