Here we are, native orchids flowering period is now!

On the island of Sant’Antioco, especially near Calasetta, there are up to 60 species of different genera of native orchids that flower between January and April and continue to flower until June in some areas on main Island Sardinia.

Many of them are very rare and at risk of extinction because of the indifference of the masses who do not know about them and fail to appreciate and protect them.

Sea silk and linen: weaving magic

There are certain things that only very obstinate women can do. Saving the world, for one!

Saving it from banality, cheap commerce, vulgarity and standardization. There are women, many women, who are very obstinate and very capable. And even in the silence around them, they manage to work for humanity and make it better.

The sea, the beaches and Neptune grass

Calasetta is not widely known, but there’s no question that those who have come will never forget its magnificent beaches.

Sottotorre is the cove right below the Torre Sabauda tower overlooking the town. It’s a gorgeous, white-beached cove with crystal-blue water that is very shallow, making it a popular destination for families with children. La Salina, just a kilometer out of town, has two white sandy dunes dotted with San Pancrazio lilies where two species of wind-bent juniper grow: juniperus phoenicea, or Phoenician juniper, and juniperus macrocarpa.

A bit further is Spiaggia Grande, a cove stretching to Punta della Tonnara, venerated by surfers as it is open to the mistral wind; part of it is reserved for tourists traveling with their canine friends.