I just returned today from a week of absolutely nothing on the beautiful island of Sardinia. Apart from lazing around on the beach trying to get slightly less pale, I also visitied some beautiful Sardinian villages. Narrow streets, houses painted in bright colours, old men just hanging around on benches on the street and a café with cheap cappuccino on every street corner. We stayed near Bosa, a town in the north east of Sardinia. Bosa is really picturesque with a cute little harbour, the typically coloured houses and an old castle towering over the village. The beaches near Bosa are beautiful as well but make sure you leave your sandals on untill you are safely on your towel/sunbed because for some reason the sand is piping hot on a lot of beaches in Sardinia.
On the last day of our stay in Bosa (ie Saturday the 7th of September) we were lucky enough to witness the celebrations of the annual town festival. Apart from the concerts on the town square and very merry villagers the most entertaining element of the festivities in my opinion were the richly decorated displays with statues of mother Mary (which I suspect was some sort of ‘my display has more candles than yours’-competition between the ladies of Bosa). A little line-up of the richly decorated holy ladies:
We also visited Alghero, a larger town about an hour drive to the north of Bosa. Again cute narrow streets, beautiful houses: the works. A nice thing to do there is walk around the edge of the town on the city walls with nice views of the mediterranean sea. A nice Spritz Aperol with that same view isn’t too bad either actually.
That is all for this week (if I do anything more my body might go into some kind of shock), alla prossima volta!