Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Italy 2009 Award Winning Holiday Destination

The Italian Tourist Board has announced that "Italy is once again a winner in the preferences of British tourists this year. Italy was already awarded first place in the Conde’ Nast Traveller Travel Awards 2009 as “Favourite country in the world” last month. Now Italy has won top place at the prestigious Sunday Times Travel Magazine Travel Awards 2009 in the category “Favourite European Country for a longer holiday”, with Greece and Spain in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. “Food! Fashion! Culture! Scenery! In truth this was a runaway victory for la bella donna. With its mix of the best sights, smells…and designer bags” “you know there is a holiday for everyone in Italy”, this was the fitting comment of the magazine."

Just Sardinia offers Sardinia & Italy Combination Holidays to visit to one of Italy’s famous cities, Rome or Florence for sightseeing, Venice for a romantic break, or Pisa to visit the leaning Tower or Milan for shopping, en route to or from a a relaxing beach holiday on the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia. Just Sardinia can arrange both accommodation in mainland Italy with any day arrival and departure and any length of stay (subject to availability) and can either recommend a hotel or book one of your choice. Call 01202 484858 or visit

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The Flag of Sardinia and Tenore Sardinian Restaurant

The Sardinian flag as adopted in its present form only 10 years ago. It features a thin red cross on a white background — with the severed head of a Moor displayed in each of the quarterings.
These days the Moors face right and they each have a bandage around their forehead, rather like a do-rag. Before 1999, however, the heads faced left and the bandage covered their eyes —because what the flag symbolises is the defeat and execution of Moorish kings after the reconquest of the island in the 11th century.
Tenore Sardinian Restaurant in Barnsbury Road London N1 display the flag of Sardinia proudly, with two whopping ones draped over the front window and another flying inside over the bar. Sardinian brothers Alessandro and Dario Mele, who have worked in London restaurants for 10 years, opened Tenore earlier this year with, as chef, Roberto Tonzanu, formerly of Passione, where he worked alongside Geraldo Contaldo.
They aim to deliver a full 'taste of Sardinia', if that’s what you fancy, but it’s not compulsory. There is a dual menu, offering mainstream Italian dishes before the Sardinian specials, as well as a long list of pizzas from the wood-fired oven, ranging from a Margherita at £6.80 to assorted versions made with buffalo mozzarella at £10.75. Tenore offers an intriguing list of Sardinian wines, many based on unfamiliar grapes. The house wines come from the Cantina di Dorgali on the east coast of the island and are good value at £13.75 a bottle, £3.75 a glass — the rich red “cannonau” being in fact what is called garnacha in Spain grenache in France.

Click here to read the review in the London Evening Standard.

For holidays on the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia contact the specialists Just Sardinia Tel 01202 484858.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Just Sardinia 2010 Now on Sale!

With increasing requests and bookings for 2010, Just Sardinia now have a number of hotels, villas and apartments now on sale - some with excellent early booking offers. These include:

Cala di Falco Villas - Book early for school holidays to avoid disappointment!

Villa L’Arco Private villa with pool in the Galluran countryside

#Hotel Cala di Falco Cannigione, north east

*Hotel La Coluccia north east

Allocation on Arrival (Le Dune Resort, Hotel Capo d'Orso, Hotel Cala di Falco, Resort Valle dell'Erica, Hotel Toreruja and Hotel Marinedda)

* Book before 31st March for 10% discount

+ Early Booking offer full board for half board price

#Free child places availablePlease ask us for details of other great early booking offers!

So dont delay, call 01202 484858 or email us at or book online at today for your first choice of accommodation and a wonderful holidays to look forward to next summer!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Sardinia for Late Summer Sunshine

September is a great time to visit the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia - the water is warm from the long hot summer, the beaches are less crowded, the countryside is becoming green again and the price of accommodation has dropped significantly to make it an ideal late summer holiday destination…

Just Sardinia has:

    Cala di Falco Villas from £699 per villa
    Villa Ulivo from £999 per villa (sleeping up to 8)
    Villa L’Arco from £599

    Book a great half term holiday in Alghero with a selection of good value apartments with pools, opposite the beach and walking distance of town.

    Treat yourself to a relaxing long weekend or short break at the charming Villa las Tronas Hotel & Spa with spectacular sea views and excellent restaurant.

    September and October are lovely months to see more of this beautiful and diverse island. Book a Southern Spectacular tour and sample the stunning coast and the dramatic countryside.

    This is ‘the’ time of year to explore the island by bike. See more of the coast and countryside and sample family run accommodation and local cuisine.

    How about a city break in the island’s capital city of Cagliari. Stay in the contemporary T Hotel and visit the nearby interesting shops, cafés bars, restaurants, theatre, museums, historic old town and port.

    Don’t forget this international event taking place at Cala di Lepre Park Hotel & Spa between the 2nd and 4th October.

Contact Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or visit with online booking, customer reviews, film footage of the island and accommodations plus the popular ‘Huw’s view’ with our personal opinion about each property giving customers quality, value and service from the Sardinia specialists.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Fascinating Sardinian Orchids

"Orchid hunting can be arduous in many places but in the mountains of Sardinia 'Ophrys' orchids grow like roadside weeds! When they bloom in April you can spot them from a moving car. Close up, the lower lip, or labellum, of these diminutive orchids bears an uncanny resemblance to a female bee as viewed from behind. This pseudobee, which is some Orphrys species come complete with fake fur and what appear to be elbows and folded iridescent wings, look as through she has her head buried in a green flower formed by the actual flower's sepals. To reinforce the deception, the orchid gives off a scent that has been shown to closely match the pheromones of the female bee.

On the island of Sardinia, the flowers of mirror orchids perfectly mimic the reflection of blue ski on a female wasp's wings. Male wasps, beguiled by the flower's sight and scent, are lured into service carrying pollen from plant to plant." Click here for picture.

Excerpts from National Geographic Magazine Sept 2009 entitled Sneaky Orchids by Michael Pollan.

Monday, 7 September 2009

JUST SARDINIA - Late Availablity

September is a great time to visit the wonderful Italian Island of Sardinia, the water is warm, from the long hot summer and swimming in the sea is great, the main August season is over and all the flora and fauna is coming back to life, on top of all this the prices of the accommodations have dropped significantly, so all in all its a great time to visit the Island
Just Sardinia has some great offers in September Including the very popular Cala Di Falco Villas from £699 for 1 week on the 26th of September and Villa L'arco this Saturday at £799 for the villa, Exclusive to Just Sardinia, this private villa is set in large gardens with its own swimming pool, located in the heart of the Galluran countryside in the north of Sardinia.

Other offers include 20% discount at the Hotel Pelicano and Free child places at the Resort Tanka Village

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Strictly Sardinia

Strictly Sardinia... Are you interested in Salsa Dancing? This October Just Sardinia are offering an International Salsa Event with 3 days of dancing and fun and 23 Latin dance workshops on the beautiful island of Sardinia. Professional dance teachers will hold the courses which are designed for beginners who want to start to learn Salsa and other Latin dances as well as experts who would like to hone their skills.

Experience Sardinian cuisine and hospitality in one of the most fascinating islands in the Mediterranean:
Join the Salsa team in Sardinia at Resort Dune Village for a great fun weekend of Dancing, ideal for a special birthday party or group holiday. With prices from £200pp it’s also great value for money.
Join us for an unforgettable Salsa experience ...Join us for an extraordinary weekend in Sardinia!

For more information or to book, call Bianca on 01202 489043 or email

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Villa L'arco Sardinia - on sale now for 2010

Villa L’arco on sale for 2010. private villa set in large gardens with its own swimming pool, located in the heart of the Galluran countryside in the north of Sardinia. With price from £499 for the Villa in represents great Value for Money.

Villa L’Arco is a popular private villa set in a secluded rural position with swimming pool, balcony, terrace and veranda to relax and enjoy the views.

The local village of Bassacutena is worth visiting for Café Antico, the ‘Pink’ bar, small supermarket, greengrocer and butcher. Car hire is essential for getting to the beach, for visiting the larger towns of Arzachena, Santa Teresa and Palau (all approx 20 minutes drive) and exploring the local area. Winding country lanes lead to the villa and previous guests have commented that “the villa is in the middle of nowhere yet in the middle of everywhere”. Offering peace and tranquillity, with home comforts, the villa is well equipped to suit those wishing to get away from it all.

Just Sardinia are offering Villas L'arco from £499 for the Villa up to 6 sharing (price based on the 1st May 2010) Book now to secure your preferred dates