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    Argentiera

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    Many places in Sardinia recall the mining industry, in Argentiera in the province of Sassari , the Romans mined in the Middle Ages and the Pisans precious metals. The area has evaluated its name ( argento means silver) this town is one of the most fascinating examples of industrial archeology on the island

    But today, they named the place "The Ghost Town" after the mine become empty, there is no income for the people anymore, everyone running away from this place and searching for a better life somewhere else. At present, some of the old buildings restored , the wells where the silver was mined are still in tact, it's definitely worth to visit and experience the historical atmosphere

    The Ghost Town dilapidated homes
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    Porto Torres

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    Is a city in the province of Sassari in the north of Sardinia, Italy. The city of Porto Torres is on the coast of the Gulf of Asinara, about 20 km northwest of Sassari. The busy port city of almost entirely artificial, is located on the right side of the mouth of the Mannu River.

    The settlement developed rapidly and became an important trading center and port, especially for goods to the port of Ostia, and later, under the reign of the Emperors Flavio, a Roman Municipium. The city boasted thermal baths, an aqueduct, temples, basilicas and beautiful villas, and was connected with other areas in Sardinia by consular roads

    Is a former major port city in the north of Sardinia with several ferries from Marseille, Genoa and Livorno, a typical port incidentally, expressed with much, when a ferry arrives, is also the beginning of the main motorway from Sardinia, direction Cagliari. Despite being a port city, the city also offers a lovely beach

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    An agricultural and fishing village "Catelsardo"

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    Despite tourism is the historic center remained fairly characteristic. Small narrow streets, piazzas, along with the jewels of the historic center; the Sant'Antonio Abate Cathedral and the church of Santa Maria. Addition, one finds many restaurants, bars and shops where you can watch at braiding traditional Sardinian wicker baskets. With luck Also coral is very important in this environment and it is therefore actually offered in any store.

    Such as any other village in Italy, this place is worth to visit. Wandering around it brings you to century. The colorful maze streets were picturesque and a village where you found some interesting local souvenir. The old fortress wall and the ancient fortress Castello Bella Vista still dominate the historic center.

    The medieval Castelsardo also called una Fortezza sul mare, a branch of the sea. Is situated on top of a volcanic rock. It is known for its castle, Castello il Bella Vista, which today houses the museum of weaving and also one of the most visited museums in Sardinia.

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    Castelsardo

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    Coming from Porto Torres to the east and we arrive in this small village. The medieval town of Castelsardo is perched on a volcanic rock on the Gulf of Asinara and has had different names over the century, a magnificent view of the bay and one can even discern in a clear day from the distance of the mountains from Corsica

    The village is known as a center for trade and crafts, here you can also find many small shops selling ceramics , carpets and special souvenirs of sugar. The village has dozens of restaurants, characteristic of the local cuisine is the wide variety of seafood and in particular the wide range of lobster

    An agricultural and fishing village as well as a popular holiday destination, on a truly unique position overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. The city on the hill still has the old wall, which served to protect any attacks from the sea. The castle on top of the hill, was built in the XII century by the family Doria. In that time was therefore called Castel Doria Castelsardo. Then this place was taken by the Arogonezen and changed the name of course Castel Aragonese.

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    Capo Testa

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    Is a peninsula located in the north of Sardinia, about 5 km from the town of Santa Teresa di Gallura
    From the lighthouse at Capo Testa can be made ​​delightful walks through a marked trail, in addition there are billboards which indicates the flora and fauna present in the area the perfect place for lovers of hiking , nature and bird watching

    Also, the peninsula known to lovers of climbing because of the large parties boulders, the fantastic shapes of the stones are caused by the incessant wind

    The peninsula has beaches with rocky masquis which " La Rena di Levante " and " La Rena di Ponente " are known, the beautiful beach Cala Spinosa is a fine place for diving enthusiasts because of the rocks both above and underwater, a difficult access to this area makes it very quiet and due to its location you will find a perfect calm sea and just seat on the rock and relax

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    More rock formation in Capo Testa

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    You can visit here if you join on the group or if you have a car. There were tour buses when we arrive. Most of the visitors coming with a car. There are no public transport around. Capo Testa is a peninsula in the north of Sardinia, where the elements an interesting rocky landscape is formed.

    from the lighthouse at Capo Testa lovely walks can be made by means of a marked trail. In addition, there are billboards which indicates the flora and fauna present in the area. The perfect place for lovers of hiking, nature and bird watching.

