Sardify yourself in Barbagia

Sardify yourself in Barbagia
Art & craft enthusiasts will be surprised when discovering the treasures of Sardinia inland.
Your cool experience starts with a visit of Nuoro where Gaveena’s local folks will take you into cozy workshops to meet artisans artistically shaping cork, iron, wood and gold to create lovely objects insipred by ancient traditions of Barbagia region, the heart of Sardinia.
Naturally wine and winemaking is an important part of this dive into the soul of our island, so you will not miss Mamoiada, a charming mountain village where sardinian red wine Cannonau has been produced for centuries and where the iconic mask of Mamuthones was born.
And finally Orgosolo, the captivating town decorated with over one hundred colourful murals inspired by historical events, politics, everyday life and local culture; here you’ll have the opportunity to admire the work of a weaver working with smooth silk produced in the area.

Package highlights
>> Explore wide mountain area in Sardinian inland
>> Discover amazing art and craft
>> Enjoy a rich and bizarre food and wine tradition
>> Get in touch with friendly local people
Sardify yourself in Barbagia
Sardify yourself in Barbagia

Day by day program outline

DAY
1
In the morning arrival at your accommodation. After a good lunch in a local trattoria, in the afternoon a walk downtown Nuoro with friendly Gaveena's local fellows will take you discovering charming workshops where traditional carpets, iron objects, jewelry and baskets are crafted using ancient techniques (duration 4 hours). Overnight.

DAY
2
Excursion to the mountain village of Mamoiada where you'll meet a local craftman creating amazing carnival masks carved in wood and 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 delicious lunch with wine tasting (duration 6 hours). Overnight.

DAY
3
Highlight of the day is Orgosolo, a charming village decorated with over 100 colorful mural paintings, inspired by local traditions, italian politics as well as worldwide historical happenings. A local weaver will welcome you in her workshop to show you how silk is carefully collected and skilfully transformed into fascinating decorations of traditional costumes; during the day, Gaveena's friends will calm down your hunger and proudly serve you some of the best food specialties of Sardinia (duration 6 hours). Overnight.

DAY
4
Breakfast.

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

MAIN PICTURE
Orgosolo, the town with more than 100 colorful mural paintings - © ezioman

BOTTOM LEFT PICTURE
Precious handmade jewels are often used as decoration for traditional costumes - © Marinella

BOTTOM RIGHT PICTURE
Mamuthone is probably the most iconic mask of sardinian carnival - © ezioman

area
Period
All year
Type
Individual and group
Duration
4 days - 3 nights
Price
p/p in double starting from
Oct to Apr € 540
May - Jun - Sep € 555
Jul - Aug € 575
Price includes
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
Car hire
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. We know there's a bunch of good car rental suppliers on the web, so feel free to find the best deals online. If you wish you may have a look at the offers proposed by our partner Rentalcars.com

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