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…

So you want a beach holiday? 10 reasons to choose Villasimius, Sardinia.

Looking for a beach holiday? Villasimius is your place to go! Villasimius sits on the far southern coast of Sardinia in Italy.  It’s Italy’s second largest island (and the second largest island in the Med too) but it’s closest neighbour is Corsica (France) which is just a short boat trip away. Sardinia has 2,000km of…

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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The rain never bothered us anyway… Chia, Sardinia

After two weeks in Villasimius we have headed south-west to Chia – Sardinia’s southern most tip.  In true ‘Brits on holiday’ fashion, the weather is a shocker; the skies are full of black clouds, thunder rumbles throughout the valley and the rain keeps coming. There are puddles everywhere and at one point the wind blows…

Another day, another dirt track, another beach! Cala Pira, Sardinia

As I am cooped up in the house watching the rain splash against the purple wisteria outside the window, I figured I’d catch up on some editing and blogging and reminisce about that glorious sun we had earlier this week. Just in case you’re starting to get bored of our sparkling beach posts, we have…

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…