Sardinia: a journey through rich history and stunning nature

From the enchanting archaeological site of Nora to the idyllic nature parks and tropical beaches, discover the island hosting Dolce&Gabbana's Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria and Alta Gioielleria events


June 2024

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Sardinia seamlessly weaves together the past and present, creating an enchanting ambiance that invites exploration and rediscovery of its hidden treasures. Blessed with a rich cultural heritage, breathtaking natural landscapes, and pristine coastlines, the island sets a perfect stage for Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria, and Alta Gioielleria events.

Echoes of an ancient culture

Celebrating a captivating tapestry of civilizations and cultures, this island has been inhabited since the Neolithic era, preserving echoes of ancient societies dating back millennia. Among its most iconic symbols are the Nuraghi – imposing stone towers from the Bronze Age. These monuments, numbering over 7,000 across its landscape, testify to the enduring presence of the Nuragic civilization, their exact purpose still steeped in mystery. Among the most representative and best-preserved sites is the Su Nuraxi nuragic complex in Barumini, which was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Archeological Park of Nora

To the southwest of the Gulf of Cagliari lies the Archaeological Park of Nora, revered as one of Sardinia’s most prominent hubs from Phoenician, Punic, and Roman eras, owing to its strategic position in the Mediterranean trade network. Unearthed in the 1950s, the site now stands as a prestigious archaeological park, fostering collaboration between four Italian universities and the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Landscape. In this captivating open-air theatre, Dolce&Gabbana showcase the splendour of Italian culture and history with a memorable Alta Moda fashion show.

Natural Parks

Coupled with its picturesque coasts, the island boasts an exceptional array of natural parks, each a sanctuary of biodiversity and unique landscapes. The National Park of the Gulf of Orosei and Gennargentu, nestled in Sardinia’s central-eastern region, stands as the island’s largest natural reserve. Gennargentu, crowned by its highest peak, Punta La Marmora, at 1,834 metres, offers awe-inspiring vistas. Meanwhile, the Gulf of Orosei with its secluded beaches and marine caves, is an irresistible draw for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.


Off the north-western coast lies the National Park of Asinara, famed for its diverse flora and fauna, including the iconic white wild donkeys that have become a symbol of the island. The Regional Natural Park of Supramonte, known for its rugged terrain and untamed beauty, showcases ancient holm oak forests, karst plateaus, and dramatic gorges. Among these, the Gola di Gorropu stands out as one of Europe’s deepest and most striking canyons, its sheer cliffs reaching heights of up to 500 metres—a natural wonder and a challenge for avid hikers and climbers alike.

Seaside Dreams

Renowned for its rugged and untamed beauty, Sardinia boasts long stretches of soft white sandy beaches and turquoise waters reminiscent of Caribbean paradises.

The National Park of the La Maddalena Archipelago, located northeast of the island, is a sanctuary for nature and sea enthusiasts. Its islands, including the famous Isola di Caprera, feature pristine white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters ideal for relaxation and underwater exploration.


At Cala Goloritzé, where the sea meets the mountains, lies an UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Monument of Sardinia. Celebrated for its unique and untouched natural formations, such as white pebble beaches and clear waters, it is home to the iconic natural rock arch and limestone pinnacle known as the “Aguglia,” towering approximately 143 metres high. Further south along the coast is Santa Margherita di Pula, boasting 10 kilometres of coastline divided into numerous small beaches immersed in shallow, warm waters with hues of green-blue.


Close by are the beaches of the Chia Bay: Sa Colonia, Campana, and Su Giudeu, each offering scenes of rare natural beauty. These breathtaking landscapes will provide the backdrop for the Alta Sartoria and Alta Gioielleria events hosted at the luxurious Forte Village Resort.

Experience the essence of Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda in Sardinia