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Travel Motus first designed this vacation in Sardinia for its friends and is now pleased to offer it to you. The cooking holiday will be an immersion in wine, food, and people from Sardinia, as well as a genuine contact with the local people. You will enjoy cooking classes in the old kitchen of a charming hotel in Riola Sardo. There will also be local wine tastings and a visit to the fishery.
During this holiday, you will be accommodated in a double room in a three-star, charming, and well managed small hotel. This vacation is a sustainable tourism experience, as it is based on respect for the local culture and for its natural environment.
The hotel is a historical house which maintains the atmosphere of old times when all the activities connected to field labor were performed in house. In the inner garden and courtyard, you will still find a wine cellar, a well, a grain well, and an oven to bake bread, all surrounded by centuries-old trees.
This cooking vacation will consist of one week to enjoy Sardinian wine, food, and people. A booking can be done for a minimum of just two people. If you are a solo traveler, you can join a class where others have already booked.
During this vacation, there will be one visit to a fishery.
This holiday will take place in Riola Sardo village, near Oristano, on Sardinia's west coast. Sardinia is one of the most scenic parts of Europe, with a beautiful rocky coast, islands everywhere, and the Mediterranean at its most emerald green. Interspersed among the rocks are seductive beaches that are sometimes pelted by dry winds.
Sardinia existed six hundred million years ago when the Alps and mainland Italy were not yet formed. Inhabited since the dawn of mankind, Sardinia is covered with remains of lost civilizations, most a mystery to this day. It has an area of 24,090 square kilometers and a population of 1.6 million.
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, at the center of the basin, directly south of Corsica, France and north of Tunisia. It was called "Ichnusa" by the Phoenicians and "Sandalyon" by the Greeks because of its unique footprint shape.
Africa, Spain, Italy, and France have all exerted enormous influence on Sardinia. Sardo is not, in fact, a dialect of Italian. It is a distinct language that originates from early Latin with a strong resemblance to Catalan. Although Sardinia is politically part of Italy, like its language, its history, and culture developed on its own.
Underground temples, ziggurats, and mysterious objects and dwellings whose proportions are attributed to a mythological race of giants, honeycomb the land. Today, the locals are simple, pure, and hardy.
Sardinia's distinctive cuisine and wines are brutally honest, yet delicious. You will also discover that pink is the dominant color of Sardinia. Pink sands and flamingoes line the coast just as wild ponies rise at whim throughout the rugged island interior.
During this vacation, you will be served six breakfasts, one lunch at the fishermen restaurant, and three dinners. Your three cooking classes will take place in the old kitchen of the hotel, which has been perfectly restored. There will also be two local wine tastings.
Please book your flight to arrive at Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG).