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    Colour of the back streets

    by iandsmith Written Nov 27, 2009

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    The back alleys around the castle are where the tourist shops are located (no surprises there I hear you add) and it's worth a wander to see some of the colour and local types of artworks on display.
    There's a carpark up here as well though it has limited sites and, in "the season" it would be fairly hard to get a spot I imagine.

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    Another day, another nuraghe 1 more image

    by iandsmith Written Nov 27, 2009

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    There are a few Nuraghe sites nearby; then again, that applies to everywhere in Sardinia.
    One had the look of once being popular with a proper carpark and all but had fallen into disfavour in more modern times which would explain the overgrowth on the site.
    They're interesting enough but, if you've managed to see a quality site, such as Prisgiona, you might find yourself a little disappointed.

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    Old castle tower at the port entry 1 more image

    by iandsmith Written Nov 27, 2009

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    The harbour is certainly popular. It's located on the southern side of town, around the next point from where the castle is and when you first come into town you may not realise it's there but, as you can clearly see from the second picture, many boat people have discovered the place.
    The marina not only offers a safe mooring but the little beach in the opening picture is quite popular as well for those seeking to soak up some sun.

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    by JennysTravels Updated Feb 5, 2010

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    At the top of Castlesardo tucked neatly into the veranda's and shutters, cobbled stoned via and directly infront of Castlesardo you will find this delightful little piece of heaven. In the summer months you can dine outside on the patio and enjoy the fresh sea breezes and the and sample the local/seasonal mangiare. I honestly can't say what dish is the best as I've never seen a menu but they do cook a mean white fish in a lemon grind sauce! And typical dining in Sardegna requires a few hours if you want to savour every bite and remember that here there is a first, second and third plate, they just keep on comming. Everything is fresh and caught that day, you will not be disappointed.

    Favorite Dish: Everything.

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    The inside story 3 more images

    by iandsmith Updated Nov 27, 2009

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    We had no recommendations, simply pulled up and this place was open which, when we were there, was a big plus. The fact that there was a lovely view (pic 2) made me more enthusiastic.

    Favorite Dish: We had the place to ourselves and the walls were decorated with basketry (pic 3) and art of a local nature that lent a nice ambience to the place. The lady who ran the place was lovely and, bolstered I guess by the fact that we were the only ones there, we got good service.
    The food was good for the early courses, particularly the soup, and we were thoroughly enjoying ourselves.
    Our hostess then suggested sardas (pic 4) for dessert, a Sardinian specialty. Frankly, I couldn't get excited about this pasrty wallowing in syrup but was glad I tried it because I then had boasting rights.
    Would have no problem going there again to eat.

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    Nice to look at, nice to be there 2 more images

    by iandsmith Written Nov 27, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The Costa Esmeralda is famous these days but I found some of the beaches on the other side of the island (north west) just as attractive. This selection of pics were taken around 30-50 kms north of Castelsardo

    Fondest memory: We pulled up here to check out the coastline to see what it had to offer and I was impressed. Not many beaches in Europe do a lot for me, bearing in mind I come from Australia, but this one had much to recommend it. The sand was nice, the backdrop was scenic and there was a lone fisherman and one walker to be seen.
    Having said that, I can imagine it would be more crowded during "the season" but, since access is limited, I can't imagine it would ever be overcrowded.

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    Coming into Castelsardo

    by iandsmith Written Nov 27, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The small town of Castelsardo is set on an imposing rock overlooking the sea. Built in such a strategically high position for defensive purposes from possible attacks from the sea. Castelsardo is an extraordinary example of Medieval town which developed around its castle. Its old town walls are still intact which makes it a magnet for tourists. The historical town centre is no doubt the most interesting part of the town. In the surrounding area the Elephant Rock, a prehistoric tomb that was shaped like an elephant by the atmospheric agents, is worth a visit; other sites are the old monastery and a few nuraghes.

    Fondest memory: The town’s position is geographically optimal for exploring the Northern coastline of Sardinia, with Sassari only 30 kilometres away and 35 kilometres from Porto Torres, from where one can go on a boat excursion to the island of Asinara, an ex prison island where you can see the Sardinian white donkeys. Stintino and the famous beach of La Pelosa, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Med, is 60 km away, while Santa Teresa di Gallura and Alghero are 70 kilometres away in opposite directions.
    In Castelsardo itself you’ll find a good selection of hotels, bars and restaurants, shops and many forms of entertainment. Like most holiday towns it is very lively in summer and sleepy in winter.

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    PARKING

    by RitchiS1 Written May 11, 2004

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    Favorite thing: PARKING NEAR THE CASTEL SEEMS TO BE NOT SO EASY , ESPECIALY FOR THOSE WHO CAN T WALK A LOT , THER E IS A PARKINGPLACE AT THE TOP , BUT NOT EASY TO FIND

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