What to see: Costa Rei is a town located 70 km far from Cagliari, on the southeastern coast of Sardinia. The nearly one-hour drive leading to the village is best taken through the panoramic route known as 'Orientale Sarda', where the shoreline and the hills seem to match in a picturesque environment.
What to hear: The typical folk chants during the Festival of San Giovanni Battista, Castadias' Patron Saint, is a yearly celebration taking place every 25th of June. Enjoy a day overwhelmed by chants, traditional dances and culinary delights, to conclude with an amazing fireworks show lighting up Costa Rei’s star-dotted sky.
What to smell: The fragrance of the red junipers standing behind the well-known 'Scoglio di Peppino' – literally Peppino's rock - a bright-white granite rock which was named after a fisherman who used to rest upon its surface.
What to taste: A delicious dish made by locally sourced fish. For those who fancy rich and original tastes, this area has to offer the bay tree roasted eel or the famous pickled trout.
What to touch: The grains of sand in the Costa Rei beach, mentioned as one of the 5 best beaches in the world according to the prestigious Lonely Planet tourist guide. This is probably due to its crystal-clear blue water and the width of its shimmering strand, graced by blooming vegetation whose fragrance almost touches the shoreline.