    The place is also known for its hiking, so, for those adventurous this would be a nice place to hike. But even though if you coming here just to admire the rocks, is also one of the wonderful feeling. You have the far distance of the island Corsica. While we exploring the area I came into my imagination and creativity. What forms of rocks you've discover? We sat for a while and watch to all those rock formation. Coming here in the afternoon, the peninsula is a wonderful to relax, because when the sun sinks into the sea, the rock spectacle show more of its form. Is just amazing!

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    La Caletta small port

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    Were on our way to Olbia, and passes through here, is worth to stop by if you are with a car. The place is more to do for people with boat as we see around the harbor are full with yachts. You can walk to a promenade and admire those nice yacht

    Is just a seaside resort located about seven kilometers from Siniscola and fifty miles south of the city of Olbia on the east coast of Sardinia. The fishing village is dominated by the existing harbor, the beautiful nature, azure waters and beautiful beaches. Just outside the center (south), you will find Berchida river, which like most waters on the island unfortunately seems is often dry

    Small harbor of the Island
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    How more you explore,how more murals to discover

    by shavy Written Oct 12, 2014

    Many tourists find during their visit even signs of the past, what led up to the residents to provide them with bullet holes, traffic signs and street signs is amazing to wander around in the area. The walls of Orgosolo tell the story of the hopeless existence in Sopramonte.

    So, take a time to wander around, each mural tells a story. Sometimes, even a walk to a very small alley is worth to see. Francesco Del Casino began in the mid to paint with bright realistic scenes. Seventy walls of the village politically engaged artists came from the mainland to help him.

    They covered the walls of the village with sad shepherds and sheep, with callous carabinieri and their guns, blood, murder and manslaughter. They painted hammers and sickles at the village show the way to better times. Other murals are about the dangers of fascism, imperialism and the corrupt Italy Andreotti. In a backstreet allows the student to the tank on the Tiananmen Square in Beijing. There are about 125 murales in Orgosolo, 125 testimonies that it needs to improve the world, starting here in the Sopramonte. (August 2005)

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    More painting to view in Orgosolo

    by shavy Written Oct 12, 2014

    Orgosolo located in the mountains of the Monte Sopra, the inaccessible heart of Sardinia. Once the village was a center of banditismo (Bandit). Street Poor shepherds who stole the cattle of the rich to keep their families alive and on the run from the authority a lifetime hiding in the mountains. Later, the bandits were about to kidnap and ransom request of wealthy Sardinians.

    Orgosolo is known worldwide for its murals (murales) the houses in the old town decorating, but also because of the unique and spectacular landscape. In total there are more than a hundred walls, buildings and storefronts images made ​​by the local people and artists, the oldest paintings date back to the 60s of the last century. Favorite subjects: history, (international) politics and the Sardinian struggle for freedom

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    Orgosolo

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    One of the most visited places in Sardinia Orgosolo, which is known for its many murals that can be admired here. There are a lot rumors that the murals in Orgosolo are politicized and the first date from the 60s of the 20th century.

    Initially, the paintings are an expression of protest against the social oppression on the island. Later the mural have the daily life in the mountain villages of Sardinia as a subject. In total, some 150 paintings to admire.

