I was not expecting much from La Cerra - it was the last agriturismo of a 10 day trip and we mainly chose it for its rural location and proximity to Tempio Pausania. We were pleasantly surprised however, as it actually turned out to ve one of the best stays on the trip.
What we loved most about La Cerra was the location - it is extremely remote and you have views of beautiful mountain terrain on all sides. One of the highlights was the privately guided walking tour which was led by Alberto's dogs. That's right, Alberto's dogs! We were trying to find the start point of the recommended mini-hike when the dogs darted ahead of us. We thought, 'what the heck!' and followed them, only to find that they wanted to walk the entire way. This took approximately 50 minutes to complete and provided plenty of photo opportunities along the way. There dogs are truly amazing and we would go back in a flash just to see them alone!
The rooms are simple and close together but this was perfect for us seeing as we wanted to experience a communal atmosphere. In the evening Alberto occasionally lights the fire, which provides you with the perfect setting to enjoy a bit of jazz whilst munching away on some home-cooked food. There are some great restaurants nearby in Tempio but we much preferred buying the food locally and cooking it from scratch.
Last but not least, Alberto was a great host and went out of the way to provide us with local restaurant recommendations and information regarding nearby sights of interest. I also loved the fact that he was a real farmer, and you would often see him driving up and down on his tractor to carry out a days work in the fields.
La Cerra is a very special place, so much so that we are in the process of planning our next visit for 1 week next year. Thank you Alberto for making this a truly memorable stay!
- Also Known As:
- Farmhouse Stazzo La Cerra Tempio Pausania, Sardinia