Showing posts with label Neptune's Grotto. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neptune's Grotto. Show all posts

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sardinia, Post 3 - Grotta di Nettuno, Alghero, Sassari and Tharros.

From San Pasquale, I headed to the western shore of the island, stopping at Capo Caccia and Grotta di Nettuno

From There, I headed a bit south to the Charming seaside town/tourist mecca of Alghero. It was here, I found my first beloved granita of the trip. The first time I had one was with my Mother, Sister and Aunt on the Island of Panarea (where the maternal side of my family hails from) and I have had a love affair with it ever since. I usually always choose the coffee granita. This one in Alghero was perfect. I should have asked for two.



Then it was on to Sassari, Sardinia's second largest city. Sassari seemed the most authentic urban place on the Island. It has a long history of art and cultural and has been ruled over by everyone under the sun, but now it is a city that feels as though it isn't really trying to please anyone, it is just being what it is. Lovely at times, a bit worn at others.





From there it was down to Tharros, the ancient Phoenician city at the tip of an isthmus to the west of Oristano.


The drive back up to Alghero from here along the coast line, provided some of the most beautiful views of the trip.






Monday, September 20, 2010

Sardinia, Post 1.

So I wasn't sure quite how to approach this, as I took almost 800 photos of my trip to Sardinia. I decided that the easiest way for me to post some pics was to first give you a general photo overview from the places on the island that I traveled to and then with each subsequent post, give more detail on those individual places/regions that I saw. Also to help, I thought I would give you a google map to give you an idea of the geography that was covered, Its at the very bottom of this post. I will link in more info on each place as I post on them to give a more in depth idea on the sights.

The small village of San Pasquale where I stayed.
One of the many inlets of Capo Testa
Castelsardo
Capo Caccia and the opening to Neptune's Grotto
Sassari
The Naval Museum on Isola Maddalena
Inside the Nuraghi village in Su Nuraxi
Oristano
Do I really need to tell you what these are?
A view from Isola Caprera

View Sardinia in a larger map