May 8, 2016

Sardinia

By macu In Europe

Sardinia is an Italian island located in the western Mediterranean Sea. I only had two days so I could only see the marine city of Alghero and the Nuraghe Santu Antine situated in the so-called ‘Nuraghe Valley’.

Alghero is a town in northwest Sardinia. I was very surprised to hear people speaking in Catalan! In fact, the ‘small Barcelona’ or ‘l’Alguer’ was colonised by the Catalans during the fourteenth century. Their passage is still visible in the local architecture, streets names and the presence of Catalan flags everywhere.

After enjoying the view from the terrace of the medieval Porta Terra tower, I stopped for a fresh drink at Los Hermanos beer shop where friendly Alessandro and Giovanni introduced me to new local and international beers.

Nuraghes are prehistorical buildings dated between 1900 and 730 BCE. The role of these buildings is still uncertain: while some theories attribute military purposes to these structures, others claim religious or astronomical uses.

 

 

See you in the next country!

 

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