Sound and spirit of Sardinia

Sound and spirit of Sardinia
Explore the sound and spirit of Sardinia inland.
Join smily Gaveena’s local fellows and get deep into one of most authentic areas of Barbagia, in central Sardinia: the village of Bitti with its ancient and international tradition of Tenores singing, appointed as masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage by Unesco. Moreover you’ll get in touch with the ancestral soul of our island when visiting mystical archeological sites such as Romanzesu, the widest nuragic spiritual village ever found. An original herbs browsing in wild Tepilora canyon is another cool activity that will teach you how to use these natural products both as an ingredient for delicious plates and as a complementary natural medicine. Last but not least, step into a local farm to learn about shepherds daily life including a delicious food tasting, and also a visit to workshop where precious Sardinian carpets are woven following ancient traditions.

Package highlights
>> Tenore singing, a Unesco heritage
>> Mediterranean prehistory in the widest spiritual nuragic village
>> Herbs browsing for delicious cooking and natural medicine
>> Visit a local farm and local craft workshops
Sound and spirit of Sardinia
Sound and spirit of Sardinia

Day by day program outline

DAY
1
Arrival at your accommodation in Bitti during the morning. After meeting Gaveena's local fellows, enjoy a walk in Bitti, the mountain village where Tenore singing was born; this unique polyphonic chorus singing has recently been appointed by Unesco as heritage of humanity. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere with a stroll between narrow streets and tiny local museums, with special attention to exhibition dedicated to Tenores. Then make a jump back in the history by stepping into Romanzesu, the widest spiritual nuragic village discovered so far, dated 13 centuries b.C and covering an area of over 7 hectares (total duration 3 hours). Evening at leisure and overnight.

DAY
2
Get your legs ready for a hiking day amongst rich nature and stunning landscape at Tepilora canyon. All your senses will be duly shaken during a dive in this unique area, where mediterranean and mountain nature meet generating an amazing environment. Here Gaveena's local folks will introduce you to herbs browsing, an antique sardinian tradition aimed to collect natural ingredients for our delicious recipes but also to exploit them as complementary medicine. Of course your dive in the nature cannot be fully pleasant without some energy, that's why a typical sardinian picnic lunch will recharge you with tasty ham, sausage, cheese and other local specialties (total duration 6 hours). Back at your hotel, it's time to use the herbs collected during the day; the expertise of a local cook will show you how to get the best from these genuine ingredients and how to mix them in the most popular sardinian recipes… so let your tastebuds be tickled by unique flavours. Overnight.

DAY
3
During the morning it's time for another step back in time while visiting the important archaeological site at Voes nuraghe; this prehistorical structure was originally composed by three towers and surrounded by a human settlement during bronze age. Your journey in Sardinian tradition will then continue in Nule, the village famous for its carpets and uniquely-textured craft products, made following antique techniques. And then you'll finally step in a local farm, the magic place where most of mouth watering sardinian food comes from; your wise and smily hosts will introduce you to shepherd's life and of course invite you to taste the result of their daily hard work (duration 3/4 hours). Rest of the day at leisure and 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 Bitti

Hotel Su Lithu

MAIN PICTURE
A spectacular view of Tepilora regional park, the widest natural reserve in the area surrounding Bitti village - © Parco Tepilora

BOTTOM LEFT PICTURE
Barbagia, the mountain area in the heart of Sardinia, has a strong cultural identity mad of traditional costumes, dances and Tenore singing - © Mara Secchi

BOTTOM RIGHT PICTURE
Romanzesu is the widest spiritual nuragic village discovered so far, dated 13 centuries b.C and covering an area of over 7 hectares - © Mara Secchi

area
Period
April - October
Type
Individual and group
Duration
4 days - 3 nights
Price
p/p in double starting from
Apr - May - Oct 505 €
Jun - Jul 545 €
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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