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The ‘Albergo diffuso’ – Widespread Hotel – Sardinia

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The concept of “Albergo Diffuso” dates back to the 80s in Italy, when Giancarlo Dall’Ara, marketing consultant, came up with this intuition. A widespread hotel consists of different buildings, usually located at a  short distance from the main one, which works as reception, or central area to refer to, with all the traditional facilities of an hotel. The ideas was to renovate old small villages and transforming them into state -of-the-art accommodations. This setting represents  a very different venue for  groups, both for meetings and Incentives many of the widespread hotels have meeting spaces.

The bonuses of this model are sustainability and authenticity. It is a sustainable model because preserves and improve pre- existing buildings, renovating them, keeping original features and materials. Plus, it provides what most travellers are seeking right now, that is is an experience in touch with local peculiarities, flavours, people. Sardinia is one of the Italian Region where this formula started with success.

The result is indeed very chic, a rather discreet one:  Villa Asfodeli, in the old town of Tresnuraghes, is a charming place with charming owners, and consists of a main Villa in Liberty style, and a “casa Antica” with a capacity of 14 rooms, welcoming common areas equipped with all comforts, a small spa and a garden with swimming pool and sun terrace.

Multiple activities are possible in the surrounding: bike tours, , trip with a special boat : a traditional fishermen boat to sail with “Vela Latina”, horse-riding, play tennis, make diving excursions and use kitesurf  and windsurf  with specialized instructors, use paragliding, organize nature excursions; 30km. far is the beautiful Golf and Country Club Is Arenas . The near town of Bosa has a port with the marine facilities and the possibility of mooring and boat hiring.

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SARDINIA – An Island made for Experiences

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Sardinia is the perfect setting for events with a soul: it boasts both remarkable cultural & natural diversity. Often referred as “a little continent ” Sardinia it is not quite Italy. It has its own peculiarities. Authenticity and uniqueness make possible to get an emotional experience that discerning guests will remember as something very special. 

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AUTHENTIC EATING EXPERIENCES – LUNCH WITH SHEPHERDS

A unique eating experience, an authentic way to touch first hand how these communities of people of these territory really eat, socialise and enjoy life. Discover the most genuine flavours of this ancient land. In the mountain sheepfold, the shepherds cook the lunch open air, in front of you, making cheese , sitting among old oaks and juniper trees.

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A TRIP INTO EMOTIONS – FESTIVALS AND CARNIVAL

Festivals have their roots in ancient traditions. Their character is strong identitarian, and the visitor is taken into a highly emotional and choral experience, a ritual that mixes sacred & profane, back in time.  A blaze of colours, masks and music

 

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EXPERIENCE THE  BLUE ZONE –   INSIDE THE LIFE OF CENTENARIANS

A chance to walk through the narrow streets of  little villages, to understand why  here centenarians are 11 times more than in the Usa. On the traces of Dan Buettner, author of a book called ‘ The Blue Zones’, visitors can chat with them, and touch first hand how they live, socialise, eat.

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LITTLE GREEN TRAIN – A JOURNEY INTO THE WILD 

Just like D.H. Lawrence did in 1921, when he fell in love with Sardinia, this  steam train of the past, takes the passengers to a unique trip into the green hearth of Sardinia and along the coast, with lunch breaks and tasting occasions, crossing bridges and gorges. Sardinia from a unique perspective 

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THE WINE ROUTE    – CANNONAU , VERMENTINO – MALVASIA  & OIL TASTING

Experience the unique atmosphere of secluded, niche wine cellars, to taste he most renowned autoctone wine grapes. Visit a mill and attend the olive grinding followed by a tasting of ancient mother yeast bread and extra virgin olive oil.

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SAILING THE ISLAND    –  FLOATING ON TURQUOISE WATERS

The experience of sailing along the coast, which is different in every part, it’s simply unforgettable. Secret coves, little bays, plenty of occasions for snorkelling and swimming. White sand dunes almost unique in Europe, majestic cliffs off the seaside.

A MILLENARY SURPRISE –  THE BRONZE AGE, & PHOENICIAN, ROMAN, SPANISH HERITAGE

Visit the most iconic piece of Sardinia: the Nuraghi. 7.000 stone towers, date back the Bronze Age, these archeological findings  testify a millenary and advanced civilisation. Menhirs, Dolmen and Domus de Janas (House of Fairies)  take visitors into pre -history and its mysteries. Su Nuraxi, a Nuragic complex, has been declared Unesco Heritage.

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GOURMET EXPERIENCE

Sourcing the most peculiar ingredients at the local market , joining cooking lessons with the chef, challenging another team with cooking contests, knocking at the doors of locals and getting help from them. Sardinian pasta such as ‘Culurgiones’ and ‘Fregola’ and bread making in beautiful Manor House.

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NATURAL TREASURE CHEST – A SUSTAINABLE DESTINATION

Nature itself with its turquoise water is worth an incentive or meeting here: Sardinia is probably the most unspoiled and wild place in Europe. Autoctone species live and nest here: unique chance to watch dolphins, flamingos, wild horses in uncontaminated and protected areas and national parks. South Sardinia has been recently awarded (with Barcelona) as the most ‘Sustainable Destination’ of the Mediterranean Sea (UNWTO).

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INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OF THE ISLAND – ACTIVE INCENTIVE

Sardinia was made for everything connected with nature: all kind of active experiences and challenges are possible here: trekking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, horse back riding, diving, snorkelling, cycling, bird watching, regattas, golf, make of Sardinia a paradise for all the incentive programs  with nature at the centre of it.

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AM Destination Sardinia exhibits at IMEX 2016

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AM Destination Sardinia, who promotes Sardinia as MICE destination,  will exhibit at IMEX Trade Show in Frankfurt from 19 to 21 April 2016. Thousand of buyers are expected to take part to this big event.  Both corporate and third- party event planners who visit our stand F480, will learn  Sardinia MICE’s offers for organizing a corporate event on this beautiful island in the middle of Mediterranean Sea.

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AM Destination Sardinia at IMEX 2016

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From 19 until 21 April 2016 Am Destination Sardinia will attend  IMEX 2016as Exhibitor at the Stand F480, among other partners exhibitors of REGIONE SARDEGNA.

Come and see what  this beautiful Island can offer to the professionals of the M.I.C.E. sector.

State -of -the-art facilities, countless options for small gatherings as well as for large conferences events.

Thanks to the beautiful setting Sardinia was blessed with, there are plenty of team building occasions and activities available.

Crafting a detailed proposal for event planners, we work as your closest partner on the island, and we are on a mission of making things easier and smoother for you.

Our job is to save you time, money and headaches, thanks to a valid network of expert providers who we team with.

We’re keen to know you  at Stand480 at #Imex16