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.
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
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
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
, 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 do not 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
The tour is confirmed with min. 6 participants.
- meals not mentioned in the program
- drinks, personal extras and anything not mentioned in ‘rates include’ paragraph
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.
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