When summer begins and travelers reach the island to enjoy relaxing days on amazing bays and a swim in their fresh crystal water, the nature doesn't exhaust the entertainment: in fact, many events enrich the offer by mixing arts, music and gourmet. Due to the wide choice, we thought to provide you with a roadmap of the best summer events in the North of Sardinia, in order to help you shape your best holiday:
July 31st – August 3rd, Cala Gonone Jazz Festival - XXVIII Edition
The picturesque frame of Cala Gonone, around the area of Dorgali, opens its doors to a 4-day event dedicated to the best of international Jazz. In the agenda, ten appointments take place in various naturalistic venues that include the bucolic cave of Bue Marino, ideal for the early-morning performances, the Aquarium of Cala Gonone, and the main Theatre at night. Daily tickets cost €15, while entrance for single events ranges from €5-10 depending on performances.
August 9th – 16th, Time in Jazz Festival - XXVII Edition
Framed between the Coghinas lake and the Limbara mountain, during the first half of August the small village of Berchidda holds one of the most renown festival attracting Jazz enthusiasts from all over Europe. In its XXVII edition, the so called Time in Jazz this year will host artists such as Dave Holland, Mulatu Astatke, Omar Sosa, Fabrizio Bosso, la Brass Bang! and Elina Duni. The theme for this year is “Foot”, translating from the italian “Piedi”, as both the trace of our passage, and the driving force necessary to take a running leap into the unknown, quoting the art director Paolo Fresu.
August 15th and mid-August: Gala Dinners with Concert
Gala Dinners with Concert is a traditional event held every year at the luxury Hotel Cala di Volpe, where big names of the music world are invited to do live performances. If past years have seen on stage artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Elthon John, Jamiroquai, Laura Pausini, Mary J Blige, Mika and Anastacia, for this new edition visitors will be entertained by the unique voice of John Legend, with its exclusive mix of hop hop and R &B.
Until 20th of August, Porto Cervo Shopping Night
For the summer 2014, the so called white night devoted to shopping doubled its dates: from 19:00 to 24:00 the most exclusive boutiques of Porto Cervo will open their doors to the public, and visitors will be entertained with contemporary exhibitions, cocktails and live Dj-sets.
August 28th – 31st, Musica sulle Bocche, Santa Teresa di Gallura
A 4-day event accounting for over 30 art and music performances spread around the up-north town of Santa Teresa di Gallura, overlooking the white coast of Corsica. Beaches, streets and squares become the stage, painted by the soft and colourful light at sunrise and sunset time. Under the direction of Enzo Favata, currently one of the biggest sardinian names in the music scene at the international level, this festival hosts renown artists such as Enrico Rava, composer Patrizio Fariselli, guitarist Marcello Peghin, 24-year old pianist MØRK, just to mention some. Keeping the tradition, Musica sulle bocche concludes with the usual gathering in the beautiful bay of Rena Bianca, where visitors enjoy the sunrise while the last piano concert plays.
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September 20th – 21st, Porto Cervo Food Festival
This year, Costa Smeralda hosts the VI edition of Porto Cervo Food Festival: which mainly means an occasion to enjoy together the best of the regional and national gourmet, as presented only by renown master chefs.
From June until September, Eating with the Stars
Stars of sardinian cooking shine in Costa Smeralnda. Every thursday the top-chefs according to the Michelin Guide lead the restaurants of Starwook luxury resorts, where you could taste the exclusive recipes that made them famous at the international level. Get the best from your stay in Costa Smeralda, check out the exclusive Starwood's packages.