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Sardinia: where to stay, eat and shop

Carla Capalbo picks out the must visit hotels, restaurants and shops for the ideal Sardinia wine holiday.

Sardinia: where to stay, eat and shop


Locanda Conte Mameli, Olbia

In the town centre, this is a small hotel in a historic palazzo with some character. www.lalocandadelcontemameli.com

Li Finistreddi, Arzachena

Near Arzachena, at Micalosu, this country resort near the vineyards offers all the comforts of a summer retreat. www.finistreddi.it

Hotel Nibaru, Cala di Volpe

Stay here to enjoy the Costa Smeralda on a budget: great location, a lovely pool and walking access to several beaches. www.hotelnibaru.it

Agriturismo Agrisole, Casagliana

If you prefer to stay outside the towns, this agriturismo is halfway between Olbia and Arzachena, and offers a more rustic atmosphere, with local dishes available for dinner. www.agriturismo-agrisole.com


Caffè Cosimino, Olbia

In Olbia’s town centre of Piazza Margherita, this wine bar features a huge selection of wines and good food. Always open. Tel: +39 0789 21001

Ristorante Barbagia, Olbia

Try some of the hinterland dishes of pork, wild boar and cheeses in the spacious Ristorante Barbagia. www.ristorantebarbagia.com

Ristorante Nino, Pittulongu

A few kilometres outside Olbia, in Hotel Stefania, this restaurant offers local Sardinian dishes, along with lovely rooms and views of (and access to) the sandy Pittulongu beaches. www.stefaniahotel.it

Ristorante Il Tirabusciò, Calangianus

Inland at Calangianus, in the hills where the cork trees grow, this affordable venue prepares homemade traditional food, with pastas (boiled and fried) and locally reared meats and vegetables. Tel: +39 0796 61849

Gelateria da Pasqualina, Porto Cervo

In the Promenade du Port at Porto Cervo, this ice creamery makes its own fabulous ices and pastries from Mediterranean fruits and nuts. www.lapasqualina.com

Stelle D Stelle, Porto Cervo

Sardinia, Stelle-D-Stelle

Stelle D Stelle hosts Michelin-starred chefs in summer.

In summer, this restaurant hosts Italian Michelin- starred chefs who prepare their own gourmet food. www.stelledstelle.com


Soha Sardinia, Porto Cervo

As well as offering handmade jewellery and other accessories, this boutique makes fine, polyphenol-rich skin creams using an extract of red Cannonau grapes. www.sohasardinia.com

In Vino Veritas, Olbia

On the Corso Umberto in the centre of Olbia, you will find a large selection of Sardinian wines to taste and buy, and they also serve light lunches. www.invinoveritas.playfun.tv

Thursday market, San Pantaleo

In the small, traditional village of San Pantaleo, there is a fun market every week where you can find local produce, crafts, artworks and more.

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