arriving we had a pretty long drive
to Cala Gonones, a resort town.
ate at our hotel; I had anchovy,
capers and olive pasta
and a seafood
salad. Teresa had a
salad with tuna and
spaghetti pesto which she did
the morning we drove to Dorgali to
get items for our picnic
went to Gola Gorrupa which
was a very deep, narrow, dry gorge. For
euros each we took a jeep down
most of the way, and then a 40 minute
walk to the entrance.
Another 5 euros to get in the gorge.
enjoyed climbing over the
boulders to get deep into it.
we started back we ate our lunch.
kept running into a Swiss couple
during the trek.
were told a jeep could pick us up at
3:00, 4:00 or 5:00.
We were back
at the transfer point a
3:00 but did not get
picked up until 4:20.
drove back to our hotel and then
walked to the beach where we read
dinner we split a mixed salad and
an olive, onion and salami pizza.
was another traveling day;
down to Cagliari, the capital. After
checking in we
walked toward the port
and found a kebab stand; and a little
gelato at Piazza Yenne.
then walked up by the Elephant
Tower and PancrazoTower to the
Archeological Museum which was pretty
Sardinia was heavily
involved in trading
when each of the Phoenicians,
Pisans, Saroyans and Italians had their
that we toured the Royal
and Cathedral as well as part of the
Bastion of St. Remy.
then made it back to our room
before heading out for lemon soda and
wandering a while we chose a
restaurant on Piazza Yenne. I had a
steak, not bad; Teresa had ravioli and a
the morning we drove on a day trip to
Nora, an ancient port city that
founded by the Phoenicians, taken over
by the Carthaginians and
Romans. They built on top of each other
so most of what
has been excavated is
We took a guided tour.
then drove further to Chia to go to a
beach there- very picturesque.
to Nora for the tower tour. Spain
had held Sardinia for about 400
and built watchtowers along the coast, in
this case to protect
tuna fishermen from
North African pirates.
dinner we had a plate of cheese to
go with our thin
and regular bread,
complimentary small bruschetta, and we
boar stew and pork
the morning we first drove to Su
Nuraxi. The Phoenicians weren’t
first to inhabit the island. The Nuraghes
were the first to
establish a civilization
and we visited the largest and most
ruins, dating from 1,500 to 1,000
B.C. We also went to the modern but
to Oristano where we found our
place and checked in.
We then drove
quite a while to a beach
for some relaxing and then to Tharros,
remains of an important Phoenician
We walked up to the tower to see the views.
to the room.
walked a bit before finding Kalipera
(not Greek) for dinner. We both
very good chicken cutlets
with mushrooms, carrots and spinach,
with french fries and a mixed salad.
Gelato on the way back.
the morning we drove north and
stopped in Bosa, a very charming
I had gelato there. We
walked up the hill to the castle but didn’t
go in as we were pressed for time.
On to Alghero.
After checking in we headed to the port
intention of taking a boat to
Neptune’s Grotto. Weather conditions
would not permit. We decided to drive to
another beach where we
camped for the
strolled around the Old Town before
dinner, checking out a couple of
churches and a few hundred shops.
dinner I had marinated sardines with
pesto and walnuts- magnificent.
had a mixed salad and we split a pizza.
We both got gelato.
the morning we checked with the
boat owners about Neptune’s Grotto
being open. One was noncommital,
another finally called and found the
boats could not go in at that time.
then walked the bastion walls of the
Old Town, then through it
stopping at the
Church of San Francisco and its
asked the boat owners again and
were told the Grotto would be closed
boats all day. We asked if it was still
accessible by car; an
response sent us to our car.
long walk down but picturesque.
It is a large cavern opening to the
with stalagmites and stalactites. As it
happened, our group of
included an Asian couple from Australia
we had met while
the climb back up we
sandwiches at a snack bar then headed
to Pelosa Beach. The beach
is said to
be Sardinia’s best. It had nice sand,
and nice scenery- also-
We were there about an hour
weather threatened so we headed back
to Alghero to clean
ate on the waterfront on the bastion.
I had seafood pasta,
spaghetti bolognese. We both
shared ham with melon and oven baked
pecorino cheese. Gelato on the
the morning we went first to
Castelsardo. We toured the castle and
to Santa Teresa. We stopped by the
elephant rock on the way.
We checked into the Canne Alvesto
which was a very
nice B&B. We walked
through the historic district then down to
the port to buy our ferry tickets to
Corsica and familiarize ourselves on
how to get there.
cleaning up we went close by for
dinner. We shared a sesame seed
and a spicy sausage, gorgonzola pizza (I
talked Teresa into
walked through the OldTown for gelato.
the morning we got a huge, great
breakfast. We then drove to Palau
where we caught a boat to tour the local
islands including Maddelena,
Santa Maria and San Stefano. We both
swam at the first of
our two beach stops.
We took several photos but not nearly as
two girls were taking of
themselves and each other.
to the room.
went to Gastronomia Vesuviano for
dinner, a small mom & pop
good. I had fried calimari with a mixed
salad and Teresa
had a chicken cutlet
and a mixed salad.
Naxos- on the recommendation of our
gelato and it was very
next day was car return to Olbia
airport day. On the way we
Porto Cervo, Sardinia’s Monte Carlo-
very posh, lots of
yachts, a Rolls Royce
dealership at the harbor.
We walked through the
shopping area. I
looked at one price tag-a dress for
to Olbia, left the car and took the bus
back to Santa Teresa. A stop
supermarket and walk to the beach-
glad we didn’t pass this
one up as
“Rena Bianca” was a beautiful, large
beach that was
crowded. We picnicked there, read,
swam, then a
nature walk on the nearby promontory.
to the room.
dinner Teresa had lasagna and a
mixed salad. I had spaghetti ragu-
should have stopped there but also had
a chicken cutlet and mixed
gelato for dessert again.
another wonderful breakfast before
ferry for Corsica.