Friday, July 19, 2013

Villa Heaven - the Paradise on the Earth of Sardinia

From Naples we took a voyage over an emerald sea, past characteristic coves and beaches of snow-white sand to Sardinia. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean.


Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is a mainly mountainous region, without high peaks, with a vast and charming, yet bittersweet, natural environment. The islands great surfaces are still preserved with their natural composition, luxuriant woods with even millenary trees, small desert areas and marshes inhabited by deer, wild horses and rapacious birds. 

We docked in Arbatax. Arbatax is a small harbor in the Ogliastra region. The centre of this small town rises at the bottom of Cape Bellavista – territory enriched with the green-colored Mediterranean scrub and famous for the characteristic red rocks and the masses of granite located close to the harbor. As most people filled their pales with shells, I picked up the granite. I was trying to piece together the granite for my kitchen counters! However, I was reminded to leave the granite on the beach and there was a weight limit flying back to the states. Bummer!

The most heavenly dessert I have ever tasted on planet earth were the Seadas, a traditional Sardinian fritter. They are like a ravioli filled with sharp pecorino cheese, a flaky crust on the outside and topped with local warm honey, making for an intriguing and intense flavor. My husband and I ordered one dish to taste, after one bite, I told my hubby to order his own dish!
We met with some dear friends  We had a picnic and they were roasting the wild boar. Outstanding! The boar did not need any seasonings or sauces. The flavor said it all! Bellissimo!


There are many scenic drives with breathtaking views out to the Sardinian islands. We will have to return to this Villa Heaven, the Paradise on the Earth to finish exploring Sardinia and to visit our local friends! Tanti auguri ai miei amici!


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