About 60 different species of orchids — grow spontaneously in Sardinia.
Many are very rare and at risk of extinction.
Fortunately, the interest of orchid lovers is growing and swelling numbers of nature lovers who come from throughout Europe to see and photograph these magnificent specimens in their habitat.
On the island of Sant’Antioco, especially near Calasetta, there are many species of different genera. They start to flower in February through April.
Walking along the country paths in the midst of the Mediterranean scrubland with an experienced guide, English speaking, you can appreciate their distribution, traits and learn about their unique qualities.
There is much more that is worth to see and try on the Island, such as breathtaking landscapes, archaeological heritage, traditions as well as lovely food and wines.
The Wild Orchids Safari include accommodation, pocket lunch during the excursions.
Transfer and typical dinners can be organized at fair price upon request.
Calasetta is a fishermen’s village surrounded by the sea located on the tip of the Island of Sant’Antioco, south west Sardinia.
The Island is linked by a bridge to main Island Sardinia, so it’s easy to drive to Calasetta coming from Cagliari Elmas International Airport (95 km away), Cagliari port or elsewhere in Sardinia.
The very heart of the village, is the square where the City hall is, together with the Savoy Tower uphill square that overlooks the lovely Sottotorre beach and Carloforte on the across Island of San Pietro and the Marina with its latin sail wooden boat and ferry terminal to Carloforte.
I used to be a lawyer and a marketing consultant for law firms then, 10 years ago, I met Giuseppe and fell in love with him and his native island and culture. This is why I left workaholic Milan and moved to Calasetta, on the small Sant'Antioco Island, South West Sardinia where I have one house to rent and manage some friends' properties as holiday houses. Calasetta is a fishermen’s village located on the Island of Sant’Antioco, south west Sardinia. The Island is connected by a bridge to main Island Sardinia, so it’s easy to reach it driving from Cagliari Elmas International Airport (60 miles away), Cagliari harbour or elsewhere in Sardinia. If you want to take a look to Calasetta, please see my video on You Tube Channel BacktoSardinia. The village of Calasetta was founded in 1770 by colonist from Genoese origin that were leaving the island of Tabarka in Tunisia, where they stayed for almost two centuries. The village is inhabited all year around by 2900 people and lives mainly on fishing (mostly tuna and lobsters), agriculture (mostly vineyard), sailing and tourism. Calasetta is surrounded by white sanded beaches, blue seawater, warm and swallow, perfect for swimming and water-sports as windsurf, kitesurf, sailing, etc. The Island is full of archeological heritage from 8 to 2 thousand years ago, offers beautiful landscapes and wild nature. Bike tours, walking and trekking are always possible due to the very pleasant weather (rarely below 10°C in the winter - January and February). Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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