Category Archives: Italy

654 steps to Neptune’s Cave in Sardinia

Neptune’s Cave sits on Sardinia’s north-western tip and is the most famous of Sardinia’s multitude of caves. With 1308 steps down and up, it will certainly give you a work out! If you’re looking for interesting, relatively cheap and child friendly activities to do whilst on Sardinia, the caves are intriguing in a goblin type…

We got lost but found Lu Impostu, Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia was one of those beautiful places that really surprised me.  We booked just a few weeks on the island in the middle of winter, not knowing what to expect, and ended up staying much longer than we imagined. Lu Impostu was the very last place we visited and ended up being our Sardinian ‘goodbye’. Leaving…

Tharros; Roman City & Spanish Tower. Sardinia

I am foolishly trying to blog about Tharros six weeks after we visited and whilst it is no longer fresh in my mind and when I’ve left all of the pamphlets and receipts in storage in London! Silly me. Let’s hope the photos and Google can trigger my memory. The History of Tharros Tharros is…

How to spend half a day at Tempio Di Antas. Sardinia.

How to spend half a day enjoying the sights of Tempio Di Antas? Arrive at about 10am, leisurely consider the map, plan the areas you’ll visit, take a nice walk to some of the other Roman areas close by, have a picnic lunch and relax in the sunshine. How not to spend half a day at…

A few snaps from Cagliaria, Sardinia

We hit Sardinia’s capital city, Cagliari, for a few hours before we collected Rich from the airport.  With no real plan or even a map, we took to the streets to see what we could see. Here is what we saw. Follow our journey Pop over to Instagram or Facebook to follow our journey, or…

Marble sand balls and Flamingos. Mari Ermi, Sardinia

Spiaggia di Mari Ermi, near the Roman remains of Tharros, was a beach we found entirely by chance. As we were driving past, I thought the name sounded vaguely Maori-like and thought it’d be worth a visit. We got very lucky because it was beautiful. About Mari Ermi Lying on the Costa del Sinis, 7…

Bosa; Reflections, Cobbled Streets & a Medieval Castle. Sardinia

Bosa is a town in the province of Oristano, Sardinia. Seen from a distance, the townscape resembles a canvas of rainbow colours with houses stacked steeply on the hillside overlooked by the castle. The town is divided by the River Temo where moored fishing boats reflect vibrantly and palm trees line its banks. Bosa is about…

What Wiki can’t tell you about Flussio, Sardinia

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…

Lunch in Alghero & a stroll on the rampart walls. Sardinia

Alghero is a roman city on the northwest coast of Sardinia which is encircled by ancient walls and known for its cobble-stoned center and lively marina. After a busy morning climbing 600 steps into Neptune’s cave, we stopped off for a quick bite to eat and a stroll around the walls. Getting there Driving south…

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…

10 reasons to choose Villasimius Sardinia for your next beach holiday

Are you looking for a sunny beach holiday with near perfect white sand beaches, shallow turquoise coves and crystal clear waters?  Then Villasimius Sardinia is definitely your place to go! Why you should choose Villasimius Villasimius sits on the far southern coast of Sardinia in Italy.  It’s Italy’s second largest island (and the second largest…

Simius Beach Sunset from Timi Ama Villasimius

After landing in Cagliari late in the afternoon, we hopped into our car and found the first beach we could in Villasimius and just went for a walk! Here’s what we thought of Spiaggia di Simius on Sardinia. Spiaggia di Simius The Spiaggia di Simius is one of the main beaches in Villasimus. In March…

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