Food hunters will be getting their exercise when joining this mouth watering program. We start with a visit of Nuoro, the capital of Barbagia region where authentic Sardinia has its roots; you will wander with Gaveena’s local fellows between tiny markets and small shops where to enjoy local handicraft together with genuine, surprising and sometimes strong tastes of a rich food culture. Naturally wine and winemaking is an important part of this savoury experience that will take you also in Mamoiada, where sardinian red wine Cannonau has been produced for centuries and where the iconic mask of Mamuthones was born. And finally, the best way to cosy up with locals: learn how to prepare and cook local recipes and of course share and comment the results during a typical several-courses dinner.
>> Taste a surprising variety of delicious and bizarre food
>> Discover amazing handicraft in the city between Sardinian mountains
>> Enjoy Cannonau red wine with local producers
>> Get into Sardinian folk and traditions with friendly local fellows
Day by day program outline
In the morning arrival at your accommodation. After a good lunch in a local trattoria, in the afternoon a walk downtown Nuoro will take you to discover the charming workshops where traditional carpets, iron objects, jewelry and baskets are crafted using ancient techniques. (duration 4 hours). Overnight.
Excursion at Mamoiada and visit to a local craftman creating amazing carnival masks carved in wood and to meet a genuine Mamuthone, surely the most iconic traditional costume. The warm and friendly atmosphere of a local winery will be the perfect setting for your lunch combined with wine tasting (duration 6 hours). Overnight.
In the morning you'll have the chance to stroll around Nuoro by your own and discover its lovely hidden corners described by sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, Nobel prize for literature in 1926. Afternoon will be spent in the kitchen where Gaveena's fellows will teach you how to prepare traditional sardinian food; naturally the cooking course will be followed by a traditional dinner in a friendly atmosphere (duration 6 hours). Overnight.
This program can be combined with all other packages
offered by Gaveena, check them out and create your unique travelling experience.
Selected accommodation in Nuoro and Barbagia region
Agriturismo Ermosuras – Nuoro
Residence Grandi Magazzini – Nuoro
Hotel Anticos Palathos – Orosei
Locanda Sa Rosada – Mamoiada
Su Gologone Experience Hotel – Oliena
Carasau bread is made in wood heated oven following ancient rituals - © Salvatore MassaiuBOTTOM LEFT PICTURE
Cured sausage and pecorino cheese are the most popular snack of sardinian shepherds - © Noce MoscataBOTTOM RIGHT PICTURE
Typical sardinian costumes and carpets are created using the traditional loom © Regione Autonoma della Sardegna
Individual and group
4 days - 3 nights
p/p in double starting from
Sep to Jun € 520
Jul - Aug € 545
3 nights accommodation at farm holiday, b&b or hotel, including breakfast – excursions and meals as described in the program with english speaking guiding or assistance – travel insurance
For individual travellers, the most of activities proposed in our packages offer the possibility to have a pick-up at accommodation; in some cases the transfer service is included in the rate while for others a supplement is to be applied.
In any case, if you wish to freely enjoy Sardinia at its best, we warmly suggest you to rent a car.
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