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Sassari Parade

5 days to appreciate attractive towns and Sassari Parade

hundreds of coloured costumes and a fascinating Sardinia to discover

What you'll do / see / taste:
1  half day excursion with a little traditional train
1  Malvasia wine tasting
1 Boat trip to Capocaccia
Sassari parade

*In case of bad weather conditions the boat trip will be replaced with a tour by bus along the natural park and a stop at a coral workshop
Day 1 - Alghero
Depending on your arrival time visit of Alghero, the Catalan town. Aragon gothic architecture, red Sardinian coral, a long white beach and exquisite sea food surrounded by Mediterranean life-style are the main features of this entertaining town. Visit Palmavera Nuragic village. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 2 - Bosa
Departure after breakfast to Bosa along a photograph-worthy road. Visit  Bosa which is registered in the list of the most beautiful villages of Italy. Lunch in a local restaurant and in the afternoon board a little old train for a panoramic excursion and taste the Malvasia D.O.C. wine. Return to Alghero, dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 3 - Sassari parade
Departure after breakfast to attend Sassari parade. This event wants to evoke the visit that many Sardinian people paid to Sassari in 1899 to see the King of Italy and his wife on a formal call to Sardinia. Hundreds of people are dressed with traditional expensive coloured costumes; some will parade on foot others by horse. Lunch in a local restaurant. During the afternoon  the boldest riders will do some riding performances at the racetrack and at night everybody will meet again to celebrate this festive event with traditional dances and music in Sassari main square. Overnight in hotel.

Day 4 - Capocaccia and Castelsardo
Departure after breakfast on a boat tour to Capocaccia and eventually visit the Neptune's caves. Lunch on your own. Departure in the afternoon to Castelsardo and visit this scenic village built on a peninsula towering Asinara Gulf. Traditional handmade baskets can be bought along the winding pretty streets and elaborate Baroque altars are a must not to be missed when visiting Castelsardo churches. Drive to Olbia, dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 5 - Calangianus and Costa Smeralda
Departure after breakfast to visit a cork workshop in Calangianus. Lunch on your own. Visit to Costa Smerlada according to your scheduled flight or ferry.
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