About Elena Z
Lives in Stuttgart, Germany
Since Nov 2010
25-34 year old female
Born and grown up in Sardinia, for work and studies I spent part of my life in Lisbon, Milan, Triest, Malta and the awesome Berlin. I have finally landed in Stuttgart. When I travel, I walk a lot and I like getting in touch with locals as much as I can. I love hiking and I am definitely a nature lover. Next trip? Definitely outside Europe! My dream destination is Bhutan
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
The city of Cagliari has several 'belvedere' (strategic view points) both inside and outside the city center, where you can enjoy beautiful vistas: the quarter 'Castello,' Buoncammino, Castello San Michele and more. Sella del Diavolo, perched on a hilltop on a peninsula in the middle of the Gulf of Cagliari, is the best of the bunch. After one hour's walk, you'll reach its summit, and from there you can enjoy the stunning city view.
Alghero is a very special city in Sardinia, where they still speak a Catalan dialect. Enjoy a walk through the city, exploring its distinctive, narrow cobblestone streets and panoramic city walls, where you can pause for a glass of delicious white Vermentino wine while basking in the light sea breeze.
This tiny and colorful town located on a island off the Sardinian coast, has a very special history, culture and even dialect. It was founded by a colony of Ligurian fishermen from Tabarka, an island off the coast of Tunisia, and is nowadays famous for its unique gastronomy: a mixture of traditional African recipes (cous cous), Ligurian flavors (pesto alla genovese and farinata) and local products (tuna fish).
Bosa is one of the island's most beautiful cities, and the only one located by a river. Also famous for its castle, pleasant city center and amazing beaches, it's a stunning place to explore on foot, and the sweet wine produced here — Malvasia di Bosa DOC — is alone worth the visit.
Castelsardo is a medieval town located on a promontory, high above the sea. Stroll arm in arm around the old citadel and well-preserved city walls, and get to know the old women who still weave traditional baskets sitting along its streets.
This ancient burg on the mountains, built completely from granite and very well preserved, lies just twenty feet away from the sea. It's the ideal position if you're looking to stay in an authentic coastal village and far away from the crowds.
Tharros is the name of the former Phoenician city, located on a small peninsula in the gulf of Oristano, on Sardinia's west coast. Come here in the late afternoon to explore the archeological site, and afterwards head to the tower at the very end of the peninsula to enjoy the beautiful sunset!
Galleria Henry Buggerru was once the train that transported local mine workers to their workplace, and today you can ride in their footsteps. The rails run right along the southwestern coast of Sardinia, and as you'll see, they used to have a pretty nice view on their way to work! Be ready for an unforgettable sunset.
Lovers simply can't miss a visit to Sardinia's Saint Valentine village! While Sadali is definitely a hidden gem, it's also worth the trip. Have a seat by the famous waterfall right in front of Saint Valentine church, visit the amazing cave of Is Janas, join an excursion into the village's surroundings, and taste the famous 'culurgiones' (regional variety of ravioli).