Sunflower Landscapes of Sardinia: A Countryside Quide

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But you won't need to venture to the mountains to see wildlife, even close to the capital, Cagliari, you can easily watch colonies of pink flamingos that have established permanent residence in the swampy areas. Traditionally, between 4 pm and 7 pm, no food is served in restaurants. As we mentioned, the coastal areas of Sardinia used to be prone to invasions, and Sardinians soon decided to leave seaside areas to find refuge and stability in the mountainous hinterland of the island.

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Insight Guides: Sardinia

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Get in touch if you need help with your booking. After dinner, we strolled and appreciated the warm night, stopping before long to eat again when we split a nutella crepe. The city of Alghero (population of about 45,000, rising to about 100,000 in summer) is situated in the North-West of the island on the Riviera del Corallo or Coral Riviera, and is sheltered by the stunningly beatiful headland of Capo Caccia. C.) settled there before Rome conquered (238 B. I can say that without tourism Cala Gonone would be almost dead!

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The Rough Guide to Sardinia

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Our hotel for the next 2 nights is in the middle of this wonderful region. There are numerous reports of people who had their passsports taken away,forced into slave labour with long hours without pay and even sexual abuse with little or no reaction from the local authorities. Sardinia is the 5th Italian region for rice production, the main paddy fields are located in the Arborea Plain. [87] In addition to meat, Sardinia produces a wide variety of cheese, considering that half of the sheep milk produced in Italy is produced in Sardinia, and is largely worked by the cooperatives of the shepherds and small industries. [88] Sardinia also produces most of the pecorino romano, a non-original product of the island, much of which is traditionally addressed to the Italian overseas communities.

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Sardinia Regional Road Map (Red Cover)

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La Maddalena Island, home to rare flora and fauna plus some of the most beautiful beaches, is the largest in the archipelago and can be reached by a 15 minute ferry crossing from Palau on the Sardinian mainland. Nuraghi and Domus de janas (Sard. for witch houses) are found in many places, in particular in Barumini (Su Nuraxi, in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1997) and around Alghero. When in Costa Smeralda, try the Pomodoro restaurant @cervohotel for the best pizza you can get in Sardinia.

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Sardinia Panoramic Calendar / UK-Version 2017: The Dream

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About 7000 of these stone structures were built in Sardinia over a long period which spanned a number of centuries, with its peak between 1200 and 900 BC. The aftermath of the Franco-Austrian War brought about a series of plebiscites in the northern Italian states. If you’re buying a new-build, it probably won’t be finished when you want it. Head up into the breathtaking Trentino mountains and discover a walker's paradise of summer cable cars, gentle walking trails and trickier hiking paths in Selva, Val di Fassa, Madonna di Campiglio and Lake Levico.

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Sardinia (Euro Tour Map)

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Stay one week close to the Smeralda coast in the north east and then drive 2.5 hours west across the island to Alghero, a historic walled city with a huge variety of wonderful shops, restaurants, bars and beaches. This handsome lighthouse stands on a steep headland on a promontory connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. After breakfast, set off for a guided excursion to the Towers of Armas, an ancient bulwark that once protected the area against the Saracens. On one side of the beach there are six small caves and nearby, reached by boat, there is the Grotta (cave) del Bue Marino.

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D. H. Lawrence and Italy (Travel Library, Penguin)

D. H. Lawrence

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The bungalows and mobile homes are located close by and have a veranda with plenty of flowers and plants and lots of privacy. Ground floor apartment with veranda and garden, in residential complex, carport, tennis court and swimming pool, offering privacy in a convenient location. 130 sq. Located on a promontory about 8 km (5 mi) northwest of Palau. Following the tour you�ll have the opportunity to pair and sample cheeses, wines, and olive oils.

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Italy, Sicily and Sardinia (Charming Small Hotel Guides)

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In truth, this peculiarity finds its explenation in the history of Sardinia itself. This handsome lighthouse stands on a steep headland on a promontory connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. The town's cobbled streets are jammed with boutiques, bars and restaurants and you may make a visit to the lookout at Capo Caccia. Italian Three-toed Skink (Chalcides chalcides)). Not long afterward, Marco, the person we hired to captain our boat, has us at full sail, tilting toward the south around some bend of coastline, the hillocks of the town of Romazzino rolling past.

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A Contrast in Islands: The Narrow Gauge Railways of Corsica

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Stretching over 5 miles is Poetto, the city’s largest beach and entertainment district, which overlooks the Golfo degli Angeli, or the Bay of Angels. The weather is mild in the winter and hot in the summer. Once a mining community, historic buildings still dot the area. It is one of the commonest spices in Sardinian cuisine. We pointed to the sign and asked the woman behind the counter if she sold the cheese.

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Sardinia Berlitz Motoring Map (Berlitz Motoring Maps)

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After Orroli, the landscape changes dramatically as you enter the Barbagia of Seulo province, and as the little train clambers up a long slope, it offers passengers stunning views of the Flumendosa River below. PANI buses to various towns leave from Cagliari's Stazione Marittima (the ticket office is inside the port building). Winter is generally mild on plains (cold spells being however not unheard of) but cool to cold at higher elevations.

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