Jewel bright Bosa

The first town on our Sardinian odyssey is the picture postcard settlement of Bosa. Crossing over the river Temo (the only navigable river in Sardinia) this quaint little town is characterised by colourful houses, wrought-iron balconies and narrow alleyways. High above the town is the imposing Malaspina castle which was built in the 12th century.Continue reading “Jewel bright Bosa”

Pretty Portixeddu

We’re heading on from Cagliari now, destined for the old walled city of Alghero in the North East. On route we’re heading to a series of little villages and towns to soak up the Sardinian scenery. One such town is Portixeddu, a tiny tourist town in the Province of South Sardinia. The pretty beach isContinue reading “Pretty Portixeddu”

Poetto beach

If there is one thing that Sardinia is not short of it is stunning beaches, so we’re starting off with the one closest to Cagliari – Poetto beach. Spiaggia del Poetto di Cagliari is a long stretch of white sand with the rocky headlands of Tempio Punico rising above the harbour. Poetto beach is eightContinue reading “Poetto beach”

Religious art

The Cathedral of Santa Maria, or the the Cathedral of Cagliari, has an incredibly ornate interior with geometric marble inlay creating mesmerising patterns. Heading underground to the crypt you come to the Martyrs’ Sanctuary, so called because there are around 179 niches containing the relics of the martyrs of Cagliari. Heading back into the cityContinue reading “Religious art”

Scintillating Sardinia

We’ve off on our third trip of 2017 now. To the stunning Italian island of Sardinia. Sardinia is one of those places that doesn’t seem to register very highly on people’s travel radars but is an absolute hidden gem. Over the next ten days we find majestic old cities, hidden coves and stunning beaches soContinue reading “Scintillating Sardinia”

Hot rocks and ruins

Close to the village of Pyli in Kos island, there is a half-ruined, abandoned settlement known as Old Pyli. This atmospheric (and sweltering!) collection of old tumble down houses, churches and other ruins can be explored on foot. Above this abandoned village is the Castle of Pyli which was built in the Byzantine times andContinue reading “Hot rocks and ruins”