Let "insider" Paola Loi and "outsider" James Martin guide you through a cultural tour of the continent's most exotic and enigmatic island. Sure, you've heard of Sardinia's spectacular free beaches and dazzling blue water, and we have over 40 sun-drenched and sandy suggestions for you--but then let us turn things inside out and introduce you to a whole other side of this crossroads of culture, this legendary Ichnusa, God's footstep smack in the middle of the Med. We'll take you from the saffron fields to the lace makers, from the Romanesque churches to the fantastic festivals that you'll have to see to believe, including a sacred horse race called l'Ardia that makes the Palio di Siena look like child's play.
And we wouldn't forget the unique archaeology: giants tombs, witches houses, sacred wells, and those stone towers called nuraghi. This isn't "ordinary" Europe.
Inside you'll find over 700 high resolution photographs, maps, and videos documenting the best of the island, from the best places to stay (no corporate, cookie-cutter boxes!) to the best places to eat, with explanations of the traditional foods you should taste.
★ About the Authors ★
Paola Loi, a Cagliari resident and long time tour guide, brings many years of expertise to the project. Her digital Rolodex is chock full of people and places hidden in every nook and cranny of the island.
James Martin, a travel writer, archaeologist, photographer and foodie, has worked five field seasons on a Sardinian archaeological project, excavating a nuragic village and cooking for the crew. He has a passion for this place that he hopes will transfer to you as you flip your way through the "pages" of this app.
And please, if you have an interest: see Sardinia soon! many traditions are dying off--and the money to protect the archaeological sites has all but dried up in the current economic crisis.
★ About Sutro Media ★
This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!
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