25 Oct   Map of Alghero  25 Oct
  Sardinia  
Map of Bosa   25 Oct  25 Oct 
 
 
 
 
 
Bosa in the rain
25 Oct 2019
Bosa in the rain    25 Oct 2019
  Bosa, Sardinia, Italy   
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This morning we woke to a thunderstorm; it then pretty much rained all day. After a breakfast of cappuccinos and sweets we walked the few blocks to where we left the Fiat (tourists can't drive, much less park, in the old town) then we headed out of town to Bosa.

Bosa is about an hour south of Alghero though if you drive like me it'll take a bit longer. The Mediterranean-hugging two-lane road comes with scenic ocean and mountain views and very little traffic. The landscape has hints of California, with scrubby plants clinging to the hillsides that tumble steeply to the sea. There are also remnants of wild fires, again like California.

Bosa is a small town, with about 8,000 people, known for its colourful buildings and its location on Sardinia's only navigable river. As soon as we arrived it was lunch time so we stopped for very good pizza. We then wandered the narrow streets and headed up the hill on foot to explore the castle and check out the views.

The 12th century castle gave us the views we wanted and also featured an old church with some colourful frescoes. We walked back down to town slowly and carefully as the streets are the usual for Sardinia slippery-when-wet smooth stones. After a few more photos we headed back to Alghero.

 
 
 
 
The drive to Bosa   
 
 
 
 
The drive to Bosa   
 
 
 
 
The drive to Bosa   
 
 
 
Photo: Paul
Bosa street  
 
 
 
 
Photo: Paul
Bosa street  
 
 
 
 
Photo: Paul
Bosa street  
 
 
 
Bosa colours  
 
 
 
 
Bosa colours  
 
 
 
 
Bosa colours  
 
 
 
Are Bosans short or is Paul a giant?  
 
 
 
 
Are Bosans short or is Paul a giant?  
 
 
 
 
Are Bosans short or is Paul a giant?  
 
 
 
Bosa street  
 
 
 
 
Bosa street  
 
 
 
 
Bosa street  
 
 
 
Bosa as seen from castle  
 
 
 
 
Bosa as seen from castle  
 
 
 
 
Bosa as seen from castle  
 
 
 
Exploring the castle  
 
 
 
 
Exploring the castle  
 
 
 
 
Exploring the castle  
 
 
 
Bosa with castle overhead  
 
 
 
 
Bosa with castle overhead  
 
 
 
 
Bosa with castle overhead  
 
 
 
Cannabis-o-mat  
 
At first glance I figured Sardinia had one-upped Canada—self-serve cannabis!—but no, the stuff they sell is very low in THC.
 
 
 
 
Cannabis-o-mat  
 
At first glance I figured Sardinia had one-upped Canada—self-serve cannabis!—but no, the stuff they sell is very low in THC.
 
 
 
 
Cannabis-o-mat  
 
At first glance I figured Sardinia had one-upped Canada—self-serve cannabis!—but no, the stuff they sell is very low in THC.
 
 
 
Cannabis dispenser  
 
 
 
 
Cannabis dispenser  
 
 
 
 
Cannabis dispenser  
 
 
 
Tonight's desserts  
 
We picked up a couple of pastries for a post-dinner treat. If only the cannabis-o-mat sold the high THC stuff.
 
 
 
 
Tonight's desserts  
 
We picked up a couple of pastries for a post-dinner treat. If only the cannabis-o-mat sold the high THC stuff.
 
 
 
 
Tonight's desserts  
 
We picked up a couple of pastries for a post-dinner treat. If only the cannabis-o-mat sold the high THC stuff.
 
 
 
 25 Oct   Map of Alghero  25 Oct
  Sardinia  
Map of Bosa   25 Oct  25 Oct