Framed by jagged granite peaks, the red-roofed village of San Pantaleo is one of Sardinia’s most gorgeous spots. A haven for those after peace and quiet, the village has long been a magnet for artists and bohemian souls seeking rest and relaxation. But while it might be tucked away, the white sandy beaches of the wonderful Costa Smeralda are just a 10-minute drive away.
San Pantaleo holidays are great for those who want to immerse themselves in the local culture. There’s plenty of traditional Sardinian architecture to wonder at and, in the oleander-lined square, there’s a pretty church tower built in golden stone. Every Thursday, there’s a colourful market, where stallholders sell locally made cheeses, salami and handicrafts. With spectacular scenery, Sardinian culture and wonderful beaches close by, holidays to San Pantaleo offer a slice of Sardinia at its absolute best.
Hit the shops
As well as the Thursday market, there are lots of artisan shops in the village, plus galleries and workshops where you can find local handicrafts.
Discover the coast
San Pantaleo’s only a short distance from Sardinia’s famous Costa Smeralda, so it’s well worth taking some time to explore the area’s countryside, coastline and wonderful beaches.
Relax in the piazza
San Pantaleo’s village square is a real hub, where artists and artisans sell their work. Duck into one of its great cafés and restaurants for a bite to eat.