26 Oct   Hiking near Alghero  26 Oct
  Sardinia  
Map of San Pantaleo   27 Oct  27 Oct 
 
 
 
 
 
Northeast to San Pantaleo
27 Oct 2019
Northeast to San Pantaleo    27 Oct 2019
  San Pantaleo, Sardinia, Italy   
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Today we left Alghero and headed to northeast Sardinia, stopping along the way in colourful Castelsardo for lunch. The nav was still avoiding highways so we stuck to backroads. The drive was narrow roads and rolling hills with occasional views of a vineyard, some sheep, or a few cows.

 
 
 
 
Castelsardo for lunch  
 
 
 
 
Castelsardo for lunch  
 
 
 
 
Castelsardo for lunch  
 
 
 
San Pantaleo  
 

Our destination, San Pantaleo, is a village of about 650 residents, which sounds really small, it's a third the size of Ulassai, yet it feels larger and wealthier thanks to the many restaurants, cafes, and art stores, though some are closed for the season. The town is less than a half hour drive from the resorts of the Costa Smeralda so it draws a wealthy clientele; Ulassai, on the other hand, draws rock climbers and hikers and people in RVs. There is even an electric-car charging station in San Pantaleo, the first we've seen in Sardinia. Like Ulassai, San Pantaleo is surrounded by jagged, rocky mountains that are tempting us to hike.

 
 
 
 
San Pantaleo  
 

Our destination, San Pantaleo, is a village of about 650 residents, which sounds really small, it's a third the size of Ulassai, yet it feels larger and wealthier thanks to the many restaurants, cafes, and art stores, though some are closed for the season. The town is less than a half hour drive from the resorts of the Costa Smeralda so it draws a wealthy clientele; Ulassai, on the other hand, draws rock climbers and hikers and people in RVs. There is even an electric-car charging station in San Pantaleo, the first we've seen in Sardinia. Like Ulassai, San Pantaleo is surrounded by jagged, rocky mountains that are tempting us to hike.

 
 
 
 
San Pantaleo  
 

Our destination, San Pantaleo, is a village of about 650 residents, which sounds really small, it's a third the size of Ulassai, yet it feels larger and wealthier thanks to the many restaurants, cafes, and art stores, though some are closed for the season. The town is less than a half hour drive from the resorts of the Costa Smeralda so it draws a wealthy clientele; Ulassai, on the other hand, draws rock climbers and hikers and people in RVs. There is even an electric-car charging station in San Pantaleo, the first we've seen in Sardinia. Like Ulassai, San Pantaleo is surrounded by jagged, rocky mountains that are tempting us to hike.

 
 
 
 26 Oct   Hiking near Alghero  26 Oct
  Sardinia  
Map of San Pantaleo   27 Oct  27 Oct