The charm of Gallura, also lies in its cuisine, made of strong flavors and strong contrasts, a bit like the landscape. Dishes appear as the legacy of ancient traditions and the exaltation of genuine products. Well known is the Cuata Soup (or Gallurese), the delicious Roast Suckling Pig, wild boar or goat stew, or Cordula (intestine and sheep stomach), the Tatalleu based on lamb, vegetable soup with fennel, the Ciggioni (dumplings). Typical sweets like Seadas, the result of the happy marriage between honey and cheese.
Among the wines ready to accompany your meal you'll be spoiled for choice. But a special mention must go of course the fantastic Vermentino, whose fame transcends national borders. Very close to Lo Stazzu Rosa, you can try some in the vineyard Deperu Holler accompanied by local products.
But the wine production also includes the Moscato di Sardegna (the sparkling wine of Gallura) and the surprising Nebbiolo of the Limbara Hills, particularly fragrant red and soft, ideal for accompanying cheeses, or even the Suprissata a typical Gallura sausage seasoned with vinegar, salt and pepper.
Reaching Berchidda, gourmets will naturally be attracted by the Wine Museum, a futuristic structure which is unique in Italy, rich of multimedia resources that tell not only the wine tradition of Gallura, but also the history and culture of this land.
We don't want to forget Cannonau unbeatable to combine with meat and aged cheese.
Going toward Sennori, we reach Tenute Dettori, in which you can pay a visit and taste the powerful but elegant Tenores or sophysiticated Moscadeddu from grapes grown in a natural way by the Dettori's family, shepherds and farmers of ancient memory.
Sardinia has a complex history, divided into various periods and marked by original characters.
The human presence dates back to the Paleolithic and runs along all subsequent eras, prehistoric and historic.
Scattered all over the island there are archaeological remains of great importance reachable in a short time, the Nuraghe Santu Antine, also called Sa domo de su Re (Home of the King) is one of the most majestic in Sardinia and is also one of the most important among existing.
Necropolis Anghelu Ruju is an archaeological site located in the town of prenuragic Alghero in location I Piani.
The architecture, art and literature accompanying the historical path from Byzantine, through the so-called Judicial Age whose maximum expression was Romanesque until you get to the Contemporary with significant traces of "industrial archeology".
Wishing to organize a journey in the footsteps of the Romanesque, Gallura offers several points of interest such as the Basilica of San Gavino Porto Torres, the largest and oldest Romanesque church in Sardinia. Great early Romanesque building which tends to favor the structural aspect than decorative. Basilica della Santissima Trinità Saccargia , with the two-colored façade, consisting in the alternation of rows of dark and light stone and located in the municipality of Codrongianos. Not far away, in Bulzi, we find another example of this technique of late Romanesque, San Pietro del Crocefisso.
We also have to mention two small towns that stand out in the Gulf of Asinara: Castelsardo - The town stands on a steep rocky headland and the entire village still retains the enclosing walls with fortifications as warning of attacks from the sea. The castle, overlooking the entire village, was built in the twelfth century by the Doria, in fact at the time was called Castel-Doria, by half of the 400 came under the control of the Aragonese, hence the name of Castel-Aragonese. The Old Centre still retains a characteristic appearance with narrow streets and paving stone.
Alghero - The city has a beautiful historic center, almost intact. The urban structure preserves many of the Aragonese and Spanish dominance: the Part of the walls, the towers, the private buildings and valuable religious monuments. The walls and bastions, can still be seen today, protected Alghero, real Aragonese fortress island. The churches and palaces with balconies with wrought iron in Spanish style, the narrow streets with pavement, the squares, the Catalan names of the streets give to the historic center of Alghero, a distinctive appearance.
The folklore is one of the great fortunes of Sardinia. The whole region of Gallura has maintained a series of events especially impressive, scattered throughout the year.
The Carnival is celebrated in many centers with costumes and dances. Alghero also attracts its guests with processions with Catalan origins. The Cavalcata Sarda is the great Feast of Spring in Sardinia. In the past, to welcome distinguished guests solemnly, were organized parades of men and women on horseback, dressed in their best costumes and most colorful. A living museum of island folklore, but also a feast constantly animated by happiness, singing and dancing.
Tempio Pausania honors its visitors in July with the International Folklore Week while Pozzomaggiore runs a reckless race of knights, called S'Ardia, in honor of St. Constantine. In addition, in August, Sassari there is The Descent of Candelieri, a procession in honor of the Virgin.
Popular traditions are deeply rooted in the Sardinian culture and find the highest expression in handicrafts that has features that make it unique and inimitable. Fabrics, clothes, carvings, weavings and pottery, which were originally manufactured for the domestic market have also gained importance over the island. Exemplary textile production is The Carpet Exposition of Aggius and traditional costumes.
Also the making of jewelry stands out as a sign of the deep culture of the whole people of Sardinia. The Sardinian jewels are closely linked to regional costume, because in their many expressions complement the costume, by supplementing it in its decoratives elements. The typical artifacts of gold production are handmade buttons, necklaces and pendants, brooches, rings, earrings and amulets with the manifacture of filigree.