Category Archives: Italy

Roman Ruins; Nora Archaeological Site. Pula, Sardinia

Nora  is an ancient Roman and pre-Roman town which sits on the jutting peninsula of Pula in southern Sardinia.  The area was originally Phoenician; a flourishing sea route ran between Carthage and Sardinia. There were  two protected harbours on each side of the peninsula – part of each is still visible. Following the conquest of Sardinia…

La Spiaggia di Notteri, Villasimius, Sardinia

We originally went chasing flamingos at the Spagno di Notteri (the lake just next to the beach) and despite our great intentions we FAILED MISERABLY! It would appear that those pesky flamingos are a bit shy and kept themselves firmly in the centre of the rather large lake. So instead, we decided to do what any self…

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An empty beach at Spiaggia di Sa Ruxi, Sardinia

The greatest aspect of arriving at a stunning location out of holiday times is that you get entire beaches to yourself! We have been utterly spoilt here in southern Sardinia because whilst the locals are at work and the tourists are still away, we can visit these picture perfect beaches with not another soul present….

Punta Molentis; water channels, white sands and spectacular views. Sardinia

From the moment I saw a photo of Punta Molentis, I knew that I had to visit.  If there is any definition of paradise, most of southern Sardinian beaches would fit the description, however Punta Molentis just exceeds all expectations! Punta Molentis The name originates from the word donkey (su molenti, in Sardinian dialect) who were…