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Sep 10, 2018 - Alghero

Drove to Alghero after stopping in Sassari for a few hours. Lots of fields along the way, vineyards, hay fields, pine trees with pine nuts. Both cities are well maintained. We are seeing more African migrants than we did in Corsica. It is pretty hot today, we are cooking. Tuesday - we toured the old Town this morning. The old fort, a couple of churches and some Nuraghe ruins that were 4000 years old. Around the old town were photos of citizens over 100 years of age. We included a copy of one on a bike. We had a great guide who kept us...

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Italian Islands 2018

Feb 28, 2018 - Alghero: Sardinia

Our ferry ride from Corsica to Sardinia was a little 'roly-poly' but we managed to keep breakfast down ok. Apart from that it was another easy island hop and a great experience. The arrival port, Santa Teresa Gallura, was very small and quite pretty. After a quick look around we headed for Alghero, on the Mediterranean coast, an easy two hour drive through green undulating farmland. A goat roadblock added extra interest for a few minutes. Our B&B unit was a short walk to the town centre's great old cobbled streets and alleys. The bars and...

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the islands

Sep 23, 2016 - Ferraris and Fiats in Sardinia, Italy

On our first full day in Sardinia, I spotted some fabulous cars that were just completing what appeared to be a car rally through Sardinia. There were 3 e-type Jaguars, a Morgan, a Porsche and a hot-red Ferrari. I am expecting Beth and Joel to check out the photo of the Ferrari and tell me the model and what it's worth! I subsequently googled the information about the 'rally' (Sardegna Amical) and it turned out to be a private tour, organised through a Belgian company. My other car photo in today's posting is a very feisty 4 door yellow...

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Aug 20, 2013 - Summer recap 2013 d

From Sorrento we did the backward march west toward Sardinia via Ponza again and Ventotene where we took on fuel for the trip across the Tyrrenian Sea. The fuel dock had 3m of water next to the sheer rock wall but at a stern-to mooring we swayed around worryingly as the massive car ferries came barrelling into the tiny port to offload tourists to this out of the way island. 140Nautical Miles across to the Eastern coast of Sardinia where I missed Brett going past Isola di Tavolara by possibly ten minutes so only saw the white side of his...

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May 16, 2011 - Classic Journeys begins in Alghero

Entry #3 May 16, 2011 After a great breakfast at the hotel, we rested again and were pretty much over jet lag when we met with our group and Luciano our Classic Journeys tour leader in mid-afternoon. After a brief orientation and introduction to George andChris who are lawyers from Iowa , we proceeded to see Alghero in a horse drawn carriage. We walked to dinner and back. Another good night's sleep and we were ready to set off on our exploration of Corsica the next day.

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Apr 2, 2011 - Sardaigne!

Bonjour Bien j’ai passé 3 jours à Madrid et ça continu, j’en profite, mais sans TOMBER dans l’excès. C’est quand on est sur place que parfois on comprend mieux. Par exemple la différence entre le nord et le sud. On peut comprendre que les pays du sud aient plus de problèmes financiers dans le contexte de l’euro que des pays du nord. Dans le sud ils s’amusent et au nord ils travaillent. C’est probablement pour cette raison qu’il y a tant d’allemands qui viennent s’éclater ici dans le sud. Je crois que c’est identique en Amérique, sauf pour...

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Encore l'Europe

Oct 13, 2010 - Sardinia, Italy, (Northwest)

Woke up to begin our last day. Checked out of our hotel and before heading out stopped for another Latte and pastry at La Playa. We then hopped in the car and headed towards the northwest tip of the island. As we were leaving Alghero, we passed another Su Nuraxi that we didn't know was there. Only about 2km from town, the day before we drove for hours looking for the other. Just goes to show. This one was in what we thought was even better shape and this time we took the tour. 6€ for the both of us, and well worth it. To climb around...

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Oct 12, 2010 - Sardinia, Italy, (West Coast Road Trip)

We woke up early and headed to the coast road south of Alghero towards Bosa. The coastline was stunning with beautiful cliffs and beaches. It was very windy so it felt like we were going to fly off the road all the time. After a two hour drive along the water we stopped in Bosa Marina for a Caffe Latte. Then we continued on the road through the mountains towards Tharros. It started to rain pretty bad while passing all the little towns, but by the time we arrived in Tharros the weather was clear. Tharros is really amazing with remains of a...

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Oct 11, 2010 - Sardinia, Italy, (North Coast Ride)

We woke up at 7.00 and took the bus to the airport. After some rearranging, we got our car and headed north. We went through Porto Torres where all the boats to Corsika leave, then we headed east along the coast. Our first stop was in Castelsardo, a beautiful town in the middle of a cliff by the ocean, really spectacular. We continued along the northern coast and passed by many small towns but landed in St Teresa Gallura, an old quaint town, with beautiful views and its beach Rena Bianca. We had pasta pomodoro there before we continued to...

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Oct 10, 2010 - Sardinia, Italy, (Capo Caccia)

We woke up around 9 and walked back into Alghero. It was cloudy and about 20 degrees. We stopped along the water to enjoy a cup of coffee and do alittle people watching. Then, we got on a boat (€14) that took us out to Capo Caccia, a beautiful cliff area on a beautiful bluff north of the city. The cliffs were beautiful, from the deep blue water, they rose to amazing height, with wind sculpted features. We landed on the bluff via a rather small cave at the waters edge. The captain was quite skilled as the water was very rough. You could walk...

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Oct 9, 2010 - Sardinia, Italy (Alghero)

We arrived at 10.00 and went straight to the hotel to change into lighter cloths there was clear blue sky and 31 degrees, about 88F. We took a walk along the water into the old town. There is beach all the way in. We stopped at a little cafe on the wall by the water. Then we walked along the whole wall by the water that is surrounding the town. We walked around in old town the whole day looking at old churches and buildings, really beautiful place to just stroll. Then we walked back to the hotel and had some local wine and beer on the...

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Jun 12, 2007 - Day 12 - Sardinia

We take the launch to Alghero, then bus around the coast to a hill overlooking a bay. On the way we pass villages, olive groves, people fishing, resorts and old villas on mountain sides. We see some very spectacular scenery. On the way back we visit an ancient village ruin, (piles of rocks in circular patterns) then back to town. A bit of a ruckus when a truck is left parked on a busy narrow corner that prevents our bus from turning. The drivers exchange a few words and we are on our way. In town we visit the shopping precinct and are told...

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