Hotels with kitchen microwave coffee maker sardinia last minute courtesy resort emerald coast, Gallura is a land rich in traditions and boasts distinctive features that make it a sort of ‘island within an island’. It is covered by thick Mediterranean vegetation and is characterized by the presence of granite rocks that sometimes seem to form veritable natural sculptures.
Within walking distance of the charming residence, you will find a nineteenth century train station, served by the ‘trenino verde’ during the summer. These are small trains, powered by steam or diesel engines, which travel from Tempio Pausania to Palau and back, crossing Gallura to reach the sea. From the final destination of the railway line on the coast you can take a ferry to La Maddalena and its beautiful archipelago.
Just beyond the railway tracks, trekking enthusiasts can visit the archaeological site of ‘Nuraghes’ at an altitude of 340 meters above sea level. That is a fortified wall dating back to the Eneolithic age. The remarkable archaeological site of Arzachena is just a few kilometres away. It includes the Nuraghe Albucciu, the Tombe dei Giganti (Giants' Tombs) of Coddu Eccju and Li Longhi, the Necropolis of Li Muri, the Temple of Malchittu, the nuraghe village of Prisgiona and the archaeological site of Tempio, with Nuraghe Majori and the dolmens of Luras. Guided tours are available to visit these and other sights.
On the opposite shore of the Lago del Liscia, in the territory of Luras, impressive age-old olive trees are worth a visit: these genuine natural monuments will leave you amazed. To reach them head for Tempio Pausania, turn right at the junction indicating the lake and take the road that runs along the lake, following the signs.
The Valle della Luna (Valley of the Moon) and the Ethnographic Museum Meoc in Aggius, the ethnographic museum Galluras in Luras are worth a visit.
Crossing the Gallura you will notice the presence of country churches and small groups of houses outside the villages and towns in the area. They are a sign of the ‘stazzi’ tradition. ‘Stazzi’ were small farms, around which the economy and popular culture of the area used to revolve.
From May to October the rural churches come alive for the feasts of patron saints and attract small crowds of devotees and visitors who are offered lunches and dinners where traditional dishes are served. People celebrate by sharing meals and dancing, the traditional sign of welcome of the people of Gallura.
Gallura is a paradise for lovers of good wine. After tasting the best wines of the area paired with the nice food of the Valkarana Restaurant, you can visit the wine growing and making areas and the renowned Cooperative Wineries, all within a short distance of the hotel.