    The only thing to admire the murals is by walking, where you have a good views all of them. Some of the painting is visible from a very high of the houses so, looked up higher than you can. During the wandering, you will also seen of the locals from Orgosolo setting outside their homes, I think is the tradition here, that most of the residents spend most of the time outside

    Roaming around you felt that you are in a different place of Italy. Compared to other cities in Italy where I've been. I wouldn't walk alone at night here. Local residents in Orgosolo are probably the weirdest people of Italy I've ever seen. "Sorry if I say this" I don't feel safe walking here. I feel more safe in Naples though

    The place Orgosolo is also known for a rather violent past, rival clans made ​​between 1901 and 1954 for bloody vendettas. On average there were then every two months dead, and that in a population of four thousand inhabitants. That is why in some mural painting you can see that part of art made of violent

    This one of the mural example
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    Oristano

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    The old town of Oristano dates from the Middle Ages. One of the attractions of the place is the 13th century cathedral with an octagonal bell tower and egg-shaped roof, which dates from the 18th century. Visiting on a Sunday morning is not ideal, there were mass, you can't see the interior of the chuch. In the San Francesco church you will find a very beautiful carving of the crucified Jesus. A beautiful Gothic church is the Santa Chiara.

    Wandering around along Piazza Eleonora are some beautiful palaces and the square itself there is a statue of Eleanor. Oristano is the third largest city of Sardinia, the historic center which dates back to the Middle Ages in the city are various remains of medieval buildings to be found the Torre di San Cristoforo Piazza. Roma example served as a gateway to the city and was part of the defensive wall to the center and the main museum, the Antiquarium Arborense , are worth a visit, one can also find more tourist information at the Ente per il turismo in the square in the center

    Is one and most visited church in the city The square
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    Bosa

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    Situated about 40 km south of Alghero is you have a car is the only way to this small town and is all worth to see. Is a medieval town dominated by the Malaspina Castle and the high soft colorful houses, offers stunning views of the valley

    If follow the coastal route and you will be treated to stunning views every time. Bosa itself is located in the valley of the Temo, the only navigable river in Sardinia. From a distance you see the Malaspina castle rise above Bosa. If you go up to the castle, from here, a magnificent view of the city itself, the surrounding valley and the sea.

    Take your time to stroll through the narrow streets of this neighborhood and enjoy the pastel colors and beautiful balconies. Beautiful walk is also along the bank of the Temo. The street that runs along the southern shore. A labyrinth of alleyways, stairways, arcades and squares, this is the largest historical center of Bosa

    This area is best admired from the other side of the river, the Lungotemo De Gasperi where you have a good view of the fascinating town of Bosa. Along the main street and also most beautiful street in Bosa, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, there are beautiful palaces. When you have enough seen in Bosa, you can walk to Bosa Marina, bike or drive. Here you will find a nice beach and several restaurant

    One of the alley in the city
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    Do not miss the city wall

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    The city is largely surrounded by an ancient city wall. On top of the city wall you'll find a wide footpath, the Lungomare, with wonderful views of the harbor, the sea and the city center. Within the walls is a well-preserved medieval town center.

    A destination visited by many tourists every season, this ideal location right on the seafront. Wander through the old historical center of the town of Alghero is a MUST. The city has characterized by many narrow cobbled streets and one can enjoy the beautiful Catalan architecture and monuments.

    A maze of narrow cobbled streets with many small shops is nice to wandering around. Plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes and ice cream parlors where it is on the shaded terraces. In the afternoon is nice to catch the sunset in the old fortress wall. Many people walking or jogging, it can be crowd before sunset.

    In the old town walls
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    Capo Caccia

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2014

    A place worth to stop if you just outside Alghero only few minutes drive from the city. Just as alive as the sea voyage. The road winds around to Capo Caccia and ends short of the climb to the lighthouse on a small parking lot.

    This can be very busy in the summer, but it is possible to leave on the side of the road near the beginning of the decline in steps and within walking distance of vehicles. On days when the weather is calm, the spectacle of the sea crashing into the rocks just below is an amazing sight allow fifteen minutes to fully enjoy the descent view

    Old tower and a rock of Capo
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    Coda Cavallo

    by solopes Updated May 20, 2014

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    One of the best sights in northeast Sardegna is at the Horse's Tail Cape, so called because... of course, its shape.

    The forms of the coast, the colors of the water, and the wide views from the panoramic road are a must, and the beaches are excellent.

    So captivating, that I forgot there my camera's bag, and extras. Yes, that one in the picture, celebrating its last moments in my possession.

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