An Exotic Luxury Yacht Charter to Sardinia19 Apr 2014
Su Nuraxi di Barumini and the Nuraghe:
Sardinia may be most well-known for its long and expansive history. At Su Nuraxi in Barumini, one can experience this history by visiting the Nuraghe, a large megalithic structure dating from between the middle and Late Bronze Age. There are up to 7,000 nuraghes scattered across Sardinia, but, in 1997, the one at Su Nuraxi has been included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization list of World Heritages Sites. The exact function of this nuraghe is unknown, but it was surrounded by a small village which seems to suggest that it had some importance to the daily life of these ancient people.
No yacht holiday is complete without a taste of the local fare and Sardinia is no different. Known for its seafood, dry breads, and plethora of cheeses, Sardinia is also known for its beer consumption, its citizens drinking more than anywhere else in Italy. It is believed that beer was first produced in Sardinia in the copper age and the traveler would remiss not to try one of the local brews. Pigs and wild boars are also popular and are served roasted or boiled in stews with mint and myrtle often used to flavor Sardinian dishes.
Cal Gonone and the Sea:
As an island, Sardinia has numerous sea side villages perfect for visiting while aboard your yacht. Trips can be organised with your captain or with the company you booked the private yacht charter holiday with. Cal Gonone on the east of Sardinia has a population of under 1,300 but a long and diverse history. It was originally inhabited during the Nuragic era and remains of the Nuragic settlements can still be seen especially on the village outskirts and at Nuraghe Mannu. Fisherman from Ponza, a small island in the Mediterranean, founded the modern village sometime during the early 20th century. With beautiful beaches and clear seas, Cala Gonone has become a very popular tourist destination in recent years.
Gennargentu National Park:
With a wide range of flowers, wildlife, and mountain ranges, the Genneagentu National Park is one of the most beautiful and scenic sites in Sardinia. Part of the Gennargentu mountain range that runs through the Park, Punta La Marmora, the highest mountain in Sardinia, is found here. There are also numerous birds including includign eagles, falcons, woodpeckers, and vultures for the birdwatcher as well as. Wildcats, foxes, and even seals.