The apartment is located near the historic center of Castelsardo. Castelsardo is a medieval town in northern Sardinia, in the heart of the Gulf of Asinara about 30 kilometers from Sassari (with 5,000 inhabitants.), Which is due to its unique geographical position has remained virtually untouched. Castelsardo is protected from the sea collection, which has kept the city from attack and destruction over the centuries. Today we speak of the glorious past of the city of the Doria family, the fortress city of Aragon and the King of Sardinia. A past that has been handed down through the history and culture, the city still characterizes and goes back to the first prehistoric settlements. Castelsardo is now a well-equipped tourist town with a marina, beautiful beaches and coves that are ideal for the summer holiday. During the year, make ritual and tradition to life, such as the famous festival of Lunissanti, everyday life, which is characterized by the hard work of the weavers, fishermen and farmers.
TRADITION: Castelsardo is known worldwide for the production of handcrafted baskets famous. Not infrequently one sees in the streets women who are about to weave colorful baskets, or fishing, the fish traps sew (a 'fish trap', which is lowered to the bottom of the sea to fish shellfish). Local production of baskets is characterized by numerous decorative shapes and elements. Castelsardo are characteristic of the baskets with low edges which are used for bread making, or the coffinus for the cake preparation
Lunissanti: The Lunissanti is a popular event, it is unique in its kind in the Middle Ages and the Sacre rappresentazioni (St. representations) roots. Its origin goes back to the time when the Benedictine monks of the belief that social and cultural life of the people around Tergu and Castelgenovese impressed. The monks followed lay brothers, who continued the tradition. The most important personalities of Lunissanti are in fact members of the Confraternity of Santa Croce.
HANDICRAFTS The handicrafts of Castelsardo has a large selection of products, but mainly for the manufacture of baskets and weaving known, which is practiced by the weavers and the local museum is housed in the castle. In addition, there are other local commodities: carpets, tapestries, lace, clothing, jewelry, knives, pottery and carpentry items such as chests. Each of these arts have developed over time a tradition of its own and differs depending on the area. There are mixed local style units with 'continental' influences.
The local cuisine is the local traditions of the farmers and ranchers, and especially with the fish, more specifically connected with the recipes handed down over centuries. The uniqueness of this cuisine is the freshness of the food and in their natural purity. For this reason, you miss a wine and food tasting on site under any circumstances. The different specialties can be tasted and consumed directly from local farmers. You too can enjoy the numerous town festivals throughout the year. In addition to the typical recipes of main dishes and side dishes are the Pane grosso ('big bread') and to mention the cake, as the formaggelle that Papassini that Cocciuleddi and traditional macaroons.
THE CASTLE OF CASTELSARDODie castle was built in the Doria family of Genoa 12th Century on the tip of the cape Castelsardo built, which overlooks the bay from the top. The city walls and the entire building has been preserved properly, especially as the distance to the sea water has prevented erosion. The castle contains the Museo dell'Intreccio Mediterraneo (Mediterranean Museum of weaving), which is one of the most important museums of Sardinia, and the local tradition of weaving baskets and other items of household use is given. From the terraces along the city walls, you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama, which encompasses much of the northern coast and the island of Asinara. On clear days you can even see the southern Corsica. During the reign of the Doria family, it became a fortress of their rich possessions. Until the first half of the 19th Century there were several watchtowers that were not rebuilt after its collapse. The guards of the trenches in some places is still accessible, and the fixed points are visible. In the east we find the defense of Bella Vista, in the north and southeast of Manganelo a small balcony and the Sperone, which in the 16th Century by the Aragonese had been added during her reign. After the fall of the Doria family, the Spanish crown sent the viceroy Vivas, to learn about the Constitution of the fortress of a picture and write a report on which the Restoration Work should be cited. The building is located in Via Vittorio Emanuele in the old town of Castelsardo and is most likely on the foundation of the city during the Middle Ages, that on the 12th Century back.