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In this guide article I have collected information that will be useful for planning your holiday in Sardinia. I’ll tell you about how to go to Sardinia: about organizational issues (tickets, visa, mobile communications), about the best hotels, sights of the island and the organization of a cultural program.

 

Content:

Why go to Sardinia
Visa and insurance in Sardinia
Currency of Sardinia
Mobile Internet in Sardinia
Travel packages to Sardinia
Tickets to Olbia and Cagliari
Airports in Sardinia
Car hire in Sardinia
Attractions and excursions
Where to stay: beaches, hotels, villas
Prices in Sardinia
What to try in Sardinia

general information

Sardinia is an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, territorially located between Sicily and French Corsica. It is part of Italy as an autonomous region of Sardinia.

Time in Sardinia lags behind Moscow by 1 hour in the summer and 2 hours in the winter. The difference with Yekaterinburg is 3 hours in the summer and 4 hours in the winter. Daylight saving time will be changed in Italy in March / October.

The currency of Sardinia, as throughout Italy, is the euro.

The official language is Italian. In hotels in Sardinia, of course, there is an English-speaking staff, almost no one speaks Russian.

Why go to Sardinia

✓ Beyond the warm azure sea

✓ For high quality service

✓ For boat trips on a yacht

✓ For “non-Italian” Italian cuisine (Sardinian cuisine is fundamentally different from traditional Italian)

sardinia island

Go to Sardinia for the “real Italy”, in my opinion is not worth it. Yes, in Sardinia there are many towns with a history where measured Italian life flows. But, if you want traditional Italy, it is better to go to Tuscany either to the south of the mainland ( to Puglia , for example), or to Sicily , where Palermo and Catania are steeped in history.

Sardinia visa and insurance

For a trip to Sardinia, Russians need a Schengen visa. Any open multivisa will do. I have a detailed guide on how to apply for a visa to Italy.

 

How to apply for a visa to Italy yourself >>>

 

Since June 11, 2017, citizens of Ukraine do not need a visa to visit Italy (a visa-free regime is valid for 90 days for six months).

For 2019, the consular fee is 35 € + when applying through the visa center, you must pay a service fee of 29.50 € and 850 rubles for courier services. Another 300 rubles, be prepared to pay Intesa bank if you pay fees through it.

Insurance is required. Firstly, this is a requirement of the consulate when obtaining a visa. If you have a multivisa, then you must arrange insurance for each departure. Many do not notice this, but in the visa application we put the signature under this clause “I am informed that for my first stay and subsequent visits to the territory of the participating countries, appropriate travel insurance is required.”

Secondly, it is always easier to pay 500 rubles for insurance than to pay thousands (and in serious cases, tens of thousands) of euros in case of any health problems.

I often go to Schengen, and in order not to forget to take out insurance every time, I issued an annual one. Rather, I received it for free when I opened the tinkoff all airlines card . I pay 1890 rubles a year for servicing a card, save up miles (for 2019 I compensated for tickets more than 150,000 rubles) and I always have valid insurance with an insurance amount of $ 50,000.

If you don’t have such a card yet, then you can generally not pay for a whole year, use the card and insurance. [ Link to the action ] – when ordering from this link, the first year will be free for you.

Both my husband and I have all airlines cards, so we do not pay for insurance at all. But for parents who travel once a year, I arrange one-time insurance through tripinsurance.ru . This is one of the most reliable insurances with increased insurance limits (from 250,000 rubles to 1 million), and since 2018 trypshurans have their own assistant, all issues are solved much faster, and the price of insurance. subject to limits, even lower than other SKs. Plus, I have a personal 2BTRAVELER promotional code for a 10% discount on any tariff. You can also use it and save a little.

