Beaches of Sardinia: Su Giudeu

Beach of “Su Giudeu”

Cove of Chia – Cagliari

 

Su Giudeu is a lovely beach, overlooking the Bay of Chia, and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, with a dream sea,  shallow sea bottom, crystal clear water and fine white sand. It’s a beach that enchant and wonder both old and new visitors!!! And at the end of the day as appetizer …..sheep and goat cheeses(see post), traditional flavors of Sardinia, accompanied by a glass of Carignano (see post). Not to be missed !!!

GPS Coordinates : 38.883617, 8.862705

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Beaches of Sardinia: The San Pietro Island

The island of San Pietro

A marvel to visit

 

The San Pietro island is located in the archipelago of Sulcis, south-west coast of Sardinia, and is bathed from a wonderful sea, really clear and which today is one of the most pristine places in the Mediterranean. The island has an extension of 51 square kilometers and is characterized by high and rugged coastline, with caves and cliffs, which in Cape Sandal, the highest point and where is the westernmost lighthouse of Italy, are 150 meters high and then fall sheer on the sea. Among these steep cliffs, home of the corsican gull and of the peregrine falcon, there are sandy beaches lapped by clear blue sea, while up-country there is a luxuriant Mediterranean scrub with rosemary, dwarf palms, strawberry trees, cistus, but also a wetland where we discover the Pond of Cala Vinagra, a stretch of water surrounded by rocky elevations and hidden by a pine forest, rich in vegetation and fauna, ideal for a relaxing and shady picnic!

Carloforte is the only town on the island of San Pietro. Founded in 1783 when king Carlo Emanuele III granted a group of Ligurian fishermen( resident however, in Tabarka, Tunisia), the right over the island. The island of San Pietro was always inhabited since prehistoric times, and there are indeed nuraghi and testimonies of Punic colonies.

Among the many traditions that Carloforte retains, that of wine and food has a significance that grows from year to year, especially thanks to two events: the La Sagra del Couscous Tabarkino, a Tunisian dish revisited in Genovese style and that this year will be held on April 25-26, and the Girotonno, June 1-2, 2015(begins May 30), which has tuna as undisputed king of the local cuisine: international chefs compete preparing tuna in a thousand different ways, surrounded by shows, music, conferences and debates.

GPS coordinates of Carloforte: 39.140126, 8.302981

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Beaches of Sardinia: Sinzias Cove

Cala Sinzias

The Eden a hair’s breadth away

 

We are on the southeast coast of Sardinia, in the province of Cagliari, surrounded by a stunningly beautiful landscape, an Eden a few kilometers (14) far from Castiadas and from the well-known tourist areas of Villasimius (see post) and Costa Rei, one of the best seas of the world!
Calasinzias offers an extraordinary natural landscape, with fine white sand and crystal clear shallow waters, also reported by Goletta Verde among the most clear and pristine, beloved also by surfers and by those who practice underwater fishing. An enchanted place.
Not long ago, the 20 of September of this year, on this beach there was an exceptional event, the birth of 50 turtles Caretta caretta, a species at risk of extinction. An extraordinary event: there has never been a similar event in Italy!
Cala Sinzias has many facilities and is easily accessible along the scenic road that goes from Costa Rei to Villasimius, on which there are the accesses to the beaches. As you will understand: not to be missed!

GPS: 39.193314, 9.560046

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Not Only Beaches: The Castle of Acquafredda

The Castle of Acquafredda

The “Domo Andesitico”

 

October 31, Halloween. An imported  feast for us, but every opportunity is valid if it gives us an opportunity to spend a day in a way different from the usual, maybe going to visit a place that you don’t know, so what better day than Halloween, to visit the Castle  of Acquafredda?

The “Domo Andesitico di Acquafredda“, known as the Castle of Acquafredda, natural monument since 1993, is an important example of fortified structure of medieval era and was built on a volcanic hill 256m high, located 4 km far from Siliqua, a town in the province of Cagliari, situated in the valley of Cixerri, in a flat area surrounded by an environment of rare beauty. It is believed, in the absence of reliable documents, that the castle was built by the famous Pisan nobleman Ugolino della Gherardesca Count of Donoratico, also mentioned by Dante in his “Inferno“, who became lord of the south-western coast of Sardinia since 1257 (and it is in this period that is believed to have been built the castle) after the fall of the “Giudicato di Cagliari“. The strategic location of the castle allowed Ugolino to supervise the many deposits of silver, zinc and lead present there, which were a source of inexhaustible wealth to Pisa. After the Pisans, the  castle became property of the Aragonese until 1410, after that date, probably, was no longer inhabited, passing by the time in the hands of different feudal families until it was rescued in 1785 by Vittorio Amedeo  King of Sardinia. The castle is built on three levels, the village, the cistern tower and the castle itself. The village which was the lowest part of the castle, consisted of a series of rooms to house servants and troops, stables and warehouses for food supplies, tools and weapons. Everything was protected by a wall about 80 meters long, in which have been identified traces of four towers and the patrol paths. In the village has also been found a tank made ​​of brick. In this area of the castle there is also an unsolved mystery: the real existence of the church of Santa Barbara. In fact for some experts this is actually the church of Santa Margherita, located outside the boundaries of the castle which eventually changed its name; here in 2005, during some restoration work, were found three human burials. In the second level it is visible a cistern tower divided into three rooms that could be filled with large stocks of water. In the upper part, the “Mastio” was reachable through a stone staircase, and there, was the residence of the castellan. Five emblems are still visible, as well as the tower where it was probably imprisoned Vanni Gubetta, one of the traitors of Count Ugolino.

