Come and enjoy the absolute delights of these two incredibly beautiful islands, the wilder shores of Italy and France, each with its own highly developed food traditions and some great wines. We start in the old city of Cagliari, exploring the winding cobblestoned streets and delightful little restaurants as well as the bustling San Benedetto Market where all the stall-owners vie to make us feel welcome. We visit a local winery to taste some of the fabulous wines of the region, savour the exquisite delights of a Michelin-starred restaurant. We’ll have a cooking class using the freshest produce in season.
We stay in a charming little town on the west coast for a couple of nights and then settle into a luxury resort snuggled under huge peaks where we relax before sailing along the most perfect coastline in the world.
The journey from Sardinia to Corsica is just an hour by ferry and is one of the most spectacular entrances to a town….we sail into a secret cove to beautiful Bonifacio, with its stone ramparts and ancient town with its winding laneways and charming little squares…all looking out over clifftops and blue sea. Its breath-taking! We stay in a luxury hotel overlooking the pretty port right in the old city. We’ll explore the old town with our guide Pierre, try some local restaurants for dinner and savour the delights of a new and different island.
We’ll visit our winemaking friends who produce some exceptional wines, all grown biodynamically, for a tasting and lunch then settle into Ajaccio, the capital, and Napoleon’s birthplace. We stay at a charming hotel in the centre of town. Ajaccio is a city with real charm, great produce markets and some great Corsican food.
So, best to fly into Cagliari via Rome and then depart from Ajaccio to Paris. More information on our itinerary and BLOG from one of our travellers.