If insurance is not clear, you can ask me questions in the comments, but first read the detailed article:

 

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Currency in Sardinia

As throughout Italy, the currency of Sardinia is the euro. In restaurants, large gift shops accept cards without any problems. You can pay in rubles, but there will be a not very profitable conversion. For several years I have been using a tinkoff black debit card for trips abroad , I simply attach a euro account to the card for the duration of the trip and buy the currency directly through the application in advance (the rate, by the way, is one of the most profitable when compared with Sberbank, in Tinkoff the usual conversion rate is often more profitable than in Sber the preferential rate for VIP clients). You can also withdraw money from a black card – from 100 euros withdrawal from any ATM in the world is free (but make sure that there is no commission from a foreign bank).

Mobile connection (Internet) in Sardinia

Like throughout Italy, 4 large mobile operators operate in Sardinia: TIM, Vodafone, Wind, Tre. You can buy a SIM card in a communication salon. But there are communication shops only in large cities – in Olbia, Cagliari … We rested on Baia Sardinia, went to Porto Cervo, I didn’t see any communication offices there.

In the hotel, by the way, we had Wi-Fi only at the reception and in public places.

I came to Sardinia already with my SIM cards: with Spanish Orange and our tinkoff mobile . Both tested the Internet, worked well, there were no problems. True, there was one hitch with the orange, and I had to spend a little time correspondence with the support service and throw another money into the account. I wrote in detail about this case in the article

 

“8 sim cards for travel: comparison and recommendations”

 

There I compared 8 sim cards for roaming and came to the conclusion that for Europe, incl. for Italy, the following options are best suited:

Trips to Sardinia

If you are flying from Moscow, then before buying tickets to Sardinia, look at ready-made package tours. It is likely that the ticket will be cheaper than a ticket + hotel, bought independently.

For example, onlinetours.ru  prices for trips to Sardinia start at 120,000 rubles for two (in July, 7 nights). But this is not a beach hotel. A beach holiday in Sardinia will cost no less than 200,000 rubles for two.

In the Urals, of course, there are no tours to Sardinia, so we have no other options than an independent trip to Sardinia.

Next, I will tell you how to independently buy tickets to Sardinia and book a hotel. And also – how to organize your leisure.

Sardinia Tickets

In Sardinia, the two main airports where flights from Russia arrive are Olbia Airport (north of Sardinia) and Cagliari Airport (south of Sardinia).

There are direct flights to Sardinia (to Olbia) from Moscow (Domodedovo) and St. Petersburg. Run by S7 from April to October. I like this airline because its flights are well connected. And it was on S7 that we flew to Olbia.

Air ticket Yekaterinburg – Olbia (round-trip) via Domodedovo in August 2019 cost us 27,000 rubles per person, fare with hand luggage, three people bought one baggage (6,000 rubles both ways) and one-way seats (750 rubles) per person on two flights). Tickets Moscow – Sardinia will cost less.

For August, this is a good price, by the way, a direct flight of the Ural Airlines to Rome on these dates cost about 60,000 rubles per person.

Check prices for Olbia tickets from your city

There are also direct flights to Cagliari from Moscow: S7 from Domodedovo (from April to October) and Pobeda from Vnukovo (from June to September).

How much are tickets to Cagliari from your city, see below:

You can also get to Sardinia from Moscow with a connection in Rome, Athens and other European cities.

From Rome to Sardinia you can get:

– Air Italy from 5,000 rubles one way (Olbia or Cagliari)

– Airline Ryanair from 1400 rubles one way (Rome-Cagliari tickets).

Ryanair is a European low-cost company, so the prices are so low. However, do not forget that you need to register for the flight yourself, print boarding passes, and luggage and meals are not included. Nevertheless, a normal company, a couple of times I flew them.

Sardinia airports: how to get

From Olbia Airport to Olbia and the resorts of the Costa Smeralda.

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is located 3.5 km from the center of Olbia and about 30-40 km from the resorts of Costa Smeralda.

You can get to Olbia from the airport by buses No. 02 and No. 10 (they run at intervals of 20-40 minutes, the ticket price is 1 euro, 15, euro when purchased from the driver), by taxi or transfer ( order from 41 euro ).

