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The Fire Tour

(2 - 7 July, 2022)

During our Fire Tour we will discover the many fire symbols that dot Sardinia as if inside a delightful and iridescent casket.

The itinerary starts with the so-called Devil’s Saddle in Cagliari, a name linked to the legend that Lucifer, during an epic battle in the skies above Cagliari, was thrown from his horse by the angels and fell to the promontory of Sant’Elia and gave it its present shape.

The Castle of Acquafredda in Siliqua is also linked to the fire of eternal torment which, according to tradition, was built by Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, who Dante Alighieri banished to the IX circle of Hell (XXXIII Canto).

From the fire of the underworld to the sacred fire of the Holy Spirit that inspired the construction of numerous churches, the journey continues with a visit to the Byzantine church of Sant’Elia di Tattinu, before arriving in Sedilo, the town which hosts the Ardia, the unbridled horseraces in honor of St. Constantine, who put an end to the persecution of Christians.

The fire that feeds passion, on the other hand, is found in the tombs of the giants, common burials whose shape often evoke a bull, a symbol of fertility.

The spectacular desert-beach of Piscinas, brilliant in its yellow-ocher reflections and known above all for its high sand dunes, evokes the fire that heats.

And we will not forget Monte Arcuentu, born from an ancient volcano and therefore the son of fire – a location where a well-known local friar, Fra Lorenzo, isolated himself in prayer – and linked to the legend that it was the home of the famous cogas, the witches.

Fire also means heat, the same one that many men breathed in the mines, now converted to museums in which we will learn, in addition to historical mining in our region, the history of the people who, in these mines, lived out their entire lives.

Finally, how can we not neglect the island’s rich food and wine tradition?
The fire that men have used since its discovery to not only heat himself, but also to cook his food.

For this reason, we will immerse ourselves in a culinary workshop to prepare some of the traditional dishes of our land and taste some typical products such as the “fil’e ferru”, the famous Sardinian grappa, also nicknamed abba ardente (“burning water”), due to its high alcohol content.

*Hypogeum Village was once a vast Punic necropolis. In the Middle Ages, hypogeums (gruttas) became refuges from Saracen raids and, up into the 1970s, the poorest families still used them as dwellings.

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Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Information

To Know

The price of the tour is 915 Euros per person

The price covers the following services:

  • 5-night stay in a double/twin room and breakfast at 3- and 4-star hotels and farmhouses at the locations listed in the tour summary
  • Lunch at restaurants and farmhouses on Days 2, 3 and 5
  • Packed lunch on Day 4
  • Dinner at hotels/restaurants on Days 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Activities and entrance fees for all the attractions included in the tour summary
  • All bus transfers to the locations and attractions included in the tour summary
  • English speaking guide for the whole tour
  • Emergency medical expenses, baggage and personal belongings insurance

 

The price excludes:

  • Flights
  • One-way transfer from Cagliari-Elmas airport to the centre of Cagliari
  • Dinner on Day 1 (allow around 20-30 Euros)
  • Tips
  • Tourist tax (if applicable), payable directly at hotels/farmhouses

 

Price of a single supplement is 115 Euros

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Group size: 12-18 people

Minimum number required for travel: 12 people

Booking deadline: 13 May 2022 (50 days prior to the start of tour)

Daily activities run from around 9 am (after breakfast) until 6 pm every day

In the event of adverse weather conditions or other inconveniences beyond our control, attractions included in the tour can be exchanged or replaced by other attractions among those suggested by the guide

As an active tour that includes excursions, visits to archaeological sites located on countryside terrain, and stopovers at beaches, it is recommended that guests bring appropriate clothing and footwear (e.g.: hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, bathing suit, sun protection)

No previous experience is needed to attend this tour, however we’ll be crossing some steep inclines at some point while walking and hiking, therefore a decent level of general fitness is required

Meals are made up of three courses including a drink

 

For Payment and Cancellation Policy, please refer to our Terms and Conditions page

Covid-19 information

  1. EU Digital COVID Certificate (or an equivalent certificate for travellers from extra-EU countries) is required to access indoor venues such as hotels, restaurants and museums.
  2. You will be expected to maintain social distancing while doing the activities
  3. Please bring hand sanitizer and face masks with you
  4. Masks are not needed while hiking but please wear one in any enclosed environments, or while standing and walking in crowded areas
  5. Transfers included will be in larger buses than usual to ensure a reasonable amount of space among passengers while in the vehicle

For the latest updates on COVID-19, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website www.viaggiaresicuri.it, or contact the number 0039 06 491 115.

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