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truly Blue Sardinia Sailing Trip
May 24-31, 2025
Sardinia & Corsica

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Welcome to Sardinia!

Are you dreaming of a transformative wellness journey that combines the thrill of exploration with the serenity of Blue Zone inspired living?

 

Look no further than our exclusive sailing adventure across the Blue Zone regions of Sardinia and Corsica, where life slows down and health reigns supreme.

Set sail with us to the heart of the Mediterranean, where the pristine waters of the Maddalena Archipelago await—declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its natural beauty and ecological significance. Our state-of-the-art catamaran is your base for discovering the secrets of longevity found in these blue zones, areas renowned for their high concentrations of centenarians and remarkably healthy populations.

Check out the video below to see what you'll experience with us!

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May 24-31, 2025

Availability: 5 double cabins with private bathroom

Retreat Cost: 
€5825 - Double Occupancy - cost per guest per Shared Cabin
(3 available)


€4825 - Double Occupancy - cost per guest per Bunk Bed Cabin
(2 available)

€9320 - Single Occupancy Cabin

Space Available for 10 Travelers

Pricing can be converted below to dollars.
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Our curated activities are inspired by the lifestyle habits of

blue zone inhabitants:

  • Olbia Excursion: Journey to the charming village of Olbia, led by a knowledgeable guide, delve into the village's rich history and uncover the secrets to its renowned longevity traditions. This excursion offers a glimpse into a unique way of life and a deeper understanding of the Blue Zone culture.

  • Paddle Boarding and Snorkeling: Engage in physical activities that are not only enjoyable but also integral to a holistic health regimen.

  • Hiking: Explore the rugged, breathtaking landscapes that challenge the body and invigorate the spirit, much like the daily routines of blue zone residents.

  • Blue Zone Food Tour: Participate in a hands-on pasta and bread-making workshop. Learn the traditional art of making ravioli, gnocchetti sardi, and the iconic Carasau bread.

  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in local traditions and connect with communities known for their longevity, sampling diets rich in locally-sourced, fresh ingredients.

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Itinerary*

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Day 1: Arrival and Cultural Immersion in Olbia

  • Arrival: Land at Olbia Airport and transfer to Olbia Marina either by taxi or bus, with options tailored for comfort and convenience.

  • Cultural Experience in Olbia: Embark on a Blue Zone tour of Olbia by van with expert guides, exploring the rich history and longevity secrets of this unique area.

  • Culinary Workshop: Participate in a hands-on pasta and bread-making workshop. Learn the traditional art of making ravioli, gnocchetti sardi, and the iconic Carasau bread.

  • Local Family Lunch: Enjoy a family-style lunch, where they'll share stories of life in a slow-paced Sardinian town.

  • Sail to Tavolara: Set sail to the mystical Island of Tavolara and enjoy dinner at a renowned local restaurant famous for its fresh seafood.

Day 2: Royal Beginnings and Coastal Wonders

  • Breakfast with a View: Start your day with breakfast at anchor, enjoying serene views of Tavolara’s lagoon.

  • Sailing to Golfo Pevero: Sail north along the breathtaking Sardinian coast, taking in the rugged landscapes and crystal-clear waters.

  • Dinner by the Sea: Conclude the day with a meal at a picturesque waterfront restaurant in Golfo Pevero, offering the best of Italian cuisine and stunning bay views.

Day 3: Archipelago Adventure in Maddalena

  • Discover Maddalena Archipelago: Enter the captivating Madallena Archipelago, renowned for its exquisite natural beauty and crystal-clear waters.

  • Explore and Relax: Spend the day exploring secluded coves, pristine beaches, and vibrant marine life.

  • Spa day: Select the Spa package of your choosing at Capo d'Orso Resort with access to the hydro massage pools. 

  • Evening in Cannigione: The evening offers a variety of dining options and the chance to stroll through lively night markets in Cannigione.

Day 4: Cross into Corsica’s Majestic Cliffs

  • Sail to Corsica: Navigate across the challenging Strait of Bonifacio towards the striking cliffs of Corsica.

  • Explore Bonifacio: Arrive in the historic city of Bonifacio, where you can visit ancient sites and wander along beautiful beaches.

  • Wine Visit: Private wine tour and tasting at a exclusive vineyard near Bonifacio.

Day 5: Southern Corsica’s Hidden Gems

  • Island Hopping: Start with a visit to the serene Il Piana island, followed by the famous Lavezzi island, renowned for its exceptional snorkeling spots and dramatic rock formations.