You can combine a transfer from the airport with a sightseeing tour of the island. This service is offered by Russian-speaking guides, more details here .

If you can get to Olbia by public transport very quickly and easily, then it is easiest to book a transfer to the resorts of the Costa Smeralda, as Transport links in Sardinia are completely undeveloped. Even, for example, from Baia Sardinia to Porto Cervo there are only 2 or 3 flights a day, and you can only guess which schedule is relevant.

Transfer from Olbia airport to Bahia Sardinia will cost from 95 euros.

Transfer from Olbia Airport to Porto Cervo will cost from 105 euros.

Transfer from Olbia airport to Porto Rotondo will cost from 68 euros.

If you still consider public transport, this is where the buses from Olbia Airport go

olbia sardinia airport

See the schedule on the airport website  https://www.geasar.it/en/how-to-get-here/by-bus

I also found this schedule, but it is relevant for the season -2019. From Olbia Airport you can reach the port of Palau or Arzakena, from where you can get a direct connection to Bahia Sardinia or Porto Cervo.

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport

How to get to Bahia Sardinia, I wrote in detail in an article about our hotel , if relevant, read there.

There is also a schedule for the season of -2019 buses running between Olbia itself (not their airport), Porto Cervo and Baia Sardinia.

Cagliari Airport: how to get

Between the city of Cagliari and the airport of Cagliari (Sardinia) about 10 km. The airport and the city are connected by a railway line. Railway station – 500 meters from the exit from the airport. On the way – from 9 to 15 minutes, the ticket cost is 2 euros.

From the airport you can immediately leave for other cities of the island. Here is a diagram of the train stations in Sardinia. The station at Cagliari Airport is called Elmas Aeroporto and is marked with an airplane icon.

train cagliari airport

You can buy tickets at the box office training, in the machines at the station or in advance via the Internet. It’s convenient to buy through omio.ru : you don’t even need to print a ticket, just show the QR code on the screen of your mobile phone if necessary.

Buses to Cagliari Airport rarely come in, and the city bus stop is 1.5 km from the airport, so I won’t even consider this option.

Taxi Cagliari – airport (or airport – Cagliari) will cost from 27 euro [ order ]

For the price of transfer from Cagliari Airport to other cities and resorts in the south of Sardinia, see below:

Car rental in Sardinia (car rental in Cagliari and Olbia)

Car rental in Sardinia is no different from car rental in another part of Italy or Europe. Unless the fact that in small towns there are few rental offices, which means fewer cars, less choice and higher prices. For example, in the resort of Bahia Sardinia there is only one rental – Europcar, and it does not work on Sundays. Therefore, if you plan to ride around the island, then it is better to deal with rental issues in advance.

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There is only one car rental office in Bahia Sardinia

At the airports of Olbia and Cagliari, things are much better. For example, at the Cagliari airport cars from 17 distributors are presented. Among them are large distributors (Eurocar, Avis, Goertz, Sixt) and budget companies (centauro, locauto, sicily by car, etc.).

For example, VW Golf on the machine will cost from 8500 rubles (118 euros) for 3 days.

car hire cagliari airport

A BMW 1 series from Sixt (also on the machine) – from 7700 (107 euros) for 3 days

car hire cagliari

Very clearly the prices from all the distributors are visible on autoeurope.ru , I have rented a car through them several times already.

car rental olbia

To rent a car in Sardinia, you need a standard package of documents: a driver’s license, an international driver’s license (they often don’t ask, and under the Vienna Convention in Italy you can drive under Russian rights, but sometimes you can run into a stubborn or incompetent employee, or without making a the basis of this document may not be given to you by a car, therefore, I recommend spending 1,500 rubles and an hour of my time on applying for an IDP and just making secure), an identification document (for citizens of the Russian Federation – it’s foreign passport), a credit card in the name of the main driver (ideally, that the spelling of the name on the card matches the spelling in the passport), a voucher (when booking via the Internet).

