Traditional Culture in the Heart of Sardinia


Take a step back in time for a wild cultural experience! Join veteran WT Trip Leader Stefano Baldi for a fascinating discovery of the captivating pagan festivals of Sardinia, wild spectacles that hold true to their Sardo roots, with 2,000-year-old rituals, allegorical reenactments, colorful parades, masked dancers, lively music, dancing in the streets, and spirited horse races. This is a chance to experience the real Sardinia—the deep “dark heart” of the interior, where few tourists venture, and where the locals proudly keep the oldest traditions. In the company of Stefano, whose irrepressible, exuberant nature is well known and loved by all who travel with him, we can’t help but get caught up in the action! Along with the festivals, we visit artisans in their workshops, learn the culinary secrets of making good pasta, see how the special bread—pane carasau—is made, and enjoy a wine tasting as we visit one of the most renowned wineries of the island.



Attend Sardinia's wildly colorful cultural festivals, with dancing, music, parades, and costumed participants
Enjoy hikes leading to ancient archaeological sites, including Tharros, dating from 800 BC, and Tomba di Gigante S’Ena è Thomes, a burial from the Bronze Age
Meet cheesemakers, artisans, learn culinary secrets, taste robust wines


Length: 10 days
Cost From: $5295  
Arrive: Olbia, Italy
Depart: Olbia, Italy
Lodging: 9 nights in hotels
Meals: All meals included (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Walking, Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

Moderate hiking, cultural touring