Cagliari
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Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

1. Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 

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Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

2. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

Live a memorable day while having fun and enjoying nature on a quad adventure under the guidance of an expert tour-escort. Cross pristine beaches and dirt paths, and admire breathtaking views onboard your quad. Upon arrival, you'll be given full instruction on handling the quad and all safety equipment will be provided. First, take a short trip to establish your confidence and then go on an amazing journey. Enjoy an authentic, exciting, and dynamic off-road experience on the powerful quads for 2 or 3 hours, depending on the option you choose. Drive through nature's twists and turns, among the vegetation and rocks modeled by time, and discover rare species and unique itineraries. Your local guide is happy to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and share interesting anecdotes for you before returning you back to the base camp.

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Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

3. Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

Visit Sardinia's capital city, Sinna, a small town located near Cagliari where you can still see the typical Campidanese-style houses in its historical center.  In one of these houses, under the supervision of the skilful hands of a local woman, your host, you will learn how to make different types of local and national traditional pasta. Each pasta you make will be characterized with different colors and flavors: malloreddus (Sardinian gnocchi), culugiones (a special kind of ravioli) as well as ordinary ravioli and tagliatelle.  Later, cook pasta with your host and eat together, accompanying your meal with a lovely local wine.

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Wine Tour Sardinia

4. Wine Tour Sardinia

Join an unforgettable excursion to discover the wine and wineries of Cagliari, two important elements of the Sardinian identity since the first centuries of its history. The role of the ancient plant is deep-rooted in the culture of this land thanks to the wide range of grape varieties: Cannonau, Bovale, Carignano, Monica, Nuragus, Vermentino, Nasco, Vernaccia, Moscato, and Malvasia, to name a few. This tour will allow you to live a first-hand experience immersed in the vineyards and the wineries of the area, where you will learn the peculiarities of the Sardinian wine grapes. The tour includes a visit to a traditional winery: surrounded by sweet hills and rural landscapes, you will discover the different production stages, the kinds of the grapes, the land and the people who dedicate their time to the grape growing with great passion. The visit to the winery is only the first step. Next, taste local wines! You will be captivated by a friendly atmosphere and will taste 3 excellent wines paired with local food products.

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Cagliari Private Home Cooking Class

5. Cagliari Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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Welcome to Cagliari: Private Tour with a Local

6. Welcome to Cagliari: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Cagliari from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn insider tips, such as the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

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From Chia: Cagliari Half–Day Horseback Riding Tour

7. From Chia: Cagliari Half–Day Horseback Riding Tour

Enjoy nature and experience the beauty of Sardinia on 2-hour horseback riding tour. Choose from a morning or evening riding experience. Spend time riding across the amazing Sardinian landscape and experience its colors and perfumes. Chia is a great location, set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Domus de Maria. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking and other outdoor activities. On the ride, head through Mediterranean vegetation on various routes as you ride across stunning beaches. On the night tour, enjoy a dinner by the sea.

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Cagliari: Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class

8. Cagliari: Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class

Perfect the art of Italian ravioli pasta-making at the home of a local chef in Cagliari. Enter the home of your teacher in one of the most dynamic districts of the city. Follow her guidance as you learn how to prepare a menu of typical recipes using fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from a local market. Start your pasta class by preparing the dough for authentic ravioli (filled dumplings, sealed between 2 layers of thin pasta dough). Discover how to make the perfect ravioli to complete your meal. At the end of your lesson, sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef and learn how to combine local recipes with fine Italian wines. Get a copy of all the recipes you prepared so that you can continue your cooking adventure back home.

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Cagliari: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

9. Cagliari: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

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Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

10. Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

Have a truly authentic Sardinian experience by joining a bread-baking class with a local Italian baker. Your instructor was born into a family of bakers: his father and brother are both bakers as well, and he is excited to share his traditional knowledge with you on this 3-hour interactive experience.   Together with your instructor, you’ll discover the different types of doughs, flours, and bread shapes, and hear stories about bread in Sardinia. Learn the recipe and prepare the dough in a variety of traditional shapes, including su coccoi, a type of decorated bread.   At the end, cook the bread in the oven and when it’s ready, enjoy it as a group with some traditional cheeses and a glass of wine.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

I highly recommend you book this experience, it is amazing! Isabella and Valerio are very kind and funny people. They picked us up and drove us to a beautiful house were we took the pasta making class. Every step was explained very well and they were very supportive and encouraging in their teaching methods, which was great because I am a far from natural cook :-) After the class we enjoyed some delicious snacks, drinks and our self-made pasta in their lovely garden.

We had a quad experience at sunset, departing from Chia. A fantastic experience around the paths of southern Sardinia from which you can admire the wonderful coast and breathtaking landscapes. Sunset from the Capo-Spartivento lighthouse to leave you speechless. Congratulations to the guide, nice and easy going. It is worth taking a tour.

We had a wonderful afternoon with great conversations and even better food. Isabella and Valerio are super nice people and the pasta making was a lot of fun. I was so in love with the bread Valerio baked that he gave me a quarter of it and I smuggled it home :-) I would highly recommend!

It was great! We had a lot of fun & saw beautiful beaches and coasts :) I would recommend it 100%

We had a wonderful time the place is spectacular and the guide very helpful and knowledged.