As for the credit card – I use tinkoff all airlines, I pay her the rent (autoeurope.ru rents it in rubles) and gives it to block the deposit in the rental office. Interest is not accrued on blocked funds, and the deposit is thawed much earlier than the interest-free period ends. If you do not have a credit card yet, order all airlines, the first year when ordering from the link is free. You will manage to use the card for rent and just see if you like it or not.

Important: after ordering a card, call the contact center and specify what the name will be spelling on the card. If the wrong transliteration automatically occurs, dictate the correct spelling to the employee (according to the passport). I did this when reissuing, after in France they did not give me the car because of a discrepancy in one letter.

In detail about car rental in Italy I have a detailed article

 

Car rental in Italy >>>

 

She wrote about all the nuances of the lease, documents, about the franchise and deposit and toll roads.

 

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Sights and excursions in Sardinia: what to see on the island

Perhaps the main attraction of Sardinia is the La Maddalena archipelago. Uninhabited islands with wildlife surrounded by incredible beauty of the sea. Therefore, the first thing that tourists do in Sardinia is to take a sea ​​tour of the archipelago .

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Other popular attractions of the island are: the historic center of Olbia, nuragi (stone structures, the purpose of which is still a mystery) scattered throughout the island, the Porto Cervo yacht club (one of the most expensive in the world), bastions, towers and fortresses Cagliari, the towns of Bosa, Alghero and Orgosolo – an open-air museum with more than 300 wall paintings of Murales.

In detail about all these attractions, I have a great article:

 

TOP 30 sights of Sardinia

 

 Since public transport on the island is poorly developed, it is better to inspect the sights by car, or with a guided tour. Well, the La Maddlena archipelago can be reached only on a sightseeing boat or on a rented yacht.

Подобрала для вас несколько самых интересных экскурсий на остове Сардиния. Первые 6 экскурсий на Сардинии проводятся на русском языке.

  • Знакомство с Кальяри – классическая индивидуальная обзорная экскурсия по главному городу острова на русском языке. От 156 евро за экскурсию.
  • По изумрудному берегу Сардинии –  поездка из Порто Черво по самым красивым местам севера Сардинии, плюс, конечно, дегустация вин и местных деликатесов. От 150 евро за индивидуальную экскурсию на русском языке.
  • По Сардинии с детьми – чтобы маленьким путешественникам не было скучно, отправляйтесь на специальную экскурсию по развлекательным местам: парк развлечений, средневековый замок и Сардиния в миниатюре. От 200 евро за экскурсию (до 7 человек).
  • Джип-тур по северной Сардинии  – панорамы острова, мистические горы и озеро, а «вишенка на торте» – обед в усадьбе итальянского певца. От 250 евро + аренда авто.
  • Романтический ужин в горах Сардинии  – гастрономическая экскурсия для тех, кто хочет самостоятельно прочувствовать разницу между итальянской и сардской кухней. От 300 евро + ужин.
  • Тур с Сардинии на Корсику проводится ежедневно по будням русскоговорящими гидами. Стоимость экскурсии Сардиния – Корсика от 100 евро на человека. Забронировать можно онлайн.
  • Круиз по архипелагу Ла Маддалена (отправление из Палау) с англо- и итальяноговориящим сопровождающим. Стоимость от 45 евро с человека.
  • Винный тур из Кальяри – поездка по винодельческой области Сардинии, знакомство с местным виноделием и, конечно, дегустация. Тур групповой, проводится на английском языке. От 80 евро с человека.
  • Белоснежные пляжи южной Сардинии  – групповой тур на целый день. От 70 евро с человека.

Где остановиться на Сардинии: пляжи, отели, виллы

Сардиния – один сплошной пляж. Серьёзно. У меня есть карта пляжей, которую я взяла на отдыхе, так у меня она даже в руки не влазит, когда я ее разворачиваю. И, конечно, подробно написать о каждом пляже у меня не получится. Расскажу только об основных лучших местах отдыха на Сардинии.

