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Chiara Vigo and the marine bysuss
Visit the world's last Master of marine byssus is a incredible experience. A world full of magic and mysticism
Robes of kings and priests
With unbelievable aptitude she works out the golden filaments and create so incredible masterpieces
Along the south-coast
On the way to Sant'Antioco we stop at the most beautiful places along this paradise coast
The bay of Piscinì is a incredible composition of colours. Turquoise shiny water with dark blue brushes framed by fairy marquis
The southeast point of Sardinia surrounded by dark blue water
The cliff's of "Mangia Barca"
This separates the shallow west coast of Sant'Antioco and the cliffs with huge jagged rocks
Arrived at Mercury we overlook a myriad of limestone formations a beautiful gift of the erosion
The lagoon of Sant´Antioco
Filled by the pink flamingos that you can photograph during our Stop
The Nuraghe of Sant´Anna Arresi
On our way back to the south-coast we visit a nuraghe with two towers at Sant´Anna Arresi
On this tour, we take you through the South coast’s Bithia Valley towards Tuerredda, a true Sardinia secret. It is considered one of Sardinia’s most beautiful coastal areas, home to the last marine bysuss in the entire world. We will make two stops along the way, the first at Capo Malfatano and the Baia delle Ginestre for photographing opportunities, and the second at the Campionna viewpoint for a brief informational tour of the region.
After this tour, we’ll pass Porto Budello and divert from the coastal road to stop by Sant’Anna Arresi, Is Pillonis, and Palmas. This local area will be a great place for you to relax a bit and enjoy a fresh cup of cappuccino.
We’ll take our tour taxi again to drive towards the Sant’ Antioco peninsula, where we’ll meet the scenic coastal route again. From the car, you’ll be able to view the magnificent saline lagoon, as well as the Roman bridge that leads to the ancient city of Sulki, a historical treasure founded back in 800 B.C. by the Phoenicians.
Our drive will end when we reach Belvedere, a truly amazing area with panoramic views from the west coast of Sardinia to its southern Cape.
Once in Belvedere, you’ll have the chance to stretch your legs and explore the exquisite streets on foot. On this walking tour, we’ll visit Chiara Vigo’s laboratory, a renowned bysuss cloth waver. Known to locals as the “hair of the mermaids,” viewing and touching the bysuss cloth will be a completely unique experience for you. Chiara Vigo’s work will astound you, leaving you both breathless and mesmerized at the beauty of this secret Sardinia treasure.
After a tour of the bysuss laboratory, you’ll be taken to one of Sardinia’s oldest churches, where ancient Phoenicians and their descendants are still buried. The extent of Sardinia’s history is endless, and you will realize this here.
Our tour continues, and you’ll be driven along the North-West side of Calasetta towards the spectacular cliffs and white sand beach. As we drive, you’ll have a beautiful view of San Pietro Island.
The drive doesn’t stop there, as we will continue to Mercury Island, where the gardens are filled with wild flora and vegetation. The sculptures found on the landscape have been both worn and polished by years of weather and wind, making them unique and incredibly beautiful to look at.
We will pass through the island and reach its eastern side, where the panoramic views of Mounte Sirai, Trattalias Giba, and Porto Pino dunes are even more majestic. This experience is what makes your travel in Sardinia worthwhile, and will leave to truly speechless in the face of pure beauty.
The last checkpoint on our Sardinia secrets tour is Nuraghe di Sant’Anna Arresi, an ancient structure built around 1,500 B.C. Enjoy a bit of history as you take in the Porto Pino view one last time.
The drive back will take us through the South coast, where the evening sun embraces the road with its warm, golden rays. This is Sardinia’s last gift to you before you retreat back to your hotel. You can relax from the long day spent enjoying the overwhelming sights and locking the memories away in your head as we comfortably drive you back.
Absolutely rare but program variations may occur . Celebrations , days off , renovations etc. We will offer you an equivalent program variation in case . Refunds are not possible.
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Prices are per person, including the current VAT rate