Travel Blogs from Sassari
... and scenery!
Last of all we headed back to Alghero, one of the main tourist areas for one night before we flew home. Alghero was a buzzing town with amazing history, culture and beautiful beaches. We went out for a paddle in the sea (which was so warm!) and explored the historic centre of the city.
It was surreal to be finally heading home after so long away. We have had a truly amazing time and have loved being able to share ...
... busier in the evening after 8pm when hundreds of people would come out with their families, dogs, bikes.. for dinner and of course gelato.
By the sea, there was a street where lots of vendors would display their food, desserts and crafts, pics ...
... probably because the shops which sell these goods (and there is shop after shop after shop) are tourist magnets and so the place was full of tourists - and not just Donna and Paul - unfortunately. So we didn't stay too long although it is a pretty place.
Today we climbed to around 1000 m at the most. And once again it was concentration time for Paul but he certainly enjoys the straight bits which are few and far between.
Just outside ...
... of course) passing by an unused mining quarry which has obviously spoiled the view for a few years but is no longer working. About 500 m from the shore is a huge white coloured rock, perfect in its simplicity amidst turquoise-coloured water. Driving back up and walking around the walkway at the top we could see the ocean was like a mirror. Even where we were, there was not a breath of wind and not a sound. After madcap Montenegro it was a ...
... Grotto di Nettuno (Caves up Neptune) After descending 652 steps we ended up at these caves and took the tour, seeing incredible Stalagmites and Stalactites formed by dripping fresh water from above and depositing calcium carbonates to form incredible columns in this massive cave.
After the last evening spent having gelato and watching the sunset, we hopped on the Ryanair flight back home and were left craving just one more plate of pasta or pizza of Alghero!
Other places to stay in Sassari
Viale Dante 47, Sassari | Hotelfrom $84
Via Pietro Nenni 2, Sassari | 4 star hotelfrom $68
Predda Niedda, 37/L, Sassari | 3 star hotelfrom $73
Via Carlo Felice 43, Sassari | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Via Roma 79, Sassari | Hotelfrom $85
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 100, Sassari | 3 star hotelfrom $55