  • Night in Maddalena: Spend the night in the lively marina of Maddalena, enjoying its vibrant nightlife.

Day 6: Archipelago Exploration and Sunset Bay

  • Maddalena Archipelago: Dive deeper into the archipelago with activities like paddle boarding and snorkeling in stunning lagoons.

  • Guided Nature Walk in Caprera: Take a scenic walk through Caprera's rugged terrain to discover its diverse flora and fauna.

  • Sunset and Dinner in the Bay: Anchor in a picturesque bay for an unforgettable sunset. Opt for a special dinner prepared by a private chef on board.

Day 7: Scenic Return to Olbia

  • Coastal Sailing: Sail back south along the scenic Sardinian coastline, enjoying the spectacular views and marine life encounters.

  • Refreshing Swim Stop: Make a stop in the inviting clear waters for a midday swim.

  • Return and Explore Olbia: Arrive back at Olbia Marina around 5 pm and spend the evening exploring the dynamic nightlife of Olbia.

Reserve your spot today for an unforgettable Blue Zone Sailing experience amidst the islands of Sardinia & Corsica!

*The itinerary is subject to change to ensure the best experience for our guests.

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown."

Anthony Bourdain

Pictures of the interior of our 48 ft Catamaran

What's included?

  • Accommodation for 7 nights Luxurious Catamaran

  • Expert skipper & Gourmet Chef

  • Delicious Organic Breakfasts & Lunches

  • 7 Curated Dinners

  • Guided Blue Zone Tour with Expert Guides

  • A historical tour of Sardinia with Local Guides

  • Visit with a local shepherd to learn about cheese making

  • A wine tasting with locals taking cheese and salumi

  • Fuel & Port fees

  • Airport Transfer

  • Wi-Fi Onboard Connectivity

  • Plush Bedding and Towels

  • UNESCO Access: "Maddalena Islands"

  • Unforgettable Sailing Experience

  • Bean Bags for Comfort and Relaxation

  • Hassle-Free Yacht End Cleaning

  • Cabin with Air Conditioning

  • Transfer by van to/from Private Wine Tour

  • Wellness Spa Day, Sardinian Style

  • Private Wine Tour & Tasting

  • Paddle Board

  • Snorkel Set

What's NOT included?

  • Airfare

  • Travel Insurance

Our Authentic Touch

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We speak Italian

Katie has been traveling/living to Italy for over 20 years. She speaks fluent Italian. Katie will be guiding you to the most gorgeous places in Sardinia with our partners.

Vincent & Vallery will be our hosts on his epic Blue Zone Sailing Trip. Vincent is an expert captain and Vallery is a gourmet chef.

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Small Group Travel 

Truly Italy prides itself on being focused on small group travel. Our goal is creating unique, authentic, bespoke Italian experiences that you will never forget. We seek out experiences you would not choose on your own. Welcome to Authentic Italy!

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Italian Family

You'll be among family while you are with us. No big coach buses. No tour guides holding a huge flower to follow. 

A Florence resident, Katie, as your guide you'll feel like a local.

We'll enjoy intimate dinners where we'll reminisce on our day exploring the Blue Zone of Sardinia

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

-David MitchelL

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About the Hosts

Katie Portanova

Italy Travel Advisor & Retreat Host

Ciao! I'm Katie born in the US but my heart has remained in Florence.

 

I’ve got almost 20 years under my belt of taking trains, buses, and visiting the most beautiful, secluded places in Italy. In order to live in Florence legally, I went as far as getting UK citizenship to obtain residency in my most favorite city in the world. It was well worth the wait. My heart leapt with joy once I made Florence my permanent home from 2009-2013.

Since moving back home, my goal has been to keep Italy in my life any way possible, and thus, Truly Italy was born!

Let's get you to Italy! :)

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No one ever wishes they traveled less.

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One Activity a Day

Small Group Travel

Family Atmosphere

Authentic Italy

Each day consists of one activity, i.e. a walking tour or a cooking class. Then the rest of the day is yours to explore the scenery around you. 

 

With plenty of free time, you can enjoy the scenery well taking sun, hop on a paddle board or snorkel the pristine, crystal blue waters.

After a Truly Italy retreat, you’ll feel connected, grounded, and recharged.

Ready for your fully planned Tuscany adventure with an Italian insider?

Reserve your spot today!

"Nothing except time is wasted in Italy"

-Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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