The car was packed, we were driving up to the north of Sardinia to catch a plane, the sun was shining, my camera was all tucked away….. when we drove through the bright and artistic streets of Flussio.
We stopped so I could explore – much to the disgust of my tightly packed children, sitting like sardines in the back of the car.
What Wiki doesn’t tell you about Flussio
Whenever I google a new place, concept or idea, it is always Wikipedia that pops up first in the search. On this occasion it came up with population stats and nothing else.
WOOHOOO!! I can beat Wiki. OK, so I might not now a huge amount about these two villages but I took some lovely photos.
Where Flussio ends and Tinnura starts was all a bit of a mystery but for a population of less than 800 people their villages are outstandingly pretty with murals, street paintings and fountains and not to forget the super friendly inhabitants who helped me find more art!
Flussio and Tinnura are literally connected – by buildings. There seems to be nothing separating them. The main road runs between the two and you could be forgiven for blinking and missing most of the murals.
Cobbled streets & painted houses
If you happen upon these two tiny villages, get out and explore. They’re wonderful and with such a friendly atmosphere.
I met a local man who all but dragged me around the streets showing them off.
The majority of houses are painted pinks, oranges and yellows with intricate art work. I’m pretty sure the art work is hand drawn rather than stenciled.
What do you think?
I found three fountains but I’m sure there are more. It seemed as if every turn I took there was more to see.
Too bad we had to get to the airport.
Street art & Jacarandas
I hadn’t seen these beautiful purple jacarandas since leaving Australia and they complimented the streets and their art work.
I seem to have taken loads of photos and choosing between them is hard, so here’s a few more.
I was only in the villages for about 20-25 minutes, maybe less, and there’s so much to see. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants, so these villages could easily be turned into an morning’s exploration followed by lunch out. AND the Italians do lunch so well 🙂 It was one of my favourite parts of being in Sardinia.
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