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Sardegna in pictures

Ciao!
I was writing the other day my thesis when I realized that I have not yet introduced you to Sardegna. It happened that in the summer of 2013 I and my very, very good friend V. had a chance to spend a few days there and we both loved the time spent there! In addition, I have been lucky enough to visit this gorgeous island twice already and I plan to come back there again and again. After all, I have still so much to explore there!
So, grab a cup of tea and let your mind wonderlust!

When I first came to Sardegna, my flight landed in the north of the island, Alghero. Unfortunately, I didn`t have much time to explore the city but from what I got to see, it`s a beautiful and old town with people who don`t even actually speak Italian!

Sardegna or Sardinia (in English) is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Italy. Even though it`s part of Italy, the locals usually distinguish themselves from the Italians as they have their own language and their own traditions, and even quite a different character when compared to the Italians on the “mainland”.

The capital of the Sardegna, Cagliari,  is situated in the south of the island. It`s name derives from a Sardinian name Casteddu literally meaning caste which describes the city perfectly.

The island is full of divine beauty sand and rocky beaches which easily can take a breath away! (Especially if you grow up somewhere where the sea color is dark blue and not crystal clear)

One of the things that impressed me most in Cagliari was that it`s still undiscovered by the tourists. Which makes it a perfect place to see if you want to discover proper local lifestyle. Perhaps just, a tiny bit of Italian knowledge would serve to your advantage.


It`s probably a common feature on the islands (or just in the southern part of Europe) to meet no one on Sunday or during the siesta.

The capital of the Sardegna, Cagliari,  is situated in the south of the island. It`s name derives from a Sardinian name Casteddu literally meaning caste which describes the city perfectly.


 The roofs of Cagliari. Aren`t they pretty?

And the skyline?

What about the narrow streets? One can wonder hours and hours around the old town here..

 
Even though the locals distinguish themselves from Italians, there is still one thing that unites them all. Cibo. Or for those who aren`t yet fluent in Italian,  the food. Or more exactly seafood, seafood, seafood. If you haven`t noticed yet, I have a slight obsession with seafood and I have never ever in my life tasted any better seafood then while in Sardegna. (mm, especially Spaghetti alla Bottarga)

 
And of course the almighty Gelato

Oh, and the wine…

 Lastly, and I have to mention that. Coming from a country with a rich and sacred beer tradition country, the local beer “Ichnusa” is very nice

Lastly, it`s probably the atmosphere on the island and the big hearts of people that make me want to always come back here. The place is food for the eyes, ears, mouth and soul.

                                                                                                                 
                                                                        With love, A.                                                                      

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