From authoritative sites like Skyscanner to TV programs, the opinion is unanimous: they all agree in defining Castelsardo as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Here we will explain what to see and why it should be the next destination for your 2018 holidays in Sardinia:
The historic centre
Merit must certainly be given to its unique geographical position, given that the town stands on top of a promontory close to the sea, facing the Gulf of Asinara. Precisely for this reason, it is one of the few medieval villages which have remained intact, which fascinates tourists, giving them the opportunity to get lost among its beautiful alleyways, and for the view from the walls built around the Castello dei Doria , monument which has resisted erosion and is home to the Museum of Mediterranean Weaving , dedicated to the tradition of the weaving of baskets, for which Castelsardo is famous worldwide.
The bell tower of the Cattedrale di Sant’Antonio Abate is also of extraordinary visual impact. It is, in fact, a bell tower overlooking the sea, originally a lighthouse, whose dome has been covered with majolica tiles of various colours.
And the most organized and curious tourists, those who before leaving, fully document themselves on their holiday destination, will certainly know the rites of the Brotherhood of Santa Croce, known above all because its members, with their songs, are the protagonists of the Holy Week and of the Lunissanti castellanese. The Brotherhood, however, also preserves an important musical heritage, which boasts songs that are also performed on the occasion of other holidays or special celebrations that affect life in the town. Being able to attend these rites is a magical and engaging experience, lingering between sacred and profane.
But Castelsardo does not cease to amaze …
The sea and beaches
Among the imposing cliffs of red trachyte, there are in fact some coves with crystalline waters, in addition to the long beach of Lu Bagnu .
Lu Bagnu is ideal for families looking for beaches where children can swim in total safety, but also for snorkelling enthusiasts, due to its transparent waters. The Castilian coast is also highly esteemed by those who love sports such as sailing and windsurfing.
The sea is always the element that makes the village of Castelsardo one of the most romantic. In fact, it is impossible to spend your holiday here with your partner without enjoying an aperitif or a dinner overlooking the sea. In confirmation of the romantic atmosphere that reigns in the country, in the month of June, for two years now, the Romantic Night takes place, a successful event conceived by the Club of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy, which involves various Italian and international realities in a programme full of love and feelings.
Castelsardo is the perfect destination for couples and families who want to relax, without wanting to give up the pleasure of discovering new places.
The Domus of Castelsardo chosen by Avitur meet all your needs. Apartments overlook the Gulf of Asinara, and are part of a complex with many services, from the panoramic restaurant to the swimming pool, from sports pitches to animation for children and adults.
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