More hiking, more art
19 Oct 2019     First in set     Similar photos    Sardinia, Ulassai, Italy 
More hiking, more art    
19 Oct 2019     Sardinia, Ulassai, Italy     First in set     Similar photos 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
East is the Mediterranean 
 
 
 
East is the Mediterranean 
 
 
 
East is 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 
 
 
Fiat and church 
 
 
 
Fiat and church 
 
 
 
Fiat and church 
 
 
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. This woman brings to mind the hooded fellow in The Seventh Seal.
 
 
 
Ulassai woman 
Most of the old women in Ulassai dress in a distinctive manner, with dark colors, a long dress, and a hood. This woman brings to mind the hooded fellow in The Seventh Seal.
 
 
 
Ulassai woman 
Most of the old women in Ulassai dress in a distinctive manner, with dark colors, a long dress, and a hood. This woman brings to mind the hooded fellow in The Seventh Seal.
 
 
They do a brisk business in pizza 
As far as we can tell Ulassai has two restaurants off season. One is for Sardinian delicacies like horse, donkey, and entrails, plus the usual meat and fish. The other is this pizza place. We tried both and, no surprise, we preferred the pizza.
 
 
 
They do a brisk business in pizza 
As far as we can tell Ulassai has two restaurants off season. One is for Sardinian delicacies like horse, donkey, and entrails, plus the usual meat and fish. The other is this pizza place. We tried both and, no surprise, we preferred the pizza.
 
 
 
They do a brisk business in pizza 
As far as we can tell Ulassai has two restaurants off season. One is for Sardinian delicacies like horse, donkey, and entrails, plus the usual meat and fish. The other is this pizza place. We tried both and, no surprise, we preferred the pizza.