29th International Input-Output Association Conference
Post-conference travel suggestion
Sardinia has over 1,800 kilometres of coastline, with famously the most beautiful beaches and sea in the Mediterranean. Land and seascapes change in different areas of the island, and all are worth exploring.
The isle of Asinara, north of Alghero, is one of the most striking beaches on the island. La Pelosa at Stintino has the finest white sand and shallow water between the islands, creating an effect of remarkable luminescence. Nearer Alghero, recommended beaches to visit are Bombarde and Lazzaretto.
On the central west coast of Sardinia lies the peninsula of Sinis. A marine-protected area, it has landmarks
of exceptional and rare beauty. Beaches to visit include Is Arutas, with its extraordinary sand made of tiny
smooth pieces of quartz, Maimoni, Mari Ermi and Sa Mesa Longa.
The east coast has a calmer sea, with areas of outstanding beauty starting in the southernmost point of
Villasimius. Beaches to visit include Capo Carbonara, Spiaggia del Simius and Spiaggia del Riso.
The central east coastline in the area of Cala Gonone has spectacular cliffs and rock formations. Wild and
unspoilt, some beaches can be accessed on foot, and others only by boat. Discover the beauty of Cala
Goloritzè, Cala Mariolu, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna.
Sardinia still has many well-preserved testimonies of its millennial history. In its historical and cultural
heritage there are abundant evidence of indigenous cultures but also the influences and presences of the
major ancient colonial powers.
Asinara national park
Asinara is an Italian island of 52 km2 (20 sq mi) in area. The island is virtually uninhabited. The census of population of 2001 lists one man. It is located off the north-western tip of Sardinia, and is mountainous in geography with steep, rocky coasts. Because fresh water is scarce, trees are sparse and low scrub is the predominant vegetation. Part of the national parks system of Italy, the island was recently converted to a wildlife and marine preserve. It is home to a population of wild Albino donkeys from which the island may take its name.
Easily reachable by moving from Alghero to the north (bus or car to ferries), it allows a unique experience
with many different possibilities, in 1 or more days.
Food, wine and crafts route
This tour is designed to deepen the knowledge of three Sardinian excellences: food, wines and crafts.
You can start with a visit to the cellars of Sella & Mosca or S.Maria La Palma (10 km from Alghero) to try some of the typical Sardinian white and red wines. You can then continue towards Nuoro (160 km from Alghero), an ideal stop to experience the most ancient Sardinian traditions: here it will be possible to see some crafts products (rugs, ceramics, jewels), also in a version with a modern twist.
Starting from Nuoro you can opt for 2 routes:
Some recommended restaurants on the tour:
250 km south of Alghero, reachable by car, bus or train, lies Cagliari, one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. With a visit of 2 days (or more) it’s possible to admire some of the most interesting and characteristic parts, such as:
A birdwatching break in the lagoon of Molentargius to see the beautiful pink flamingos
For many other suggestions: https://www.sardegnaturismo.it/en