Самые популярные пляжи находятся на севере Сардинии. Это не только архипелаг Ла Маддалена, но и сам остров Сардиния. Песчаные пляжи начинаются уже в Ольбии (Лидо-дель-Соле, Ле Салине, Капо Церасо, Марина Мария – пляжи в городской черте).

Размеренный отдых на Сардинии – на побережье Costa Smeralda, на курортах Порто-Черво, Порто-Ротондо, Байя Сардиния.

Ближайший пляж к Порто Черво — Spiaggia Cala Granu в 3 км от центра. Рядом с пляжем расположен четырехзвездочный отель Порто Черво Grand Hotel In Porto Cervo (от 171 евро с завтраком, от 226 евро с двухразовым питанием).

Самый большой песчаный пляж Порто-Ротондо – Маринелла. Он идеально подходит для водных развлечений и дайвинга. Белоснежный песок и чистейшее море. Рядом с пляжем расположен хороший пятизвездочный отель Hotel Abi d’Oru. Цена – от 308 евро с завтраком, от 373 евро с завтраком и ужином.

Между Порто Черво и Порто Ротондо расположены два известных сардинских пляжа: Liscia Ruia (или Long Beach) и Ромаццино (Romazzino Beach). Оба пляжа песчаные, с белым (даже бело-розовым) песком. Рядом с пляжем Ромаццино (Ромадзино) расположен пятизвездочный отель Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, у которого на пляже есть собственная территория с бесплатными лежаками и зонтиками. Цена не низкая: от 500 евро в сутки с завтраком за обычный двухместный номер. В высокий сезон (август) цена начинается от 1500 евро в сутки.

Главный пляж Байя Сардинии – Кала Баттистони. Белый песок, удобный заход в воду, слабые течения. Лежаки и зонтики платные.

In September 2019, the price was 10 euros per item. Near the beach there are hotels: Club Hotel Baja Sardinia 4 * (the hotel has its own beach, but a transfer takes to it; from 264 euros with breakfast, from 284 euros with two meals a day); Club Hotel Cormorano 4 * (from 250 euros All inclusive), my review of the hotel ; Hotel La Bisaccia 4 * (located on a hill; from 250 euros per night, from 274 euros with two meals a day).

sardinia hotels with a sandy beach

Cala Battistoni Beach

Tre Monti Beach is 1.6 km from the resort center. The beach is small, but there are sunbeds, umbrellas. Unfortunately, I don’t know the price. This beach is considered very romantic because it faces west and there must be very beautiful sunsets.

Cala Bitta Beach – 2.5 km from the center. The golden sand beach is considered suitable for windsurfing and sailing.

The beaches of the Piccolo Pevero, Grande Pevero, Capriccioli, Calo di Volpe are also considered “untouched” picturesque beaches of the Costa Smeralda.

Alghero’s beaches are also white sand, but most of them are hidden in small bays. Popular beaches of Alghero: Spiaja delle Bombardo, Spiaja di Maria Pia, Spiaja di Giovanni. The beach of San Giovanni is surrounded by a palm grove. Among the hotels near the Alghero beach: Alma di Alghero Hotel 4 * (from 126 euros per night), Hotel San Marco 4 * (from 99 euros), high-rated guest house Starry Sky Charming House (from 200 euros per night).

The beaches of Cagliari and the south of Sardinia are also mostly sandy, but there are separate bays with a rocky entrance to the sea. In Cagliari itself, the most popular beaches are Poetto, Emerson, Punta Molentis.

The main resort of southern Sardinia is Villasimius, whose beaches are part of the conservation area.

The beaches of Timi Ama, Spiaggio del Riso, Porto Guinko are popular here.

