The best preserved nuraghe on Sardegna is the complex Su Nuraxi de Barùmini near Barumini, Italy. Therefore it became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997 – the only one on the island. The fortification is linked to the Bonnanaro culture dating back to 2200 BCE. It was destroyed in 600 BCE by the Punics. Continue reading “Nuraghe Su Nuraxi”
We came to Sardegna at the end of September and besides the natural beauty of the island, the many nuraghe and caves there were no big tourist highlights open – at least not in the south of the island. All water parks were already closed. But one nice location for children was still open: the theme park Sardegna in miniatura at Tuili, Italy – not far away from Barumini. Continue reading “Sardegna in miniatura”
You can find more than a handful of nuraghe on the island of Sardegna – but the biggest one is the Nuraghe Arrubiu near Orroli, Italy dating back to the 15th century BCE (really!). It is an ancient fortification with one central and five secondary towers. It was partially destroyed in the 9th century BCE. Continue reading “Nuraghe Arrubiu”
The Sant’Elmo Beach Hotel is a beautiful hotel in the southeast of Sardegna that our travel agency recommended. It is located at Castiadas, Italy and consists of a main building and many small houses arranged in rows behind it. It is not directly at the shore but it isn’t far away and there is a large green meadow in front of the hotel. Continue reading “Sant’Elmo Beach Hotel”
The Cagliari International Airport (CAG) located at Elmas, Italy close to Cagliari is the only international airport of southern Sardegna. It is a rather small airport focused on tourism and using it is pretty easy. The airport has a small selection of souvenir shops, bars and restaurants – but covers all your needs. Continue reading “Cagliari International Airport Elmas (CAG)”
Northern Italy is always a wonderful place to be, but it is especially great during the time of Santa Lucia, when the towns are enlighted and the falling snow mixes with the fragrance of mulled wine. In Verona there is a huge christmas market on the Piazza Brà (including a giant metal shooting star leading out of the Arena) and a traditional German christmas market at the Piazza dei Signori. Maybe it is the best time of the year to pass by and enjoy a prolongued weekend at this share of the country.
I’ve got ambivalent feelings about Venezia, Italy. I really love the concept of living with water, of having a city in a laguna. I like the idea to travel by boat instead of a bus. I appreciate standing at places with water masses surrounding me. But most times of the year Venezia is simply overcrowded and the city feels much to artificial. That is why I tend to go there in autumn and winter times when – apart from San Marco – you also have the possibility to roam through nearly empty streets.
“If you prick us, do we not bleed?
If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
If you poison us, do we not die?
And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”
– William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (act 3, scene 1)