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Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

1. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

Live a memorable day while having fun and enjoying nature on a quad adventure under the guidance of an expert tour-escort. Cross pristine beaches and dirt paths, and admire breathtaking views onboard your quad. Upon arrival, you'll be given full instruction on handling the quad and all safety equipment will be provided. First, take a short trip to establish your confidence and then go on an amazing journey. Enjoy an authentic, exciting, and dynamic off-road experience on the powerful quads for 2 or 3 hours, depending on the option you choose. Drive through nature's twists and turns, among the vegetation and rocks modeled by time, and discover rare species and unique itineraries. Your local guide is happy to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and share interesting anecdotes for you before returning you back to the base camp.

Cagliari: Private artisan beer and cheese tasting

2. Cagliari: Private artisan beer and cheese tasting

Water, malt and hops are only some of the ingredients used to produce beer. This thousand-year old drink, enjoyed by Egyptians and Medieval friars, has a great diffusion all around Sardinia both in consumption and in artisan production with a lot of small breweries. This tour will led us towards a senses experience, discovering small Sardinian breweries in order to discover the phases of the production and the different types of artisan beer. We offer in combination with one local craft beer a selection of the finest Sardinian cheese in different types and ages, coming from small local productions. All this will also be accompanied by olives and typical Sardinian bread. An exclusive and unmissable experience for all craft beer lovers.

Cuddling and picnic with Donkeys at the Monte Cresia

3. Cuddling and picnic with Donkeys at the Monte Cresia

Experience an unforgettable day surrounded by Sardinian donkeys in the beautiful nature on Monte Cresia. This special place is less than half an hour from Cagliari where you can enjoy these special natured animals. Ignazio lives on Monte Cresia with his thirty beloved donkeys and you get the chance to meet and cuddle the donkeys up close, while Ignazio tells you all about their habits and characteristics. After the introduction you can feed the donkeys and just enjoy their company in the beautiful surroundings of Monte Cresia. This magical experience is sure to make you return completely zen! During this two-hour experience you will also have the chance to enjoy a delicious Sardinian picnic with local products and wine. If you want to have a vegetarian or vegan lunch, please let us know! This experience can be experienced every Wednesday and Saturday. If you prefer another day with a group, please let us know: Minimum number of participants for this experience is 4 people (adults). If there are not enough participants, you will be informed at least 24 hours in advance and you can choose to do a private experience at an additional cost or choose another date. Photos made by: Scott McInnes

Cagliari: Guided Artisanal Food and Wine Tasting Experience

4. Cagliari: Guided Artisanal Food and Wine Tasting Experience

You will discover and... taste, the "food of longevity", which has made Sardinia a "blue zone", one of the few areas in the world with the highest percentage of centenarians, thanks to the quality of life and food. A journey to discover the food and wine excellences of Sardinia with a story on production techniques and the history of the producers. A guided tasting that immerses the visitor in a taste experience in which aspects related to the history and culture of the area will be explored. During the experience it is possible to taste some artisanal delicacies linked to the season. From baked goods to extra virgin olive oil, passing through some land and sea specialties that will be combined with different types of wines. An unmissable experience for lovers of wine and authentic food.

Cagliari: Sardinian Cooking Class with Meal and Drinks

5. Cagliari: Sardinian Cooking Class with Meal and Drinks

Cagliari, south Sardinia, the wonderful capital of this island. Here you can discover the ancient recipe of the delicious culurgiones pasta. Host by the talented Damiano and his sister you will learn a recipe that has been handed down for generations and learned by Damiano from his grandma since childhood. You will be given a so-called "scivedda" (container) and shown how to prepare the pasta. After that you will prepare the filling before tasting all the ingredients.  The dough (previously put to rest) will then be processed and the typical closing of the culurgiones "a spighedda" (in the shape of an ear) will begin. After the closing of all the culurgiones everyone will sit at the table to enjoy the appetizers with a glass of wine, while the water will be boiled for the big meal. This meal will surely delight your palate! The culurgiones recipe comes from Damiano's grandmother who occasionally prepares culurgiones at home with the whole family on Sunday or during holidays. The original culurgiones recipe belongs to the Ogliastra province (south-east of Sardinia) where each county has its typical recipe. During this lab you will learn the culurgiones recipe from the town of Jerzu. The class is held by Damiano and his sister. In the remote possibility of last minute inconveniences, they will be replaced by qualified staff who previously took part in this course.

Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

6. Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

This is an experience for animal lovers in a familiar environment. Located near Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital city, Sinnai is a small town where you can still see the typical Campidanese-style houses, with their mud-brick walls and wooden roofs, in its historic centre. One of these houses is where a friendly couple will teach you how to make two different types of local traditional pasta: malloreddus (also known as Sardinian gnocchi) and culurgiones (ravioli closed in a peculiar way). Later, we will cook the pasta and eat together, with a glass of lovely local wine and other typical products.