See 50 more beaches in Sardinia on the beautiful pattern drawn by charmingsardinia.com.

beaches of sardinia

The easiest way to find hotels on the beach is through booking.com , by setting the necessary filters. Here I showed how to use booking and other reservation systems. I would put such filters

sardinia hotels

As a result, we get such a card and then we look through each hotel.

sardinia 4 star hotels

The best hotels of Sardinia:

Cala Di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel 5 * , Porto Cervo (from 11,400 euros for 7 nights, breakfast included)

Forte Village Resort – Pineta 5 * , Santa Margherita di Pula (from 10,000 euros for 7 nights, includes breakfast and dinner)

L’Ea Bianca Luxury Resort 5 * , Bahia Sardinia (from 4800 euros for 7 nights, breakfast included)

La Villa del Re – Adults Only 5 * , Castiadas (from 4000 euros for 7 nights, breakfast included)

Hotel Sporting 5 * , Porto Rotondo (from 3,700 euros for 7 nights, breakfast included)

Falkensteiner Resort Capo Boi 5 * , Villasimius (from 3000 euros for 7 nights, breakfast and dinner are included)

View Baya Sardinia and Costa Smeralda hotels on a map



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Beaches of Villasimius



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Villas in Sardinia

If you want to rent a villa in Sardinia, you can do this through the same booking. Just check the “Villa” in the type of accommodation. Keep in mind that the villa is different. For 100 euros a day you can rent a “villa”, but it will be more like our Ural garden house.

A full-fledged villa in Sardinia will cost from 15,000-20,000 euros per week. For example,     Villa Porto Cervo centro (21,600 euros per week) or Luxurious Dream Villa with breathtaking views (from 9,000 euros per week).

The villas can accommodate 8-16 people, so if you are relaxing in a large company, then renting a villa will be even more profitable than hotel rooms.

Of the more budget options, I liked the booking:

Casa di Mauro for 8 people is a very bright, modern villa with a gorgeous view. Located in Porto Rotondo. From 5000 euros per week.

Villa Romantica for 6 people with pool and sea view. Located in the north of the island, 15 km from the harbor of Isola Bianca. From 4000 euros per week.

Villa Dama luxury for 8 people with private pool. Located in the city of Alghero. From 4500 euros per week.

Villa Monte Moro ” Azzi Russi ” for 6 people – a traditional-style villa in Arzaken (north of the island). A cozy little house with a private pool. From 3800 euros per week.

Prices in Sardinia

Since we rested at the all-inclusive hotel , I was not particularly interested in food prices in Sardinia, and there was only one grocery store in Bahia Sardinia and it took about 15 minutes to get you there. I took https from the site : //sardiniagate.com/ prices for main products:

  • Peaches – 3 – 4.5 Euro / 1 kg
  • Watermelon – 1 euro / 1 kg
  • Melon – 2 – 3 Euro / 1 kg
  • Berries – 3 euros per package
  • Potatoes – 1.70 – 2.80 euros / 1 kg
  • Tomatoes – 2 euro / 1 kg
  • Zucchini – 3.5 Euro / 1 kg
  • Avocado – 3 euros apiece
  • Mango – 5 euros apiece
  • Mozzarella – 3 – 4 euros per pack
  • Pecorino cheese – 18 – 24 euro / 1 kg
  • Butter – 3.5 Euro per pack
  • Milk – 1.6 – 2 Euro / 1 liter
  • Local Salsiccia sausage (they brought such a home, it’s very tasty, you can buy it in dutik, but a little more expensive, about 20 euros per 1 kg) – 16 – 18 euros / 1 kg
  • Water – 0.6 euros per 1.5 liters
  • Juice – 1,5 – 2 euro / 1 liter
  • Pane Carasau (this is traditional Sardinian bread – thin cakes, all the locals took it for lunchJ) – 5 – 6 euros per package.
  • Bread – 3 – 5 euro / 1 kg
  • Olive oil – 7 Euro / 1 liter.

As for the prices in restaurants, I photographed several menus in Bayeux – Sardinia. See the photo below.

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What to try in Sardinia

What to try in Sardinia, besides the local Salsiccia sausage and thin cakes? I tell you.

