Sardinia, known to Italians as Sardegna, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. An autonomous region of Italy, it seems a world away from the mainland. The population is approximately 1.66 million with twice as many sheep. (Sardo pecorino cheese is thought to be the most flavorful sheep cheese in Italy.) Because of its position in the Mediterranean, the island has endured continuous foreign invasions which have given the island a rich heritage of archeological, artistic and cultural layers. The topography of the island ranges from the rocky headlands and secluded beaches on the coast to the forested mountains and wild expanses of the Barbagia in the interior. Our tour will investigate the cultural and geographical diversity, visiting the coasts, the rugged interior, the towns and villages and historical sites throughout the island. We will eat the foods, experience local life and get a good taste of the cultural flavors which make this such a unique and fascinating place.
After traveling with Andrea...I can honestly report that her tour introduced us to places and people in Sardinia that we would never have been able to find or enjoy on our own. The knowledgeable guides and personal friends we met and enjoyed with her made the island come alive for us in ways we could not have imagined, and I came away feeling our time spent in her company was very special…." Peni Schwartz, Mercer Island, WA