Wine Tour Sardinia

7. Wine Tour Sardinia

Join an unforgettable excursion to discover the wine and wineries of Cagliari, two important elements of the Sardinian identity since the first centuries of its history. The role of the ancient plant is deep-rooted in the culture of this land thanks to the wide range of grape varieties: Cannonau, Bovale, Carignano, Monica, Nuragus, Vermentino, Nasco, Vernaccia, Moscato, and Malvasia, to name a few. This tour will allow you to live a first-hand experience immersed in the vineyards and the wineries of the area, where you will learn the peculiarities of the Sardinian wine grapes. The tour includes a visit to a traditional winery: surrounded by sweet hills and rural landscapes, you will discover the different production stages, the kinds of the grapes, the land and the people who dedicate their time to the grape growing with great passion. The visit to the winery is only the first step. Next, taste local wines! You will be captivated by a friendly atmosphere and will taste 3 excellent wines paired with local food products.

Cagliari: City Tour

8. Cagliari: City Tour

You tour starts from the Port of Cagliari. The first stop will be at the Basilica of Bonaria where you are going to admire the wonderful staircase and beautiful church while you discover the tale of the wooden statue that arrived from the sea. After that, you are going to drive to Sant'Elia lighthouse, where you are going be fascinated by the turquoise water of the little cove of Calamosca. You will reach the Poetto beach and you will find the majestic Devil's Saddle there. Then, you drive along the Molentargius Park, home to the characteristic pink flamingos that you can admire. After that, you see the Bastione of Saint Remy, one of the biggest fortifications of Cagliari. Then, you will move to the Castello area, the famous Piazza Yenne and the Marina area.

Homemade Pasta and Pesto Class with a Local Chef in Genoa

9. Homemade Pasta and Pesto Class with a Local Chef in Genoa

Pasta Fresca is one of the Italian masterpieces, get ready to learn to prepare it with a friendly local chef in Genoa. Enter is home located in the historic city center and enjoy the stunning view from the terrace overlooking the city. Simple ingredients: flavor, water, eggs for a delicious dish. The secret is mixing raw ingredients with passion and grandma recipes is the best way to create delicacies; you will learn to do it with your family and friends. Enter the home of your friendly chef and begin your sensorial journey through Italian culinary traditions. You will prepare the dough of pasta Fresca improving your cooking skills to create your favorite dish. You will also learn to cook the famous Pesto sauce! Get cooking tips while rolling the dough and then shape it easily. Once the work is completed, take a seat and enjoy the fruits of your labor in a convivial atmosphere. The apartment is on the 5th floor in a historic palace, it doesn't have elevator!

From Cagliari: Wine Cellar Tour with Tastings

10. From Cagliari: Wine Cellar Tour with Tastings

Our expert guides will take you on a journey through the beautiful vineyard and cellar close to Cagliari where you'll witness firsthand how the magic happens. With our wine tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore the winemaking process from start to finish, learning about the variety of grapes and the techniques create the perfect wine. Step inside the stunning cellars and let your senses be thrilled with the tantalizing aroma of the finest wines. Our cellar experts will take you on a guided tour, where you'll learn about the different phases of wine production and the history of each wine. And, of course, what's a wine tour without tasting? Our wine tasting session features four different wines, each with its unique flavor and aroma and every glass of wine will be accompanied with the explanation of the expert sommelier and with a tasting of local products. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just someone who loves to experience new things, our wine tour is perfect for you. Join us today and take the first sip towards an unforgettable wine experience in Cagliari. Book now and get ready to be mesmerized by the beauty of wine!

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4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Such a fun and incredible experience learning to make traditional Sardinian pasta. Felt very authentic and everyone was SO nice. I loved that they also offered pick up and drop off to/from my hotel. All of the other members of the group were so nice and we all had a little lunch after. Would 100% recommend :)

Excellent.. Really a moment of relaxation. Of discovery. Happiness.. Thanks to a team with a smile and passion for making participants discover magnificent places.. Really my husband and I loved it.. I recommend 100%.. Thank you to the entire team Camillo and Laura

Love this idea of having a personalised tour, especially because I'm a solo traveller. I booked mine for the first day of my holiday, and it helped me settle in and familiarise myself with the new surrounds.

Our trip was fantastic, a great mix of scenery, history and thrill. We were given the opportunity to see areas which we would otherwise never have seen.

Giacomo was an excellent guide - so charming and personable, and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic day and would recommend him to everyone’