Mirko's top 3 places to visit in Sardinia
Surrounded by an emerald sea and beaches of snow white sand, Sardinia is the location we'd all want to be venturing into this summer to escape London's "delightful" weather.
Luckily for us, Chef Mirko is not only bringing to B'acino a delicious Wine & Food Pairing around his natal Island on Thursday 24 August; today, he is revealing to you his top three places to visit in Sardinia.
Located in the town of Baunei — in the southern part of the Gulf of Orosei, in Ogliastra — Cala Goloritzé was formed by a landslide in 1962 and is now the most breathtaking beach one can find in Sardinia.
Famous for its high pinnacle of 143 metres above the cove and its natural arch, this paradise on earth can only be reached by boat or by walking for about one hour and a half across a vertical drop of 470 metres. This walk is a small price to pay to enjoy the peacefulness and the unique natural beauty of this "Italian National Monument".
Sette Fratelli Park
In Sardinia, one should venture to the island's mountainous inland to discover Sette Fratelli natural park. Once there, trust us, you won't regret having traded your swimwear for trekking boots.
Almost 10 hectares wide, this granite massif whose highest peak (1016 metres) is Punta Ceraxa, has a lot to offer to visitors: a lush vegetation, rivers, waterfalls and consequently a rich wildlife. Photography lovers will be delighted to know that at Sette Fratelli, it is very easy to spot Sardinian deers, eagles, martens, hares and boars.
Santa Cristina archaeological park
Sardinia's history is a thousand years old and is therefore home to numerous historical treasures. One of the most intriguing is the Nuragic Holy Well of Santa Christina archaeological park.
Testament to the deep religiosity of the Nuragic population (Bronze Age), this typical Sardinian well was a place of pilgrimage and ceremonies. The mystery behind Santa Cristina well is that no one knows why the moon light reflects in the well every 18 years and 6 months between December and the beginning of January. Is it a coincidence?
Yes, Sardinia has a lot more to offer than the glitz of its stunning Costa Smeralda and our best piece of advice is for you to go off the beaten track and discover the true feel of this wonderful Mediterranean island!