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, 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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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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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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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.


The beach of Cala Pira is located in a coastal area of great beauty, Costa Rei. This is a particular coast compared to the rest of the island. The landscape has its own personality, especially by the color of its rocks and cliffs that have a reddish hue that contrasts with the dark green of the vegetation and of course, the wonderful color of its waters. The beach has fine white sand with pink hues. Its waters are shallow and crystal clear and very safe to go with the kids so they can play safely, as if it were a pool. This allows us to cross it walking from end to end along the shore or in the water, given its low initial depth, and thus enjoy a natural spa for the circulation of the blood of our legs (tip we always like to give in sardinia12 ;-)) It is…

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Sa Mandra is quite an “institution” in the island. This restaurant is a must to try the Sardinian cuisine with all its flavor and variety (evenings only) in a closed menu that enables us to test the main dishes of the cuisine. The place is a family holiday farm, also has azienda accommodation, close to the airport of Alghero. The place is made up of several areas and among them can visit a small museum dedicated to the Sardinian traditions. The place is very nice and charming and dinner is done on a charming terrace (even it is ideal for a romantic dinner wrapped in an authentic rural environment). Of course we recommend booking in advance. Comment of the tourist: The menu price is 35 euros per person and is really good considering the large number of dishes and the generosity of their rations. Therefore, the same day eat something light…

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At Pizzeria Il Buongustaio in Cabras you will find one of the best pizzas to take away. But we do not have photos in conditions. They are so good that we eat them before we realize we have not taken pictures. This is how it always happens. And  we have gone times … Only the last time we got a photo with the phone of the last sad piece that was … (the fabulous pizza with bottarga). From the best of the world. Need I say more? You are late to go. Tourist comment: The place has some tables, but in summer, with the heat it is, eating inside, a suicide mission. Better to take the pizza to any place, like to the hotel or sit in any square or bench in the street .. They sell cold drinks to take away too, above all the obligatory Ichnusa beer in…

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