Sardegna Off The Beaten Path

  • Our rented car seen at rear view within the Canyon
    Our rented car seen at rear view within...
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  • The chiesa in the main street
    The chiesa in the main street
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Sardegna Off The Beaten Path

  • Wild Camping at the Gorropu Canyon

    Our Holiday in Sardinia was meant only for Camping. We wanted to minimize our expenses so we decided to buy a very simple and inexpensive Camping Tent to use whenever we wanted to stay overnight in any Camping grounds we happened to pass by. It was a very interesting and one of the adventurous travel I ever made. We didn´t eat in restaurants. We...

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  • Building solutions

    It seems no matter where you go in Italy, there are different ways of arriving at solutions to building problems and all manner of things are liable to be used.....as shown in these examples.All through Europe you'll come across caves like this in areas where volcanic ash called tufa (tuff, tuffa) is present. This rock is easily tunnelled and...

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  • Orgosolo

    I'd never heard of the place to be honest but it was recommended by the enthusiastic receptionist our accommodation house so off we went.Little did we know that our trip coincided with their annual three day festival in October when local goods are proudly displayed.This oversize village hangs its fame on its murals and there are plenty to see....

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  • La Fortezza di Monte Altura

    I did but see it passing by and wondered why there were no tourists here, just a few kilometres west of Palau.Turns out that it's a military site (no surprises there), and the today empty gun emplacements from WWII bear testimony to its relatively recent use. This castle of just over a century ago (1890-1891) is in such good condition it looks like...

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  • Park of San Lorenzo

    Where the Rinaggia has its source is where the park is. This splendid park is worth taking time out for.I came to the dead end street where it is situated and took a short break to check it out. There's also another nice park just back on the other side of the hill where we also went for a walk and it has lovely views over the surrounding landscape...

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  • Mores

    This place is not so much a destination as somewhere you might be driving through.....as I was.One couldn't help but notice the exceptional (and exceptionally large) mural painting on the side of a building so I had to pull up and record it.Mores is in the north central part of Sardinia, east of Sassari and south of Tempio Pausania.

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  • Oschiri

    Oschiri is a pleasant fairly typical Sardinian town with a central piazza and church and just out of town is the Romanesque "Chiesa di San Demetrio".The main church in the middle of the town is only just over 100 years old, fairly recent by Italian standards. It's called Chiesa Parrocchiale B.V. Immacolata and is set at one end of a piazza.During...

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  • San Pantaleo

    This village developed around the rural church dedicated to San Pantaleo; celebrations in honour of the Saint take place from the 27th to the 30th of July with a mixture of shows, dances and traditional music. The hamlet went almost unnoticed by tourists until the 1960s’, when the boom of the Emerald Coast and in particular the increasing...

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  • Nuraghe Longu

    I was waiting to get into the museum and saw the signs so I thought I might wile away some time and have a look. The walkway to it was lovely, going through some nice forest but, having seen other sites previously, the main tower was interesting but the site itself was neglected and lacked the other buildings associated with similar villages.

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  • Padria

    The poster was beautifully produced. The archeological artifact stood out on the glossy background and called to me to come and have a look at the real thing.Padria was where it was located and there was a museum there. Though it was nearly two hours distant we made plans but, due to a late departure and my endless need for photography, we arrived...

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  • Day of the festival

    The day we were there it was simply humming. In addition to cars there were motorhomes, a biker club based in Rome, buses of many hues and even cyclists (from Germany, where else).Apparently the festival runs for three days with the accent on home grown or manufactured products.The first lady we met (pic 2) was obviously upset that I'd just shot...

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  • Torre dei Corsari

    We stayed 1 week in Torre dei Corsari at Brezza Marina apartment.While being a quiet place with a very nice golden sand beach, it's only 30 minutes drive from the SS131 motorway.It's a convenient spot to explore the Costa Verde and the west part of Sardegna in general.Don't miss the panorama at the top of the 100 ft sand dune.

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  • The perfect settlement ?

    Porto Raphael, in the north of the Island (nr Palau) is a rather unusual village.It is a village, only some 40-odd years old, very smart and upmarket. It features some impressive looking, but not overly-ostentatious villas. Many of them appear to have a slightly 'Arab / Moroccan' feel to the architecture.This may be your 'set', in which case enjoy...

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  • Gole di Gorropu

    Also called "Europe's Grand Canyon2 it's a narrow and steep valley producted by the water erosion of the Rio Flumineddu. It's never wider than 20 metres it's 400 to 500 metres deep, with vertical walls. The rivers forms some small lakes in the valley.You can get there with a two hours trek in a beautiful scenario.

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  • Snails in tomato sauce

    I would say that is quite 'Off the beaten path', at least for me. Seems to be quite a speciality and this one was also cooked by Gino, our local host. Thanx Gino! :)

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  • Monte dei Sette Fratelli

    Take the SS125 East over the mountains. Take the right turning just before the left turning to Burcei. Drive up the single track up into the mountains. Once up th top plenty of places to park. Near the end of the road is a smal Nuraghe with great views of the mountains

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  • Valley of moon

    Near by the town Aggius there is an area called Valle della Luna. you might think, you are on the moon, indeed!

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  • The town of Castelsardo.

    The town of Castelsardo. is where you can visit the ancient towers and ramparts, the Doria Castle, and the 12th-century church of Santa Maria di Tergu. More miles of breathtaking coast lead to Porto Torres, where the 11th-century Romanesque church of San Gavino is well worth a pause, and then on to Stintino, the northwestern tip of Sardinia facing...

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  • Just go to see the biggest...

    Just go to see the biggest television in Sardinia...See also the travelogue...

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  • Here a website adress for a...

    Here a website adress for a divingschool in Orosei:http://www.oro6/centronautico/index.html

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  • In the summer it's very easy...

    In the summer it's very easy that a fire begins..., please be carefully!

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Sardegna Hotels

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  • Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa

    It was some years ago when we stayed here but it was divine. We paid extra for a room with a sea...

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  • Hotel Quadrifoglio

    I was in Cagliari from the 1st to the 5th of December in 2008. It was a business trip book by our...

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  • Speraesole

    This hotel is 10km south of the airport at SS125 in Murta Maria (a place belonging to Olbia). It is...

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  • Hotel Cala Caterina

    I haven't stayed there but I visited it and found everthing oustandingly excellent with a very...

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  • Hotel Gabbiano Azzurro

    Via dei Gabbiani, Golfo Aranci, Sardinia, 07020, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Parco Degli Ulivi

    Loc. Rena, Arzachena, 7021, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Le Sabbie

    SottoTorre, Calasetta, 09011, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Park Hotel Asinara

    Loc. Cala Lupo, Stintino, 7040, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Rosa dei Venti

    C.so Italia 47, , Castelsardo 07030

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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