On the road, it is very common to come across food that is typical for a particular region and cannot be found anywhere else. However, it is rare to encounter such an unknown local specials as costedda from the four-thousand-strong village of Villasimius. Costedda is based on the classic focaccia bread, but in this recipe, all the water has been replaced with juicy tomatoes or, in another version, onions.
We tried both versions, both onion and tomato. Although the tomato one is more classic, the onion one won hands down. The onion costedda was very delicate, practically falling apart, the onion was beautifully sweet and caramelized on the surface.
The tomato costedda smelled wonderful, and the amount of tomatoes in the dough must have been huge. Here, too, the dough was very delicate, practically falling apart. Both the onion and tomato versions were not too greasy, and I could imagine eating them for breakfast all week. Both versions cost about 15 EUR per kilogram at the Frau bakery, so you will pay approximately 3.50 EUR for one portion.
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Accommodation in Sardinia
I recommend the beautiful hotel Green Village in the village of Villasimius. You will be in the middle of green garden, the room facilities are new, the hotel has a private beach area with free sunbeds and towels. I spent my summer holiday in 2022 right here and it was perfect.