More hiking, more art

 
October 19, 2019 Oct 19, 2019   Italy, Sardinia, Ulassai
 
 

Today was similar to yesterday: perfect weather; a challenging and beautiful hike (to the summit of Bruncu Matzeu, a nearby mountain); and then an evening walk around Ulassai's open-air museum. The major difference was dinner, yesterday it was local cuisine and today it was pizza.

 
 
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Bruncu Matzeu      
We hiked the Tisiddu trail up to Bruncu Matzeu, a 955m peak just opposite of yesterday's hike.
 
Bruncu Matzeu      
We hiked the Tisiddu trail up to Bruncu Matzeu, a 955m peak just opposite of yesterday's hike.
 
Bruncu Matzeu      
We hiked the Tisiddu trail up to Bruncu Matzeu, a 955m peak just opposite of yesterday's hike.
 
Yesterday's destination      
Today's hike gave us a good view of where we hiked yesterday.
 
Yesterday's destination      
Today's hike gave us a good view of where we hiked yesterday.
 
Yesterday's destination      
Today's hike gave us a good view of where we hiked yesterday.
 
Looking east towards the Mediterranean      
 
Looking east towards the Mediterranean      
 
Looking east towards the Mediterranean      
 
Paul at the summit      
 
Paul at the summit      
 
Paul at the summit      
 
Yours truly at the summit      
 
Yours truly at the summit      
 
Yours truly at the summit      
 
Paul heading down from summit      
 
Paul heading down from summit      
 
Paul heading down from summit      
 
Church + Fiat      
 
Church + Fiat      
 
Church + Fiat      
 
Map to open-air museum      
The small town of Ulassai features art by the local artist Maria Lai scattered around the town, part of what they call an open-air museum.
 
Map to open-air museum      
The small town of Ulassai features art by the local artist Maria Lai scattered around the town, part of what they call an open-air museum.
 
Map to open-air museum      
The small town of Ulassai features art by the local artist Maria Lai scattered around the town, part of what they call an open-air museum.
 
Ulassai school with art      
The school in the center of Ulassai is part of the open-air museum. Above each window is a drawing and text plus there is a large piece in the center.
 
Ulassai school with art      
The school in the center of Ulassai is part of the open-air museum. Above each window is a drawing and text plus there is a large piece in the center.
 
Ulassai school with art      
The school in the center of Ulassai is part of the open-air museum. Above each window is a drawing and text plus there is a large piece in the center.
 
Art on the school      
This large piece is on the school.
 
Art on the school      
This large piece is on the school.
 
Art on the school      
This large piece is on the school.
 
La Lavagna      
Part of the open air museum.
 
La Lavagna      
Part of the open air museum.
 
La Lavagna      
Part of the open air museum.
 
Inside La Lavagna, by Maria Lai      
 
Inside La Lavagna, by Maria Lai      
 
Inside La Lavagna, by Maria Lai      
 
Book by Maria Lai      
The small item in the middle right side of the photo is a piece of art by Lai. It is part of a series of small ceramic books placed along Ulassai's oldest street. Lai was a big fan of reading.
 
Book by Maria Lai      
The small item in the middle right side of the photo is a piece of art by Lai. It is part of a series of small ceramic books placed along Ulassai's oldest street. Lai was a big fan of reading.
 
Book by Maria Lai      
The small item in the middle right side of the photo is a piece of art by Lai. It is part of a series of small ceramic books placed along Ulassai's oldest street. Lai was a big fan of reading.
 
Book up close      
 
Book up close      
 
Book up close      
 
Book by Lai      
 
Book by Lai      
 
Book by Lai      
 
Ulassai woman      
Most of the old women in Ulassai dress in a distinctive manner, with dark colors, a long dress, and a hood.
 
Ulassai woman      
Most of the old women in Ulassai dress in a distinctive manner, with dark colors, a long dress, and a hood.
 
Ulassai woman      
Most of the old women in Ulassai dress in a distinctive manner, with dark colors, a long dress, and a hood.
 
They do a brisk business in pizza      
There are, as far as we can tell, two places to eat in Ulassai, a meat-oriented restaurant featuring Sardinian delicacies such as horse, donkey, and entrails, plus more common cuts such as chicken and pork, and this pizza place. We tried both and prefer the pizza.
 
They do a brisk business in pizza      
There are, as far as we can tell, two places to eat in Ulassai, a meat-oriented restaurant featuring Sardinian delicacies such as horse, donkey, and entrails, plus more common cuts such as chicken and pork, and this pizza place. We tried both and prefer the pizza.
 
They do a brisk business in pizza      
There are, as far as we can tell, two places to eat in Ulassai, a meat-oriented restaurant featuring Sardinian delicacies such as horse, donkey, and entrails, plus more common cuts such as chicken and pork, and this pizza place. We tried both and prefer the pizza.
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