If you visit Sardinia, you would be remiss not to visit the charming west coast town of Bosa. Located in the province of Oristano, Bosa sits on a small hill just 3km inland from the sea on the bank of the Temo River. Be sure to come camera ready because this is one of the most picturesque, postcard worthy Italian towns I have ever visited. Pastel colored houses large and small are stacked up the hillside with a grey castle perched on the hilltop above. Docked boats bob peacefully along the Temo River winding its way through rolling green hills to the sea. Identical square buildings with triangular roofs that once housed Bosa’s merchants line the opposite side of the river. Be sure to venture away from the gorgeous Temo River and climb the winding stairways and narrow alleys up into town. Prepare to be enchanted by the colorful and diversely shaped homes and climb up to the castle’s hilltop for an incredible view to the sea.
In this charming town you can even discover world-renowned wine, Malvasia di Bosa DOC. The sweet version is rich with notes of honeysuckle and chamomile with balanced acidity. The dry to off-dry version is made in a similar method as Sherry in Spain where barrels are only filled 85% and a specific type of yeast called flor forms on top of the wine. The flor protects the wine from excessive oxidation while infusing the wine with vanilla, almond, and dried fruit flavors. Grab a glass and enjoy the sunset!