The former summer residence of Italian aristocrats is situated in an olive grove just a few kilometres south of Muravera. The exterior of natural stone and pastel colours is typical of the Costa Rei. In addition to this residence, there is a new building containing guestrooms and an exquisite restaurant serving exquisite Sardinian cuisine. Some bedrooms have a view of the sea, which is 1.5 km away. The beautiful, wide beaches of San Giovanni and Torre Salinas are just a few minutes drive away.
Mediterranean architecture Tranquil setting: Sandstone rock formations at Arbatax Foresta Montarbu Distance: 80 km Travel time: 1:30 h
We recommend taking the scenic route through the Gennargentu mountain range along with a detour to the Foresta Montarbu. The forest is home to more bird species than any other place in Sardinia and has excellent hiking paths. Unbelievable views can be enjoyed from the top of the Pizzu Margiani Pobusa.
The hotel is situated near the marina in Arbatax. The warm, pastel-coloured exterior is typically Mediterranean, the rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. The superb restaurant serves regional cuisine made from fresh ingredients. Guests can relax on the grounds in the shade of the olive trees. A nice beach is just 1 km away.
Beaches: there are several beautiful beaches open up onto the coast, all with very fine white sand and crystalline water: the very long and wide Orrì beach, the famous Cea beach and the splendid crags, the beaches of San Gemiliano and Sos Flores.
Capo Bellavista Lighthouse : a small panoramic square which enjoys a view of the coast of Arbatax as far as Capo Monte Santo and the Islet of Ogliastra
Arbatax: the Tower of San Michele in the city centre and the Tower of St Gemiliano, the Church of St Gemiliano, the Church of St Lussorio, and the Church of St Salvatore.
Rocce Rosse (Red Rocks): whose red color is created by the presence of porphyry.
Magical Barbagia: natural stone sculptures and cork trees Sopramonte Distance: 100 km Travel time: 3:00 h
The route via Dorgali in the shadow of the Sopramonte Mountains is particularly scenic. At Genna Silana seasoned hikers may want to descend into the Gola su Gorruppu Gorge, known as the Gran Canyon d'Europa. Take N125 northwards to Dorgali, then continue to Nuoro.
The farm is situated on a massive plateau in the Barbagia Mountains. Cattle, sheep, pigs and goats are raised on the large working farm, and fresh produce is harvested from with its gardens and orchards. The grounds also contain two man-made trout ponds. The typical Sardinian farmstead was restored using traditional construction methods and materials that contribute to the warm, old-world atmosphere that pervades the property and makes guests feel as if they have been transported into the past.
Nuoro: you can admire many monuments. Among these, the Duomo (Cathedral), built in the middle of the 19th century; the Church of San Simplicio, built between the 11th and the 12th centuries in roman style; the Sanctuary and the Chiesa delle Grazie
Nuoro: the National Archaeological Museum, where you can admire numerous exhibits on the history of Nuoro and its area from the Neolithic to Medieval times.
Territory of Barbagia: includes the mount Gennargentu: an area full of charm, but inaccessible and sparsely inhabited.
Territory of Barbagia: among the small villages of Barbagia we mention Oliena, whose old town with white-walled houses and the ruins of a medieval castle, is one of the most characteristic of the island. Morover, Orgosolo, which became famous for the numerous murales of social political content painted on the walls of the old town in the Seventies.
Islands, beaches, crystalline waters: Costa Smeralda East Coast, Sopramonte Distance: 200 km Travel time: 4:30 h
We recommend taking side roads through the mountains: a scenic route with panoramic views will take you Orgosolo at the foot of the Sopramonte Mountains. You will reach the coast near Dorgali and continue along the coastline to the Costa Smeralda.
The farm covers a large tract of land in the Limbara Mountains 550 m above sea level. On your way to the picturesque village of Aggius you can look forward to the amazing views that await you at the hotel. Guests are lodged in small, traditional bungalows. The quaint restaurant with the stone fireplace is located on the ground floor of the main building, which is made of granite. The restaurant is specialized in typical Sardinian cuisine.
Costa Smeralda: it is famous for its unrivalled beaches and secluded coves. Sardinia’s northern Costa Smeralda is 55 kilometres long and features 80 bays with pinkish white swimming beaches
Costa Smeralda: ensconced in the unspoiled wilderness of northern Sardinia’s coast is Lisca di Vacca, with its captivating and unique panoramic view of the national park located on the islands of Maddalena and Caprera
Arcipelago La Maddalena: consists of seven large and twenty smaller islands all of which have been made a national park owing to their unique wildlife and vegetation
Limbara: cork trees and wild boar Into Gallura Distance: 150 km Travel time: 3:00 h
The most scenic route is along the coast: after passing Palau you will continue northwestwards to Capo Testa. Corsica is visible from the cape. After tracing the Costa Paradiso you will turn towards the mountainous interior of Gallura.
The farm covers a large tract of land in the Limbara Mountains 550 m above sea level. On your way to the picturesque village of Aggius you can look forward to the amazing views that await you at the hotel. Guests are lodged in small, traditional bungalows. The quaint restaurant with the stone fireplace is located on the ground floor of the main building, which is made of granite. The restaurant is specializes in typical Sardinian cuisine
Gallura:The old centre has plenty of vernacular architecture
Torre di Longonsardo: The 16th-century Torre di Longonsardo is in a magnificent position, overlooking the natural deep port on one side and the entrance to the town's idyllic Spiaggia Rena Bianca on the other.
Beach Rena Bianca: this is a gem of a destination: enjoy swimming in deep-blue water, playing in the sand, and, of course, enjoying fantastic fresh seafood in a beachside restaurant.
Ruins of the ancient city of Tharros Northwest Sardinia Distance: 250 km Travel time: 4:00 h
Travellers who are in a hurry can take the motorway to Cabras in about 2 hours and a half. However, we recommend taking a detour to Castelsardo, a picturesque village perched on a high cliff overlooking the sea, then continuing along the coast to Capo Falcone. Both the cape and the island just off the coast are a national park. From Alghero you will drive parallel to the coastline to Cabras.
The heart of this boutique hotel is the courtyard shaded by an unusual olive tree. From the courtyard winding stairways and a long balcony lead to the bedrooms, which overlook the surrounding gardens and olive groves.
Tharros: it was an ancient city founded by Phoenicians on the remains of a former village built by the nuragic peoples and it is currently an archaeological site
Beach Is Arutas: owes its peculiarity to its sand, made up of small, round quartz grains, with colours that vary, in stretches, from pink to light-green to white. The waters are rather deep right from the edge of the beach, and of an intense green and sky-blue that darkens into deep blue, with the underwater world alive with sea life, and already well visible from the first few meters out, with small schools of fish looking for food.
The hotel is located near the beach on a grassy plain just outside of Calasetta. The property has a swimming pool, tennis courts and playground. Sunsets over the Mediterranean can be enjoyed from the excellent restaurant of the hotel. Many of the comfortable bedrooms have sea views, while others have a small garden and terrace. Offered activities include diving and boat excursions.