Celebrate Valentine's Day in Sardinia amidst enchanting traditions and legends.

There are many legends and stories about the origins of Valentine's Day, here I tell you about the Sardinian ones to allow you to celebrate Love in Sardinian Style.

Everyone associates Valentine's Day, the festival of lovers, with flowers, chocolates, and romantic dinners. In Sardinia Valentine's Day, known as Su Santu Coiadori (the saint who marries), is a day also characterised by legends and traditions reflecting the island's rich cultural heritage that adds a unique charm to this romantic occasion and offer a perfect retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway.

There are 2 legends dedicated to this day.

Carloforte Valentine's Day

One legend is that of Su Para e Sa Mongia (the monk and the nun). The legend tells of two lovers, a priest and a nun who, to crown their dream of love, renounced their ecclesiastical vows and took refuge in Sant'Antioco. The gesture was punished by divine authority and they were turned into two menhirs and moved to a place of passage as a warning and a reminder of rules of behaviour more in line with the church. However, despite being turned into stone, the two lovers will still spend eternity next to each other. The two menhirs are part of an archaeological site that can be visited, located along the bridge connecting the island of Sant'Antioco to the mainland, near the Stagno di Santa Caterina, where pink flamingos can be seen during certain months of the year. 

Where to stay in Sant'Antioco (just click the links or contact us)

Hotel I Colori

Hotel Solki

Lu' Hotel Maladroxia

Tenuta Blancamar

But if you are looking for the perfect place to spend Valentine's Day, the town of Sadali, in Sardinia, is the place for you because it is considered the town of lovers. Want to know why? In Sardinia there is only one church dedicated to the patron saint of lovers and it is in Sadali. Here, the love for the saint is so strong that they celebrate him three times a year, on 14 February, 8 May, and 6 October.  The worship derives from a legend that tells of a wanderer who was travelling carrying a statue of Saint Valentine who stopped in front of the Sadali waterfall to rest. When he resumed his journey, he could not move the statue, it seemed as if it were set in stone. The villagers considered the event a miracle, so they began to venerate the saint and built a small church near the waterfall, which still houses the statue today. Every year, many people go to Sadali to invoke the patron saint of lovers and ask him to find a partner or companion for life.

You should also know that Sadali is a picturesque village of medieval origin and part of the most beautiful borghi in Italy and a stop-off station for the Trenino Verde (to know more click here).

Where to stay near Sadali (just click the links or contact us)

Il Giardino di Valentina

B&B S'Omu Antiga

Agriturismo Cuaddus e Tellas

Porto Pino Beach San Valentine's day

In Sardinia, Valentine's Day is an opportunity to celebrate the natural beauty of the island and the enchanting bond between man and nature. Winter reveals the island in a whole new and fascinating way, characterised by deserted beaches, natural landscapes, forests, lakes and breathtaking sunsets - in short, a perfect combination for romantic outings. Moreover, Sardinia in winter is perfect for exploring the small ancient villages where you can rediscover cultural traditions, local cuisine and good wine (read the article on what to drink in Sardinia).

If you have just few days and are not able to travel far Cagliari and Alghero are also perfect to celebrate Valentine's Day in an unforgettable way.

Where to stay in Alghero or Cagliari (just click the link below or contact us)


Porto Pino beach Valentine's day


Sardinia offers couples a fascinating setting to celebrate a memorable and romantic Valentine's Day. With its enchanting landscapes, rich cultural heritage and culinary delicacies, the island offers an extraordinary getaway for those who want to celebrate their love in a truly magical setting.

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