a Danish architect has built her family dream house overlooking the Mediterranean Sea & Sunset yet hidden from tourists by green mountains of Iglesias. This cute stylish dry stone and wood house, ideal for 2 families, was completed in 2012. Beautiful rare dry-stone villa, modern inside (Artimede, Michele di Lucchi, Eames, Wegner, Knoll, Jacobsen, Ingo Maurer, Ergo Focus...) and free from concrete and chemically treated materials. As it sits halfway on a hill (175m above the sea) it benefits from a constant breeze even during the hottest days of the year. Mosquitoes are rare. Independently controlled ventilation. A swimming pool would be an offence to the Sardinian beaches just 5min drive. The house has 4 bathrooms : 2 inside +2 outside ; 4 double bedrooms, each with terrace access, and sleeps up to 10 persons. Shady carport for 3 cars generates plenty solar energy. If you like what you see, then we'd like to see you.
Great evening meals at home or next door: Our wonderful neighbours just 400m up the road cook the best meals in the valley every night at 20h. Call early Agriturismo Fighezia at 3480698303 (Francesco) to reserve. Corpious diner cost 25€/person including everything : wine, dessert, espresso and limoncello or mirto.
Young perfectionist Luca opened his Trattoria Sole della Luna located halfway between the beach and our house. The food is delicate and servings just keeps on coming. When in Italy do as the Italians, just eat from 21h30 'till 01. Luca cooks both lunch and dinner, closed Sunday and Monday, so he can also keep his body tanned ;-) call Luca at 3478846310
On the Beach, you eat well at l'Ancora : try Zuppa di Cozze, Black spaghetti, Spigola and Dorade... and their wine selection is the best in the valley Call 078154903
Start your vacation in the water: This unspoilt SW corner of Sardinia is best discovered from the sea. Tony has a boat for 8 people and took us out for a 4h evening ride from 4-8pm. Pan di Zucchero is a 200m high roch in the sea where rock climbers challenge themselves (it is ready with croches, so just bring your gear). The water is bluer than blue. There are cool grottos and natural 'jacuzzi's to be enjoyed.... and nobody knows, but Tony. Call him at 3483634026 (approx 25€/person). If you have sailing licence you can rent RIPs with 40 or 100HP from ShardanaAdventures.com for 100-220€ per day. Call Lorenzo at 3395631141 in Buggerru. He is also the surf guru and teacher and speaks fluently French and English
A 1 day sail trip around isola San Pietro, starting from Portoscusu is also worth 300€ up to 10 persons. We saw the tuna catching area and lunched in the beautiful bay we the Falks nest. The skipper can provide freshly harpun caught lunch or sail you to Tunisia in just 16h. We recommend CarloforteSailCharter.it who has several boats in various ports 3472733268
7km long 'grotto Su Mannau': this is the wildest and most dangerous experience I've had so far. 7 hours under ground with lauches, real headlight, cliffs and clean water springs. I was particulary scared after 3h when the guide lost track of the 'sala vergine' and we had to go through tiny holes, slide around cliffs and got water into the rubber boots. But now that I survived, I'll be happy to do it again. Especially when you come back onto the turist path while some young female guides and public glance with admiration at 'Indiana Jones' returned to life.
Danish born couple (architect and wine merchant) having lived in San Francisco, Wales, Hamburg, Paris, Bordeaux and since 2004 finally rediscovered and settled in Italy in Montepulciano (Siena) and Portixeddu Sardinia where they produce biodynamic olive oil, trade wine, design and architecture
After holidaying 15 years in Cap Ferret/Arcachon on the French Atlantic coast; Mallorca, Sicily, Hydra... and Cote d'Azur we immediately fell in love with the unspoilt South West corner of Sardinia. Even in July we are the only NorthEuropean tourists on the huge beaches.
No where else in Europe can you find such vast beaches, wild mountains and crystal clear Sea at 25.C. The season is at least 180 days, yet the cost of living is like in 1950s. We love food and we love cooking (and authentic wine). Our mission is to support the diversity of nature. Think Global, eat/shop local... and the Sardinians need your business.