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An island like no other

Sardinia the Strong

May 3-10, 2024

Tuna hauled fresh from the sea. Cheesemaking that has no equal in Europe. Crystalline waters, lighthouse hotels, beautiful traditions from south to north on the island. There’s a reason why Sardinia has been a favorite destination for so many of our chef partners, including Bourdain and his compadre Andy Ricker, who will be leading this trip along with celebrated Italian food writer Eugenio Signoroni.

Andy Ricker

Our Host

Chef, Writer, Traveler
Andy Ricker

Eugenio Signoroni

Trip Guide

Editor, Osterie d’Italia guide
Eugenio Signoroni

R&K Trip Itinerary

We’ve designed this week to start at a languorous pace and gather momentum as we head north from Cagliari into the heartland and then out to the impressive Sardinian coastline, for everything from creative wines to traditional cheeses and a tuna harvest like nothing you’ve ever seen. Featuring some of our favorite hotels in Europe, including countryside retreats and Italy’s only lighthouse hotel. An unforgettable week in one of Italy’s undiscovered gems.

May 3-10, 2024

Day 1

May 3 Fri

Welcome to Sardinia

  • Casa Clàt
  • V.le Regina Margherita, 55/57, 09124 Cagliari CA
  • 070 1525 6371
  • Arrive at Cagliari airport on the southern edge of Sardinia
  • Private transfer to Casa Clàt in the heart of old Cagliari
  • Welcome cocktails at Casa Clàt
  • Dinner at Josto, the gem of chef Pierluigi Fais

Day 2

May 4 Sat

Pastry, Su Filindeu and beyond

  • Casa Clàt
  • V.le Regina Margherita, 55/57, 09124 Cagliari CA
  • 070 1525 6371
  • Full Sardinian breakfast at Casa Clàt
  • Tasting of traditional Sardinian pastry with Anna Maria Sarritzu
  • Demonstration of making Su Filindeu, Italy’s rarest pasta, with Marina Ravarotto at Chiaro Scuro Osteria
  • Dinner with Marina at Chiaro Scuro

Day 3

May 5 Sun

Into the countryside

  • Su Gologone
  • Località su Gologone, 08025 Oliena NU
  • 0784 287512
  • Leisurely morning in Sardinian style before heading to Cabras, on the west coast of Sardinia
  • Visit to the Cabras Lagoon followed by lunch with the Fisherman Cooperative of Cabras
  • Check in at Su Gologone, a gorgeous retreat with views of the Supramonte mountains
  • Dinner at Su Gologone of specialties of the Sardinian countryside

Day 4

May 6 Mon

  • Su Gologone
  • Località su Gologone, 08025 Oliena NU
  • 0784 287512
  • Leisurely breakfast at Su Gologone
  • Visit to Tundu, makers of traditional carasau Sardinian flatbread
  • Tasting of Giovanni Montisci wine and lunch in the vineyard of charcoal suckling pig
  • Light dinner and bright wines to take the edge off

Day 5

May 7 Tue

To sea!

  • Su Gologone
  • Località su Gologone, 08025 Oliena NU
  • 0784 287512
  • Breakfast at Su Gologone
  • Private transfer to the coast for a private boat ride through the crystal waters
  • Swimming, lounging, catered lunch on the boat, Sardinia’s waters are the queen of the Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Back into the interior tanned, full, happy

Day 6

May 8 Wed

Cheese and wine

  • Lù Hotel Riviera
  • Corso Battellieri, 26, 09014 Carloforte SU
  • 0784 287512
  • Mid-morning visit to Sa Marchesa cheesemaker, master of smoked and aged pecorino cheese
  • Cheese and Vernaccia di Oristano tasting at Davide Orro winery.
  • Transfer to the gorgeous Lù Hotel Riviera in Carloforte
  • Dinner at Nicolò Restaurant

Day 7

May 9 Thu


  • Faro Capo Spartivento
  • Viale Spartivento, 09010 Domus De Maria CA
  • 0784 287512
  • Early breakfast (sorry but it will be worth it) at Lù Hotel Riviera
  • Transfer to the heart of tuna culture in Sardinia, the Carloforte Tonnara
  • Lunch at Bistro Pomata in Carloforte Tonnara featuring fresh red tuna
  • Free time for a swim or a walk in Carloforte
  • Transfer to the unimaginable Faro Capo Spartivento, Italy’s only lighthouse hotel
  • Farewell dinner at the impeccable kitchen of Faro Capo Spartivento

Day 8

May 10 Fri


  • One last great Sardinian breakfast
  • Private transfer to Cagliari Airport for your flights off the island
  • Adiosu!

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