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Cannigione

Cannigione Holidays

Found on the northern coast of Sardinia in a sheltered cove, Cannigione is perfectly positioned for either enjoying as a holiday destination in its own right or being used as a handy base for numerous day trips and excursions in the area. The perfect example of why holidays to Sardinia are so coveted, Cannigione holidays mix traditional visual tropes such as terracotta roofs and Mediterranean café culture with incredible views, gorgeous beaches and even a touch of celebrity-spotting too – making it appeal to everyone and shooting it to the top of many must-visit destination bucket lists.

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Have fun haggling

Part of the holiday experience is finding a local market and having a good haggle to bring home some fabulous locally-made trinkets and jewellery, and holidays in Cannigione are no exception.

Regular markets sell a super-diverse range of products, including fresh-from-the-boat seafood items. The night markets are particularly popular, as the atmosphere becomes even more vibrant, and seems to bring out the expert haggler in everyone. A trip to the night market is a really fun experience and is a great way to work up an appetite before a spot of dinner.

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Dive into new experiences

While the area might seem fairly small at first glance, Cannigione holidays can be filled with fun activities. One of the most popular ways to spend a few hours is scuba diving off the coast of Cannigione, which is widely thought to be one of the best spots for the sport in the whole of Sardinia.

Boats leave from the marina and head out towards a group of mostly-uninhabited islands, which means you won't be overcrowded or disturbed by other people enjoying other watersports. Lessons are available for beginners too, so nobody has to miss out on the fun.

Acquaint yourself with new cuisine

Being in such close proximity to Italy, Sardinia has naturally taken some gourmet cues from the home of all things gastronomically great. Holidays to Cannigione naturally include a focus on the food available, and really, pasta is king. Putting its own spin on regular pasta, Sardinia has specialised in something that resembles ravioli, called culurgiones. These are filled pasta parcels with the recognisable edges that look as though they've been cut with pinking shears. Sure to be on the menus of all local restaurants, culurgiones is definitely worth sampling, alongside some of the fresh and simply-prepared seafood.

Stretch out on the sand

Next to the marina lies a lovely and inviting beach that offers quiet sunbathing with fabulous views, but travel five minutes around the coastline and you'll also find Tanca Manna Beach, which is known as the most popular stretch of sand in the area. Recognisable thanks to its white sands and unspoilt views, this beach is great for sun-seekers of all ages, and the swimming is excellent too.

If you have the time, travelling 20 minutes from Cannigione will open up a wealth of extra beach potential, many of which have been awarded Blue Flag certification for safety and cleanliness.

Feasting & festivals

Holidays to Cannigione can be combined with a little local festival action, if you're something of a culture-vulture. Sardinia holds a festival to celebrate St John the Baptist, and every region has a church dedicated to him. During the San Giovanni Battista Festival, each church has a procession and community feast, which visitors are welcome to observe and enjoy.

The festivities can go on long into the evenings, winding down with bonfires on the beach. You'll need to plan your holiday in Cannigione in late June for this amazing experience.

Could you spot a celeb?

A stones-throw from Cannigione is the glitzy Porto Cervo, a favourite holiday hot-spot for A-list celebrities. The picturesque harbour is dripping with chic cocktail bars, incredible restaurants and elegant evening destinations, so if you fancy a more decadent night out, this is definitely where you should be heading.

Celebrity-spotting is something of a local pastime here, and you won't believe the size of some of the luxury boats and super-yachts moored here.

Encompassing everything that an unforgettable holiday should be, Cannigione is a wonderful way to get a feel for the authentic Sardinian experience. From treasure-trove local markets to uninterrupted diving opportunities, incredible fresh pasta and maybe even spying a favourite celebrity, few locations offer more in terms of checking off a few bucket-list items in one hit.