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Sardinia.. the emerald jewel of the Mediterranean!

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  • world famous Costa Smeralda sign in Sardinia, italy
  • Beautiful ocean coastline beach panorama in Maddalena islands, Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia…the emerald jewel of the Mediterranean!

 

SARDINIA.  Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily. It has nearly 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails. The island has an ancient geoformation and, unlike Sicily and mainland Italy, is not earthquake-prone. Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of nuraghi – mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives. One of the largest and oldest nuraghi is Su Nuraxi in Barumini, dating to 1500 B.C. From about 1500 BC onwards, villages were built around round tower-fortresses called nuraghi. These towers were often reinforced and enlarged with battlements. Tribal boundaries were guarded by smaller lookout nuraghes erected on strategic hills commanding a view of other territories.

Itinerary for April 19 - 26, 2017

Day 1 / Departure from US
Day 1 / Departure from US.
Day 2 / Cagliari
Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport, connecting flight to Cagliari. Transfer, by private motor coach, to Hotel Regina Margherita. In the afternoon, orientation meeting followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3/ Island of Sant' Antioco
After breakfast, departure to the Island of Sant’Antioco, an island of great historical and archaeological interest – you can see a tophet, a Hebrew tablet and a necropolis as well as the medieval church of Sant’Antioco with its catacombs. Lunch at “Del Passeggero” restaurant . We will proceed on to St. Antioco Island, hosting the pond-lagoon of St. Catherine and the Salina of the Italian State, and drive to the northern tiny village of Calasetta. Return to the hotel. Dinner at hotel restaurant
Day 4/ Nora
After breakfast, departure to Nora, Lecture: "Nuragic Culture and its Megalithic Architectures" . We will visit the archaeological site of Nora with interesting examples of Nuragic, Punic and Roman Settlement. Lunch at“Su Cumbidu” Restaurant with typical regional specialty. In the afternoon sightseeing tour of Cagliari featuring the city highlights. Dinner at hotel restaurant
Day 5/ Su Nuraxi Barumini
After breakfast, departure to Su Nuraxi Barumini, UNESCO heritage site. Lecture: "Nuragic Culture and its Megalithic Architectures". According to UNESCO, this extremely valuable and important archaeological site is exemplary for being the most complete and best-preserved of the remains left by the Nuragic Civilization; at the same time, it also demonstrates the intelligent use of innovative materials and techniques by a prehistoric community. Guided visit of the archaeological park.

We continue to Santa Giusta, to visit the Basilica of Santa Giusta a wonderful example of Roman architecture and later we stop in Oristano. The city has a prosperous feel without being showy; it is a charming place in a very quiet understated way. The architecture, art, museums, Piazzas and the handsome houses in the city all depict a quiet elegance about it which is what Oristano is all about. Free time for lunch on your own. Arrival in Alghero, check in at Hotel Catalunya . Dinner at hotel restaurant.
Day 6/ Alghero
After breakfast, we will enjoy a walking tour of the old town of Alghero. You will see the Catalan Gothic architecture that characterizes the historical buildings, the churches, the towers and the bastions. In the afternoon, excursion to Bosa. known as "the undiscovered gem of Sardinia". Lunch and wine tasting at a local Agriturismo. Bosa is an exceptionally delightful town of cobbled streets, piazzas, gracious palazzos with wrought iron balconies. Surrounded by beautiful, wild countryside, stunning beaches and coastline, Bosa has retained its ancient charm and Sardinian identity and has not suffered the over-development of many of the island's beach destinations. It is set along the palm tree lined banks of the river Temo, the only navigable river in Sardinia. Later in the afternoon, return to hotel. Dinner at hotel restaurant.
Day 7/ Castelsardo
After breakfast, departure to Castelsardo, a charming coastal town whose destiny has always been linked to the sea. In ancient times it was both a defense post and a strategic watch point. Visit the old town, perched on a hill beside the sea, which has preserved its medieval fortress structure, with soaring bastions, steep stairways and a maze of narrow streets and alleys. We will visit also the Museum of Mediterranean Weaving. The museum focuses on craft products made from plant fibers from the whole Mediterranean area, and is a veritable documentation center. On the way back to the hotel, we will stop at the charming small village of Stintino. Dinner at local restaurant. Folk Group Performance.
Day 8/ Departure to US
Transfer to Alghero airport; flight back to Boston/NY via Rome

Dates and Price details

Dates Price details Participants
Boston/Logan – New York/JFK
April 19 – 26, 2017
Air & Land $1,699.00 per person plus air taxes (approx. $695.00)
Single Supplement $199.00
Available

*Minimum of 20 participants required

Boston/Logan – New York/JFK
October 13 – 21, 2017
Air & Land $1,839.00 per person plus air taxes (approx. $695.00)
Single Supplement $249.00*
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Included

  • Round trip air transportation
  • Six night accommodation at 4 star hotels
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 2 lectures
  • Sardinian Folk Group performance
  • Entrance fees at sites visited
  • 3 lunches, beverages included
  • 6 dinners, beverages included
  • Breakfast daily
  • Hotel Tax

Not Included

  • International Taxes, fuel charges, or security fee, Typically, $ 695.00 per person, subject to change until tickets are issued
  • Tips to guides, transfer personnel or anything of a personal nature
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