Sardinia – day 7

Near Santa Catarina di Pittinuri -> Night in the Fiat Punto, near the Alghero Airport
Distance: 150 km

Buon giorno, Sardegna!
Buon giorno, Sardegna!

The sheep & the loud sheepdog
The sheep & the loud sheepdog

Bosa town
Bosa town

Bosa had a fine prosperous feel to it...
Bosa had a fine prosperous feel to it…

Fiume Temo (Temo River) in Bosa
Fiume Temo (Temo River) in Bosa

Castello Malaspina on top of the hill behind Bosa town...
Castello Malaspina on top of the hill behind Bosa town…

Bosa backstreet in sepia...
Bosa backstreet in sepia

Prickly pear at the Castello Malaspina, Bosa.
Prickly pear at the Castello Malaspina, Bosa

Bosa Marina and the Med
Bosa Marina and the Med

"Regalo gattini" (free kittens). How could I resist?
"Regalo gattini" (free kittens). How could I resist?

View from the spectacular coast road btw. Bosa and Alghero on Sardinia's west coast...
View from the spectacular coast road btw. Bosa and Alghero on Sardinia’s west coast

Would've been fine cycling territory too!
Would’ve been fine cycling territory too!

Mosaic tiles on top of the Chiesa di San Michele in Alghero, Sardinia.
Mosaic tiles on top of the Chiesa di San Michele in Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero's old town - with the Cattedrale di Santa Maria at the end of the alley...
Alghero’s old town – with the Cattedrale di Santa Maria at the end of the alley…

Alghero turned out to be a surprisingly pleasant finish to a fantastic road trip around Sardinia...
Alghero turned out to be a surprisingly pleasant finish to a fantastic road trip around Sardinia…

Over the last week I spent a massive 36 hours driving 1.364 km around the island of Sardinia – the second largest in the Mediterranean after Sicily.

Two songs kept popping up in the car’s stereo while listening to Italian/Sardinian radio stations, and I took the songs with me back to Denmark:

Maria Gadú is not Italian, but a fake-blonde Paulista from Brazil, but her beautiful song “Shimbalaiê” was aired constantly on Sardinia radio and the tune really encapsulates my love for Brazilian music and reminds me of those good old days in Brazil (1998, 2001, 2002).

The other song, “Il più grande spettacolo dopo il big bang” is by Italian singer-songwriter Jovanotti. A pretty straight-forward rock tune that totally made sense driving that Fiat Punto around one of the most beautiful, impressing places I’ve ever seen…

I can’t wait to get back.

The (remains of the) entrance to Alghero's medieval part of town
The (remains of the) entrance to Alghero’s medieval part of town

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