December 2016 short trip in Sardinia: 3 ideas for a great holiday in Italy

  • Published: 1-11-2016
  • Category: Events

December 2016 short trip in Sardinia

You’d like to spend a great December 2016 short trip. You’re planning a four-days holiday and the place that you wish to visit is in Italy: it’s Sardinia. In this case, we have three good ideas that will allow you to enjoy a really unforgettable holiday.


Idea #1: the historic districts of Cagliari

This four-days short trip could become an opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of the Sardinian capital city, to discover its most authentic side. What a coincidence, the historic districts of Cagliari are exactly four, one per day:

  • Castle, where there are the medieval monuments and buildings of the city;
  • Stampace, which was once the neighbourhood of artists and artisans;
  • Marina, where you can feel a unique atmosphere, with the scents of the sea and the tradition of the fishermen;
  • Villanova, which can offer archaeology, culture, ancient history, art.


Idea# 2: Autunno in Barbagia in Fonni

Autunno in Barbagia is one of the most important moments of the year in Sardinia. Especially for those who want to discover traditions, colours, tastes, nature and culture of this wonderful land. The real heart of the event are the Cortes Apertas, the “open courtyards”: the historic houses of the several towns will open their courtyards and will show the artisan, artistic and wine-and-food traditions.

From December 8th to 11th, Autunno in Barbagia 2016 will take place in Fonni, a place which preserves its history jealously: prehistoric nuraghi, the necropolis of Madau, the sanctuary of Gremanu, the menhirs and the domus de janas are the evidences of a prosperous and important past.


Idea #3: hiking on Gennargentu

The last of these three ideas to spend a December 2016 short trip in Sardinia is recommended for hikers. The Gennargentu is a large massif in Central Sardinia. The most beautiful excursions are four:

  • Gola di Gorropu;
  • Tiscali;
  • Foresta di Montarbu;
  • Codula di Luna.

If you’d like to visit the Gennargentu but you’d prefer a more easy way to get there, you can take the Trenino verde, a train from Arbatax to Mandas: for further information, you can visit the official website of the train,


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