Today this destination visited by many tourists every season, the ideal location right on the seafront and just a fifteen minute drive from the airport of Alghero , Fertilia , makes this place a perfect holiday destination
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 up here it can be crowd before sunset
Is a medieval town located on the west coast , dominated by the Malaspina Castle and the high soft colorful houses, offers stunning views of the valley , the river Temo and the distant sea . The landscape around Bosa is fascinating and give a nice color to the whole
The city center a medieval district of Sa Costa , a labyrinth of alleyways , stairways , arcades and squares, this is the largest historical center of Bosa, the buildings of the district Sas Conzas reflected in the river Temo, previously these buildings often served as a tannery
This area is best admired from the other side of the river, the Lungotemo De Gasperi
The fascinating town of Bosa , with its pastel -colored houses , situated on the River Temo, the only river of Sardinia which is still navigable. The river with its traditional colorful local fishing boats has a winding course through the city from east to west . Along the quay give the palm of their beautiful color
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
The town Orgosolo, is famous for its murals (murales). 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
Except for the paintings, Orgosolo is also known for a rather violent past, rival clans made between 1901 and 1954 for bloody vendettas. On average there then every two months dead, and that in a population of four thousand inhabitants
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
A seaside resort located about seven kilometers from Siniscola, the fishing village is dominated by the existing harbor, beautiful nature, blue water and beautiful beaches
Were on our way to Olbia, and passes through here as it was not far from our B&B in Posada is nothing much around except the harbor with yacht
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
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
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
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
Just as alive as the sea voyage is five minutes drive from Alghero, 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
Sardegna's coast is much more empty and wild than we expected. I couldn't imagine vacations there without a car (or boat).
Travelling around, it's easy to find a beach that suits your preferences in a short distance.
Honestly, I have seen so many fruits but these fruits I found in the Sardinian wilderness was something unusual and questionable to me. I was not sure about these fruits because it was my first time to see them. Asking myself if they are eatable, edible, sweet or sour? Maybe poisonous or whatever?
All the way to the Gorropu Canyon was filled with these medium sized bushy trees with glossy leaves and white-pink formed like "heatherbell" flowers in Autumn. . Together with the flowers are rough skinned yellow to orange and when finally ripe turned red colored round fruits which look like the standard ground strawberries. We tasted the ripe ones. For hungry and exhausted trekkers like us the ripe fruits were satisfying enough and edible to our taste. We read our Travel guide Book and we found out that they are eatable. We patiently gathered two big supermarket bags full of these red fruits and brought them back to Germany. The effort was perfectly paid back in return after we prepared the fruits into Strawberry Jam! Of course, indeed, we experienced not only the aesthetical part of wild Sardinia but also the yummy side of it ;-) !
Gorropu Canyon is considered one of the deepest Canyon in Europe or even so far the deepest among the European Canyons and marked as the Grand Canyon of Europe.
It was known that for thousands of years ago this Gorropu Canyon was created due to some erosive actions caused by the Flumineddu river that continuously flow northward embedded within the limestone high rock walls of Supramonte mountain ranges which is found in the central-eastern part of Sardinia. This constant river flow had reached mountain chain as far until 900m high causing the mountain range to split into two parts thus deep chasm and gorges were formed over thousands of years. Presently, it is one of the most fascinating attractions off the beaten path. Because of its colorful high walls of rocky cliffs extending over 400m high and some parts decoratively covered with evergreen climbing wild plants making it so gorgeous and awesome! Our trekking started from the southern part. It took us 1 hour and 35 minutes with normal walk one way before we reach the mouth of the Gorge. It was very dramatic entrance. At a distant I thought it has a normal and easy way to go through the other end of the gorge, but in vain!! The way was covered with all sizes of stones, giant cobblestones as big as houses or tall buildings. Very Interesting wild rock formations. I felt as if I am in the middle of my world of Stones and rocks! There were no moving objects seen on our trek. Only sounds of weird Birds flying from rocks to rocks. Astoundingly we were absolutely alone in this wilderness: me and my Boyfriend. Then it started to rain. But there was possibility to shelter under the caves. The stony ground which is the river bed was dry because the river accordingly is running underground. We reached only the middle part of the whole trek because the rain stopped us to go through. Besides the stones were becoming wilder, slippery, mightier and access going forward became impossible without help of rope maneuvers which are necessary in climbing and canyoneering. Well, we were not that experts. We enjoyed the silence of the place. It was breathtaking to be in this deep seated hole. A great experience in which I should really advice not to miss in your travel diary! I enjoyed it completely. My camera was very busy. Ergo: as a whole this stunning wild natural landscape is not only a mere experience but was one of the many splendored things I´ve ever seen.
To reach by car start from Dorgali municipality in the Province of Nuoro along the seaside of the Supramonte area towards the road going down and crossing the valley of Oddoene region stretching the Flumineddu river; after reaching a split road about 10km continue the right side of the road until you pass by a little bridge of S'Abba Arva. where you then see a sign going to the Gorropu Gorge.
Also to reach on foot from the Genna ‘e Silana pass on route SS125 For a round trip trek it takes 4-5 hours adventure.
Tips: Use comfortable hiking Shoes; 1,5 Liter Drinking Water; All-round weather Jacket, snacks; camera; rope, compass; map; small flashlight; Best month to visit is in spring time and summer. But for sure a bit crowded because of tourists invasion on this time. We went there in November, the whole Canyon was ours, ALONE! Vegetation was great. We gathered wild strawberries on this month and we made marmalade out of it! First time I ate wild strawberries fruits from big Trees!
I was so impressed about this holiday because I didn´t expect that Sardegna offers phenomenal numbers of natural rocks and stone formations which I enjoyed very much. I love rocks and stone formations in general. I am always fascinated whenever I visit a place or see houses made of natural stones and bricks or see huge rocks that formed like cakes, pancakes, or towers or formed like different kinds of animals. I was able to collect many of them as I travelled to many places. "Rock & Stones"
So I never forget to take some memorable moments which I can keep upon arriving back home even in forms of pictures. That´s why most contents of my Holiday is to collect different kinds of natural Rocks and stones which the nature made by itself as many years gone by. If you travel in every parts of Sardegna it has special kind of rock formations to offer. It seems funny to think that I like to collect them as part of my holiday memo but that´s it. I just love these natural phenomena! These are some of my interesting collections as I traveled around Sardegna. I still have more of them but i´ll show you when extra time is available and tell you in detail where to find them. Enjoy;-)
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.
It was some years ago when we stayed here but it was divine. We paid extra for a room with a sea...more
Viale Diaz, 231, Cagliari, Sardinia, 9100, Italy
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
This hotel is 10km south of the airport at SS125 in Murta Maria (a place belonging to Olbia). It is...more