In addition to the historical interest, the Castle of Acquafredda and its hill have also natural and environmental features of great value and of special scientific interest and are an irreplaceable ecological niche for bats, rock doves, night birds of prey and the lesser kestrel, species at high risk of extinction. Furthermore from here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Cixerri valley and of the ponds of Cagliari, of sea, of the Marmilla(sub-region of central-southern Sardinia) and of Iglesiente(territory of Iglesias) and on a clear day the view extends to the Gennargentu !!!

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Beaches of Sardinia: Tortolì

Tortolì

A pearl of the East Coast

 

The territory of Tortolì is one of the most famous on the East Coast of Sardinia, located in the heart of Ogliastra in a vast plain leading down to the sea, full of citrus groves, it is characterized by the spectacular beauty of the coastline with the striking cliffs of red porphyry and the several white beaches, among the most beautiful of Sardinia. Not to be missed, for the fineness of the sand and the crystal clear waters, the beaches of the  Lido di Orrì and Porto Frailis.

The Beach “Lido di Orrì” is considered one of the most beautiful and clean beaches of Sardinia; it is very long (about 16 kilometres) and wide, with a shallow  water up to about 300m from the shore, crystal clear and of a pale blue colour, which is well suited to holidays of families with children. Being a windy coast, it is also an excellent destination for surfers. There are many facilities, with ample parking also for RVs, bars, refreshment stands, nightlife venues. The same can be said for the “Porto Frailis” beach, a cove with fine white sand and crystal clear waters, bounded by cliffs and also characterized by shallow waters. Ideal place for holidays with children, it is also full of facilities (parking, bars, refreshment stands) and has a lively nightlife.

Interest for this territory is given both by the numerous historical and artistic treasures and by the natural wonders that characterize, as we said above, particularly its coastline. Among the many historical sites there are the nuragic area of “S’Ortali” and “Su Monti” in the plain behind the beach of Orrì, and the coastal towers, builted during the process of coastal fortification implemented in the sixteenth century to protect the town from Moorish invasions. They bear witness to this piece of history, the St Michael’s Tower(XVI century) and the San Gemiliano Tower(XVI-XVII centuries).

Tortolì is also known for its food and wine tradition that is based on a simple cooking due to its agro-pastoral origins, in which the ingredients are used in such a wise way as to make the food absolutely delicious. Even today, some dishes like the traditional culurgionis (see post), whose recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, are considered almost a ritual; is also excellent the famous “Bottarga dell’Ogliastra“(mullet roe, see post) that is obtained from the grey mullets present in the pond of Tortolì.

Typical dishes with strong tastes, which match well the exceptional wines produced in the area, especially from grapes Cannonau (see post), and which are at the center of numerous local food festivals, events not to be missed for lovers of Sardinia and its flavors!

GPS Coordinates of Tortolì : 39.926574, 9.656073

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Beaches of Sardinia: Tuerredda Beach

Tuerredda Beach

One of the 10 most beautiful beaches of Sardinia

 

The Tuerredda Beach  (in the municipality of Teulada) is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia. The beach is situated in a beautiful bay between Cape Malfatano and Cape Teulada, a few miles from Chia (seaside resort in the province of Cagliari); white and fine sand, with a transparent and crystal clear sea such as in a  Caribbean landscape! The beach is surrounded by rich mediterranean vegetation, and we can find trees of juniper and of mastic tree, while right in front of the beach, a few hundred meters from the shore, is located a small island, easily accessible by swimming in a few minutes. The Tuerredda islet, is covered with mediterranean scrub low and scented, with smooth rocks and sand on which you can spend a bit of time lying down, caressed by the grecale wind, or you can take a walk inside and discover its untouched nature. The sea bottom of the beach is crystal clear and shallow(it is only a few meters deep near the islet), and the temperature of the water is ideal for long swims. Beach not to be missed !!!

To get to Tuerredda, starting from Cagliari, along the SS195 in the direction of Teulada, turn right to Chia and then continue for about 10 Kilometers until you get to the beach. Here you will find a parking and a kiosk-bar, a restaurant, and you’ll also have the opportunity to rent canoes, paddle boats and rafts for trips in the area.

Also, in the area of the Bay of Chia, we find another wonderful beach, the Beach of “Sa Giudeu”, white and fine sand, and crystal clear sea with a sea bottom particularly low, safe for children to play and ideal for divers. Also this beach is  equipped for those wishing to spend there a nice relaxing day!

To get to Sa Giudeu, take the SS195 and follow the signs to the beach. Arriving at the beach you will find a large car park, bar, restaurant, hotel and camping.

GPS coordinates “Tuerredda Beach”: 38.894924, 8.812808
GPS coordinates Beach “Sa Giudeu”: 38.884738, 8.864459

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