Photo Tour in Sardinia

2 – 8 october 2016
An intriguing tour and photo workshop created with Mediterranean Photo Tours

Many people consider Sardinia island in Italy as a continent in miniature because of the amazing variety of landscapes, flora and fauna, cultures, people as well as food & wine.
Photography passionates will have some good exercise for their lenses while enjoying this itinerary with pro photographer Ugo Cei and friendly sardinian folks who will take you on a journey of discovery to live, breath and above all to shoot the unknown beauties of this surprising land floating in Mediterranean sea.

Tour highlights

>> On the field tutoring of a pro travel and landscape photographer
>> Small amount of guest is a guarantee of tutor’s attention for each photographer
>> Off the beaten path itinerary together with friendly local folks
>> Discover the intriguing beauty of a niche photo destination
>> Enjoy the delicacies of local food & wine tradition
>> Image analysis and post-processing sessions
>> Flexibility and comfort granted by private transportation throughout the tour

Program outline

Day 1 Alghero

Arrival in Alghero and transfer to your hotel in city center.
Italian style welcome with a refreshing aperitivo followed by a sardinian dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 2 Alghero

The day starts with a walk in Alghero old town between tiny cobbled streets, handicraft workshops, romantic atmospheres and fantastic Mediterranean views from seafront bastions.
After a break with sardinian style snack, we move in the outskirts of Alghero to explore Porto Conte natural reserve. You’ll be impressed by breathtaking coastal sceneries, massive steep cliffs, intense mediterranean scents and a rich fauna such as wild sardinian horses and donkeys, wild boars as well as rare birds like griffon vultures. This environment has been inviting humans for thousands of years, that’s why you’ll have the chance to admire also Palmavera, the ruins of a prehistorical village of nuragic civilization, built 15 centuries b.C. during bronze age.

Day 3 Bosa

Along the seaside road south of Alghero you will admire 40 km of coastal wilderness; many marine birds nest in this area amongst spectacular geological shapes towering on Mediterranean sea. This impressive coast lies between Alghero and Bosa, another charming town on the shores of Temo river with colourful buildings around a medieval fortress. A pleasant walk in the old town takes to an antique cellar where to taste Malvasia, the indigenous fortified wine produced in this area.
During this fascinating day some more activity is waiting for your lenses: an excursion on the hills around Bosa to spot griffon vultures who live in this area, together with the scenographic coast at Torre Argentina warmed up by sunset light.

Day 4 Alghero – Nuoro – Oliena

Afer a few days in Red Coral Riviera we head south-east to reach the mountain area in the heart of Sardinia. Along the way we’ll visit Nuraghe Santu Antine and Santa Sabina historical site that show once again the unique density of archaeological areas spread in the whole territory.
Before reaching our charming hotel, we explore the town of Nuoro, where friendly local fellows will take us inside workshops to meet artisans carefully shaping cork, iron, wood and gold to create lovely objects insipred by ancient traditions of this region called Barbagia. Moreover, through a food and wine tasting you’ll be introduced to the most delicious part of the cradle of Sardinian culture.
Thin intense day ends with a sardinian dinner at your hotel, nestled between the hilly countryside surrounding the village of Oliena.

Day 5 Orgosolo – Mamoiada

Orgosolo is a picturesque village decorated with more than 100 colourful graffiti inspired by international events, italian politics, everyday life and local culture; of course we will invite your cameras to work hard in front of these fascinating subjects!
Your hunger of intense flavours will be properly satisfied with some bites of delicious local food specialties.
The second part of the day is spent in Mamoiada, another lovely village where Mamuthone was born; surely this is the most iconic mask of carnival and an ambassador of sardinian culture. We’ll have the opportunity to meet up with a Mamuthone and admire this fascinating costume.
The evening is spent enjoying dinner at hotel.

Day 6 Oliena – Sassari – Alghero

The way back to Alghero goes through Pattada village widely known for high quality knifes; Pattadesa knife is another sardinian icon and it is produced here by skillfull craftsmen.
After admiring some precious items created in a knife workshop, our itinerary meets Saccargia church a remarkable example of ancient romanic style architecture.
Sassari, the most important city in north Sardinia, is the last place visited today, with a walk between its old town maze and aristocratic palaces.
Upon arrival in Alghero, accommodation at hotel and time to relax a bit before enjoying a delicious farewell dinner.

Day 7 Alghero

Breakfast and transfer to Alghero airport.

The program has been planned with our partners with a focus on timing and needs of photographers who are discovering an amazing destination; check out the teaching method applied by Mediterranean Photo Tours.

Rates per person
in double room 3.150 €
single room supplement 360 €

Rates include
  • arrival transfer from Alghero airport to hotel by private car
  • 4 overnights in Alghero in hotel, including breakfast
  • 2 overnights in Oliena in hotel, including breakfast
  • meals, excursions and tasting experiences as described in the program
  • assistance of a pro photographer throughout the itinerary
  • local taxes
  • Europ Assistance travel insurance
Rates do not include
  • flights
  • meals not mentioned in the program
  • drinks, personal extras and anything not mentioned in ‘rates include’ paragraph
The tour is confirmed with min. 6 participants.
In case of less than 6 participants booked, 2 months before departure organizers reserve the right to cancel the tour; in case of cancellation any paid deposit will be fully returned.

Selected hotels
Alghero Hotel Catalunya
Oliena Hotel Su Gologone

Please note that the above program as well as selected hotels may change due to operational needs.

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Images and credits
1. Porticciolo bay in the coast surrounding Alghero, north-west Sardinia – © ezioman
2. Seafront bastions in old town of Alghero, north-west Sardinia – © ezioman
3. A panoramic field enjoyed by sardinian horses in the outskirts of Alghero, north-west Sardinia – © Aurelio Candido
4. The ancient roman bridge and colourful riverside architectures at Bosa, west Sardinia – © ezioman
5. Delicious sardinian sweets are often pieces of art as well – © grusenka
6. Mamuthone, the iconic mask of sardinian carnival at Mamoiada mountain village in the heart of Sardinia – © Cristiano Cani
7. Saccargia church is a well preserved example of ancient romanic architecture in north Sardinia – © ezioman