“Down to Earth” with Zac Efron

Episode 4


Longevity is the lifestyle on this Blue Zone isle where there are more people over 80 than under 18. How do they do it? Food? Family? Faith? Or Great Wine, Goat Cheese and Good Genes?

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Zac tries his hand at sheep herding and finds the new way of living is exactly what he needs.

The quest to extend life on earth is as old as the dawn of time and Sardinia is home to the oldest people in the world. Zac and Darin go to Sardinia to find out the secret to leaving a longer life. Zac contemplates getting out of Hollywood, Ca and finds that in Sardinia, a simple way of life, leads to a longer and healthier life.

Sardinia is one of only five “Blue Zones” in the world which means that the residents often reach an age of 90 or older. There are many theories as to why Sardinians leave such long lives from their diet of beans and vegetables or because their lives are rooted in tradition because of their isolation from the rest of the world. Zac and Darin take a journey through Sardinia to get their own take on why everyone here lives so long.

Sardinia is a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. It has nearly 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails. Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of nuraghi – mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives. A voyage over an emerald sea, past characteristic coves and beaches of snow white sand … this is Sardinia, an island that strikes its visitors with natural contrasts, the lights and colors of a region that boasts old traditions and a wild and pure nature.

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Sardinia is home to nearly 4 million sheep and that makes the island one of the areas of the world with the highest density of sheep. Sardinia has been for thousands of years specializing in sheep breeding. Zac tries his hand at sheep herding and finds the new way of living is exactly what he needs.

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Places we visited in Sardinia;

  1. Village of Seulo
  2. Village of Aritzo
  3. Countryside

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