The “stone city”, situated on the slopes of Mount Limbara, is characterized by the austerity of the granite buildings and streets of the historical. On the main street, Corso Matteotti you can visit the old cloister of Scolopi friars and the Liberty style Theatre. Continuing for Piazza Italia and then for Via Roma you can admire the the Cathedral of St. Peter, the Oratorio del Rosario church and the Oratorio Santa Croce church, built in medieval times and reworked over the centuries. Beyond is Piazza Gallura and Piazza Purgatorio with the little church, built in the XVII century by the noble Misorro when he obtained from the pope the absolution for a terrible massacre committed on this square. In Via Nino di Gallura it is possible to reach a small medieval house belonged to Nino Visconti, judge of Gallura, who was a close friend of Dante Alighieri. The visit of the city continues to the Memorial Park, overlooking the beautiful landscape of Mount Limbara; here every holm oak symbolise a citizen who died in the First World War. Walking through Parco Grandi, a wide park dedicated Francesco Grandi (he fight with Garibaldi), you will arrive at the railway station, in Liberty style: here you can admire the old ticket office and the beautiful paintings of Giuseppe Biasi, representing scenes of Sardinian country life. Finally do not miss a walk to Fonte Nuova boulevard, to San Lorenzo pinewood and a relaxing stop at Rinaggiu springs, where you can drink the excellent diuretic mineral water, in the beautiful setting of the century-old park that surrounds them.
it’s one of the most ancient town of Gallura region and it has been named “authentic villages of Italy”. The town centre is characterized by granite buildings and long narrow streets. All around the beautiful landscape of the suggestive peaks called il Resegone Sardo, with its characteristic serrated profile. Different legends were born about this mountain: it is said that here the devil overlooked the country and terrified the citizens with a hollow sound, threatening to take them away in a whirlwind. For this reason, you will see on these mountains a cross, put to ward off the evil. It is worth to walk through the little streets and the squares of this charming village. Furthermore, it is possible to visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Museum of Banditry, the two important cultural centres of the country. Finally, you can walk to the little mad-man lake “Santa Degna” and then take the panoramic route to admire the imposing granite rocks overlooking the Moon Valley.
A nice village, near Olbia, nestled between the granite cliffs that surround it. He was built at the end of the XIX century, thanks to the initiative of the inhabitants of the surrounding countryside area that wanted a religious and social reference point: so the town grew quickly around the small country church of San Pantaleo. Since the ‘70s a group of artists and painters populated the village, attracted by its timeless and informal atmosphere, far from worldliness of the nearby Costa Smeralda. Painters, decorators and sculptors from all over Europe have given rise to a sort of bohemian San Pantaleo. There is also an active group of Sardinian artist who create beautiful handicrafts, well appreciated by all the tourists. Do not miss the market that takes place every Thursday, from May to October, the ideal event for those who want to immerse themselves in the true spirit of this characteristic place.
A small medieval village that still preserves its history, perched on a hill overlooking the sea and dominated by the Castle of the Doria family of Genoa, who founded it in the XII century. Walking in the old town, with its countless little streets, often you can meet several women on the front door intent in basketry, typical tradition of Castelsardo as evidenced by the Museum which is located in the castle. The climb to the top of the hill will lead to the ancient walls, overlooking the beautiful landscape of the Northern Sardinia. A stone’s throw from the village it is possible to visit an area rich in archaeological remains: dolmen, nuraghe and the Elephant Rock, on the SS 134, which was used in ancient times as Domus de Janas, as evidenced by the different cells within it, and by the walls with carved divinity symbols.
Capital city of the Riviera del Corallo, Alghero is also called “Little Barcelona”: this name demonstrates the close historical and cultural links with Catalonia, which for four centuries has dominated and reigned the city (and the whole Sardinia). This has influenced the culture, traditions and language of Alghero. At the gates of the old town, you will be fascinated by the ancient palaces of the Spanish period and by the churches of marked Gothic style. The walk will then continue towards the ramparts overlooking the sea, along with numerous towers, testify to its past as a military stronghold, the most important in Sardinia. The town centre of Alghero and is also characterised local workshops of coral jewelry, that is still caught and worked by the skilled hands of local artisans. Do not miss the impressive Caves of Neptune and the archaeological sites of the area: Nuraghe Palmavera, the Anghelu Ruju necropolis and the Roman villa Sant’Imbenia.