Fregola or fregola (fregola) is a local pasta that looks more like couscous rather than pasta. It is prepared from grated wheat with the addition of shellfish and tomato sauce. This is a classic recipe. There are many variations of frigola: with meat, chicken, mushrooms, corn, cheese. In the province of Cagliari, a typical dish is Fregolla con Cocciula (“Fregula with gerbils”)

what to try in sardinia

Fregola – Sardinian pasta. Photo blog.giallozafferano.it

Culurjones – unleavened dough products reminiscent of dumplings in shape. The filling is most often pecorino cheese, mixed with grated boiled potatoes, finely chopped mint and garlic.

Boar is very popular in Sardinia. The classic recipe is fried meat in a sweet and sour sauce of grated onions, thyme, tomato puree, vinegar and parsley.

The wild boar in Cannonau (Cinghiale al Сannonau) is one of the main courses in Sardinian cuisine. This is the flesh of wild boar stewed in Cannonau red wine with the addition of onions, carrots, garlic, celery, sun-dried tomatoes and spices.

Sanguineccio boar sausage (sanguinaccio) – a spicy blood sausage made from wild boar meat. According to the Sardinian tradition, all parts of the boar should be used for cooking – this is one of the reasons for the appearance of black pudding. I tried something like a “blood drop” in Tallinn at the Christmas market , frankly, an amateur sausage.

Botarga (botarga) – salted and dried caviar of tuna or mullet. Served as a wine appetizer along with artichokes and celery. Very popular in Sardinia.

Sardinian cuisine

Bottarga. Photo www.costasmeraldaportal.com

Tuna alla Carlofortina (tonno alla carlofortina) – tuna baked in spices and white dry wine with the addition of fresh tomatoes. The dish comes from the town of Carloforte, hence the name.

Seafood – of course, in Sardinia they are very popular. Grilled prawns, snails and sea urchins are especially popular with dishes. Before cooking, they are pickled in wine and served with herbs, spices and vegetables.

Trippa (trippa) is the entrails or walls of the animal’s stomach. Often this lamb served with sweet and sour sauce and green peas. Often also served as a soup. Italians generally have entrails dishes, for example, take the popular Florentine dish lampredotto (entrails sandwich)

Pecorino Sardo – hard cheese made from sheep’s milk, the culinary symbol of the island. Due to the addition of seasonings, it has a deep pronounced taste. As a complement to it, young nutmeg wine is recommended.

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Pecorino Sardo. Image of PDPhotos from Pixabay

Cheese with worms or rotten cheese. Casu marzu is a sharp, viscous cheese that contains larvae of a cheese fly. Aged to a state of decay. The season of vision is spring and autumn. It doesn’t sound very pleasant, and in stores they say you can’t buy such cheese: you can try it either on farms or in restaurants. It is consumed with bread and sweet red wine. Of course, if you risk it try.

Empanadas – fried pies made from wheat flour stuffed with chicken, mushrooms or pork. This dish came to Sardinia from Spain and was so fond of the locals that it was considered a national Sardinian dish. Often a vegetable mix is ​​placed inside – a mixture of finely chopped artichokes, green peas, parsley and celery.

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Empanade pie. Image of Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

Seadas is a classic Sardinian pastry. Prepared from bran flour stuffed with soft cheese. After baking, sprinkle with sugar or pour over liquid floral honey. I tried this dessert – it tastes like our dumplings with cottage cheese, sprinkled with honey. It tastes good.

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Corbezollo Liquor is a sweet alcoholic drink made from strawberry. Distributed in Sardinia.

Mirto is a famous Sardinian liquor. It is prepared from the dark blue berries of the evergreen shrub of myrtle. 3-5 months they are insisted in alcohol infusion with the addition of sugar. A glass of tart drink is surely served after dinner to save you from overeating. It tastes, I would say, it is “vigorous,” but many Italians after dinner at our hotel really sat with a glass of myrtle. I like limoncello more. Although this lemon liquor is not traditionally considered Sardinian, it is also very popular on the island.

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That’s all! If you have additions or questions, leave comments! Solar to you Sardinia!

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