Flowery forays 

FORGET EVERYTHING AND LOSE YOURSELF FOR A DAY (OR TWO) AMIDST NORTHERN SARDINIA’S INCREDIBLE SPRING

BY PAOLO COSTANZI

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The silver lining to April’s fair weather is a countryside bursting with blooms. It’s the perfect time to stray from the beaten path and enjoy the true nature of Sardinia: wide open, unspoilt, pristine and uninhabited spaces combined with an intense, perfumed and colourful natural setting like no other. 

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Even the most familiar of scenery, alongside the roads travelled every day, is now carpeted in a soft and scented explosion of greens, yellows, blues and reds. Taking a lesser-known turn off and getting lost in the flowering meadows of the woods of Gallura is an experience you owe to yourself.

Thanks to the Olbia – Sassari carriageway, impressive new vistas are now within easy reach, like the Coghinas lake for example. There are stunning locations all around, from sprawling spaces to flowery nooks in which to have a picnic with Sardinian breads, fresh goat’s cheese (also made on the island, such as Mannalita), preserved artichoke (in season now) and a nice red wine, perhaps one of those that swept the boards at Vinitaly last year.