Beaches and Ruins
We decided to take the day an explore outside Santa Teresa Gallura during our third day. Our local beach was quite crowded, so we found a beach away from town that was larger and less crowded.
The path down to the beach
The water was perfect
Another path down to the beach from a small beachside stand
We left the beach and headed inland to check out some ruins. We stopped at a small town on the way for lunch. The landscape in Sardinia was not like anything we’d seen before. It’s definitely one of those places that you absolutely can’t capture in a photo
This is the town we stopped for lunch in, Aglientu
The Rosticceria we had lunch at. It’s a good thing Lisa had brushed up on her Italian and had plenty of practice during our trip. It was really nice to get away from the hordes of tourists
We got to try two Sardinian dishes we hadn’t had yet: lemon ricotta filled ravioli, and Zuppa Gallurese, which was similar to lasagna, but made with bread instead of pasta. They were both AMAZING
Our dessert pastries
The first ruins we visited, the tomb of the giants – from the Bronze age.
Looking inside the tomb
There was a vineyard directly behind the archaeological site. Windows desktop – Sardinia edition
The second ruins we visited were from a bronze-age village
Sardinia was amazing – the views, the beaches, the food… One of the best parts was getting away from everyone. As soon as you leave the town, it’s wide-open vistas, and you have sites like these almost to yourself.
Inside the ruins
The next ruins we visited was another “Giants Tomb.” There are ancient ruins like these all over the island of Sardinia
Lisa for scale. These were massive.
We couldn’t get over the landscape. Pictures really can’t capture it at all.
The last ruins we visited, Necropolis of Li Muri. These date to the 4th millennium, BC, and we had it all to ourselves.
Dinner back in town.
We went back to the town piazza after dinner and ordered a couple of drinks. This is what they gave us! We felt a little ridiculous but decided to fully embrace it
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