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Candelieri event around mid-August holiday

5 days holiday to Sardinia on mid-August

Boat trips, beaches, traditional events, and excellent wine

What you'll do / see / taste:
1 wine tasting
Costa Smeralda
2 boat trips
St. Antine nuragic village
La Maddalena National park
Capocaccia natural monument
Candelieri procession inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
Day 1 - Saturday - Costa Smeralda and Baja Sardinia
Arrival in Olbia lunch on your own and visit Costa Smeralda with a stop in Porto Cervo. Proceed to Baja Sardinia a little modern village where the transparence of the sea water and the light colour of the beach make it the ideal place to relax and bathe. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 2 - Sunday - La Maddalena National park by boat
Departure after breakfast to La Maddalena national park. Enjoy the beauty of nature in this area thanks to an unforgettable boat trip to the smaller islands and stroll around the granite paved streets of la Maddalena town. Late in the afternoon dock again on Sardinia island and proceed to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Monday - Castelsardo and Sassari
Departure after breakfast to visit Castelsardo, famous for its evocative position overlooking the North Western coast. In the old town women still weave baskets with natural fibres. Visit the beautiful cathedral that shows wood curved baroque altars and an important painting ascribed to the Maestro of Castelsardo.   Lunch in a restaurant and proceed to Sassari to be present at "Sa Faradda de li Candelieri". This traditional religious event takes place in Sassari every year. It is a procession where the representants of different local guilds carry along the main street huge heavy wooden copies of church candles. They thank Madonna Assunta recognised to have saved Sassari from the plague in 1652. This important event is now registered in the UNESCO's world heritage list. Overnight in hotel in Sassari.

Day 4 - Tuesday - Saccargia church, S. Antine nuragic monument and Alghero
Departure after breakfast to the romanesque church Holy Trinity of Saccargia, then proceed to visit S. Antine nuragic village in the Nuraghe Valley and continue to Alghero. Lunch on your own and boat trip to Capocaccia.  Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 5 - Wednesday - Alghero
Departure after breakfast for a walking tour in Alghero, some free time for shopping among different icecream shops and workshops that exhibit beautiful jewels made with golden or silver filigree and  Sardinian red coral. Visit to Sella e Mosca winery and taste their excellent wine and some local products. Free time before departure according to your flight.
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